Greenway - Nashwauk - Keewatin
2017-2018 Athletic Handbook
 Raiders/ Titans /
Spartans

                                         
Table of Contents
3              Parent Acknowledgement and Introduction                                          
4              Student Athlete Responsibility                                                                 
5-6          Parent/Coach Communications                                                                
7              Athletic Philosophy                                                                                  
8-9         
Sportsmanship Code                                                                                   
10-11      Fees and Medical Information                                                                  
11-12      Academic Eligibility/ Earning a Letter                                                      
12-14     
Training Rules/MSHSL Rules                                                                       
15            Curfew/Attendance/Additional Expectations                                         
16-18       Basic Athletic Department Policies                                                           
                16            
Dropping a sport                                                                                          
                16            
Equipment Usage                                                                                        
                16             Travel                                                                                                             
16-17       Conflict in Activities                                                                                    
                17             Release from Class                                                                                      
                17             Grooming & Dress Policy                                                                           
                17             Vacation Policy                                                                                            
                18              Reporting of Injury                                                       
                18             
Locker Room Regulations                                          
19              School Calendar User Guide                                                                     
20              Activity Fee Rubric                                                                                        
 
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It is the policy of Independent School Districts #316 and #319 not to discriminate on the basis of sex, in its educational program, activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX, may be directed to David Pace, Superintendent, at 201 Kate Street, Po Box 170, Marble, Minnesota, 55764, or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C.

Parental Acknowledgment of Athletic Policies
Upon entering high school or at the time a student tries out for an athletic team, he/she will be presented with this handbook containing all the necessary forms and information for participating in athletics. Each parent or guardian and athlete shall read all of the enclosed material and certify that they understand the athletic eligibility rules and policies of the school district. This signed document will be filed in the athletic administrator’s office.

Insurance
The Greenway and Nashwauk-Keewatin School Districts will not provide insurance for students. If injuries do occur to the student/athlete, the parents or guardians will have to accept the responsibility of the payments.

INTRODUCTION
To the Parent
This material is presented to you because your son or daughter has indicated a desire to participate in interscholastic athletics and you have expressed your willingness to permit him/her to compete. Your family interest in this important component of our school program is gratifying. We believe that participation in sports provides a wealth of opportunities and experiences, which assist students in personal adjustments.
We are concerned with the educational development of boys and girls through athletics and feel that a properly controlled, well-organized sports program can meet student needs for self-expression, social, mental and physical growth. It is our intent to conduct a program that is educationally sound in purpose and will enhance each student’s personal growth.
A student who elects to participate in athletics is voluntarily making a choice of self-discipline and self-denial. These are the reasons we place such stress on good training habits. Failure to comply with the rules of training of each specific sport and conduct means exclusion from the team. This concept of self-discipline and self-denial is tempered by our responsibility to recognize the rights of the individual within the objectives of the team. High school athletics encourages students to be able to discipline their minds and bodies for rigorous competition. We are striving for excellence and do not want our athletes to compromise with mediocrity. When your son/daughter enlisted in one of our sports programs, he/she committed our staffs to certain responsibilities and obligations, which are:
 
a) To provide adequate equipment and facilities
b) To provide well trained coaches
c) To provide equalized contests with skilled officials

Likewise, we feel that you have committed yourselves to certain responsibilities and obligations. We would like to take this opportunity to acquaint you with specific policies that are necessary for a well-organized program of athletics.
It is the role of the department of athletics to make rules that govern the spirit of competition for the school. These rules need a broad basis of community support, which is achieved only through communication to the parent. It is our hope to accomplish this objective through this athletic publication for students and parents.

