IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SPORTS
Sports team membership and participation are free from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or disability.
Coaches have the sole discretion concerning game day participation. We encourage all student participation; however, sporting events are by their nature competitive. Coaches may use their knowledge of student ability, sportsmanship, team ethics and academic eligibility to determine playing time.
Parents and fans are welcome to all events; however, parents should display positive sportsmanship and be held accountable for their actions. Fans can and will be removed from events for failure to show positive sportsmanship at game activities.
AVISO IMPORTANT SOBRE EL DEPORTE
Participación y afiliación de los equipos deportivos están libres de discriminación por motivos de raza, religión, color, sexo, edad, origen nacional o ascendencia, información genética, estado de los padres, orientación sexual, identidad de género y expresión o discapacidad.
Entrenadores tienen la discreción sobre la participación del día del partido. Animamos a toda participación de los estudiantes; sin embargo los eventos deportivos son por su naturaleza competitiva. Coches pueden utilizar su conocimiento de la capacidad del estudiante, deportividad, equipo ética y elegibilidad académica para determinar tiempo de juego.
Los padres y los fans son Bienvenidos a todos los eventos; sin embargo los padres deben mostrar deportividad positiva y responsables de sus acciones. Los aficionados puede y será removido de eventos por no mostrar deportividad positiva en las actividades de juego.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School Athletics prides itself on being an educational-based athletics program. Meaning, we teach our student-athletes the importance of being students before athletes. Therefore, student-athletes at TJMS are held to very high academic and behavioral standards. Student-athletes must maintain a minimum 2.0 G.P.A, have no active referrals, and must exemplify outstanding citizenship to both staff and students on/off campus at all times in order to maintain their athletic eligibility. Student-athletes who successfully make it through our competitive tryout process will have the opportunity to participate in the following sports: (Fall) flag football, JV girls volleyball, Varsity girls volleyball, (Winter) JV girls basketball, Varsity girls basketball, JV boys basketball, Varsity boys basketball, girls soccer, boys soccer, wrestling, (Spring) softball, baseball, and boys volleyball. Throughout the athletic season, Thomas Jefferson student-athletes will not only develop the skills needed to be high school ready athletes, but they will also gain valuable life skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, and how to win and lose with grace. Additionally, TJMS student-athletes will get the opportunity to represent the city of Wasco and travel and play against other schools in the S.Y.A.A. (South Yosemite Athletic Association) including Palm Ave. Middle School, Richland Jr. High, McFarland Jr. High, Richgrove, Earlimart, Wonderful College Prep Academy, Almond Tree Middle School, Pioneer Middle School, Cecil Avenue Middle School, and La Vina Middle School.
Athletic Director - Ms. Agustina Ayala
Must maintain a 2.0 G.P.A throughout the year. (Includes Progress Reports)
No active Referrals (Athletes with active referrals may be suspended from playing in games)
Good Citizenship (Athletes are expected and required to respect all staff and students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School)
Athletes must attend all practices and games (Commitment to teammates)
The Wasco Union Elementary School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, race or ethnicity, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
For questions or complaints, contact Equity Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator:
1102 5th St. Wasco, CA 93280