The following guidelines have been established as the approved representation of St. James Academy Athletics. The Thunder graphic identity is a key component of the overall brand identity of St. James Academy in Lenexa, Kansas.
Weather-related schedule changes will be made on the day of the event. All decisions will be posted as soon as made final.
All activity and practice routines will be reduced in length and scope. Practice time will include, but not be limited to, more frequent water breaks, limited padding in the case of football, the use of shade and conditioning drills for the heat conditions. All St. James Academy coaches are required by KSHSAA to complete a heat illness prevention and hydration education program. The Athletic Director reserves the right to adjust practices and games as needed.
Grade checks for all students in activities and athletics will begin after the fourth full week of each semester. Grade checks for these students will be run every Friday morning. Any student having a failing grade (under 67%), will be required to attend one study hall session daily, starting the following Monday. Study hall sessions are from 7:20 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. or 3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon./Tue./Wed./Fri. There will be no study hall on Thursdays. Every student assigned to study hall must attend one session daily until their grade is passing (67% or above). Once the grade is at 67% or above, the student must get a note from the teacher that the grade is now passing and present the note to Mr. Huppe and Mrs. Ralston. Students are encouraged to meet with their teachers in place of the mandatory study hall only if they have written permission from the teacher. Students must check-in with study hall supervisor and present written permission prior to leaving study hall.
Practices should be attended after the study hall session is over. If a student is in study hall two consecutive weeks for the same class or classes, they will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular competitions, games or performances until the grade is above 67%. Any special situations involving eligibility will be reviewed by the Athletics/ Activities Director and the Principal; their decision will be final.
Completion of the KSHSAA “Physical Form” along with the KSHAA Recommended Concussion and Head Injury Information Release Form is required of all students participating in ALL ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES (including cheer and dance). These forms must be completed after May 1 to be effective for the following school year. The form must be signed by a physician and the Parental Permission portion must be completed and signed by a parent and student. The form is available in the Activities Of ce and at www.KSHAA.org.