Burbank High School Athletics/Activities Handbook 2015-2016

Burbank High School
Athletics/Activities
Handbook
2015-2016
Letter from the Principal
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Athletic/Activities Checklist
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Student Handbook
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C.I.F. Code of Ethics
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Pursuing Victory With Honor
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Transportation Bulletin
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Excursion Authorization/Transportation Permission___14
Participation Consent/Waiver_____________________15
Concussion Information Sheet
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NCAA Qualifying Information_____________________17-20
BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL
902 N. Third Street ~ Burbank, California 91502-1019
Telephone: 818-558-4700 ~ Fax: 818-845-6122
Michael Bertram
Jacquie Day
Principal
Assistant Principal – Guidance
Matt La Belle
Assistant Principal – Activities & Athletics
Tom Crowther
Assistant Principal – Instruction
Tee Buckle
Assistant Principal - Discipline
Dear Parent:
We live in a highly competitive sports world. Even in high school, a great amount of attention from coaches, parents, fans and
media is directed toward games designed for children. With that attention comes pressure for young athletes to concentrate on one
sport. Too many athletes say, “if I am going to play a certain sport in college and maybe the pros, I need to devote all of my time to
it because others are specializing and I don’t want to be behind.” How misled they are.
Look at the facts:
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For every 1000 high school graduating senior-football players, approximately 17 play in college and less than one makes it
to the NFL.
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Approximately 546,000 boys participate in high school basketball-of that number, 4700 play in college and 11 are in the
NBA.
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4.9% of high school athletes in all sports participate in college.
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College coaches evaluate basic physical qualities when considering the potential of high school athletes. Study after study
has shown the performance level of the seasonal athlete and the year-round athlete is not much different.
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Colleges take the best all-around athlete.
These facts have led one college administrator to sarcastically comment, “a high school athlete has a better chance of getting hit by
a meteorite than making it to the pro leagues.”
I firmly believe that specialization in one sport increases the incidence of athletic burnout. It creates a professional atmosphere for
athletes at too early an age. It denies athletes meaningful contact with other coaches and athletes. It reduces the talent pool for
the other sports. Lastly, it creates friction between coaches who must then compete for their athletes.
I include this letter in the athletic packet to clearly delineate the philosophy of Burbank High School regarding athletic specialization.
I want you to understand that each athlete is free to choose the sports he or she wants to play. I encourage our younger athletes to
try different sports. Parents, it is your responsibility to help adolescents who sometimes are not able to foresee the consequences
of the decisions they are asked to make. It is your duty as a parent to help them make informed decisions. I assure you no one at
Burbank High School will pressure your athlete to specialize.
Sincerely,
Dr. Michael Bertram
Principal
W W W . B U R B A N K H I G H S C H O O L . C O M
This checklist is to assist the athlete to become eligible for Burbank High School interscholastic sports and activities.
A student will not be eligible to participate (in game, practice or competition) in any sport/activity without clearance
from the Assistant Principal of Athletics. ALL MATERIALS MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN AT THE SAME
TIME, to the Athletics/Activites Office. Please do not bend or fold the forms:
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Transportation – The Burbank Unified School District does not provide financial support for
transportation to athletic contests. In the transportation bulletin, you will read more about
the transportation donation.
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ASB Card - $30.00 for the year. Pay at the ASB Office and please make your
check payable to Burbank High School or John Burroughs High school. Be sure to bring
your ID card with you when you come in to get cleared.
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Burbank Unified and CIF Athletic Codes - Athletes and parents need to read
these thoroughly. All parents and athletes must sign the backside of the Athletic
Emergency/Medical Information & Participation Form stating they have read and
agree to all rules and regulations.
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Academic Eligibility - The Athletic Director will notify the athlete as to the status of his/her
eligibility. Eligibility is based on the last grading period. The athlete must be passing in at
least 4 classes of which only one may be PE, and must have a 2.0 average in all classes
taken.
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Physical/Athletic Insurance/Medical Authorization Form - Take the Athletic Emergency/Medical
Information & Participation form to a doctor for a physical. C.I.F. requires that a physical
form be on file at the school of participation. Completed physical forms are good for one
year from the date of the doctor's signature. Physicals must be completed on our forms!
All athletes must have insurance covering participation before he/she is allowed
to practice or compete. Calif Education Code makes it mandatory that the
school be furnished evidence of student insurance by completing the enclosed
form. The signing of this form in all areas gives approval for emergency
medical treatment to be given to your student.
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Dr. Michael Bertram
Matt La Belle
Principal
(818) 558-4700 x51902
Assistant Principal
(818) 558-4700 x51915
FALL
Boys Cross Country
Girls Cross Country
Girls Golf
Girls Tennis
Girls Volleyball
Cheerleading
Football
Boys Water Polo
VAPA
WINTER
Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Boys Soccer
Girls Soccer
Girls Water Polo
Cheerleading
VAPA
Bruce Breeden
Patrick McMenamin
Athletic Director
(818) 558-4700 x55901
SPRING
Baseball
Cheerleading
Boys Golf
Softball
Boys Tennis
Boys and Girls Track
Boys Volleyball
Swimming
VAPA
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU AS AN ATHLETE/PARTICIPANT?
