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Extracurricular Activities

Participation in school-sponsored activities is an excellent way for a student to develop talents, receive recognition, build strong friendships, and grow grit. Some extracurricular activities may include off-campus events. Students are required to use transportation provided by the district to and from the events. Exceptions may only be made with the approval of the activity’s coach or sponsor. 

  • Eligibility for many of these activities is governed by state law and the rules of the University Interscholastic League (UIL), a statewide association overseeing interdistrict competition. If a student is involved in an academic, athletic, or music activity governed by UIL, the student and parent are expected to know and follow all rules of the UIL organization. Students and parents can access the UIL Parent Information Manual at UIL Parent Information Manual. Generally, a student who receives a grade below 70 at the end of a grading period in any academic class may not participate in extracurricular activities for at least three school weeks. However, if a student receives a grade below 70 at the end of a grading period in an Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) course, or an honors or dual credit course in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, economics, or languages other than English, the student remains eligible for participation in all extracurricular activities. In addition, the following applies to all extracurricular activities: a student who receives special education services and who fails to meet the standards in the individualized education program (IEP) may not participate for at least three school weeks; an ineligible student may practice or rehearse but may not participate in any competitive activity; and an absence for participation in an activity that has not been approved will be considered an unexcused absence. For the 2021-2022 school year, Sweetwater ISD will not allow students that are not enrolled in SISD (i.e. Home School) to participate in UIL activities.
  • For certain extracurricular activities, a student must submit certification from an authorized health-care provider. The certification must state that the student has been examined and is physically able to participate in the relevant program, including: a district athletics program; district marching band; and/or any district extracurricular program identified by the superintendent. Students should be aware of the rare possibility of sudden cardiac arrest, which in athletes is usually caused by a previously unsuspected heart disease or disorder. A student may request an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) to screen for such disorders, in addition to his or her required physical examination. See the UIL’s explanation of sudden cardiac arrest for more information.
  • We welcome the opportunity for community sponsors and signage at our athletic facilities. All signage must meet local guidelines regarding appropriateness for school athletic events. 

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  • Sponsors of student clubs and performing groups such as the band, choir, and drill and athletic teams may establish standards of behavior—including consequences for misbehavior—that are stricter than those for students in general. If a violation is also a violation of school rules, the consequences specified by the Student Code of Conduct or by board policy will apply in addition to any consequences specified by the organization’s standards of behavior.

  • Certain clubs, organizations, and performing groups will hold elections for student officers. These groups include: Student Council; Class Officers; National Honor Society; Band; FFA.
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  • There are times when extracurricular events cause students to miss classroom activities during the school day. When these events cause a student to miss class: students are expected to take their SISD issued device to complete coursework within Google Classroom; make contact with their teacher through Google Classroom, zoom, or google meets; and submit assignments or assessments when appropriate.
  • School rules apply to all school social events. Guests attending these events are expected to observe the same rules as students, and a student inviting a guest will share responsibility for the conduct of his or her guest. A student attending a social event will be asked to sign out when leaving before the end of the event and will not be readmitted. A parent interested in serving as a chaperone for any school social events should contact the campus principal.

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