To the Athlete
Being a member of a GHS/NKHS athletic team is a fulfillment of an early ambition for many students. The attainment of this goal carries with it certain traditions and responsibilities that must be maintained. A great athletic tradition is not built overnight; it takes the hard work of many people over many years. As a member of an interscholastic squad of Greenway or Nashwauk-Keewatin High School, you have inherited a wonderful tradition, which you are challenged to uphold.
Our tradition has been to win with honor. We desire to win, but only with honor to our athletes, our school and our communities. Such tradition is worthy of the best efforts of all concerned. Over many years our squads have achieved numerous conference, section and state championships. Many individuals have set records and achieved All-American, All-State and All-Conference honors.
It will not be easy to contribute to such a great athletic tradition. When you wear Kelly green and white or navy blue and orange, we assume that you not only understand our traditions, but also are willing to assume the responsibilities that go with them. However, the contributions you make should be a satisfying accomplishment to you and your family.
a) Responsibilities to Yourself: The most important of these responsibilities is to broaden and develop strength of character. You owe it to yourself to derive the greatest benefit from your high school experiences. Your academic studies, your participation in other extracurricular activities as well as in sports, prepare you for your life as an adult.
b) Responsibilities to Our Schools: Another responsibility you assume as a squad member is to your school. GHS/NKHS cannot maintain its position as having an outstanding school unless you do your best in the activity in which you engage. By participating in athletics to the maximum of your ability, you are contributing to the reputation of your school.
You assume a leadership role when you are on the athletic squad. The student body and citizens of the community know you. You are on stage with the spotlight on you. The student body, the community and other communities judge our schools by your conduct and attitude, both on and off the field. Because of this leadership role, you can contribute significantly to school spirit and community pride. Make GHS/NKHS proud of you and our communities proud of our schools, by your consistent demonstration of these ideals.
c) Responsibilities to Others: As a squad member you also bear a heavy responsibility to your home. If you never give your parents anything to be ashamed of, you will have measured up to the ideal. When you know in your heart that you have lived up to all of the training rules, that you have practiced to the best of your ability every day and that you have played the game “all out,” you can keep your self-respect and your family can be justly proud of you.
The younger students in the Greenway/ Nashwauk-Keewatin School Systems are watching you. They will copy you in many ways. Do not do anything to let them down. Set good examples for them. Many of our student-athletes reside in small communities “where everybody knows everybody” type of mentality, make sure you are that role model people will look up to and make your community proud!

Communications between Parents and Coaches
Parent/Coach Relationship
Both parenting and coaching are extremely difficult vocations. By establishing an understanding of each position, we are better able to accept actions of the other and provide greater benefit to students. As a parent, you have a right to understand what expectations are placed on your child when involved in programs at GHS/NKHS. This begins with clear communication from the coach of your child’s team.

Communication You Should Expect From Your Child’s Coach
1. Philosophy of the coach.
2. Expectations the coach has for your child.
3. Location and times of all practices and contests-updated on rSchooltoday webpage.
4. Team requirements: i.e. fees, special equipment, off-season training.
5. Procedures should your child be injured during practice or a contest.
6. Discipline that might affect your child’s participation.
 
Communication Coaches Expect From Parents
1. Concerns expressed directly to the coach, in a respectful manner.
2. Specific concerns in regard to a coach’s philosophy and/or expectations
3. Notification of any schedule conflicts well in advance.
 
 
As your children become involved in the programs at GHS/NKHS, they will experience some of the most rewarding moments of their lives. It is important to understand that there might be times when things do not go the way you or your child wishes. During those times it is important to have an open dialogue with the coach.

Appropriate Concerns to Discuss with Coaches
1. The treatment of your child mentally and physically.
2. Ways to help your child improve.
3. Concerns about your child’s behavior.
 
As a parent it may be very difficult to accept your child not playing as much as you may hope. Coaches are professionals. They make judgment decisions based on what they believe to be best for all students involved. As you have seen from the list above, certain things can and should be discussed with your child’s coach. Other things, such as listed below, must be left to the discretion of the coach.

Issues Not Appropriate to Discuss With the Coach
1. Team Selection
2. Playing Time
3. Team Strategy
4. Play Calling
5. Other Student Athletes
 
There are situations that may require a conference between the coach and the parent. These are to be encouraged. It is important that both parties involved have a clear understanding of the other’s position. The following is the procedure to help resolve conflicts.

RESOLVING CONFLICTS
If there is a problem:
1.  Have the athlete talk directly to the coach one-on-one this is part of the learning and maturing
     process.

If the problem is not resolved:
1.   Call the coach for their insight into the problem.
2.   Set up a face to face meeting with the coach and the athlete.
  
