Saylesville School believes that every student in the school district has the opportunity to attend school and receive a quality education. Extra-curricular/athletic programs are intended to enrich a participant’s learning and foster emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. Saylesville School encourages students to take the opportunity to be involved in these programs to positively promote themselves, their school, and their community.
Each extracurricular activity involves instruction, practice, and competition using the fundamental skills of the specified activity – including teamwork and sportsmanship. Emphasis is on learning activity fundamentals and student participation for giving their best effort and performance.
- Provide outlets for student energies.
- Develop and enhance peer and adult interaction and cooperation.
- Help students to be successful by developing responsibility, leadership, and skills of competition.
- Encourage a lifetime interest in athletics.
- Teach and promote good citizenship/sportsmanship.
- Learn to be humble in victory, and to accept defeat graciously.
- Teach students that participation in extra-curricular/athletic activities is a privilege and not a right.
- Promote teamwork and cooperation.
Saylesville School is not affiliated with the WIAA. However, it is assumed that similar regulations and rules will be followed. Local league rules of the Washington-Dodge Athletic League (WDAL) also apply for each particular sport.
Transportation is provided ONLY TO GAMES. Rides need to be arranged home for players. For 5th and 6th grade Basketball games, transportation is not provided. Parents and coaches need to make arrangements for these players to and from games.
Directions to area schools will be provided by the district.
Schedules for games and practices will be provided by the coaches.
Background checks will be performed on all coaches, assistant coaches, volunteers, and any other individual who will have unsupervised contact with Saylesville students.
Saylesville School is a member of the Washington-Dodge Athletic League (WDAL) that includes: Richfield, Neosho, Hustisford (only boys/girls basketball), and Herman. Flag football, volleyball, boys/girls basketball, and boys/girls softball are the sports offered by the WDAL. The fall sports include flag football and volleyball. Basketball is the winter sport, and softball is the spring sport. Coaches and athletic directors meet before each season to schedule games and discuss any issues from the previous season or upcoming season. Currently, the league meets at Saylesville School, as Tom Schaefer is the league commissioner. Any league-related questions would be addressed to him. If an athletic team takes 1st or 2nd place, they can ask the league to pay for engraving of a plate on a plaque at their respective school. At this time, the league does not require payment for inclusion.
Rubicon Joint #6 School District does not discriminate against pupils on the basis of sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability in its educational programs or activities.
Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, age, creed or religion, color, handicap or disability, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, membership in the national guard, state defense force or reserves, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, arrest record, conviction record or any other discriminatory basis prohibited by state or federal law.
Students who believe they have been subjected to discrimination or parents/guardians who believe their child has been subjected to discrimination should report this in writing following the procedure outlined in Student Discrimination Complaint Procedure #4110 ARR. Copies are available in the District office.
In compliance with item 7 of the Extracurricular Activities Policy, student grades will be checked, minimally, during the following reporting times:
(Activities generally start the second week of September)
- Trimester 3 grades from previous year
(Activities generally start the first week of November)
- Trimester 1 progress report
- Trimester 1 report card
- Trimester 2 progress report
(Activities generally start the second week of April)
- Trimester 2 report card
- Trimester 3 progress report
START AND END DATES FOR ACTIVITIES
- Flag Football and Volleyball: typically start shortly after the start of school and ends around mid-October.
- Boys and Girls Basketball: typically start mid-November and ends around the end of February.
- Forensics: typically starts in October and ends around March.
- Softball: typically starts mid-April and ends around June.
An extracurricular fee of $15 per activity will be collected for students in grades 5 through 8 who
are involved in extracurricular activities (including cheerleading and forensics). The maximum
fee per family is $150.