 Total commitment to the sport/activity
 Good attitude
 Good citizenship both on and off campus
 Good grades
 Hard work and long hours in practice
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IF INTERESTED:
Meet with head coach/advisor
Obtain athletic packet for clearance; fill out and return to
Athletics/Activities Office
Obtain approval of head coach (tryouts)
HEAD COACHES/ADVISORS
Baseball
Bob Hart
Boys Soccer
Loi Phan
Cheerleading_______ Heather Riscen
Girls Soccer
Eric Montoya
Boys Water Polo____Gilbert Raposa
Softball
Mike Delaney
Cross Country____ TBD
Boys Tennis
Loi Phan
Football
Richard Broussard
Girls Tennis
Loi Phan
Boys Basketball
TBD
Track
______Darin Wolf
Girls Basketball
Bruce Breeden
Boys Volleyball
Patrick McMenamin
Boys Golf
Frank Childress
Girls Volleyball
Kyle Roach
Girls Golf
Branko Sevic
Girls Water Polo
Allison Young
Swimming_________Gilbert Raposa
IMA______________Michael Stanley
VMA_____________Brett Carroll
Drama____________TBD
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BASIC C.I.F. ELIGIBILITY RULES
A STUDENT ATHLETE MUST:
1. Be less than nineteen years of age prior to September 1.
2. Have reached the ninth grade.
3. Participate in no more than four seasons of the same sport after enrolling in grade 9.
4. Be scholastically eligible.
5. File the appropriate paperwork for new students who have transferred from another
school without a bona-fide change of address. (See the Athletic Director immediately if
you have transferred).
6. Since entering grade 9, not be in your ninth semester of attendance.
7. Meet citizenship requirements.
8. Maintain amateur standing.
9. Maintain in your athletic file, an annual physical examination certifying that you are
physically fit to tryout and/or participate in athletics.
10. Your eligibility is subject to special rules:
a. Competition with an outside team during your season, in the same sport, is
prohibited.
b. Participation on the varsity football team is prohibited until you have reached your 15th
birthday. *Exception: 14 years of age with parental and physician approval.
c. If you transfer from one school to another without a valid change of residence by your
parents/guardians, your eligibility may be limited to non-varsity competition.
d. Questions should be directed to your school coach and/or Athletic Director.
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC CODE
The C.I.F. Blue Book Rules and Regulations as well as the High School Athletic Code shall govern
High School Athletics. Athletes should directly respond to the head coach and assistants. It is
assumed that the athlete participates in a sport as a privilege, and because of this, wishes to do
whatever is necessary to make the team more successful. The following are general responsibilities of
the athlete.
APPLICABILITY
1. Athletes shall follow all team rules set forth by the coach and this Athletic Code.
2. Prior to participation, a student-athlete must complete proper athletic clearance procedures
which include a physical and clearance signatures sheet filled out in its entirety.
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CONDUCT AND BEHAVIOR
As athletes/representatives in high school, you are representing yourself, parents, school, and
community and are expected to conduct yourself properly at all times. Because of this,
misconduct by the athlete shall not be condoned. The Athletic Code is in effect 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, from the first C.I.F. sanctioned practice (August) through the last day of the
school year. Athletes are responsible for compliance whether they play during the one of all
season of sport. Athletes can also be held accountable for summer activities in which they are
representing the school or school program.
1. ALCOHOL, DRUGS: Violations of alcohol and drugs (including cigarettes and
“chew”), will be dealt with according to BUSD disciplinary protocols.
2. CRIMINAL ACTS: Athletes who conspire to become involved in acts defined as
criminal by statute are subject to discipline under this Code.
3. VIOLATIONS OF SCHOOL DISCIPLINE POLICY: Athletes/participants are
expected to display behavior in the classroom and on campus that is exemplary for all
students to follow.
MISCELLANEOUS
1. APPEARANCE: As a member of our team, we want to be proud of your appearance.
Athletes are expected to dress neatly and keep well groomed. The coach may determine
dress on the day of a contest.
2. DEDICATION: An athlete must be willing to dedicate himself/herself to
sports/activites. The participant should be aware that nothing worthwhile is
accomplished without hard work and a sincere desire to succeed. The participant must
also realize that he/she must work “out of season” as well as during the season. He/she
must also be willing to sacrifice his/her own personal desires for the good of the team.
3. INSURANCE: Every participant must be covered by insurance, which will pay for
injuries sustained in his/her sport/activity. The high school does not pay for any medical
care of injured participants. For those without insurance, information about insurance
plans, which are offered by Myers Stevens, is available in the Athletics/Activites office.
