2017 Policies are listed below for reference. Any changes to policies for 2017 will be published in December.
Team categories depend on all team members, and each member plays a vital role. Timing, blocking, and stunts can be nearly impossible to practice when members are absent. For this reason, we have a formal attendance policy in place for all of our coached teams and attendance will be tracked. Our absentee* policy is as follows:
Communication – It is the responsibility of the student and/or parent to inform the coach of an absence PRIOR to the start of practice. Failure to properly communicate could lead to the student’s removal from the team.
Full Absence = Missing an entire practice.
One (1) absence is allowed per student during the Sectionals practice phase.
One (1) absence is allowed per student during the Districts practice phase.
One (1) absence is allowed per student during the Nationals practice phase.
Unused absences DO NOT roll over to the next phase.
Any student exceeding these limits will be removed from the team.
Partial Absence = Missing any part of practice, either by arriving late and/or leaving early.
Three (3) partial absences will count as one (1) full absence regardless of the amount of time missed from practice.
If a student misses an extended amount of practice due to arriving late and/or leaving early, the coach may consider it as a full absence at their discretion.
No Call/No Show – Any student that does not communicate an absence with their coach prior to the start of practice will be immediately removed from the team.
*We understand that there may be extraneous circumstances that affect a student’s ability to be at practice; however, most absences are not of that nature.
Attire should be modest for both boys and girls during ALL Fine Arts practices and events. This includes all attire worn to Sectionals, Districts,
as well as for the duration of the trip to Nationals.
No jeans permitted.
No shorts without leggings underneath.
No leggings without shorts over them.
No visible bras or sports bras.
No cut-out shirts or saggy tank tops.
No bare midriffs.
Students should be in their practice attire prior to the start of practice.
Coaches may ask a student to change (or send them home from practice) if improper attire is worn.
Human Video – Girls must wear their hair up and off their face.
Cell phones are NOT allowed during practice.
Students will be given breaks and can check their phones during those times only.
STUDENT DROP-OFF/PICK-UP LOCATION
South Entrance is the designated drop-off/pick-up location.
For security purposes, the South Entrance will be the only open entrance for most practice times. This is CLA policy.
Food and drinks will not be provided.
Students are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch if they will be at practice all day or are practicing after church on Sunday.
Students will NOT be allowed to leave the property between practices to get lunch.
Lunch should be eaten before/after practice or on breaks; not during practice.
If a parent decides to bring lunch to their student, they should do so during lunchtime only. Students will not be allowed to stop practicing to eat.
Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle with them and will be able to get water whenever needed.
Snacks are encouraged, and students will have breaks in which to eat them.
Participants in our Fine Arts program should be active members of either The Movement or Fusion.
Students must remain in their designated practice room/area for the duration of practice and are not permitted to roam throughout the church.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds on fees (registration, uniforms, etc.) once they are paid.