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|Cross Country - Head Varsity||Paul Armstrong|
|Field Hockey - Head Varsity||Allyson Velasquez|
|Field Hockey - Head J/V||TBA|
|Football - Head Varsity||Chris Oswald|
|Football - Head F/S||TBA|
|Golf (Girls) - Co-Head Varsity||Kyle Fitzpatrick|
|Golf (Girls) - Co-Head Varsity||Aaron Eeg|
|Tennis (Girls) - Head Varsity||Manuel Zarate|
|Tennis (Girls) - Head J/V||Gregg Buie|
|Sideline Cheer - Head Varsity & J/V||Gabby Sites|
|Volleyball (Girls) - Head Varsity||Xiaofeng Foret|
|Volleyball (Girls) - Head J/V||Hongliu Lu|
|Water Polo (Boys) - Head Varsity||TBD|
|Water Polo (Boys) - Head F/S||TBD|
|Water Polo (Girls) - Head Varsity & JV||Ross Johnson|
|Water Polo (Girls) - Assistant J/V||Yuri Ujifusa|
|Sport||Coach / Email|
|Basketball (Boys) - Head Varsity||Craig Ellegood|
|Basketball (Girls) - Head Varsity||Scott Stevens|
|Basketball (Boys) - Head Frosh/Soph||Kenji Mitchell|
|Basketball (Girls) - Head JV||Glenn Yokoshima|
|Soccer (Boys) - Head Varsity||David Light|
|Soccer (Girls) - Head Varsity||Sean Coleman|
|Soccer (Boys) - Head Frosh/Soph||Leah Israel|
|Soccer (Girls) - Head JV||Raquel DeJesus|
|Wrestling - Head Varsity||Luke Santos|
|Wrestling - Assistant Varsity||Jeremiah Erskine|
|Sideline Cheer - Head Varsity & J/V||Gabby Sites|
|Trad. Comp. Cheer - Head Varsity & JV||Gabby Sites|
|Sport||Coach / Email|
|Badminton - Head Varsity||Albert Chow|
|Badminton - Head JV||Andrew LaRock|
|Baseball (Boys) - Head Varsity||Pete Hernandez|
|Baseball (Boys) - Head Frosh/Soph||Eddy Puga|
|Golf (Boys) - Head Varsity||Kyle Fitzpatrick|
|Tennis (Boys) - Head Varsity||Manny Zarate|
|Tennis (Boys) - Head Frosh/Soph||Norman Tsai|
|Volleyball (Boys) - Head Varsity||Xiaofeng Foret|
|Volleyball (Boys) - Head Frosh/Soph||Hongliu Lu|
|Gymnastics (Girls) - Head Varsity||Garry DeGuzman|
|Gymnastics (Girls) - Head JV||Rochelle Colliinwood|
|Softball (Girls) - Head Varsity||Steve Vinciale|
|Softball (Girls) - Head JV||Ray Loya|
|Swimming - Head Varsity||Yuri Ujifusa|
|Swimming - Head JV||Yuri Ujifusa|
|Swimming / Diving - Head Varsity||Gregg Buie|
Track & Field - Head Varsity
|Trad. Comp. Cheer - Head Varsity & JV||Gabby Sites|
NCAA Eligibility Center: Information about playing a sport in college.
NCAA - Division I, II, III: Information on NCAA schools, sports, rankings, etc.
NAIA - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics: Information on NAIA schools, sports and news.
Students who participate in the District's Extracurricular and Co-curricular activities are representatives of the school and the District therefore they are expected to model positive behaviors. Participation in these activities is a privilege, conditioned upon meeting the eligibility criteria established by the Board, Administration, and individual activity coaches and advisors. Each student participant and his parent/guardian are required to read, acknowledge and/or agree to the District's Code of Conduct, Risk Warning, and Steroid Policies before the student can participate in Extracurricular and Co-curricular activities.
The Board's policy and the Code of Conduct cover the following activities:
Athletics, band, instrumental and vocal music performances, drama productions, speech contests, all honorary and elected offices (e.g. Homecoming King/Queen/court, class officer, student government officer or representative), state contests and performances for cheer leading and drill team, mock trial, FBLA, DECA, or any other activity where the student represents the Fremont Union High School District in a defined competition/contest.
Demonstrate cooperative attitudes and participate to personal capacity
Demonstrate high standards of ethics and sportsmanship
Understand and strive to maintain academic excellence and participation eligibility
Eligibility for Participation
To be eligible for participation, students must meet District academic and attendance requirements as well as student conduct expectations.
Student must adhere to district academic eligibility policies as outlined in BP/AR 6145 (see below). Failure to meet academic standards results in ineligibility until the re-establishing of academic eligibility the Monday following the posting of grades to students.