4. LANGUAGE: Anyone associated with high school athletics/activities shall use
language that is socially acceptable in a classroom setting. Profanity or vulgar language
will not be tolerated on or off the playing field at any time.
5. LETTER REQUIREMENTS: Because of the differences in many sports/activities,
each coach/advisor sets his/her own requirements. The Athletic Department also imposes
requirements that an athlete must meet to qualify for a letter:
a. The athlete must finish the season in good standing (includes academics).
b. The athlete must have turned in or accounted for all equipment checked out.
6. QUITTING A SPORT: The head coach may or may not allow a player that has quit a
team to return. Athletes that may be reinstated after quitting may lose all rights of a team
member including, but not limited to, awards or post-season honors. These athletes may
not go out for another sport until the season of sport, which they quit, is completed
(excluding playoffs).
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7. RESIDENCE ELIIBILITY: Any student who is planning to move, or who has recently
moved, or whose parents/guardians have moved, should notify the Athletic Director
immediately for C.I.F. information regarding their eligibility. If you are not sure, please
come ask questions.
8. RESPECT: The participant is to show respect for all coaches, teachers, officials,
spectators, school facilities, and equipment.
9. RESPONSIBILITY FOR EQUIPMENT: Participants shall assume responsibility for
all equipment issued to them and will be expected to pay for equipment not returned. A
participant who has equipment stolen, through no fault of their own, must report this to
their coach/advisor as soon as possible. He/she must complete a theft report within two
days of the theft and turn it in to the Athletic Director. If the above procedure is met, the
participant may be relieved of financial responsibility. A participant will not receive
team awards, unless he/she is still in competition, until he/she has: checked equipment
in, and/or paid for lost, stolen, or damaged equipment.
10. SCHOLASTIC ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible a participant must:
a. Have passed 20 semester units in each grading period.
b. Be enrolled in at least 20 semester units in the current period.
c. Have a 2.0 grade point average (4.0 scale) in the past period.
d. Be making positive progress toward meeting the graduation requirements.
11. ELIGIBILITY/INELIGIBILITY PERIOD: This period shall be equal and last for
approximately one eighth of the school year. Typically the eligibility/ineligibility date
will be the Monday following the date that grades are submitted by the faculty. *Certain
situations can arise that cause this date to be moved. All efforts will be made to assure
that the date is as close to that Monday as are possible.
12. SEASONAL PARTICIPATION: An athlete may participate in only one sport per
season. Athletes cannot change from one sport to another during the season except with
the approval of both coaches and the Athletic Director. When an athlete quits or is
dropped for disciplinary reasons, he/she may not go out for a sport until the previous
sport season is ended (excluding playoffs).
13. TRANSPORTATION: The B.U.S.D. does not provide financial support for
transportation to athletic/activity events. All transportation is supported by an ASB Trust
Account. Transportation arrangements to athletic/activities events may include charter
buses, passenger vans (leased by the district only), and car pools. The enclosed
“Transportation Bulletin” contains more specific information on transportation.
Every participant must acknowledge, by signature, that they have read/understand the
Transportation Bulletin. Participants may not drive other students. Approved Car-Pools can be
set up through the Athletics/Activities Office and include “Authorization For Travel by NonDistrict Vehicle”, and photocopies of Driver License and proof of insurance.
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ACADEMICS:
In order to emphasize the importance of academic achievement the following constitute
minimum requirements for student participation in athletics and students activities.
 Academic standing as previously stated in this Code.
 Eligibility will be checked each grading period. Should an individual fall below the
requirements, the student will be ineligible for participation in athletics or activities
during the next grading period. Academic probation can be earned under certain, but not
all, circumstances. If a participant falls below eligibility limits a second time
consecutively, they cannot be assigned probation.
NOTE: SUMMER SCHOOL GRADES MAY NOT NECESSARILY IMPROVE
ELIGIBILITY. THE FOLLOWING FACTORS ARE TO BE CONSIDERED:
 A summer class can replace a failed semester class only when the class is an exact
duplicate.
 A summer class will be added to the semester classes if it is not a duplicate. This would
affect the G.P.A., as you would be dividing by an extra class.
 Summer school proficiency classes do not count towards G.P.A.
ATTENDANCE:
Students are expected to attend all of their classes in order to participate in a practice, game, or
activity. If the student/athlete is too sick to attend classes, then they are too sick to participate in
the athletic event or student activity. An exception to this is a doctor apportionment in which the
student has secured an Off-Campus Permit through the Attendance Office. In this situation the
student/athlete also must notify, and receive written permission from, the Assistant Principal,
Matt La Belle, at least forty-eight (48) hours PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT. If a participant
violates this attendance rule, they may be suspended from participation.