If the problem is not resolved after meeting with the coach:
1.   Call the Activities Director to set up an appointment to discuss the situation.
       (GHS Dan Mell-218-245-6516 Greenway or N-K Derek Gabardi 218-885-1280 NK) 

2.   At the meeting the next appropriate steps can be determined to attempt to resolve the
       problem.


There are proper ways to communicate and have your concerns addressed. A parent would not walk into a classroom during class time and yell at the teacher about a poor grade, so please do not confront the coach in a public setting. Practices and games are highly emotional times for everyone involved. Confrontations like this never resolve a problem, but can only add to it.

Parents Should Not:
1. Confront the coach before, during, or right after practice
2. Confront the coach before, during, or right after a contest.
3. Confront the coach before, during, or right after the banquet.
 
ATHLETIC PHILOSOPHY
Statement of Philosophy
The GHS/NKHS Athletic Programs should provide a variety of experiences to enhance the development of favorable habits and attitudes that will prepare students for adult life in a democratic society.
The interscholastic athletic program shall be conducted in accordance with existing Board of Education policies, rules and regulations. While the Board of Education takes great pride in winning, it does not condone “winning at any cost.” It discourages any and all pressures, which might lead to neglecting good sportsmanship and good mental health. At all times, the athletic program must be conducted in such a way that it is an educational activity.

Athletic Goals and Objectives
Our Goal-The student-athlete shall become a more effective citizen in a democratic society.
Our Specific Objectives-The student-athlete shall learn:
a) To work with others – In a democratic society a person must develop self-discipline, respect for authority, and the spirit of hard work and sacrifice. The team and its objectives must be placed higher than personal desires.
b) To be successful – Our society is very competitive. We do not always win, but we succeed when we continually strive to do so. You can learn to accept defeat only by striving to win with earnest dedication. Develop a desire to excel.
c) To develop sportsmanship – To accept any defeat like a true sportsperson, knowing you have done your best, we must learn to treat others, as we would have others treat us. We need to develop desirable social traits, including emotional control, honesty, cooperation and dependability.
d) To improve – Continual improvement is an essential component of good citizenship. As an athlete, you must establish a goal and you must constantly try to achieve that goal. Try to improve in the skills and knowledge required and those personal traits that enhance the success of a team.
e) To enjoy athletics – It is necessary for athletes to enjoy participation, to acknowledge all of the personal rewards to be derived from athletics, and to give sufficiently of themselves in order to persevere and improve the program.
f) To develop desirable personal health habits – To be an active, contributing citizen, it is important to obtain a high degree of physical fitness through exercise and good health habits, and to develop the desire to maintain this level of physical fitness after formal competition has been completed.

The Minnesota State High School League
All schools are voluntary members of the Minnesota State High School League and compete only with member schools. As a member school district, the secondary schools of Greenway High School/ Nashwauk-Keewatin High School agree to abide by and enforce all rules and regulations promulgated by this association.
The primary role of the state association is to maintain rules and regulations that ensure equity in competition for the student-athletes and a balance with other educational programs. The league solicits input and is responsive to requests for rule modification from member schools, appointed committees, and coaches’ associations.
The State High School League attempts to enforce such rules that assure the greatest good for the greatest number and to ensure that competition is conducted in an appropriate manner.

Sportsmanship
Greenway & Nashwauk-Keewatin High Schools have joined forces with the Minnesota State High School League to promote sportsmanship through “Be a Good Sport” campaign. We remind you that interscholastic events are an extension of the classroom, and that lessons are best learned when the proper respect is accorded to all.
Please, let your sportsmanship show during this event. This event is being played according to the rules of the Minnesota State High School League. These rules provide for fair competition among players.
Spectators can help promote good sportsmanship by observing the rules of fair play. Everyone is responsible for keeping this game at a high level of good sportsmanship.”
 
Codes of Conduct

COACHES
Follow the rules of the sport during the progress of the contest.
Accept the decisions of contest officials.
Avoid offensive gestures or language.
No public display of criticism in front of participants or spectators.
Teach sportsmanship and reward players that are good sports.

STUDENT ATHLETES
Show respect for opponents by shaking hands with them.
Accept the decision of contest officials.
No offensive gestures or language.
Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat.
Learn the rules of the game.

SPECTATORS
Take part in cheers with the cheerleaders and applaud good performances.
Work cooperatively with contest officials and supervisors in keeping order.
Refrain from crowd booing, foot stomping or making negative comments about officials or participants.
Show respect for public property.

