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Ramey Unit School: Activities


Ramey School is a member of the Puerto Rico High School Athletic Alliance (PRHSAA), which includes DDESS-PR District schools from Fort Buchanan, as well as 26 other island-wide private high schools. The PRHSAA is a well-organized league that promotes athletic competition and good sportsmanship among member schools.

Ramey School participates in the following interscholastic sports: cross-country, volleyball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, girls indoor soccer, softball and track &field. Participation in sports is open to all students in grades 7-12. Eligibility is governed by the same criteria as other extracurricular activities. Students must also meet PRHSAA eligibility requirements for each sport.

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Sport Pages May 2019

Athletic Awards

Awards

The Ramey Athletic Awards Ceremony is held on three occasions annually at the end of each sports season. Additionally, in combination with the spring athletic awards, a banquet will be held and we will honor all athletes who participated in Ramey athletics throughout the year. In order to be eligible for post-season awards, a student must play in at least half of the season's athletic contests.

Eligibility

Academic

Student athletes must have a cumulative 2.0 grade average and must have no more than one "F" during a nine week quarter marking period. Grades used to determine eligibility will be recorded on report cards. Grades used to determine ineligibility will be the nine-week quarter grades only. Eligibility/ineligibility for fall extracurricular activities is determined by the fourth quarter grades only from the previous year. Students who are ineligible at the end of the fourth quarter, either because they have more than one failure for the quarter or they have below a 2.0 cumulative average may become eligible for the first quarter of the upcoming school year if they take at least one course in summer school that raises their cumulative GPA above a 2.0 once summer school work is computed.

Attendance

  • Students are required to be in school the full day on the day of a weekday game. The only exception is for an appointment approved by the school administration in advance.
  • A student cannot be absent from school and attend practice or participate in athletic game or program except for an excused absence approved by the administration in advance.
  • A student who has"2 or more unexcused tardies"on the day of a scheduled athletic game or program is ineligible for participation in that event.
  • A student suspended from school is not eligible, at the minimum, for the next scheduled competition.
  • A student who has 7 unexcused absences in a semester is subject to be removed from the team

Requirements for Participation

Medical

A medical exam (athletic physical) and parental permission are required for all student athletes, and should be on file in the nurse's office and with each coach prior to participation in any school try-out, practice, scrimmage or game. We strongly encourage student athletes to receive an electrocardiogram (EKG) before participating in any sports activities.

This policy is consistent with all DoDEA schools, the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and is a "best practice" to ensure student-athlete safety.To be clear, Ramey student-athletes may only be permitted to try-out for Ramey athletics once a physical has been presented to their coach.

Insurance

Students participating in the athletic program are NOT covered for injuries incurred during games or in practice. Parents must provide medical insurance for their children.

Student-Athlete Responsibilities

Travel

Travel to away games will require that students are excused from classes, but they are expected to make up any work missed and must adhere to scheduled due dates for assignments.

Students are expected to travel in school vehicles during athletic competition. Transportation will be provided to each event and back to the school. Once students arrive at school, parents are expected to pick up their children within 10 minutes of bus arrival. If parents want their child to be dropped off at a point closer to home, this must be a point along the direct route back to school. Parents must be at the drop off point, or the students will be brought back to school. Students who are being transported by adults, other than their parents, must submit a letter to be approved by the Administration and signed by both the Parent and the adult who is transporting the student.

Rules

Students must follow rules for behavior on school buses or they will not be allowed to ride school buses to athletic events.

Commitment

When an athlete qualifies for a team or after school activity, he/she commits to participate on that team for the entire season. If the student athlete should choose to quit the team, or is removed from the team by a parent, coach, or principal, this will result in the loss of the privilege to participate in any sport for the rest of that season. Students must attend all practices and games unless excused by the coach. Athletes who accumulate three (3) unexcused absences or a total five (5) excused and unexcused absences may be removed from their team pending review of the circumstances. Students may only participate in one sport per season.

Responsibility

The student athlete is responsible for all uniforms or equipment issued to him/her. The student will pay for any article lost or stolen. These items will be cleaned and returned to the coaches within one week upon completion of the season. Students who choose to quit a team shall return their uniforms immediately. The parents of a student who does not return items will be billed for the replacement cost of the missing items.

Sportsmanship

Ramey student athletes are expected to demonstrate responsible sportsmanship in all athletic competitions, including showing respect for opposing team members, coaches, sports officials, and fans. Failure to comply with standards of good sportsmanship as a player or fan may result in suspension or expulsion from future athletic competition.

At Ramey School, we have created a co-curricular program that is student-centered. Activities are driven by student interest and may change yearly. To identify varying interests, we are constantly soliciting recommendations from students. Participation rates are extremely high and there is an activity to suit each student. By keeping students involved after school, we are choosing to lead our school toward a happier and healthier learning environment.

Activities & Clubs offered at Ramey School

  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Computer Club
  • Craft Club
  • Drama
  • Forensics
  • Drama
  • Geography Bee
  • Green Team
  • Intramural Sports
  • Math Counts
  • National Honor Society (NHS)
  • National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
  • Robotics Club
  • Spelling Bee
  • STEM Club
  • Student Government

Eligibility for Extra-Curricular Activities

Representing Ramey School and/or participating in extra-curricular activities are both a privilege and a responsibility. Any student participating in extra-curricular activities is expected to:

  • maintain a minimum of 2.00 GPA
  • not be failing more than one class
  • follow rules of conduct and citizenship necessary to remain eligible.

A student that exhibits good citizenship is one that is good standing with the school and community. Any student whose character and conduct is such as to reflect discredit on his/her school, team, or organization would not be considered a creditable school citizen. This conduct could lead to suspension or expulsion from school or an activity. The individual may not represent the school during this time and may not attend school-sponsored events neither as a participant nor as a spectator. The violations of the school code of conduct, to include class behavior, and disrespect toward school employees, truancy, or any negative encounter with officials of the community could result in the above penalty. This policy is designed and written as a guide and is by no means all inclusive. The school shall be the judge of character or conduct as it may reflect discredit on the school, team, or organization.

  • Written Referral -The student may not be allowed to participate in the next scheduled event a decision will be made by the Assistant Principal and /or Principal on participant's status.
  • Suspensions-The first suspension will result in the student not being allowed to participate in events for a one-week period. A second suspension will result in dismissal from extra curricular activities for the rest of the school year.

A student will be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities involving membership in a club, team, or similar organization if the student fails to earn a 2.0 GPA during the quarter. Calculation of grade point averages will be based on first quarter, first semester, third quarter, and second semester grades for high school students. For middle school students, calculation of the GPA will be based on quarter grades. Academic ineligible students may attend school-sponsored events as spectators only.

A student who is found ineligible based on academics will be suspended from all extracurricular activities for the first two weeks after grades have been posted after these initial two weeks, the student may request that the Ramey Administration place him on academic probation for the remainder of the quarter.

The student will be responsible for having his/her teachers fill out a weekly academic progress sheet. The student will turn in the academic progress sheet to either the Assistant Principal or Principal on each Friday of the subsequent week that the student wants to be declared eligible.

The administrator will determine eligibility and inform the extracurricular sponsor. In order for a student to be eligible, he must have a minimum of 2.00 GPA, not be failing more than one class, and not have any discipline referrals will be determined each week that a student wants to participate. If a student turns in an incomplete progress sheet he/she will be declared ineligible for the week requested.