CITIZENSHIP/ATTITUDE:
Students are expected to display satisfactory citizenship and attitude as a participant in
athletics/extracurricular activities. Every incident will be treated as an individual case and
judged on its own merit. The seriousness of the offense, conditions under which it occurred, and
the athlete’s/student’s past school record are factors to be considered. The student/athlete’s
coach/advisor reserves the right to then decide the course of action that will be taken. Situations
that involve administrative intervention in compliance with the School Discipline Guidelines will
result in suspension from participation in athletic events/extra-curricular activities for a period
decided by the coach/administration.
PERIOD OF ENFORCEMENT:
This athletic/activity code takes effect with the initiation of school athletic events/student activity
in August, and terminates with the last day of school in May. This code is in effect 24 hours a
day, seven days a week, including vacation days throughout the year. It is also in effect during
any summer event, or trip, in which students participate as representatives of the school.
Ineligibility created by suspension from athletic/activities and not completed by the end of the
spring semester will be carried over for completion at the beginning of the fall semester.
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APPEALS:
Appeals of a suspension from participation in athletic/extra-curricular activities, other than
academics and attendance, may be made by the student to the school administrator in charge of
athletics/activities.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
I understand that I have signed the back of the physical/clearance form which indicated that I
understand, accept, and agree to abide by the rules set forth in this Code.
*ALL CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES AT BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL ARE OFFERED TO
ALL QUALIFIED STUDENTS WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL
ORIGIN, SEX, OR HANDICAP.
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Athlete’s Code of Ethics
Athletics is an integral part of the school’s total educational program. All school activities,
curricular and extra-curricular, in the classroom and on the playing field, must be congruent with
the school’s stated goals and objectives established for the intellectual, physical, social and moral
development of its students. It is within this context that the following Code of Ethics is
presented.
As an athlete, I understand that it is my responsibility to:
1. Place academic achievement as the highest priority.
2. Show respect for teammates, opponents, officials and coaches.
3. Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials.
4. Exhibit fair play, sportsmanship and proper conduct on and off the playing field.
5. Maintain a high level of safety awareness.
6. Refrain from the use of profanity, vulgarity and other offensive language and gestures.
7. Adhere to the established rules and standards of the game to be played.
8. Respect all equipment and use it safely and appropriately.
9. Refrain from the use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal and non-prescriptive drugs, anabolic
steroids or any substance to increase physical development or performance that is not
approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, Surgeon General of the
United States of American Medical Association.
10. Know and follow all state, section and school athletic rules and regulations as they
pertain to eligibility and sports participation.
11. Win with character, lose with dignity.
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Pursuing Victory With Honor
1. The essential elements of character building and ethics in C.I.F. sports and embodied in
the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect,
responsibility, fairness, caring and good sportsmanship. The highest potential of sports is
achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character”.
2. It’s the duty of School Boards, superintendents, school administrators, parents and school
sports leadership- including coaches, athletic administrators, program directors and game
officals - to promote sportsmanship and foster good character by teaching, enforcing,
advocating and modeling these “six pillars of character.”
3. To promote sportsmanship and foster the development of good character, school sports
program must be conducted in a manner that enhances academic, emotional, social,
physical and ethical development of student-athletes and teaches them positive life skills
that will help them become personally successful and socially responsible.
4. Participation in school sports programs is a privilege, not a right. To earn that privilege,
student-athletes must abide by the rules and they must conduct themselves, on and off the
field, as positive role models who exemplify good character.
5. School Boards, superintendents, school administrators, parents and school sports
leadership shall establish standards for participation by adopting and enforcing codes of
conduct for coaches, athletes, parents and spectators.
6. All participants in high school sports must consistently demonstrate and demand
scrupulous integrity and observe and enforce the spirit as well as the letter of the rules.
7. The importance of character, ethics and sportsmanship should be emphasized in all
communications directed to student-athletes and their parents.
8. School Boards, superintendents, school administrators, parents and school sports
leadership must ensure that the first priority of their student-athletes is a serious
commitment to getting an education and developing the academic skills and character to
succeed.
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9. School Boards, superintendents, principals, school administrators and everyone involved
at any level of governance in the C.I.F. must maintain ultimate responsibility for the
quality and integrity of C.I.F. programs. Such individuals must assure that education and
character development responsibilities are not compromised to achieve sports
performance goals and that the academic, social, emotional, physical and ethical wellbeing of student-athletes is always placed above desires and pressures to win.
10. All employees of member schools must be directly involved and committed to the
academic success of student-athletes and the character building goals of the school.
11. Everyone involved in competition including parents, spectators, associated student body
leaders, and all auxiliary groups have a duty to honor the traditions of the sport and to
treat other participants with respect. Coaches have a special responsibility to model
respectful behavior and the duty to demand that their student-athletes refrain from
disrespectful conduct including verbal abuse of opponents and officials, profane or
belligerent trash-talking, taunting and inappropriate celebrations.
