The purpose of athletics in the Fontana Unified School District is to follow the
California Interscholastic Federation’s direction in preparing student athletes to practice ethical behaviors including fair play, integrity and obedience to rules. All Fontana Unified School District athletic contents will represent, in perception and practice, the appreciation for athletic excellence and the shared educational experiences of competition. All individuals associated with athletic activities will be aware of and responsible for their influence on the behavior of others, be models of good sportsmanship, and promote academic accountability.
Student Athletic Participation:
A student interested in participating in athletics should first have their academic and discipline records evaluated. Student athletes are required to maintain a minimum G.P.A. and have no significant entries in their discipline file. Once this can be verified, the student-athlete and their parent/guardian must complete a paperwork process and be “cleared” by the site athletic director before any tryouts, practice, participation or play. Eligibility requirements are outlined by the state athletic organization in the
California Interscholastic Federation bylaws.
Additional eligibility requirements includes a physical by a medical practitioner, a signed “informed consent”, verification of insurance and a signed emergency form that includes release for medical care and waiver of liability. These forms are available from the school site Athletic Office.
Athletics in the Fontana Unified School District are also governed by established Board Policy that guides the program and the decisions of school site administrators and coaches.