Attention 8th grade families

                                March 24, 2023
To 8th Grade Students and Parents/Guardians, 
At Amador Valley and Foothill High Schools, we are excited to be welcoming you all to our campuses in the Fall of 2023 as the incoming class of 2027!! As you are making your way through your last semester at your current middle school, we wanted to provide some information regarding high school athletic eligibility. Our Fall season of sports begins on August 7th (Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Football, Girls Flag Football, Girls Water Polo, Boys Water Polo, Cross Country, Cheer and Dance). We will be holding informational meetings for the Fall sports programs at each high school in May, so look out for future communications from each comprehensive high school. Since you are in the middle of your final semester, we wanted to provide you with some important information related to being eligible to participate in high school athletics. 
Below is the information that you will need to know to make sure that you are eligible. This information is available to you in our PUSD Student and Family Handbook on page 34:
Period of Eligibility
a) The eligibility status of a student will be verified at the end of each grading period.
b) A current student failing to meet the eligibility standards will be placed on probation for the next grading
period and allowed to participate if he/she earned a grade point average of 1.75 or higher and received no
more than one “F” grade.
c) An incoming freshman must meet the current PUSD requirements (2.0 grade point average and no “F”
grade). An entering freshman may be placed on probation and allowed to participate for the first grading
period he/she is enrolled in PUSD, if he/ she earned a grade point average of 1.75 or higher and received
no more than one “F.”
d) Students must transfer to a PUSD school academically eligible with no pending discipline issues from
the previous school.
e) Sections “c” and “d” are intended to provide a safety net for students with extenuating circumstances and
must be appealed to the Principal.
f) A student on probation must improve his/her GPA to 2.0 and receive no “F” grades by the end of the next
grading period in order to continue to participate.
g) A student may only be on one (1) probationary period per school year. Summer school credits shall be
counted towards making up scholastic deficiencies incurred in the grading period immediately preceding.
(BP/AR 6145)
If you have any questions regarding this, please let us know and we can cover this more during our Fall sports information sessions in May.
Thank you,

Sebastian Bull                                 Jon Fey
Principal, Foothill High School        Principal, Amador Valley High School