Fine Arts and Activities Code of Conduct

Lincoln Northeast High School

Fine Arts and Activities Code of Conduct

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Lincoln Northeast High School views fine arts participation as a privilege.  A student earns that privilege in two ways, through academic scholarship and “good conduct.”  Good conduct may be defined as; behavior that reflects positively on the school, the activity, the student’s family, their community and themselves.

 

PHILOSOPHICAL BELIEFS:  The purpose of the LNE Code of Conduct is:

1.     To promote and encourage a strong commitment to academics and the fine arts.

2.     To promote and encourage students to conduct themselves in a manner which brings credit to the student, their family, activity, school and community.

3.     To promote and encourage the development of self-discipline and high academic-fine arts expectations.

 

THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM THE FIRST SUMMER REHEARSAL TO THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL.

ACADEMIC STANDARDS:

The following standards must be met in order for a student to be eligible for a fine arts performance/competition:

1.     Must have passed a minimum of 20 hours the preceding semester.

2.     Maintain enrollment in a minimum of 30 hours during the semester of performance/competition.

Exception:  A Senior who is on schedule to graduate in June must be enrolled in at least 20 credit hours per semester.

Grades will be monitored every two weeks, mid-quarter, quarter and semester.

3.     Any student failing in excess of one class will not be allowed to perform/compete or rehearse outside of school hours.

Exceptions:

a.      Seniors on schedule to graduate enrolled in 20 credit hours must be passing ALL classes.

4.     A student that is deficient of the 20 credit hours requirement may have their eligibility reviewed and may be placed on a Fine Arts contract by the fine arts administration.

5.    A Fine Arts contract will only be offered once to a student for academic or citizenship standards during a student’s high school career.

 

THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WILLB E IN EFFECT AS ESTABLISHED BY THE LPS SCHOOL CALENDAR FROM THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TO THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL.

ATTENDANCE STANDARDS:

In order for a student to be eligible for a fine arts performance/competition, the following standards must be met:

1.     Truancies:

a.      1st Truancy:  Coach/Director’s Intervention

b.     2nd Truancy:  Coach/Director’s Intervention

c.      3rd Truancy:  Fine Arts Administration Intervention 

Student will immediately be suspended from participation until truancies have been cleared and a written note from the fine arts administrator has been issued to participant and coach/director.  A truancy agreement may be issued if truancies cannot be cleared.

d.     4th Truancy:  Fine Arts Administration Intervention

A student in violation of a truancy agreement will not be allowed to participate until truancies have been cleared and a written note from the fine arts administrator has been issued to the participant and coach/director.  Suspension from further participation may occur if truancies have not been cleared.

2.     A student must be in attendance for at least 4 scheduled class periods in order to participate in any rehearsal, performance, or competition that day.

a.      Exceptions: medical appointments, school business/activities and prearranged absences by the attendance office or school administration.

b.     Coaches/Directors will receive a weekly attendance report on Monday from the fine arts administrator.  Students have the responsibility to have truancies cleared by Thursday of that week with the Attendance Office.  A parent and/or school staff, whichever applies, must clear truancies.

THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WILL BE IN EFFECT AS ESTABLISHED BY THE NSAA GUIDELINES AND LPS POLICIES 5480 AND 6740 FROM THE FIRST SUMMER REHEARSAL AFTER ENTERING LINCOLN NORTHEAST THROUGH THE END OF THE STUDENT’S CAREER AT NORTHEAST.

CITIZENSHIP STANDARDS:

Northeast fine arts students are expected to display character: respect, responsibility, integrity, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, determination and dedication.

1.     A student may not participate in rehearsals, contests or activities while serving an out-of-school suspension.

2.     Students may not possess or consume alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or violate LPS Responsibilities of Students G & H.  LPS policy 6740 defines “possession” includes having control of a substance or also being in the same area where the substance is present and no responsible adult is present and responsible for the substance.

3.     Students cited or referred (referred as a juvenile citation) for illegal activities in or out of school during the school year and/ or during the summer.

 

CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATION OF CITIZENSHIP STANDARDS:

 

PLEASE SIGN THIS FORM AND RETURN

 

Parent Acknowledgement, Understanding, and Agreement

“By signing this document, I __________________ parent/guardian, indicate that I have knowledge, understanding, and agreement to these standards, set forth in order for my son/daughter _________________ to be afforded the privilege of representing Lincoln Northeast High School as a student-athlete.  I am aware that any violation on the part of my child, to any of these standards, shall result in consequences contained within this policy.            Date: ___________

Student Acknowledgement, Understanding, and Agreement

By signing this document, I __________________ a Lincoln Northeast student, indicate that I have knowledge, understanding, and agreement to these standards, set forth in order for me to be afforded the privilege of representing Lincoln Northeast High School as a student-athlete.  I am aware that any violation to any of these standards shall result in consequences contained within this policy.            Date: __________