245 - Okemos Public Schools v1 - Page 12

12 9.  Track*  (Girls’)  - Varsity and Junior Varsity 10.  Water  Polo  (Girls’)  – Varsity and Junior Varsity Note: * - Denotes competition in the Capital Area Activities Conference ** - Denotes competition in the Mount Brighton Interscholastic Ski Association VII. Code of Conduct OKEMOS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC CODE Representing OHS in interscholastic athletic competition is a privilege and not a right. Students who participate in interscholastic athletics are expected to represent the highest ideals of character by exemplifying good conduct, sportsmanship, citizenship and training, which includes abstaining  from  the  use  of  tobacco,  alcohol,  illegal  or  unprescribed  drugs.    The  student’s  conduct   and sportsmanship reflect on the student athlete, his or her team, our school, and our community. When a student participates in interscholastic athletics, he/she agrees to abide by the Athletic Code throughout his/her high school career. A student may not attend try-outs or practice with a team until he/she has submitted a signed acknowledgment form agreeing to comply with the Athletic Code. This Athletic Code applies to candidates, members, and managers of all athletic teams. OHS is in the Blue Division of the Capital Area Activities Conference. Other members of the Division are East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Holt, Jackson, Lansing Eastern, Lansing Everett and Lansing Sexton. Calendar Application of the Athletic Code The Athletic Code will be enforced as to all students from the first day of practice (including tryouts) for any Fall sports team until the conclusion of the 6th hour final examination period of the Spring semester. For teams or individual athletes who compete beyond the conclusion of the academic year, the Athletic Code will extend through the season, post-season and awards night for that team. A student who violates the Athletic Code will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the Code. a. Time/Place Application of the Athletic Code The Athletic Code is not limited to student conduct at school-sponsored activities or on school property. Rather, the Athletic Code applies on a 24 hour basis and has no limitation as to the place of conduct. b. "In-Season" and "Off-Season" Penalty 1) "In-season" is the first day of practice (including try-outs) for the team on which the athlete participates until the season, post-season and awards night for that team  are  completed.    With  the  athletic  director,  each  team’s  coach  shall  designate   the  first  day  of  the  team’s  season.