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.
Activity and Athletics Grade Checks
Grade checks for all students in activities and athletics will begin after the 3rd full week of each semester. First-semester grade checks will begin the week of September 10 and second-semester grade checks the week of January 28. Grade checks for these students will be run every Monday morning. Any student having a grade under 72%, will be required to meet with their teacher(s) at least one (1) time before/after school or during Thunder Block the following week. Information regarding Thunder Block may be found under Academics. Athletes should still attend practice during the week, provided they have met with their teacher(s) at least once. Students will be required to meet with their teacher at least once (1) a week until their grade is above passing during the weekly grade check. Students with a failing grade for four (4) consecutive weeks in the same class will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular competitions, games or performances until the grade is passing (67% or higher). Students, coaches, and parents will be notified when a student reaches three (3) consecutive weeks for the same class. Special situations involving eligibility will be reviewed by the assistant principal and the athletic & activities director and their decision will be final. The purpose of this eligibility policy is not to punish students, but rather to help them maintain a proper balance between academics and athletics and activities.
Students who are enrolled in a semester or year-long band, choir, orchestra, debate, or forensics class are participants in a co-curricular activity. By enrolling in one of these classes, the student is making a commitment to honor all required performances and rehearsals during and outside of school hours. Should a required, curricular event, rehearsal or performance occur during the school day, the student is obligated to attend the event. Discipline issues will be discussed on an individual basis with the administration and director. Solo and Ensemble performances (when not required for class) are subject to the eligibility requirements under “Activity and Athletics Grade Checks.”
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 Office and at www.KSHAA.org.
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.