12. School Boards, superintendents, and school administrators of C.I.F. member school must
ensure that coaches, whether paid or voluntary, are competent to coach. Training or
experience may determine minimal competence. These competencies include basic
knowledge of: 1) The character building aspects of sports, including techniques and
methods of teaching and reinforcing the core values comprising sportsmanship and good
character; 2) The physical capabilities and limitations of the age group coached as well as
first aid; 3) Coaching principles and the rules and strategies of the sport.
13. Because of the powerful potential of sports as a vehicle for positive personal growth, a
broad spectrum of school sports experiences should be made available to all of our
diverse communities.
14. To safeguard the health of athletes and the integrity of the sport, school sports programs
must actively prohibit the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and performance enhancing
substances, as well as demand compliance with all laws and regulations, including those
related to ambling and the use of drugs.
15. Schools that offer athletic programs must safeguard the integrity of their programs.
Commercial relationships should be continually monitored to ensure against
inappropriate exploitation of the school’s name or reputation. There should be no undue
interference or influence of commercial interest. In addition, sports programs must be
prudent, avoiding undue financial dependency on particular companies or sponsors.
16. The profession of coaching is a profession of teaching. In addition to teaching the mental
and physical dimensions of their sport, coaches, through words and example, must also
strive to build the character of their athletes by teaching them to be trustworthy,
respectful, responsible, fair, caring and good citizens.
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The Burbank Unified School District does not provide financial support for transportation to athletic contests. All
athletic transportation is supported by an ASB Transportation Trust Account. Transportation arrangements to
athletic contests may include charter buses, passenger vans (leased by the district only), and car pools. If there is a
concern regarding any form of transportation, please contact the Athletic Director and/or School Administration.
For each sport, the athlete’s parents will be asked to donate funds to cover the cost of transportation. Parents can
make donations to the high school at the time of the athletic clearance process. If an athlete needs financial
assistance, payment arrangements and/or adjustments can be made with the Athletic Director. No athlete will be
eliminated because money for transportation is not donated.
Students are required to travel to all school sponsored athletic contests and activities by transportation provided by the
school and/or arranged by the Burbank Unified School District. The school administration will determine the most
appropriate and cost-effective mode of transportation for each approved trip. In all situations, the school
administration, Athletic Director, and/or the coach have final approval regarding the method of transportation for
students.
In an emergency, parents may need to transport their son/daughter to an event, or the student* may need to drive
himself/herself. In order to obtain permission to do this, the athlete and a parent or guardian must complete the Student
Transportation Permission Slip (for each request) and submit it for approval to the school administration, Athletic
Director, and the coach at least twenty four hours before the event. If it is determined that self-transportation is
inappropriate, the student must the school transportation provided.
*In an emergency circumstance, students who are on a team or who are participants in an activity may transport
themselves, and their siblings who are also students at the school and involved in the same activity, provided they
possess a valid driver’s license and the required insurance. Drivers must comply with all stipulations and adhere to
federal, state, and local laws governing student drivers. Under no circumstances may a student transport other
students who are not his/her siblings (as described above). Drivers may not carry non-district personnel, nonstudents, non-student family members, or other guests or passengers.
A parent or other adult may be authorized to transport students by private vehicle when the vehicle is driven by an adult
age 21 or older, who has a good driving record and who has registered with the district’s site administration, for such
purposes, by filing a completed Field Trip by Private Vehicle Driver’s Statement Form. Drivers shall be required to
possess a valid California driver’s license and liability insurance of a least the following limits: combined single limit
$300,000 (bodily injury/property damage); or $100,000 each person, $300,000 each accident (bodily injury), $25,000
property damage.
Additionally, the following pertains to transportation by private vehicle:
1. Drivers shall receive safety and emergency instructions which would be reviewed and kept in the
vehicle.
2. Vehicle owners, drivers and passengers shall be informed that the registered owner and his/her
insurance company are responsible for any accidents or violations that may occur.
3. The number of passengers, including the driver, shall not exceed the capacity for which the vehicle
was designed. The number of passengers shall not exceed 10, including the driver, no matter what
size the vehicle.
4. All occupants shall wear seat belts in accordance with the law.
If you have any questions regarding this bulletin and/or the transportation of students involved in athletics or other
activities, please contact the Athletic Director or the Activities Director at the school.
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(Minor)
(California Education Code Section 35330)
Completion of This Form is Required for ALL Excursions.
I hereby give permission for my child to participate in any athletic/activity related excursions.
California Education Code Section 35330 provides as follows:
“All persons making the field trip or excursion shall be deemed to have waived all claims against the
District of the State of California or injury, accident, illness, or death occurring during or by reason of
the field trip or excursions.”
Please note the district defines an excursion as the movement of students from one location (or campus) to
another location (or campus).
