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Physicals on Campus

2020-21 On Campus Physical Night Postponed, TBA.
July 15, 2020:
With much regret, but in the interest of student, staff, and community safety during increasingly anxious times in our region, we are issuing a cease and desist order for all CUSD Summer co and extra-curricular activities, effective immediately.  We realize it is important to engage our students in healthy activities, yet safety is our paramount priority and we need to do all we can to keep our community members, including our students, families, and staff, as safe as possible.
We plan to send additional information out soon containing the CIF and NSCIF guidelines for Fall athletics.  We sincerely appreciate all everyone has done to provide activities for our students and we hope we will be able to return to play soon.  Stay safe.
John Shepherd
Director of Secondary Education
Chico Unified School District
April 2020:
Per Superintendent Staley, we are extending the suspension of all athletic and co-curricular activities through the remainder of the school year, and our facilities remain closed to co-curricular and extra-curricular events until further notice.  Obviously we are saddened by the effects upon the performers, artists, athletes, community members and any others affected by this decision.  We know many have been preparing for their Spring activities for a long time and this decision was not made lightly. 
We will notify everyone immediately upon hearing when we can re-open our facilities. As always, thank you for your patience as we have processed this decision. I sincerely appreciate everyone’s willingness to abide by these decisions so far, and I know we will come out of this stronger and better prepared for future challenges.
John Shepherd
Director of Secondary Education
Chico Unified School District

Athletics Director

Pam Jackson
Phone: 530-891-3050 ext. #31213

During School Year/ Office Hours:  12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Student-Athletes

By Michael Gaio — AB eMedia Editor

A professor of mine in journalism school at Missouri once said (actually, he tweeted): "Social media is like a gun. Smart people will use it as a useful tool, not-so-smart people will shoot themselves in the foot with it."
Four Things to Keep in Mind:
1. It's a tool, not a toy.
Social media isn't just something for your own entertainment, Petroff says. If used effectively, social media can be an asset to help a student-athlete's individual brand, their community, their team and the school they represent.
2. Nothing is truly private… ever.
Petroff says there are two types of social media users: Those who realize they are functioning in public and those who don't. While many kids think they can delete a tweet or delete their Facebook profile if need be, many don't realize that content posted on the internet can last forever. Content can be captured in screenshots or saved by other users. And that message someone thinks only his or her friends will see? Student-athletes should keep in mind that tweets, Facebook statuses, or Instagram photos could end up being viewed by thousands of people.
3. If you retweet it (or share it), you own it.
Yes, this even applies to people who put that cliche saying, "RTs do not equal endorsements," on their Twitter profile. That phrase is basically worthless. As Petroff says, "Freedom of speech does not equal freedom from consequences." This is something with which younger student-athletes struggle. They retweet a trash-talking tweet from a friend and all-of-a-sudden they can be caught in the middle of an ugly conversation over the internet.
4. Personal branding: Every tweet reflects who you are.
How are student-athletes choosing to represent themselves? Are they sending the right message about themselves to the public? Petroff reminded the Oregon high schoolers that coaches, college admissions officers and employers all use social media to learn more about candidates. What does your social media portfolio say about you?

What Should You Post?
1. Say thank you.
This is always a good option. Teach student-athletes to take time to thank those who support them. Fans, teammates and family for example.
2. Support others.
Student-athletes can provide a positive example for other students by sending positive messages about their peers in other sports or activities at school.
3. Share news and humor.
Social media is meant to be fun. Join in conversations and share things you find interesting or entertaining.
4. Engage in discussion with those you admire.
Petroff discussed how prior to social media, it was difficult to interact or even hear from famous people that student-athletes admire. But now, they can follow them on Twitter and learn what they're talking about and even interact with them.
5. Post anything consistent with your personal brand.
Again, how do you want to present yourself in public?

Finally, Petroff ended with a simple message we can all afford to remember sometimes: "Live your life, don't tweet your life."

Grades & Credits Count!

Athletes wishing to participate in sports must be cleared academically prior to participation.Spring Semester grades count for Fall eligibility and  Fall semester final grades & credits will be used to determine Winter & Spring teams. Students must have at least a 2.00 GPA. Or, at least a 1.50 GPA to use academic probation.  Academic probation may only be used once throughout high school. There are a minimum number of credits that must be completed by the end of each semester for eligibility  Students who are credit deficient are NOT eligible for academic probation:
If you were a FR/SO 2018-19 and beyond:
1st / 2nd Semester Credit Requirements:  
Freshman = 0,  25
Sophomores = 50,  80
Juniors = 115,  145
Seniors - 175,  205
If you are a JR/SR in 2019-20 or 2020-21 
Freshman = 0,  25
Sophomores = 50,  80
Juniors = 110. 135
Seniors = 165, 195


Pleasant Valley High School's Athletic Department believes that a sports program can benefit high school students in many ways that are valuable to both the student and to our society.

Our Goal. . . .The student athlete shall become a more effective citizen.
Our Specific Objectives. . . .The student athlete shall learn to:

  • Develop self discipline, strength, agility, coordination skills, recreational interests, spirit of hard work, physical fitness and habits of clean living
  • Learn sportsmanship, commitment, fair play, honesty and respect for rules and authority, perseverance and courage
  • Develop qualities of cooperation, teamwork, competition, leadership, initiative, responsibility, subordination of self to the welfare of the team and school, self-respect, and courtesy for others
  • Have fun with fellow students and visiting teams

Sports Eligibility

Students interested in participating athletics must first complete all paperwork prior to attending their first practice.  Athletes must also meet the minimum academic requirements.  A 2.0 GPA and minimum credits completed are required.  For more information see Athletic Eligibility and Grades Count.  To download forms, go to FORMS on this website. 
Chico Unified School District programs, activities, and student clubs are available to all persons without regard to actual or perceived age, ancestry, ethnicity, parental status, pregnancy status, color, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical information, nationality, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you, or your student, have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying you should contact your school site principal and/or the District’s Chief Compliance and Title IX Officer, Tina Keene, by phone at (530) 891-3000 ext. 20105, by email at, or in person at the District Office - 1163 East Seventh Street, Chico, CA 95928.
For inquiries about District policies and procedures related to student-to-student, student-to-staff and staff-to student harassment/discrimination, including how to file a harassment/discrimination complaint, visit our District website.

Student Rights Pursuant to Education Code Section 221.8

Education Code section 221.8 provides as follows:
The following list of rights, which are based on the relevant provisions of the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq.), may be used by the department for purposes of Section 221.6:
(a) You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
(b) You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
(c) You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
(d) You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
(e) You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:
  • Equipment and supplies.
  • Scheduling of games and practices.
  • Transportation and daily allowances.
  • Access to tutoring.
  • Coaching.
  • Locker rooms.
  • Practice and competitive facilities.
  • Medical and training facilities and services.
  • Publicity.
    (f) You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
    (g) You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
    (h) You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office for Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against of if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
    (i) You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
    (j) You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

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