CHEERLEADERS
Use discretion in selecting the time to cheer.
Encourage support for any injured participant.
Show respect for opposing cheerleaders.
Learn the rules of the game.
Lead positive cheers, which praise your team without antagonizing the opponent.
 
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
The NFHS consists of the fifty-one individual state high school athletic and/or activities associations. The purposes of the NFHS are to serve, protect and enhance the interstate activity interests of the high schools belonging to state associations; to assist in those activities of the state associations which can best be operated on a nationwide scale; to sponsor meetings, publications and activities which will permit each state association to profit by the experience of all other member associations; and to coordinate the work to minimize duplication.
The NFHS is both a service and regulatory agency. The growth and influence of state associations and the NFHS ensures some degree of team work on the part of more than 20,000 schools and enables them to formulate policies for the improvement of interscholastic activities.

USAGE FEE
  • Grades 9-12 will be charged $115 per sport.
  • Grades 6-8 will be charged $70 per sport.
  • Students not paid in full must have a payment plan set up with the Activities Office or online through Affinety Solutions to be paid in full the end of the 4 month term allotted.
  • Refunds only if student decides to terminate their participation in the sport prior to first competition.
  • During the season if student becomes ill or injured refund will be based on Administrator’s Discretion.
  • $325 Family Max per household
 
MEDICAL INFORMATION
Physical Examination
Any student who intends to participate in senior and junior high school interscholastic athletics and cheerleading activities, must have a physical examination record on file in the school.
 A physician must have performed the physical examination within the previous three years. A Minnesota State High School League health questionnaire form must be completed annually and will include the following:  1) a statement by the parent or guardian that the student has no known existing physical condition which would preclude participation, and 2) the signature of the parent or guardian, which approves participation in athletics or cheerleading activities. The student must pay cost of physical examination. No student athlete may practice or participate in an activity until a valid physical exam record is on file in the activity director’s office.

Academic Eligibility
(Greenway)

If a student has a current grade of an F in any class, he/she is ineligible for athletic competition until the student is receiving a passing grade in all current classes. Grade checks will be done weekly on Wednesday morning. If a student is failing any class at that time they will be ineligible and required to attend study table from 2:35-3:30 that Wednesday afternoon. Students are to arrive with academic materials and expected to work on school work the entire time.
 
Students who receive an F for a final grade for the semester will be ineligible for 1 game or 1 week/ whichever is greater.   This will carry over from Spring Semester grades to fall sports as well. This week of ineligibility will start when the grade is checked and the student is notified from the Activities Director.
 
The term “ineligible” means the student athlete may participate in practice but may not compete in games or tournaments during the time which he/she is declared ineligible.
This academic eligibility rule applies to all Minnesota State High School League sanctioned activities at the Junior High, C, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Levels.
 
Notification to the student will be done by the end of 4th hour each Wednesday upon student landing on academic ineligibility.
 
GREENWAY/ NASHWAUK-KEEWATIN PLAYER SELECTION POLICY
It is our sincere hope that this policy will never be implemented. If such large numbers exist to necessitate a cut, a far better solution would be to provide coaches and teams for all to play. If a cut is to be made, the following criteria will be used:
1. Team needs
2. Attitude
3. Knowledge of the game
4. Skills
5. Physical characteristics
6. Past performance
7. No cuts will occur in grades 7, 8, and 9.
 
EARNING A LETTER
1. In order to win a letter in any sport, the athlete must show that he/she has been a credit to his/her school and community and has been a good example to the youngsters following his/her footsteps. Considerations will be politeness, courtesy, positive attitude in and out of the classroom, abiding by school policies and training rules.

2. The coaching staff reviews time played. A senior may earn a letter if practice time and experience merit it. The awarding of a letter will be in the judgment of the head coach. Practice records of all candidates for letters must show near perfect attendance. (There is a possibility that a player may have enough playing time and not receive a letter—the reason being not having the proper attitude, conduct, and not doing satisfactory work in class.)

3. During any season, if the athlete breaks the chemical rules, he/she shall be disciplined according to the Greenway/ Nashwauk-Keewatin School rules and in    addition, he/she can risk the chance of not being awarded a letter in that sport for the season. The student may continue to play on the team after having met the requirements set down by Greenway/ Nashwauk-Keewatin High School. A season shall start the first day of practice and end with the state tournament of that season. If two seasons overlap, then the withholding or forfeiture of the letter will be for the sport whose season is finishing.

