PARENT Night – Seasonal

Every season (fall/winter/spring) the CHS Athletic Department will hold a Parent night to discuss eligibility, philosophy, polices, expectations…etc and also provide parents the opportunity to meet with their coaches in break out sessions.  These are important meeting as we discuss changes for the upcoming season and try and get everyone on the same page.  Please mark your calendar and hope to see you there! 

Fall Sports Parent Night – Tuesday 8/21/2018

Just a reminder that the FALL Sports Parent meeting will be Tuesday, August 21st – 2018, at 6:00pm in the Commons.

The agenda (below) includes a review of the Clayton High School Athletic Philosophy and MSHSAA eligibility in addition to breakout sessions with coaches.

A copy of the MSHSAA Eligibility Brochure can also be found below.

MSHSAA – 2018-19 Eligibility Standards Flyer


If you prefer to view this eligibility information in “article form” click here.


Orientation – Let’s get started!

Introductions – Bob, Lee, Debbie, Kristin, Dr. Gutchewsky


  • Get on the same page
  • Positive educational experience


  • Educational experience is our 1st Priority
  • Participation Policy – Only 3 unexcused Absences
  • No Cut at the Lower Level Teams
  • Behavior in School/Sportsmanship
  • Communication
  • Winning at the Varsity Level – Is our goal – Not our Purpose

List of Sports – (See PowerPoint)

Coaches Intro – (See PowerPoint)

  • Introduce Seasonal Coaches and have them give an outlook on the upcoming season.

MSHSAA Eligibility Video

  • SLIDES 6, 7, 8, 14

Eligibility – 14 Days of Practice

  • Current Documents on File – Physical, Emergency Contact, ImPact, TOAD

Academic Requirements

  • 3.0 Credits Passed and Enrolled in
  • Do NOT Drop a Class w/o Approval

Absences – 7 excusable absences allow at CHS:

  1. Illness
  2. Family Illness
  3. Deaths
  4. Medical or Dental
  5. Religious Observance
  6. Prior approval from principal (ie. College Visit)
  7. Afternoon AP exam

Code of Conduct

  • Added Layer of Responsibility – 3 Strikes and Out (10%, 20%, 180 School Days)

MSHSAA Citizenship

  • If Law Enforcement is involved its out of our Hands
  • Not Eligible until all Court Rulings/Punishment Associated with the Case is Resolved


  • Communication is the Key
  • You can ONLY Sign your Child Out


  • Easier to Navigate, Enhanced Communication and Media
  • The Clayton Blueprint newsletter has been moved onto the website in article form

Parent Sportsmanship

  • Lead by Example and Represent CHS and our kids in a Positive Manner – OFFICIALS

Secondary Medical Insurance

  • Is NO longer carried by the district

Chain of Communication

  • Student to Coach → Parent/Student to Coach→ Parent/Student to AD → Principal

ImPact Concussion Testing

  • Free of Charge
  • Not Mandatory but Part of Eligibility Paperwork – Need to Sign Off
  • Creates a Baseline for Physicians to help with Diagnoses and Recovery

Captains Council

  • Identified Leaders in the School that help Communicate and Enhance Athletics

Athletic Advisory Committee

  • AD/Parent/Coach Group that provides community feedback and recommendations

Program Survey – Feedback

  • Seasonal Surveys sent to all Parents and Players at the End of the Season

GOLF TOURNAMENT – May 4th, 8am 2019 – Gateway National

Where to Find Us?

  • Down the commons hallway on the right before Stuber Gym

Break-Out Session into Teams

  • Meet and Greet with Coaching Staff to discuss Program Expectations
  • Commons – Cheerleading/Girls Tennis
    Health Room A – Boys Soccer
    Health Room B – Football
    Room 100 – XC
    Room 102 – Volleyball
    Room 104 – Field Hockey
    Room 106 – Girls Golf
    Room 108 – Softball                                                                                     
  • Room 110 – Boys Swimming