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Dec. 2, 2019

Get Cleared to Play Sports

  Do Not Wait!
You MUST turn is a physical and complete the Code of Conduct and Activities Eligibility Packet before trying out for a sport.

Medical Insurance is required as a federal law and is REQUIRED to participate in CIF athletics.  You can visit the website Covered California for more insurance information.

We encourage all athletes to get this done ASAP. Having a yearly physical is a state requirement for participation in school athletics, and must be complete before you can begin practice.


Athletics Director

Pam Jackson

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. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Chico Unified School District and Pleasant Valley High School are committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying. Chico Unified and Pleasant Valley High School prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, gender/sex (including gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy-related medical conditions) sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (not union related), a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance. 

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.

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