TRAINING RULES AND REGULATIONS
Philosophy and Purpose
The Greenway/ Nashwauk Keewatin Schools and the Minnesota State High School League recognize the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs as a significant health problem for many adolescents, resulting in negative effects on behavior, learning and total development of each individual. The misuse and abuse of mood-altering chemicals for some adolescents affects extra-curricular participation and development of related skills. Others are affected by the misuse and abuse by family, team members or other significant persons in their lives.
You cannot compromise athletic participation with substance abuse. Students should not experiment with such substances and should remove himself/herself from the team before he/she jeopardizes team morale, team reputation and team success and does physical harm to him/herself.
The communities of Greenway/ Nashwauk-Keewatin are concerned with the health habits of student-athletes and are convinced that athletics and the use of these substances are not compatible.
It is also a fact that when students have a strong interest to participate in athletics, their desire to use these substances is greatly reduced.
 
MSHL Rule
During the calendar year, regardless of the quantity, a student shall not: 1) use or consume, have in possession a beverage containing alcohol; 2) use or consume or have in possession tobacco; or 3) use or consume or have in possession, buy, sell, or give away any other controlled substance.
This rule applies the entire year. It is not a violation for a student to be in possession of a controlled substance specifically prescribed for the student’s own use by his/her doctor.

Division of Activities
School activities are divided into two categories. The activities in the two categories and the regulations governing the categories are explained below.
A.     Category I Activities (Interscholastic Athletics, Cheerleading, and Speech). Activities in which
         there is a season of interscholastic contests and in which there are MSHSL sponsored
         contests allowing for advancement.

B.     Category II Activities
        Those MSHSL sponsored and school sponsored activities exclusive of speech, including Band,
        Choir, School Plays, One-Act-Play, Foreign Exchange Club, FCCLA, NHS, Student Council, Class
        Officers, Knowledge Bowl and any other cheerleading, and interscholastic athletics and which
        are not covered by Category I.

Penalties
Each category has different penalties and these penalties are outlined below. Students who are participants in Category I and II activities, and who violate the eligibility rules, will serve penalties in both categories.

A. Penalties for Category I Activities
    1. First violation
        Penalty: After confirmation of the first violation, the student shall lose eligibility for the next two (2) consecutive interscholastic contests or two (2) weeks, 14 calendar days of a season in which the student is a participant, whichever is greater. No exception is permitted for a student who becomes a participant in a treatment program.
    2. Second Violation
        Penalty: After confirmation of the second violation, the student shall lose eligibility for the next six (6) consecutive interscholastic contests or 3 weeks, 21 calendar days in which the student is a participant, whichever is greater. No exception is permitted for a student who becomes a participant in a treatment program.
    3. Third and subsequent Violations
        Penalty: After confirmation of the third or subsequent violations, the student shall lose eligibility for the next twelve (12) consecutive interscholastic contests or 4 weeks, 28 calendar days in which the student is a participant. If, after the third or subsequent violations, the student on his/her own volition becomes a participant in a chemical dependency program or treatment program, the student may be certified for reinstatement in Category I activities after a minimum period of six (6) weeks. The director or a counselor of a chemical dependency treatment center must issue such certification.
    4. Penalties shall be cumulative beginning with and throughout the student’s participation on any team or activity.
    5. A student shall be disqualified from all interscholastic athletics for nine additional weeks beyond the student’s original period ineligibility when the student denies violation of the rule is allowed to participate and then is subsequently found guilty of the violation.
    6. Students will not be allowed to join in activity already in progress to fulfill the requirements of a violation; however, a student will be allowed to participate in an activity that is beginning for the entire season of that activity in order for the violation penalty to be completed.
    7. Loss of Letter Award: During the season in which the student is a participant, and he/she is determined to be guilty of using alcohol, using tobacco, or using, consuming, in possession of, buying, selling, or giving away other controlled substance, that student will serve suspension from that activity as stipulated by the MSHSL and risks losing his/her letter award.
    8. A student who has been suspended may continue to practice if he/she abides by the rules. Head coaches/supervisors and the activities director will study and listen to all violations of training rules and then pass judgment.

