Guidance for Student Athletes and Families
In alignment with public health guidance at the time we reopen schools for Hybrid Learning, CMSD will offer the following OHSAA spring sports for high school students.
- Boys Tennis
- Boys/Girls Track & Field
In preparation for the spring sports season, school principals, athletic directors and coaches are working collaboratively on designating safe spaces for in-school and out-of-school athletes to meet prior to the start of practice and games.
Parents will receive an invitation to Parent Night where information will be shared on the dates and times for designated practices for each of these sports, including expected arrival times for athletes who are in both Hybrid and Remote Learning.
Parents and athletes will also be briefed on safety guidelines for practice and games, COVID-19 guidelines for attendance at games and other pertinent information.
GPA requirements for athletic eligibility have been temporarily suspended. Any CMSD high school student may participate regardless of his/her GPA.
Interscholastic Extracurricular Eligibility
The District prohibits students in grades 7 through 12 from participating in interscholastic extracurricular activities if they fail to meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
- The student must have either a grade point average of 0.1 or higher in the previous grading period, or a cumulative grade point average of 0.1 or higher;
- The student must be enrolled during the current grading period in at least five one credit courses that count toward graduation;
- The 9-12 grade student must have passed in the last grading period at least five one credit courses that count toward graduation (effective beginning with grades received in the first grading period of the 2021-2022 school year), and the 7-8 grade student must have passed in the last grading period at least four courses.
Any student who has received a failing grade for any class or course in the School District’s graded course of study for the previous grading period will be allowed to participate in any interscholastic extracurricular activity, if the student has met all other eligibility requirements.
- The Administration shall develop a uniform mechanism for determining the eligibility of students enrolling in the seventh and/or ninth grades for the first time when such students do not have a formal GPA calculation at the time of enrollment.
- Interscholastic extracurricular activities are defined as District and/or school-sponsored student activities involving more than one school or school district.
- Principals shall assure that study tables and tutoring are made available to all athletes and other students involved in extracurricular activities.
- Failure to comply with the grading period eligibility requirements results in extracurricular interscholastic ineligibility for the succeeding grading period.
- A student with an IEP may be exempt from the grading provisions set forth in this policy, if such an exemption is advisable according to the IEP.