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photo of the athletic director Beth Mair

Beth Mair
Coordinator of Athletics
& Driver's Education
 
(757) 727-2014


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Hampton City Schools (HCS) will allow a limited number of spectators into Darling Stadium for the football games. In Governor Northam’s Executive Order 72 , outdoor recreational sports are allowed the lesser of 500 spectators or 30% of the venue capacity.

According to the Governor's office, all high school sports are considered recreational sports.

Please note that adjustments could be made to this spectator limit. HCS will be following any new information or updates regarding the health metrics from the CDC, Hampton Health Department and/or Governor Northam.

Each team (home and away) will be given 225 tickets each into their game five (5) days prior to the competition. Each football player (55) and cheerleader (20) will receive one ticket for a family member or friend. Cheerleaders (20) and their coaches (2) are also considered a spectator, therefore they will need a ticket out of the 225 distributed. Each school’s administration will be responsible for the distribution of the remaining tickets.

There will be no admittance charge to our spectators this season. Passes into the game will not be allowed. Media will be allowed with prior permission. Initially, concession stands will not be open.

Hampton City Schools will provide live streaming of each game and the games will be shown through tape delay. Home and visiting cheerleaders will be allowed to participate. Athletic Directors will work closely with the Coordinator of Athletics to plan distribution of tickets on Senior Nights.

Fall Sports Season - Spring 2021

Start Dates:

Football and Cheerleading will begin at our high schools on February 15.

Volleyball, Field Hockey, Golf and Cross Country will begin at our high schools on February 22.

Required Forms:

In order to participate in tryouts and practices, each student must have the following forms completed:

COVID19 Athletic Screening, Protocols and Forms

District Schedules:

Hampton City Schools Hydration Protocol:

Hydration Protocol - 2/9/21

 

HCS Athletics Department

EXPECTATIONS OF AN HCS ATHLETE

  1. Be courteous to visiting teams and officials.
  2. Play hard and to the limit of his/her ability, regardless of discouragement. The true athlete does not give up nor does he/she quarrel, cheat, bet or grandstand.
  3. Retain his/her composure at all times and never leave the bench or enter the playing field/court to engage in a fight.
  4. Be modest when successful and be gracious in defeat. A true sportsman does not offer excuses for failures.
  5. Maintain a high degree of physical fitness by observing team and training rules conscientiously.
  6. Demonstrate loyalty to the school by maintaining a satisfactory scholastic standing and by participating in or supporting other school activities.
  7. Play for the love of the game.
  8. Understand and observe the rules of the game and the standards of eligibility.

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING SPORTS

Fall Sports
Football, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Cheerleading, Golf, Volleyball
Winter Sports
Basketball, Swimming, Wrestling, Cheerleading, Indoor Track, Diving
Spring Sports
Softball, Baseball, Boys Tennis, Girls Tennis, Soccer, Outdoor Track


Student Accident Insurance
Hampton City Schools has purchased student accident insurance for student athletes in grades 6-12 that participate in a school sponsored sport.    The accident insurance covers all of the sports Hampton City Schools offer.

Please take the time to review the insurance and the claim form.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Beth Mair @ 727-2014 or your schools' athletic director.

Student Accident Insurance
Claim Form

ATHLETIC DIRECTORS

Bethel High School
Lee Martin, Athletic Director
757-896-7638
wmartin@hampton.k12.va.us

Hampton High School
Richard Fortune, Athletic Director
757-825-4441
rfortune@hampton.k12.va.us
@CrabberSports
http://www.crabbersports.com/ 

Kecoughtan High School
Lucas Brown, Athletic Director
757-850-5030
lbrown3@hampton.k12.va.us
KECOUGHTAN ATHLETICS WEBSITE

Phoebus High School
Maurice Ward, Athletic Director
757-727-1694     
mward@hampton.k12.va.us

Activity Fee

The Hampton City School division requires students to pay $20.00 per VHSL activity in which they participate.  The activity fee will be collected by the head coach or athletic director from the high school prior to any competition.

Sports Physicals:

*Student shall have a completed sports physical examination before acceptance as a squad member or is permitted to engage in tryouts or practice of junior varsity or varsity athletics.

*Student must have sports physicals during the period of May 1 of the current school year through June 30 of the succeeding year to participate in athletic activities.

*Students must have the  Concussion Information For Parents and Athletes on file with the athletic director.

Download the VHSL Physical Form

Hampton City Schools 2.0 GPA Policy

The School Board places the highest premium on student achievement, but recognizes the value of athletics and extracurricular activities in student development. The following guidelines are to assist students in maintaining a high academic standard while engaging in athletics and/or extracurricular activities. Eligibility extends from the first day of practice to the last day of the athletic season or the first club meeting until the end of the semester for extracurricular clubs.

Athletics:
GPA (Grade Point Average) Requirement:

  1. Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 the preceding semester to participate.
  2. All rising 9th graders are eligible for participation their first semester in high school.
  3. Transfer students will be held to the same standard as other students.
  4. Students who earn an “F” in any class required for a standard diploma will not be allowed to participate.