B. Penalties for Category II Activities
Events in Category II include, but are not limited to, public appearances, scheduled programs, meetings and contests. Events will not include practices or rehearsals.
    1. First Violation
        Penalty: After confirmation of the first violation, the student shall lose eligibility for events, which include, but are not limited to, public appearances, scheduled programs, meetings and contests for the next two calendar weeks. No exceptions are permitted for the student who becomes a participant in a treatment program.
    2. Second Violation
        Penalty: After confirmation of the second violation, the student will lose eligibility from the above listed events for six calendar weeks. No exception is permitted for a student who becomes a participant in a treatment program.
     3. Third Violation
         Penalty: After confirmation of the third and subsequent violations, the student will lose eligibility for the next 12 calendar weeks. If, after the third or subsequent violations, the students on his/her own volition becomes a participant in a chemical dependency program or treatment program, the student may be certified for reinstatement in Category II activities after a minimum period of six (6) weeks. The director or a counselor of a chemical dependency treatment program must issue such certification.
This policy will be subject to enforcement and /or disciplinary action by the athletic department and administration for twelve (12) months of the year.

Additionally, offenses in violation of this policy are cumulative:
a) During a student’s participation in athletics at the junior high school level
b) During a student’s participation in athletics at the high school level (junior high accumulation ends and high school accumulation begins with eighth grade graduation)


Curfew, Attendance, Additional Expectations
  • Hours and School Attendance: Coaches expect student participants to be home by 10 p.m. any night before a school day, 12 midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Some deviation from this rule may be made at the discretion of the parents and should be reported to the coach.
  • Students who miss any part of the school day will be ineligible to play a contest or practice on that date. Students missing school for any reason must have an excused absence in order to participate. Final authority for infractions of this rule will rest with the administration. Students absent from school on Friday with a contest the following day (Saturday) will be eligible to participate provided a school administrator excuses the absence.
  • Participants must be present at all practice sessions. If for some important reason, an athlete cannot attend, the coach should be contacted in advance. In addition, any student who is judged to be truant by school administrators or the activities director will forfeit his or her right to participate in the next contest/game/activity.
  • Students enrolled in a post-secondary program are welcome to participate in all activities that are sponsored by the school district. Post-secondary students are expected, as are all participants, to be present at all practice sessions and events from the first day of practice through post-season tournament play. Post-secondary enrolled students are eligible for all awards and honors that apply to that activity.
  • Students who are residents of Independent School Districts #316 or #319 and are home-schooled are eligible to fully participate in extra-curricular activities on the same basis as public school students.
  • When coaches and team members approve additional rules for their activity, those rules will be part of the Greenway/ Nashwauk-Keewatin High School Policy and must be adhered to by all members of the team.

BASIC ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT POLICIES
Dropping or Transferring Sports
Quitting during an activity at Greenway/ Nashwauk-Keewatin is not recommended, if you have to quit a sport you may lose the privilege of participating in athletics. On occasion, however, an athlete may find it necessary to drop a sport for a good reason. If this is the case, the following procedure must be followed.
a) Consult with immediate coach and then the head coach
b) Report situation to the athletic administrator
c) Check in all equipment
If an athlete wishes to change sports during a season, or after having won an award in one sport and he/she wishes to change sports, he/she shall consult with both coaches concerned and the athletic administrator. This procedure assures a smooth transfer, which is in the best interest of the student.

Equipment
School equipment checked out by the student-athlete is his/her responsibility. He/she is expected to keep it clean and in good condition. All equipment must be turned in prior to participation in the next season. Loss of any equipment is the athlete’s financial obligation.  Students who lose/do not turn in their uniform will be charged $150 as it will have to be custom ordered for the next year.

Travel
All athletes must travel to and from out-of-town athletic contests in transportation provided by the athletic department unless the parents for an exceptional situation make previous arrangements.
a) Athletes will remain with their squad and under the supervision of the coach when attending away contests.
b) Athletes that miss the bus will not be allowed to participate in the contest unless there are extenuating circumstances, coaches discretion will be allowed.
c) All regular school bus rules will be followed.
d) Dress should be appropriate and in good taste.
 
