Cheerleading Standards (demerits)

Cheerleading Standards

 

Following any infraction of the guideline rules, demerits may be given by the sponsor. Five accumulated demerits will automatically suspend a cheerleader for the next event. While suspended, the cheerleader will wear their uniform, sit with the sponsor, and cheer along with fellow cheerleaders. Ten accumulated demerits will suspend a cheerleader for the next two events. Fifteen demerits will permanently remove a cheerleader from the squad. Merits can be earned during the year to cancel out demerits. Merits and demerits will be given by the sponsor. The limit of merits is five, which will cancel out five demerits. Demerits may be given for summer activities as well as during the school year.

 

Demerits can be given for the following:

1. Excused absence from practice (i.e. illness, Dr.s appointment) 
with proper documentation and notification.

 0

2. Tardy to any cheerleading activity (less than 5 min.,)

1

3. Tardy to any cheerleading activity (more than 5 min.,)

2

4. Unexcused absence from a scheduled event

5

5. Failure to properly notify sponsor of absence from school/practice

2

6. Failure to wear proper attire for practice or game

2

7. Wearing jewelry while in uniform

1

8. Untidy uniform

3

9. Gum chewing while in uniform (including practice)

1

10. Unnecessary conversation with crowd, team, etc.

2

11. Uniform worn outside of cheerleading

2

12. Insufficient knowledge of cheers/chants at a game or pep rally

2

13. Arguing/uncooperative behavior with members of squad/sponsor

5

14. Improper display of affection while in uniform

3

15. Failure to assume a responsibility (bring permission slips, pompoms, signs, money, etc.)

 3

16. Leaving during a game (without being excused)

5

17. Cutting classes or improper conduct in classroom (per incident)

3

18. Failure to be picked up within 10 minutes from a scheduled event

3

19. Assignment of Saturday school due to an office assignment

5

20. Assignment of ISS due to office referral

10

21. Any other office referral with less severe consequences (Warning, detention, etc.)

2

21. Unsportsmanlike conduct

5

22. Fingernail polish other than clear

2

23. Non-participation during theme days

2



Dismissal may result should the following behavior occur:

a.      Student is receives in-school or out of school suspension, DAEP, or JJAEP

b.      Any violation of the NISD Extracurricular Code of Conduct.

c.      Commits another offense while on probation.

d.      After dismissal from the squad, there will be no refund for uniform, camp, or any other related expenses.