4.09 ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Students are encouraged to be involved in school related activities. Athletics/activities are a privilege and not a right therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to maintain their eligibility.
students, alternative education students, and 7th & 8th
students who participate in the SDHSAA sanctioned contests will comply with
SDHSAA rules and regulations.
Director shall be responsible for providing the most current rules and
regulations to principals, coaches, students and parents.
To be eligible for participation in extra-curricular
athletics/activities, students must meet the following SDHSAA eligibility
You are under the age of 20. Age to be determined by birth date, not hour and minute.
have not attended more than 4 first semesters and 4 second semesters, or 12
trimesters, of school in grades 9 through 12. Enrollment and attendance in
school or participation in one or more contests shall constitute a semester/trimester
of eligibility. Once a student enrolls as a ninth grader, all
semesters/trimesters must be consecutive unless waived as per Article VII,
Section 3 (I), page 10 of the constitution.
the preceding semester/trimester you passed a minimum equivalent of four full
time subjects for which you earned at least 2.0 units of high school credit
that will be used in the issuance of a diploma.
the current semester/trimester you are enrolled in and attend a minimum
equivalent of four full time subjects for which you will earn at least 2.0
units of high school credit that will be used in the issuance of a diploma.
have enrolled by the 16th school day of the current semester/trimester. Date of
regular entry into classes is considered the date of enrollment.
You have on file in the principal's office a signed physical examination, a parent & student consent form, consent for release of medical information form (HIPAA), and a concussion fact sheet for parents/athlete.
You have not transferred from one high school to another without a corresponding change in the residence of your parents. (Exception made for students who transfer pursuant to the openenrollment Bylaw.)
You have a copy of your transcript on file in the principal's office prior to competition.
have not been absent from school more than ten (10) consecutive school days in
a member school which operates a five (5) day school week or more than eight
(8) consecutive days in a member school which operates a four (4) day school
week. (Illness of the student or death in the immediate family excepted.)
a high school sport season, you do not compete on an unattached basis as an
individual or as a member of a non-school team.
have not participated in an athletic contest under an assumed name.
have not participated in athletics in any institution of learning of higher
rank than a standard secondary school.
have not violated your amateur standing.
have not graduated from a regular four-year high school or institution of
recovery. Students who have been declared ineligible because of academic
deficiencies from the previous semester/trimester may earn scholastic/academic
eligibility by taking an academic course(s) via the options approved by the SD
Department of Education. Examples include, but not limited to, on-line courses,
in-district credit recovery courses, alternative education settings, digital
courses, etc. The principal must monitor the successful completion of the
course(s) and reinstate eligibility only after the successful completion of 2
units of credit as per Chapter I, Part IV, Section 1, Subsection D., page 14 of
In addition to the SDHSAA eligibility criteria:
All students who will represent Little Wound School in any extra-curricular activity must have their name appear on the School's Master Eligibility List prior to their participation.
Any student who is suspended for disciplinary reasons shall be
ineligible to participate in extra-curricular activities throughout the
duration of their suspension period.
Students may be in more than one activity if permission is first
obtained from coach, advisor (sponsor), Athletic Director, Principal, and
Students are responsible for any equipment or uniforms provided to them. Any lost, stolen, or broken equipment not returned at the completion of the activity will forfeit the student's right to awards, letters, and further participation in future activities until uniforms and/or equipment is returned or is paid for in full.
Being ineligible to participate in an activity does not constitute
ineligibility to practice.
All students shall sign interscholastic rules/team rules and comply
with the rules.
Big Foot Conference
Students in grades 4 -8 will comply with the Big Foot Conference rules
when participating in extracurricular activities.