In order to participate in co-curricular activities, the student must be in attendance at school, meeting the requirements of minimum day, as defined by Education Code, on the day of the activity unless the absence is excused.
To maintain eligibility for participation in Fremont Union High School District extracurricular activities, students must conduct themselves as good citizens both in and out of school at all times. Students who represent the school in an activity are expected to serve as good role models to other students and to members of the community.
Loss of eligibility, due to poor student conduct, takes place when one or more of the following conditions occur:
Engaged in any school suspendable offenses (violations of Education Code 48900 et.al and Board Policy 5144.1)
Involvement in cheating, gambling, accepting gratuities
Engagement in disrespectful conduct including profanity, obscene gestures, offensive remarks of a sexual or slanderous nature, trash-talking, taunting, boastful celebrations, or other actions that demean individuals, the activity or the school community
Demonstration of poor sportsmanship and/or retaliation against teammates, coach, staff, parents, members of others teams (including coaches)
Use of any illegal substances including alcohol, tobacco and drugs
Engagement in any school suspendable offense or criminal behavior.
Any student who fails to meet Student Conduct expectations during the period of the school year in which s/he participates in a school-sponsored activity is subject to a loss of eligibility. The loss of eligibility means:
One-week suspension from competition/participation in all school sponsored activities from the date of suspension.
Mandatory referral to counseling -Student Advocates or outside agencies/professionals
Required administrative/coach-advisor/parent/student conference.
Law enforcement contact if appropriate
Additional sanctions will be imposed for subsequent violations of district disciplinary rules including possible removal from the sport/activity for the remainder of the year.
An ineligible student shall attend all practices or rehearsals but will not "suit up" or perform/participate.
Any student holding a leadership position (e.g. ASB, Class Officer, Spirit member, etc) that loses eligibility due to poor student conduct will be removed from their leadership position for the remainder of the academic year.
The Administration, coach and/or advisor have the right and the power to impose other additional penalties or consequences, separate and apart from the penalties listed above, in response to serious violations of the School District's policies, team/activity rules and/or community laws. Examples of additional sanctions for ineligibility are but not limited to:
While performing in an activity the student violates Education 48900 and/or BP5144, the coach/advisor may remove the student from the team; the reasoning supporting the coach/advisor's decision is: the student's actions are detrimental to the reputation of the team and/or to the need to maintain an harmonious environment for the other team members.
While on a team-sponsored activity away from school, if the student violates team/District Rules while on the trip, the student may be removed from the team. The coach/advisor views the action as detrimental to the team.
The school's interest and intent is to expect and support positive student behavior at all times and to discourage or deter illegal, immoral, unhealthy, or highly inappropriate behavior. Serious violations of school rules or community laws that occur during the time a student is enrolled in the Fremont Union High School may result in the student's ineligibility for participation.
Student or the student's parent(s) or legal guardian may appeal the decision on eligibility by notifying the Principal in writing of the desire to appeal. By the conclusion of the third school day after an appeal has been filed, the Principal will issue a decision on the appeal of the alleged violation the Code of Conduct. The student will not be allowed to participate in any contest during the appeal process.
BP/AR 6145(a)Academic Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to participate in extracurricular and co-curricular activities, students must demonstrate satisfactory educational progress in the previous grading period including but not limited to:
Be on target for graduation. To be considered on target a student must have passed courses totaling 25 the previous semester.
Be enrolled in, and passing, courses totaling 25 or more credits (may include community college courses) each grading period.
- Exception: Seniors who are on target for graduation and are enrolled in, and passing, courses totaling 20 or more credits.
Maintain a minimum of a "C" (2.0) GPA average at the end of each grading period (progress report grades and/or semester grades)
Freshmen enter on probation. Eligibility for freshmen in the fall will be established at the end of the first grading period.
Athletic Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility for transfer students must meet CCS guidelines.
Eligibility will be determined based on grades from the most recent grading period (on the Monday following posting of grades to Infinite Campus).
Probation (Following distribution of grades to students)
A student may be placed on probation when he/she fails to maintain a "C" (2.0) grade point average, or the student fails to be passing the equivalent of a minimum of 25 credits each grading period. But, the student must have passed (4) classes (CIF by-law 205 B, b).
A student may not be placed on probation for consecutive grading periods.Athletic Participation
It is understood that the dangers and risks of playing or practicing to play/participate in the above sport/activity include, but are not limited to, serious neck and spinal injury which may result in complete or partial paralysis, brain damage, serious injury to virtually all internal organs, serious injury to virtually all bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and other aspects of the muscular skeletal system, serious injury or impairment to other aspects of my body, general health and well-being, and death. It is understood that the dangers and risks of playing or practicing to play/participate in the above sport/activity may result not only in serious injury, but in a serious impairment of my future abilities to earn a living, to engage in other business, social and recreational activities, and generally to enjoy life.