Conflicts in Extracurricular Activities
An individual student who attempts to participate in several extracurricular activities will create conflict of obligations and interests. The athletic department recognizes that each student should have the opportunity for a broad range of experiences in the area of extracurricular activities, and to this end, will attempt to schedule events in a manner to minimize conflicts.
Students have a responsibility to do everything possible to avoid continuing conflicts. Positive efforts might include being cautious about joining too many activities where conflicts are unavoidable. It also means notifying the faculty sponsors/coaches involved immediately when a conflict arises. When a conflict arises the sponsors/coaches will work out a solution so the student does not feel caught in the middle. If a solution cannot be found, the principal will make the decision based on the following:
a) The relative importance of each event to the student
b) The importance of each event to the school
c) The relative contribution the student can make
d) How long each event has been scheduled
e) Talk with parents
Once a decision has been made and the student has committed to that decision, he/she will not be penalized in any way by either faculty sponsor/coach. If it becomes obvious that a student cannot fulfill the obligation of a school activity, he/she should withdraw from that activity.

Release from Class
It is the responsibility of athletes to see their teacher the day before the classes they will miss because of an athletic contest. All work shall be made up at the convenience of the teacher.

Grooming and Dress Policy
A member of an athletic team is expected to be well groomed. “He/she shows up best that shows off least.” Appearance, expression and actions always influence people’s opinions of athletes, the team and the school. Members of a squad have made a choice to uphold certain standards expected of athletes in this community.

Vacation Policy
Vacations by athletic team members during a sport season are discouraged. Parents/athletes wishing to do so may wish to reassess their commitment to being an athlete. In the event of an unavoidable absence due to a vacation, an athlete must:
a) Be accompanied by his/her parents while on vacation
b) Contact the head coach prior to the vacation
c) Be willing to assume the consequences related to their status on that squad as a starter, (reserve starter, etc.)

Reporting of Injury
All injuries, which occur while participating in athletics, should be reported to the coach immediately. If the injury requires medical attention by a doctor or treatment center, it will be necessary to have an injury report form completed.
Once a physician treats athletes, the athlete must obtain the doctor’s permission to return to the activity.

Locker Room Regulations
a) Respect for the locker room area and lockers. Damage to the locker room will lead to no locker use.
b) All showers must be turned off. The last person to leave the shower room is expected to check all showers.
c) No one except coaches and assigned players are allowed in the locker room. No parents are allowed in the locker rooms, unless they are part of the coaching staff.
d) No glass containers are permitted in locker rooms.
e) All spiked or cleated shoes must be put on and taken off outside of the locker room in extreme or muddy weather conditions.
f) The MSHSL has instituted a new rule in which no cell phones will be allowed in the locker rooms. Greenway/ Nashwauk-Keewatin High Schools will adhere to this rule for the protection of our student-athletes.
Award Criteria That Pertain To All Sports
A coach will have the prerogative to letter a senior who has not met the seasonal requirements of the lettering procedure.
Injury rule: Any athlete who is a starter or plays regularly and was thereafter injured may be awarded a letter, if in the coach’s judgment, he/she would have met the lettering requirements.
 
Greenway/ Nashwauk-Keewatin Online School Calendar
Activity Scheduler User Guide
Both Greenway and Nashwauk-Keewatin use rSchoolToday Activity Scheduler as the School Calendar as it provides significant advantages to our schools community. Because it is Web-based, we can provide you instant access to the most up-to-date information at all times. All changes are reflected instantly to you as soon as they are made.       

The calendar can provide an instant view of all activities on any given day. Other features include:
  1. Click on any date within the month and see the activities for that day.
  1. Jump to any month in one click.
  1. One click to view the whole week of activities.
  1. Locations can be links that open to printable maps and directions to that location.
  1. Notify Me! You can set yourself up for automatic email reminders before any activity or for email notices for any changes to any schedules.
  1. You can subscribe to schedules using RSS.
  1. You can get the latest complete schedules for any activity. Click on the schedule you want and then click view.
  1. You can get detailed reports by location, by gender, by level, etc. from the Advanced View.
  
 
School Sponsored Sport and Activity Fee Rubric - See Registration tab
When you fill out the online registration you will have two options, pay in full or set up a 4 installment payment plan. For individuals without a debit/credit card, you will need to see the AD.
 
Thank you and Good Luck!
 
Dan Mell                                                          Derek Gabardi
Greenway AD                                                  Nashwauk-Keewatin AD
(218) 245-6516                                                (218) 885-1280