Clubs of interest to members of the student body shall be encouraged. These shall be open to KICS Students who wish to participate, and are qualified to do so. A school-based club must have a staff sponsor/advisor.
Student Council: KICS shall have a Student Council that will promote activities of the student body. The primary focus of the Student Council is to embody the vision of KICS, with a focus on servant leadership, building student culture, and ensure activities and programs that are in line with the KICS vision. If financial transactions are made financial reports shall be provided to the administration.
Student groups must secure approval from the Director or Principal before launching any fundraising activities. The administration shall keep a calendar of student fundraising activities and assure that these activities are appropriate and not scheduled too closely together. Criteria for permission to raise funds shall be the educational or social value of the proposed project and its general suitability to the school.
Christian athletics is a ministry. When athletics are seen from the Christian perspective, winning has a broader definition and our athletes a greater purpose.
- A KICS athlete must exhibit an intense desire to improve without having to be forced. “The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied” (Proverbs 13:4).
- The Christian athlete must be fully committed to this ministry, games and practice. “Whatever you do, work at it with your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” (Colossians 3:23).
- During the heat of competition, the Christian athlete must maintain self-control. “Instead, be filled with (controlled by) the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18).
- A KICS athlete should do nothing to discredit self, his/her family, team or school during or apart from an athletic event.
- KICS athletes must attend all practices and games with a willingness to:
- Give themselves for the benefit of the team
- Perform with great intensity
- Respond properly to instruction and constructive criticism
- Contribute to the team unit…”being like- minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves” (Philippians 2:2, 3).
- Practice self-discipline (I Cor. 9:27)
- A KICS athlete understands that athletics is a ministry. A KICS athlete desires to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit as our Lord uses athletics as an arena for teaching the principles of God’s Word and ministry.
- A KICS athlete always shows respect to ALL at ALL times.
Parent and Coach Meetings
If a disagreement arises between coaches and parents, the Athletic Department asks that parents follow the Biblical principles outlined in Matthew 18 and talk to the coach in person. Please schedule an appointment with the coach on a weekday other than the day of a game. No coach should be approached about concerns you may have surrounding game time. If after a parent/coach meeting, an issue cannot be resolved, either party may request a meeting with the Athletic Director in which both parties will be present.
Athletic Code of Conduct
The athlete’s conduct is always a credit to the Lord and to the school, on the athletic field and in the community. The Athlete Code of Conduct Contract signed by all KICS students applies at all times and places, including athletics.
- The athlete abides by the authority of the coach and school administration at all times.
- The athlete cares for equipment issued and complies with all instructions that may accompany it. Such equipment is worn only on the athletic field, not to school or in the community unless the Athletic Director gives special permission. Lost or misused equipment is replaced at the player’s expense. At the end of the season the athlete turns in all equipment on the date requested. If after seven (7) days, the equipment is not returned, the athlete is billed for the equipment and will not receive grade reports or transcripts until it is paid, unless otherwise approved by the Athletic Director.
- The athlete does not participate in practice or in any athletic event on any day in which they are absent for more than half of the school day. School administration may make exceptions to this rule.
- Disciplinary action received by an athlete at school, such as detention or suspension, may result in loss of practice and/or playing time, or even being removed from the team, depending on the severity of the infraction.
- Ejection or removal from any contest will result in a one game suspension. The Athletic Director and/or the coach will decide discipline.
- The athlete is aware of and maintains academic eligibility.
- The athlete adheres to the philosophy and standards for Christian athletes as described in the KICS Athletic Handbook, Code of Conduct Contract and strives to serve Christ through the medium of Christian athletics. Any violations of this handbook may result in the loss of playing time either in practice or athletic events.
- The athlete is required to communicate in the event of an emergency or to request a pre-approved absence. Unexcused absences may result in loss of practice and/or playing time.
KICS strongly encourages families to be involved in ministries of the local church and to be attentive to the amount of commitments of their children. The athletic department views itself as an extension of the family and is sensitive to family and church activities, especially during the holidays. Families are advised to discuss in depth the issue of commitment before the student joins a sports team.
“NO QUIT” Policy
Once an athlete has made the commitment to participate in athletics and has attended one week of practices, the athlete must complete the season, unless there are unusual or emergency type circumstances. If an athlete chooses to disregard this policy, the athlete may forfeit the ability to compete in the next season. Injured players are also expected to complete the season by still attending practices and contests and serving the team in any capacity needed, to be determined by the coach.