I understand that transportation for some excursions will NOT be provided by the District; students
could be on their own. Supervision en route WILL NOT always be provided. Upon arrival, supervision
will resume, but students WILL NOT be subject to school supervision while off campus. In approving
this document, and consenting to my child’s participating, I understand that no claim may be made
against the District based upon lack of supervision while he/she is en route from campus to an event as
part of the school program.
I have carefully read this authorization and fully understand its contents and voluntarily consent to its
terms and conditions. If my child drives themselves to an event, I certify that insurance coverage, as
stated below is in force; and, my child holds a valid driver’s license.
I am the parent/legal guardian of the student whose packet I am signing. My son/daughter will be participating
in events related to the athletic/activity department at either Burbank or John Burroughs High School. My
son/daughter has my permission to travel with another adult, who may or may not be an approved chaperone.
I/we agree to personally indemnify and hold harmless the Burbank Unified School District, its officers, agents,
and employees from all losses, expenses, fines, suits, proceedings, claims, damages, actions, and judgements of
any nature whatsoever arising out of or connected with any accident or occurrence happening during the time
said student is being transported by another adult to or from events related to the athletic program.
Drivers shall be required to possess a valid driver’s license and liability insurance of at least: combined
single limit $300,000 (bodily injury/property damage); or $100,000 each person, $300,000 each accident
(bodily injury), $25,000 property damage.
Students who are on a team or who are participants in an activity may transport themselves and their siblings
to approved activities, provided, that they possess a valid driver’s license and the necessary insurance. They
must comply with all stipulation; and, adhere to federal, state, and local laws governing student drivers.
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I hereby give my consent to my son/daughter to try out for and participate in Burbank High School Athletics
and/or Activities, and recognize his/her responsibility and requirements as a leader and representative of
his/her school in this team/club/activity.
I have read, fully understand and agree to abide by the rules, regulations and guidelines which will govern my
son/daughter if he/she is chosen to represent (Burbank Unified School District) as a member of a team/group.
I understand, acknowledge and agree that extracurricular activities require attendance at all practices, games,
performances, special functions and camps that may be required for all participants. I understand,
acknowledge and agree that sports and activities involves a risk of injury and expressly assume any risks
which arise during the course of participating in any aspect of a sport or activity. I further understand, agree
and give my consent to have my son/daughter travel with school representatives on authorized school trips
relating to a sport/activity.
I hereby release and discharge the (Burbank Unified School District) and its officers, employees, agents,
servants, coaches and volunteers (herein collectively referred to as “District”) from any and all liability
arising out of, occurring during or in connection with the sport/activity, including but not limited to receiving
instructions in said activity, the performance or practice of the activity or any activities incidental thereto
regardless of the location of the activity, and all liabilities associated with any and all claims related to such
activity that may be filed on behalf of or for the minor. For purposes of this agreement, liability means all
claims, demands, losses, injuries, damages, causes of action, suits or judgments of any and every kind that
occur during the above described activity.
It is our intention through this agreement to exempt and relieve the (Burbank Unified School District) from
any and all liability for personal injuries or property damage which occur during the course of participation in
a sport or activity in any manner at any location.
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What can happen if my child keeps on playing with a concussion or returns to soon?
Athletes with the signs and symptoms of concussion should be removed from play immediately.
Continuing to play with the signs and symptoms of a concussion leaves the young athlete
especially vulnerable to greater injury. There is an increased risk of significant damage from a
concussion for a period of time after that concussion occurs, particularly if the athlete suffers
another concussion before completely recovering from the first one. This can lead to prolonged
recovery, or even to severe brain swelling (second impact syndrome) with devastating and even
fatal consequences. It is well known that adolescent or teenage athletes will often under report
symptoms of injuries. And concussions are no different. As a result, education of
administrators, coaches, parents and students is the key for student/athlete’s safety.
If you think your child has suffered a concussion
Any athlete even suspected of suffering a concussion should be removed from the game or
practice immediately. No athlete may return to activity after an apparent head injury or
concussion, regardless of how mile it seems or how quickly symptoms clear, without medical
clearance. Close observation of the athlete should continue for several hours. The new CIF
Bylaw 313 now requires implementation of long and well-established return to play concussion
guidelines.
“A student-athlete who has been removed may not return to play until the athlete is evaluated by
a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussion and
received written clearance to return to play from the health care provider”.
You should also inform your child’s coach if you think that your child may have a concussion.
Remember it is better to miss one game than miss the whole season. And when in doubt, the
athlete sits out.
For current and up to date information on concussions you can go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports/
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NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
NCAA Division I Initial-Eligibility Requirements
Core Courses: (16)
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
Initial full-time collegiate enrollment before August 1, 2016:
o Sixteen (16) core courses are required (see chart below for subject-area requirements).
Initial full-time collegiate enrollment on or after August 1, 2016:
o Sixteen (16) core courses are required (see chart below for subject-area requirements).

