The football playoffs and basketball season are upon us. With the start of the season, there are some concerns and policies that need to be addressed.
Conduct of students and fans at the games should be supportive of the players.
We take great pride in the fact that we consider ourselves to be a “class act.” Our conduct as a student body and community are on display at the basketball games. Inappropriate conduct gives the wrong impression, and as administrators, we are asking our student body and fans to please comply with the following:
Admission into the game is a privilege to observe the contest; verbal assaults on others or obnoxious behavior may result in the loss of this privilege.
Show respect for the opposing players, coaches, spectators, and support groups.
Respect the integrity and judgment of the game officials. Understand that they are doing their best to help promote the student-athlete, and admire their willingness to participate in full view of the public.
Use only cheers that support and uplift the teams involved.
Be a positive role model at events through your own actions and by censoring those around you whose behavior is unbecoming.
Once you have finished eating, please clean the table and put trash in the trash containers.
Students (elementary, JH and HS) need to be seated in the gym. The foyer needs to be kept clear of students, except those who are actually eating and are seated at tables.
Do not stand at the rails. The aisle must remain clear in order for spectators to enter and exit the stands easily.
Respect both Stamford and other schools’ facilities.
The UIL is very specific about penalties for inappropriate conduct by fans or players. Spectators may be suspended from attendance at all UIL events for 10 activity days. The district is also required to provide a written report about the infraction that must include the names of all involved. As spectators and fans, please do not do anything that will penalize our school, our teams, or yourself.
As fans and spectators, we should support our teams. Let's create a positive atmosphere for our teams and community. Thank you for your support of our school and teams.