Disciplinary Philosophy and Procedures
The attitudes and behaviors displayed by KICS athletes are important to the school administration. We believe that athletes are representatives of our school on and off the playing field or court. Many times the only contact that people have with our school is through their observations of our athletic teams. We believe that a student’s behavior in the classroom is an indication of what their behavior will be on the field or court. If a student athlete does not act in a Christ-like manner with peers and teachers, then we cannot expect that student to be a good representative of our school on the playing field. When a negative attitude or behavior occurs, it is dealt with in a timely manner. Upon a decision made by the Athletic Director, Coach, and/or Administrator, the athlete and parents are contacted.
Travel to Away Contests
When a team vehicle is used, all players are to ride together to and from events. However, with permission, the coach may release an athlete to ride with his/her parents. KICS will provide transportation to all away games. On away tournaments and certain away games, we will have parents who need to drive. By agreeing to the athletic handbook, you agree to let your child ride with other parents or coaches. If you do not agree with this policy, you must be available to transport your child to all games.
Throughout the year we will need parent volunteers for various reasons like driving for away games, fundraisers and banquets. If interested in volunteering, please email the Athletic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KICS does not assume responsibility relative to doctor, ambulance or medical expenses in case of a medical emergency. Athletics are a voluntary, co-curricular program in which students may participate if they desire, but do so at their own risk. Parents or guardians must obtain a physical for their child and adequate insurance coverage for their students through a family insurance policy. Any liability or cost incurred is the responsibility of the family of the student athlete.
Athletic Seasons & Practice Schedule
Season 1: August 28 – November 10 (11 weeks)
– MS Boys Football
– MS Girls Football
– HS Boys Basketball
– HS Girls Basketball
Other sports may be added.
Season 2: January 29 – April 27 (12 weeks)
– HS Coed Football (12 weeks)
– MS Boys Basketball (9 weeks): January 22 – March 29 (2A)
– MS Girls Basketball (9 weeks): January 22 – March 29 (2A)
– MS/HS Coed Running Club (4 weeks): April 3 – April 28 (2B)
Other sports may be added.
Practice: 3:45-4:45pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
(3:45-5:30pm on Tuesday & Thursday for HS Coed Football)
– No Wednesday practice
– Approximately 2 games per week
– Game days may include Saturdays
All students must be picked up within 10 minutes of practice times or when returning from games/matches. If student-athletes are not picked up within this time frame, this will count towards a late pickup.
Athletes must keep their grades at or above a C (70%) in all classes to participate in athletics throughout the year.
- Students’ grades will be checked every three weeks.
- Students who do not have at least a C (70%) in every class will attend Learning Lab on Tuesday and Thursday and may still attend practices and games on the other days, pending administrative approval.
- If students do not raise all grades to a C (70%) by the end of the next grade check, they will be declared ineligible and no longer able to practice, participate in games or receive credit for a PE waiver.
- As soon as the student’s grade is above 70%, s/he can pick up a verification form at the front desk, have his/her teacher sign it to verify the improved grade, and then submit it to the Registrar by lunch time that day. Once approved, the student may be out of Learning Lab.
- No MS students may participate in HS athletics, and no HS students may participate in MS athletics.
|Season 1 Eligibility Checks||Season 2 Eligibility Checks|
|September 18 (3 weeks)||February 19 (3 weeks)|
|October 9 (6 weeks)||March 12 (6 weeks)|
|October 30 (9 week)||April 16 (9 Weeks)|
Sports Physical Form
In order to participate in KICS Athletics, students must be in generally good health, able to sufficiently handle the intensity and regularity of sports and fitness. Therefore, a sports physical is required. This form must be submitted before the student is able to participate in athletics. A doctor must conduct the sports physical and sign and stamp below. Here is the recommended contact information for obtaining this physical.
Salem Clinic – located in Vision 2020 Estates (across from Tonto’s)
Phone #: 073 516 9479
Please make appointments for 5pm or later.
Dr. Lysine N is the physician prepared to conduct the sports physicals.
PE Waiver Request
Students who complete and submit the eligibility form, obtain a physical, and intend to participate in Athletics after school for one complete season may fill out this request form in order to receive a PE waiver. Also, students who are involved in sports outside of KICS may request this waiver. In the case of an outside sport, a signed letter from the coach must be submitted with this packet identifying the sport and how often and for how long the student participates.
If this form is approved, the student may receive 0.5 credits for Physical Education for fully completing the season and will not be required to take PE that year. Students may take both PE and Athletics, but can apply for this waiver if they want Athletics to count as their PE credit.