Ten (10) core courses completed before the seventh semester; seven (7) of the 10 must be in English,
math or natural/physical science.

These courses/grades are "locked in" at start of the seventh semester (cannot be repeated for
grade-point average [GPA] improvement to meet initial-eligibility requirements for competition).
o Students who do not meet core-course progression requirements may still be eligible to receive athletics
aid and practice in the initial year of enrollment by meeting academic redshirt requirements (see below).
Test Scores: (ACT/SAT)



Students must present a corresponding test score and core-course GPA on the sliding scale (see Page No. 2).
o SAT: critical reading and math sections.

Best subscore from each section is used to determine the SAT combined score for initial eligibility.
o ACT: English, math, reading and science sections.

Best subscore from each section is used to determine the ACT sum score for initial eligibility.
All ACT and SAT attempts before initial full-time collegiate enrollment may be used for initial eligibility.
Enter 9999 during ACT or SAT registration to ensure the testing agency reports your score
directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center. Test scores on transcripts will not be used.
Core Grade-Point Average:



Only core courses that appear on the high school's List of NCAA Courses on the NCAA Eligibility Center's
website (www.eligibilitycenter.org) will be used to calculate your core-course GPA. Use this list as a guide.
Initial full-time collegiate enrollment before August 1, 2016:
o Students must present a corresponding test score (ACT sum score or SAT combined score) and core-course
GPA (minimum 2.000) on Sliding Scale A (see Page No. 2).
o Core-course GPA is calculated using the best 16 core courses that meet subject-area requirements.
Initial full-time collegiate enrollment on or after August 1, 2016:
o Students must present a corresponding test score (ACT sum score or SAT combined score) and core-course
GPA (minimum 2.300) on Sliding Scale B (see Page No. 2).
o Core-course GPA is calculated using the best 16 core courses that meet both progression (10 before
seventh semester; seven in English, math or science; "locked in") and subject-area requirements.
DIVISION I
Core-Course Requirement (16)
4
3
2
1
2
4
years of English
years of math (Algebra I or higher)
years of natural/physical science
(1 year of lab if offered)
year of additional English, math or
natural/physical science
years of social science
years of additional courses (any
area above, foreign language or
comparative religion/philosophy)
DIVISION I – 2016
Qualifier Requirements
*Athletics aid, practice, and competition
 16 core courses
o Ten (10) core courses
completed before the start of
seventh semester. Seven (7) of
the 10 must be in English, math
or natural/physical science.

"Locked in" for core-course
GPA calculation.
 Corresponding test score (ACT
sum score or SAT combined
score) and core-course GPA
(minimum 2.300) on Sliding Scale
B (see Page No. 2).
 Graduate from high school.
DIVISION I – 2016
Academic Redshirt Requirements
*Athletics aid and practice (no competition)



16 core courses
o No grades/credits "locked in"
(repeated courses after the
seventh semester begins may
be used for initial eligibility).
Corresponding test score (ACT
sum score or SAT combined
score) and core-course GPA
(minimum 2.000) on Sliding Scale
B (see Page No. 2).
Graduate from high school.
Sliding Scale A
Use for Division I prior to August 1, 2016
NCAA DIVISION I SLIDING SCALE
Core GPA
3.550 & above
3.525
3.500
3.475
3.450
3.425
3.400
3.375
3.350
3.325
3.300
3.275
3.250
3.225
3.200
3.175
3.150
3.125
3.100
3.075
3.050
3.025
3.000
2.975
2.950
2.925
2.900
2.875
2.850
2.825
2.800
2.775
2.750
2.725
2.700
2.675
2.650
2.625
2.600
2.575
2.550
2.525
2.500
2.475
2.450
2.425
2.400
2.375
2.350
2.325
2.300
2.275
2.250
2.225
2.200
2.175
2.150
2.125
2.100
2.075
2.050
2.025
2.000
SAT
Verbal and Math ONLY
400
410
420
430
440
450
460
470
480
490
500
510
520
530
540
550
560
570
580
590
600
610
620
630
640
650
660
670
680
690
700
710
720
730
730
740-750
760
770
780
790
800
810
820
830
840-850
860
860
870
880
890
900
910
920
930
940
950
960
960
970
980
990
1000
1010
ACT Sum
Sliding Scale B
Use for Division I beginning August 1, 2016
NCAA DIVISION I SLIDING SCALE
Core GPA
37
38
39
40
41
41
42
42
43
44
44
45
46
46
47
47
48
49
49
50
50
51
52
52
53
53
54
55
56
56
57
58
59
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
3.550
3.525
3.500
3.475
3.450
3.425
3.400
3.375
3.350
3.325
3.300
3.275
3.250
3.225
3.200
3.175
3.150
3.125
3.100
3.075
3.050
3.025
3.000
2.975
2.950
2.925
2.900
2.875
2.850
2.825
2.800
2.775
2.750
2.725
2.700
2.675
2.650
2.625
2.600
2.575
2.550
2.525
2.500
2.475
2.450
2.425
2.400
2.375
2.350
2.325
2.300
2.299
2.275
2.250
2.225
2.200
2.175
2.150
2.125
2.100
2.075
2.050
2.025
2.000
For more information, visit www.eligibilitycenter.org or www.2point3.org.