Monitoring and Tutoring:

  1. Students’ grades will be monitored by the athletic director and coaches.
  2. The principal or designee will notify by the report card parents of students making a grade below a “C-”. This notification will include the availability of parent/teacher conferences and remediation opportunities.
  3. All student-athletes will have the opportunity to receive free tutoring, to include weekly study halls monitored by the athletic director or coaches. Remediation is required during the season for all student-athletes making below a “C-“. If the remediation requirement is not met, consequences will result from the Athletic Department. The consequences may include, but are not limited to, suspension from a VHSL practice or a VHSL game.

Hampton City Schools 2.0 GPA Policy (continued)

Provisional Eligibility:

  1. Students can apply for a one-time provisional waiver if they fail to meet the academic requirements outlined. Students entering Hampton City Schools who have used a waiver from another division will not be entitled another waiver. Therefore, they will be ineligible until they meet the division’s requirements.
  2. The provisional eligibility date extends from the first day of VHSL practice to the last day of the athletic season. 
  3. A parent/student/HCS contract of commitment is required for a provisional waiver.
  4. Students are required to attend tutoring sessions during provisional eligibility.
  5. Provisional eligibility will be monitored centrally by the Coordinator of Athletics.

Extracurricular and Co-curricular Activities:

GPA (Grade Point Average) Expectation:

  1. Students are expected to earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 the preceding semester to participate.
  2. All rising 9th graders are eligible for participation their first semester in high school.
  3. Transfer students will be held to the same standard as other students.

Monitoring and Tutoring:

  1. Students’ grades will be monitored by the club sponsors with the assistance from the athletic directors. 
  2. The principal or designee will notify by the report card parents of students making a grade below a “C-”. This notification will include the availability of parent/teacher conferences and remediation opportunities.

Virginia High School League (V.H.S.L.) Scholarship Rule:

*Student shall be currently enrolled in not fewer than five subjects.
*Student shall have passed five subjects the immediately preceding semester.
*All 8th grade students must play for their zoned high school.  Please refer to School Board policy IGDH.

Visit the VHSL websitefor more information.

TICKET PRICES AT THE GATE

Varsity Volleyball
Adult and Student    $4.00
Children 12 and under    $3.00
Seniors 65 and older      $3.00

Varsity Football Games
Adult and Student $5.00
Children 12 and under and Seniors over 65 $3.00
Children under 3 FREE

JV Football Games
FREE to everyone

Varsity Basketball Games
Adult and Student $5.00
Children 12 and under and Seniors over 65 $3.00
Children under 3 FREE

JV Basketball Games
Everyone $3.00
Children under 3 FREE

Varsity Wrestling Matches
Tri Matches:
     $5.00  Adult
     $3.00  12 and under AND senior citizen (over 65)
Dual Matches:
     $4.00  Adult
     $3.00  12 and under AND senior citizen (over 65)

 

Hampton City Schools is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students.  A concussion committee has developed a protocol and parent information to help our community understand the prevention, symptoms and treatment of concussions.  If you have any questions concerning our concussion protocol, please feel free to contact Beth Mair at 727-2014.

• Concussion Information For Parents and Athletes (PDF)

Purpose:
Hampton City Schools is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students.  The following concussion protocol utilizes the latest in medical research to prevent and treat injuries.  This protocol was written to ensure that student-athletes who sustain concussions are properly diagnosed, given adequate time to heal, and are comprehensively supported until they are symptom free.  It is the goal of this protocol to minimize and prevent further injury to the brain, such as second impact syndrome, while allowing student athletes to return to play in the healthiest and safest manner.

Definitions:
Concussion- is a brain injury that is characterized by an onset of impairment of cognitive and/or physical functioning, and is caused by a blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that causes a sudden jarring of the head (i.e., a helmet to the head, being knocked to the ground). A concussion can occur with or without a loss of consciousness, and proper management is essential to the immediate safety and long-term future of the injured individual.  A concussion can be difficult to diagnose, and failing to recognize the signs and symptoms in a timely fashion can have dire consequences.

Most athletes who experience a concussion can recover completely as long as they do not return to play prematurely.  The effects of repeated concussions can be cumulative, and after a concussion, there is a period in which the brain is particularly vulnerable to further injury.  If an athlete sustains a second concussion during this period, the risk of permanent brain injury increases significantly and the consequences of seemingly mild second concussion can be very severe, and even result in death (i.e., “second impact syndrome”).

Appropriate licensed health care provider-means a physician, physician assistant, osteopath or athletic trainer licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine; a neuropsychologist licensed by the Board of Psychology; or a nurse practitioner licensed by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.

Return to Play-means participate in a nonmedically supervised practice or athletic competition.

ImPACT Concussion Management Program-  ImPact is a state-of-the-art computer-based program developed to help clinicians evaluate recovery during a concussion. The goal of this program is to create a safer environment for our student athletes through education, awareness, and clinical care.