Prescription opioids can be used to help relieve moderate-to-severe pain and are often prescribed following a surgery or injury, or for certain health conditions. These medications can be an important part of treatment but also come with serious risks. It is important to work with your health care provider to make sure you are getting the safest, most effective care.
What are the risks and side effects of opioid use?
Prescription opioids carry serious risks of addiction and overdose, especially with prolonged use. An opioid overdose, often marked by slowed breathing, can cause sudden death. The use of prescription opioids can have a number of side effects as well, even when taken as directed:
- Tolerance—meaning you might need to take more of a medication for the same pain relief
- Nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth
- Sleepiness and dizziness
- Physical dependence—meaning you have symptoms of withdrawal when a medication is stopped
- Increased sensitivity to pain
- Low levels of testosterone that can result in lower sex drive, energy, and strength
- Itching and sweating
Risks are greater with:
- History of drug misuse, substance use disorder, or overdose
- Mental health conditions (such as depression or anxiety)
- Sleep apnea
- Older age (65 years or older)
Avoid alcohol while taking prescription opioids.
Medications to also avoid, (unless specifically advised by your health care provider) include:
- Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax or Valium)
- Muscle relaxants (such as Soma or Flexeril)
- Hypnotics (such as Ambien or Lunesta)
- Other prescription opioids
Know your options:
Talk to your health care provider about ways to manage your pain that don’t involve prescription opioids. Some of these options may actually work better and have fewer risks and side effects. Options may include:
- Pain relievers such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen
- Some medications that are also used for depression or seizures
- Physical therapy and exercise
- Cognitive behavioral therapy, a psychological, goal-directed approach, in which patients learn how to modify physical, behavioral, and emotional triggers of pain and stress.
If you are prescribed opioids for pain:
- Never take opioids in greater amounts or more often than prescribed.
- Follow up with your primary health care provider within the timeframe aggreged upon.
- Discuss how to manage pain that don’t involve prescription opioids
- Inquire about any and all concerns and side effects.
- Help prevent misuse and abuse.
- Never sell or share prescription opioids and never use another person’s prescription opioids.
- Store prescription opioids in a secure place and out of reach of others (this may include visitors, children, friends, and family).
- Safely dispose of unused prescription opioids: Find your community drug take-back program or your pharmacy mail-back program, or flush them down the toilet, following guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou).
- Visit www.cdc.gov/drugoverdoseto learn about the risks of opioid abuse and overdose.
- If you believe you may be struggling with addiction, tell your health care provider and ask for guidance or call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.
Prevent Heat Exhaustion and Dehydration
Temperatures of synthetic turf are often higher than the surrounding air, which can play a factor in heat-related stress. Coaches and Teachers are advised to monitor the playing conditions and use good judgment in adapting activities, rest periods and hydration breaks.
The following recommendations from Dr. Amadeus Mason, M.D. should be applied to minimize the risk of Heat Exhaustion and Dehydration.
What are we talking about?
Heat-related illness and dehydration syndromes include heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. These should not be seen as individual entities but as part of a continuum. The earlier the intervention, the better the chances to avert a disastrous chain reaction.
How does this work?
The skin is the key to the body's ability to regulate its temperature (thermoregulation). Once the brain senses that there is an increase in temperature, it initiates thermoregulatory mechanisms. The skin is the main cooling organ. It maximizes heat loss by using radiation, convection, conduction and evaporation. Radiation – heat is directly lost to the atmosphere. Convection – heat loss is facilitated by moving air or water vapor. Conduction – heat loss by direct contact with a cooler body. Evaporation – heat is lost by turning liquid (sweat) into vapor (the skin's major heat loss mechanism).
What to look for?
- Confusion – cannot remember simple things or complete simple/routine tasks
- Irritability – a change in temperament
- Belligerence – easily frustrated, compounded by the confusion and irritability
- Lack of coordination
- Fatigue – in excess of what would be anticipated
- Paradoxical chills – goose bumps and shivering in the face of high environmental temperature (an ominous sign)
If you or someone else displays these symptoms:
- Stop the activity immediately
- Move to a cool (shaded) area
- Get some fluid (water, sports drink, IV)
- Contact a health professional or your sport safety certified coach
It's not so much the heat, it's the humidity
If the skin is so effective at cooling, why do athletes get into trouble? First, for any of the skin's cooling mechanisms to work, there needs to be adequate skin exposure. The problem is the much-needed sports safety equipment does not facilitate optimal skin exposure. Secondly, the environment needs to be conducive for heat transfer from the body. The combination of high temperatures and humidity severely impair the cooling mechanisms, especially evaporation. It is often the environment that athletes are training and competing in. For morphologic and physiologic reasons children do not adapt as effectively when exposed to heat stress, making young athletes more susceptible to heat- related illness and dehydration syndromes.
