Timothy Horan, Director of Athletics, Physical Education, Health, and Recreation
Patricia Plompen, Secretary
Lorraine Kolar, Secretary
(631) 893-3200 x 1540
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The West Islip Islip School District offers an interscholastic athletic program with educational value for all students. It provides a varied program for all boys and girls in grades 7 – 12, while offering 98 different teams and over 1,700 contests each year.
We believe interscholastic athletics serve as a miniature model of life, providing opportunities for students with regard to responsibility, fair play, cooperation, concern for others, leadership, respect for authority, good citizenship, loyalty, and tolerance. It is a competitive, not recreational program. Although winning games can be considered the measure of success, we feel that this is not so. This is not to say that the will to win is not important, but of greater importance is the development of the person and affording each student the opportunity to become all that he or she is capable of being. Thus, the athletic program is a vital part of the total school curriculum.
Our programs are governed by the rules, regulations and procedures prescribed by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Section XI and the West Islip School District.
Click here for a copy of the Code of Conduct for Athletes, Parents, & Spectators.
The goal of the West Islip School District Athletic program is to foster the quest for excellence by creating an educational and competitive experience within an atmosphere of sportsmanship. Successful programs develop individual and team potential by promoting high standards of competence, character, civility and citizenship. Each of these qualities is defined as follows:
A student athlete in a quality program is competent in terms of skill development, knowledge of the game/ strategies, fitness/ conditioning/ healthy behavior.
A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates responsibility to self, team and school, accountability, dedication, trustworthiness/ fair play, self control.
A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates civility towards others showing respect, fairness, caring.
A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates citizenship through actions. They show evidence of loyalty, commitment, teamwork, role modeling.
*Being a member of the West Islip School District Athletic Team is a privilege, not a right. Athletes are responsible, as a member of the team, with their coaches, parents and teachers to continually strive to better themselves in all 4 C’s.
Section XI Team, Coaches, Fans and School Sportsmanship
Every contest played in Suffolk County is rated by coaches and officials for sportsmanship. Ratings are collected after each game and sent to Section XI. Results are then tabulated for each team relative to other teams in their league. Additionally, each school gets a post season general rating. Fortunately, most of our coaches, athletes and spectators are well behaved and our sportsmanship ratings are generally quite high.
“BE LOUD, BE PROUD, BE POSITIVE”
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SPECTATORS
A. STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
The member schools encourage the attendance of students, parents and interested members of the community at all athletic events. We further encourage their active support of these programs by participating in those activities which lend themselves to stimulating student achievement, good sportsmanship, and school spirit. These activities should be positive in nature and within the guidelines of the Section XI Code of Conduct. It is not our intent to reduce the involvement of spectators or the enjoyment of those who participate. Rather, it is our goal to create an atmosphere which is conducive to healthy athletic competition, is safe for those involved, and which provides the ideals of sportsmanship and sound educational practices
.B. SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT (Violators of this Code are subject to eviction from the site)
1. Spectators are an important part of the game and shall at all times conform to accepted standards of good sportsmanship and behavior.
2. Spectators shall at all times respect officials, coaches and players and extend all courtesies to them.
3. Wholesome cheering is encouraged.
4. Taunting, foul and abusive language, noisemakers, inflammatory remarks, and disrespectful signs and behavior are not acceptable.
5. Faculty supervised pep bands are permitted during dead ball time. However, spectator noise makers or sound devices are prohibited.
6. Spectators shall observe and obey the rules and regulations of the school concerning smoking, food and soft drink consumption, and use of lavatory facilities and parking of cars.
7. New York State law prohibits alcoholic beverages of any kind on school property; the law further prohibits any person under the influence of alcohol to be on school property.
8. Spectators shall respect and obey all school officials, supervisors, and police at all athletic contests.
Student Accident Insurance
The children in this school district are covered against accidental injury under a school time plan of insurance. Your child is covered while attending school, during school hours, all interscholastic activities including summer academic classes, attending school-sponsored and school-supervised activities during the school term, and traveling directly to and from school for either of the above.
Note: This coverage is in excess of any other insurance coverage you may have on your child and claims are paid on a usual and reasonable basis.
The policy states that notice of the claim must be given to the insurance company within 45 days from the date of the accident. To recover your medical expenses in excess of all other coverages you hold, follow these steps:
PUPIL BENEFITS PLAN, INC. CLAIM PROCEDURE - PARENT INFORMATION
- When your child is injured in a school sponsored activity; you have 45 days from the date of injury to seek medical treatment and notify the insurance company. Verify with school authorities that your child’s injury was reported to Pupil Benefits Plan.
- Obtain a claim form from the Nurse’s Office in the building in which your child attends and submit it with your ITEMIZED BILLS no later than one year from the date of injury. This must be done even if treatment is NOT completed. If you have health insurance that covers your child, also include the EXPLANATION OF BENEFITS OR REJECTION notice from your carrier.
- Double check that you have answered all questions on the claim form. Slashes, dashes or blank spaces do not constitute answers. Be sure bills are itemized. The company will be unable to determine benefits from balance due statements.
- When submitting additional bills or correspondence at a later date, include the school district, child’s name, and the date of injury.
- Please WRITE LEGIBLY. Always check photocopies for clarity.
By following these procedures, you will help us settle your claim as swiftly as possible. Submitting incomplete claim information will delay your settlement. If you need special assistance simply call Pupil Benefits Plan at (518)377-5144 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Fax # (518)377-3291
If your child is injured while participating in an interscholastic sport, the physician’s discharge date and allowance to return to participation terminates benefits for that injury.
The athletic department in conjunction with the high school guidance department is implementing a resource to insure student athletes are fulfilling the high school academic requirements to participate in Division I and Division II college athletics. In addition it is a great informational resource for all athletes looking to participate in college athletics.
If your child has aspirations of competing athletically as a freshman at an NCAA Division I or Division II school, they must meet NCAA Initial-Eligibility minimum standards, including minimum core course GPA and SAT/ACT test score requirements. CoreCourseGPA.com is an innovative tool that allows you to easily track your son or daughter’s progress towards meeting these requirements, beginning as soon as the first semester of their freshman year.
To activate your child’s CoreCourseGPA.com membership, follow these simple steps:
Go to http://www.clearinghousecalculator.org/login.php
Enter School ID and School Code in the New Member Account Creation box:
School ID: 335900
School Code: 724700999
Fill in the appropriate fields in the Create New Student Account form.
**Remember to write down the new Member Name and Password you have created**
To login to your member account and begin using the CoreCourseGPA.com software, follow these simple steps:
Go to http://www.clearinghousecalculator.org/login.php
Enter your Member Name and Password in the Existing Member Login box.
**Use the Member Name and Password you created during the account activation process**
CoreCourseGPA.com incorporates the NCAA recognized core courses for West Islip High School into the online course entry forms, calculates BOTH Division I and Division II core course GPA, automatically factors weighted grades into calculations and tracks course requirements for BOTH Division I and Division II. Your son or daughter’s core course information is saved for the duration of their high school career.
West Islip Athletic Department is proud to make this innovative software available to you free of charge. We believe CoreCourseGPA.com will be a very useful academic tool for you and your student-athlete.