Procedure:
1. Annual training on concussion management is required for all coaches (paid and volunteer), athlete trainers, team physicians, school nurses and physical education (PE) teachers.  The Athlete Director will be responsible for ensuring that all coaches, athletic trainers, and team physicians have completed this requirement.  The Coordinator of Health Services will ensure that all nurses have completed this requirement and the Curriculum Leader for Health and Physical Education will ensure that all PE teachers have completed this requirement.  The concussion management program is The National Federation of State High School Associations’ (NFHS)-Concussion in Sports-What You Need To Know. This Center for Disease Control (CDC) endorsed program provides a guide to understanding, recognizing, and properly managing concussions in high school sports.  It is available at www.nfhslearn.com.  A copy of the certificate of completion is to be kept on file.

2. In order to participate in any extracurricular athletic activity, each student athlete and the student athlete’s parent/guardian shall annually review information on concussions provided by Hampton City Schools via lecture, video, handouts or a combination thereof.  The information provided will include the short- and long-term health effects of concussions.  After the parent/guardian has reviewed the information provided regarding concussions and the health effects of concussions, they shall sign a statement acknowledging receipt, review, and understanding of such information (Appendix A).  If it is determined that English is a second language for the athlete and/or parent/guardian, appropriate translation will be provided. It will be the responsibility of each Athletic Director to ensure that each student athlete and his/her parent/guardian has received the appropriate concussion material and signed that they have received, reviewed and understood the information. The signed “Concussion Information for Parents and Athletes” form will be kept on file with the Virginia High School League (VHSL) physical in the Athletic Director’s office. 

3. A student athlete suspected by the student’s coach or athletic trainer of sustaining a concussion or brain injury in a practice or game shall be removed from the activity immediately.  A student athlete who has been removed from play, evaluated and suspected to have a concussion or brain injury shall not return to play that same day (Appendix B-HCS Sideline Concussion Assessment). The athletic trainer will provide the parent/guardian with further medical instruction, which could include immediate transportation to the ER. (Appendix C- Concussion Information and Referral Form).

4. The athlete should be referred for immediate medical care if any of the following are present, including but not limited to:

  • On field loss of consciousness
  • Cervical spine complaints
  • Focal neurological symptoms
  • Recurrent vomiting
  • Bleeding/clear fluid leakage from ears and nose
  • Unresolved balance or gait disturbance
  • Headaches that worsen
  • Looks drowsy/can’t wake up
  • Can’t recognize people/places
  • Seizures
  • Weakness/numbness in arms/legs
  • Slurred speech

5. If an athletic trainer is not available for assessment, the athlete’s eligibility to play will be determined by the presiding coach. The Athletic Director shall also be notified and then he/she will notify the athletic trainer that is assigned to the school.  A player suspected of having a concussion shall never be left alone or allowed to transport themselves off the premises.

6. When the athletic trainer is present to make the assessment, he/she will notify the Athletic Director of any athlete that has sustained a concussion, brain injury or head injury during practice or a game.  In turn, it will be the responsibility of the Athletic Director to notify the school nurse and the guidance counselor of such injury to further assist in monitoring and providing the appropriate care during the school day. 

7. The return to play progression will not begin until the athlete is completely symptom free.  Criteria for return after a concussion/brain injury/head injury:

  1. Written clearance to return to play from the student’s licensed health care provider (refer to definitions).
  2. Completely asymptomatic-no symptoms at all.
  3. Normal ImPACT Testing
  4. Completed supervised graduated return to play procedure (Appendix D).  Each step in this procedure should take 24 hours.  The steps must be completed without return of any symptoms.  If any symptoms occur, the athlete returns to the previous asymptomatic step.
  5. A written clearance from the school’s Athletic Director.

Documentation:
Parents must report all concussions sustained prior to each year on the Virginia High School League Physical Form.  The Athletic Trainer will maintain documentation on students that have sustained a concussion during athletic competition at the athlete’s current high school.  A safe return to play is the ultimate goal regardless of age and level of play.

 


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NONDISCRIMINATION/NONRETALIATION NOTICE

As stated in School Board Policy AC and GBA, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions, status as a veteran, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  

HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAB for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings. 

All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy.  All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources and Title IX/ADA Coordinator.  Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.  For more information about this process, please review the Formal Resolution Process and/or Informal Resolution Process.    

Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact:

Executive Director of Human Resources
Title IX and ADA Coordinator
Department of Human Resources
One Franklin Street
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-2300
Email: hcs-complianceofficer@hampton.k12.va.us


HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE

PURPOSE

Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, vcarper@hampton.k12.va.us

DEFINITION

HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies.

Please note that some pages on the HCS website contain links to third-party sites.  HCS is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.

HCS WEBMASTER AND ACCESSIBILITY

The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

  • To download this free program, visit the Adobe website.
  • To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please link to the Access Adobe website, which provides useful tools and resources.

Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins that make websites more accessible.

The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.
 
Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster, vcarper@hampton.k12.va.us., the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, kgoral@hampton.k12.va.us and/or the Director of Graphics, mhouser@hampton.k12.va.us.

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

  • A description of the accessibility concern or question;
  • The webpage address of the requested material;
  • The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;
  • The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.

SELF-MONITORING

HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.

DISCLAIMER

HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.