What you can dO
- Work out in early morning or late evening. Avoid the hottest times of the day.
- Reduce the intensity and duration of your workout.
- Take the time to get into shape before arriving at training camp. Know the climate you are going to and try to get acclimated before getting there.
- Take frequent rests and remove your headgear. The head has an ideal body-mass to surface-area-ratio to maximize heat loss.
- Drink often and drink regularly. Do not rely on thirst, by the time you are feeling thirsty, there is already a significant fluid deficit.
- Drink more than just water. When you exert yourself, you lose electrolytes as well as fluid. Replacing the fluid alone (with just water) can lead to electrolyte imbalances. These imbalances can be life threatening.
- Monitor your urine; it should be the color of lemonade, not apple juice.
- Eat and sleep well. Maintain a well-balanced diet. Replenish salt and rehydrate. Avoid alcohol, soda, caffeine and other stimulants.
- Gain or lose weight slowly, allowing your body time to acclimate to the change.
- Sharp drops in weight after exertion can be an indicator of excessive fluid loss.
- Know the warning signs of heat related illness and dehydration syndromes.
Please see athletic trainer for more information.
Go to the Registration page for more detailed sport registration information.
Step #1: Register or log-in to athleticclearance.com and update or input all personal information.
Step #2: Get a Sports Physical. All athletes are encouraged to get there physicals in July for ALL sport seasons. This will allow you to be cleared all year round for your entire high school career.
Step #3: Attend a Concussion screening on campus. All returning athletes are expected to attend their concussion screen prior to summer break.
Cupertino High School Emergency Action Plan
injury on the field, in a facility, or during a game; during school, after school or at night
NEVER MOVE INJURED PERSON UNTIL YOU KNOW THEY ARE OKAY, OR UNTIL E.M.S. ARRIVE.
- Cardiac conditions, Head injuries, Heat Exhaustion
- Any athlete/individual that collapses
- An individual with neck or spinal issues, unconsciousness, dislocations and/or broken bones
Take command: Always Assume the Worst “Respond quickly but do not hurry”
Call for help around you- Athletic Trainer (Taylor Leidheisl 408-366-7331); other coaches; adults in the stands
- Have someone Call 911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch (408-299-3233) immediately. Someone else stays on the phone line to observe and communicate with the emergency personnel about the injured party. The Athletic Trainer on site should continue to tend and help the injured person.
- Get an AED to the location-send someone to get it immediately (see AED map)
- Notify the Administration on site:
- Principal - Kami Tomberlain - 408-366-7371
- Assistant Principal - Yukari Salazar - 408-366-7375
- Athletic Director - James Gilmore = 408-366-7314
- Gather the Emergency Information Card and/or athletic information emergency sheet for the student/athlete or information from the wallet or purse of the visiting community member who is injured. Duplicate (3) copies if you can for the Fire and EMTs for when they arrive. Keep one copy for yourself.
- Send people to guide the emergency vehicles from the street, along an access road, and to the site of the injury. Open all gates of access to the injured person, if necessary, this is a time when EMS vehicles can drive on the track or a field turf area.
- EMS will be guided in and exit according to location of the incident. Incidents occurring at the Fields/Stadium will be guided in and exit from Tilson Avenue, adjacent to the Stadium. All other incidents will enter/exit from the pool parking lot located on 10100 Finch Avenue.
- Find someone calm to call the parent/guardian or the emergency contact.
- Crowd Control: Make sure the athletic trainer and all emergency personnel have room to tend to the injured athlete. DO NOT allow a group of spectators to gather around the injured athlete. This includes coaches, administrators and other athletes.
- If transported make sure you know which hospital.
- Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara MC, 700 Lawrence Expressway Santa Clara, CA 95051-5329, 408-236-6400
- O’Conor Hospital, 2105 Forest Avenue San Jose, CA 95128-1471 408-947-2500
- El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road Mountain View, CA 94040, 650-940-7000
- Fill out an incident report while things are fresh in your mind. Get the names of the people of support or witnesses to the injury.
- We know you will do the best you can. Thank you!
Pursuant to Education Code, Section 221.9, and beginning in the 2015-2016 school year and every year thereafter, high schools are required to publicly report information regarding competitive athletics to include total enrollment of the school, classified by gender; the number of pupils enrolled at the school who participate in competitive athletics, classified by gender; and the number of boys' and girls' teams, classified by sport and by competition level.