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SAT
ACT Sum
Verbal and Math ONLY
400
410
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430
440
450
460
470
480
490
500
510
520
530
540
550
560
570
580
590
600
610
620
630
640
650
660
670
680
690
700
710
720
730
740
750
760
770
780
790
800
810
820
830
840
850
860
870
880
890
900
910
910
920
930
940
950
960
970
980
990
1000
1010
1020
37
38
39
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86
NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
Division II Initial-Eligibility Requirements
Core Courses


Division II currently requires 16 core courses. See the chart below.
Beginning August 1, 2018, to become a full or partial qualifier for Division II, all college-bound
student-athletes must complete the 16 core-course requirement.
Test Scores




Division II currently requires a minimum SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.
Beginning August 1, 2018, Division II will use a sliding scale to match test scores and core-course
grade-point averages (GPA). The sliding scale for those requirements is shown on Page No. 2 of this
sheet.
The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The
writing section of the SAT is not used.
The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the following four sections: English,
mathematics, reading and science.
When you register for the SAT or ACT, use the NCAA Eligibility Center code of 9999 to
ensure all SAT and ACT scores are reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center
from the testing agency. Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used.
Grade-Point Average




Be sure to look at your high school’s List of NCAA Courses on the NCAA Eligibility Center's website
(www.eligibilitycenter.org). Only courses that appear on your school's approved List of NCAA
Courses will be used in the calculation of the core GPA. Use the list as a guide.
The current Division II core GPA requirement is a minimum of 2.000. Division II core GPA
required to be eligible for competition on or after August 1, 2018, is 2.200 (corresponding testscore requirements are listed on the Sliding Scale on Page No. 2 of this sheet).
The minimum Division II core GPA required to receive athletics aid and practice as a partial
qualifier on or after August 1, 2018, is 2.000 (corresponding test-score requirements are listed
on the Sliding Scale on Page No. 2 of this sheet).
Remember, the NCAA core GPA is calculated using NCAA core courses only.
DIVISION II
16 Core Courses
3
2
2
3
2
4
years of English.
years of mathematics (Algebra I
or higher).
years of natural/physical science
(1 year of lab if offered by high
school).
years of additional English,
mathematics or natural/physical
science.
years of social science.
years of additional courses (from
any area above, foreign language
or comparative
religion/philosophy).
DIVISION II
COMPETITION SLIDING SCALE
DIVISION II
PARTIAL QUALIFIER SLIDING SCALE
Use for Division II beginning August 1, 2018
Use for Division II beginning August 1, 2018
Core GPA
3.300 & above
3.275
3.250
3.225
3.200
3.175
3.150
3.125
3.100
3.075
3.050
3.025
3.000
2.975
2.950
2.925
2.900
2.875
2.850
2.825
2.800
2.775
2.750
2.725
2.700
2.675
2.650
2.625
2.600
2.575
2.550
2.525
2.500
2.475
2.450
2.425
2.400
2.375
2.350
2.325
2.300
2.275
2.250
2.225
2.200
SAT
Verbal and Math ONLY
400
410
420
430
440
450
460
470
480
490
500
510
520
530
540
550
560
570
580
590
600
610
620
630
640
650
660
670
680
690
700
710
720
730
740
750
760
770
780
790
800
810
820
830
840 & above
ACT Sum
37
38
39
40
41
41
42
42
43
44
44
45
46
46
47
47
48
49
49
50
50
51
52
52
53
53
54
55
56
56
57
58
59
60
61
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70 & above
Core GPA
SAT
ACT Sum
Verbal and Math ONLY
3.050 & above
3.025
3.000
2.975
2.950
2.925
2.900
2.875
2.850
2.825
2.800
2.775
2.750
2.725
2.700
2.675
2.650
2.625
2.600
2.575
2.550
2.525
2.500
2.475
2.450
2.425
2.400
2.375
2.350
2.325
2.300
2.275
2.250
2.225
2.200
2.175
2.150
2.125
2.100
2.075
2.050
2.025
2.000
400
410
420
430
440
450
460
470
480
490
500
510
520
530
540
550
560
570
580
590
600
610
620
630
640
650
660
670
680
690
700
710
720
730
740
750
760
770
780
790
800
810
820 & above
37
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43
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44
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50
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53
54
55
56
56
57
58
59
60
61
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68 & above
For more information, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center website at www.eligibilitycenter.org.
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