Golden has been very fortunate to not only have great athletes in the past, but great support from their families and the community as well. We always welcome your questions and comments.
Potential Known Risks
It is important for all parents to be aware of the potential risks of playing on a school sports team. These risks include:
• Road conditions
• General risks associated with participating in school sport such as injury
• Supervision- at any sports activity it is important for parents to understand that athletes will be both directly supervised and indirectly supervised. Direct supervision includes the times when an athlete is with their coach(es) and/or chaperone(s). This includes practice and game times. Indirect supervision includes times when an athlete may not be with his/her coach(es) and/or chaperone(s). An example would be shopping at a mall. In cases of indirect supervision, athletes will always be given a cell phone number and know where to find his/her coach(es)/chaperone(s). In cases of indirect supervision athletes will be expected to be with another athlete ("buddy") at all times.
There is a $25 athlete fee charged per sport played. This fee covers a team photo for each player and the cost to replace team uniforms regularly.
Sports Team Fees
Tournament fees are charged at GSS to cover the associated costs incurred to participate on a team. These fees are charged per team per season. Team expenses are on a cost sharing basis and will cover items such as entry fees, transportation, accommodation, and coach's expenses. Cost will depend on number of tournaments intended to play, number of home and home games and amount of travel. Athletes are responsible for their own food and personal expenses. Fees can be paid to the school office. Cheques are recommended and should be made out to Golden Secondary School. If financial assistance is needed, please contact the Athletic Department or School Administration.
Practice and Game Day Attendance
School policy mandates that students attend all classes, including those outside of the timetable, on days of competition or practices. Students are not permitted to sleep-in for extra rest or miss class to prepare for events. Attendance up to the designated departure time is mandatory, but classes beyond departure can be excused but missed work and learning must be made up. Athletes are responsible for their own missed learning and should communicate directly with their teachers about missing class time. In the case of an excused absence such as a medical appointment, a note from the appointment is sufficient.
MEDIA IN SCHOOLS - Attention
Outside Media Release and Personal Consent Information forms must be completed and returned to the GSS office. Non-submitted forms will result in your child's photo not being in the yearbook, team photos, etc. If you have questions, please contact SD6's Information and Privacy Officer.
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