PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY: The annual AISA Professional Development Day will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014, at Vaughn Forest Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
Congratulations, 2013-2014 President's Award Winners: Class A - The Lakeside School; Class AA - South Choctaw Academy; Class AAA - Morgan Academy
HEADMASTERS' ASSOCIATION DUES:
At the July Headmaster’s Association meeting the members voted for dues to be increased to $150.00 to assist with activities that will be planned this year. The new Secretary/Treasurer is Dee Bennett so checks should be forwarded to her attention at The Lakeside School; 1020 Lake Dr.; Eufaula, AL 36027. Other officers elected are: Julie Kelly- President, Darrell Self- Vice-President and Ceil Sikes- ex-officio. Please forward any concerns or ideas to one of these individuals.
Being a member of the Headmasters' Association, qualifies you to have an applicant for the Headmasters' Association Scholarship.
ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION EXAMINATION AS RELATED TO AISA DIPLOMA AND ATHLETIC REQUIREMENTS: The AISA policy has not changed. Since the State of Alabama has changed their policy, then a senior student must have passed all required (by the state) parts of the graduation exit test. These required parts include Reading and Math and one section of the three remaining sections. Rebecca Mims, Education Specialist for Assessment and Accountability, at the Alabama State Department of Education, has notified us that non-public school students may not take the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) unless their non-public school chooses to have all students tested. Therefore, the AISA’s academic and athletic requirement policies concerning senior transfers and the passing of the AHSGE are no longer in effect. Since these selected students no longer have the opportunity to retake failed portions of the test, we cannot enforce these policies. Students ruled ineligible due to this policy are now declared eligible effective immediately.
AISA Coaches' Association dues of $150 are due by November 1, 2014. Make your check payable to AISA Coaches' Association, and mail to Coach Glynn Lott, Coaches' Association President; Macon-East Montgomery Academy; 15396 Vaughn Rd.; Cecil, AL; 36013 $150.00 for all schools--after November 1, 2014 dues will go to $250.00.
Congratulations, 2013-2014 Chairman's Award Winners: Class A - Edgewood Academy; Class AA - Coosa Valley Academy; Class AAA - Glenwood School
Final completed schedules for basketball, softball, and baseball are due in the AISA office by October 1, 2014. AISA Athletic Handbook, page 8, XVIII:
Concussion Rule for All Sports: The AISA Athletic Committee voted unanimously on July 28, 2010 to approve the following concerning player concussions: Any player who shows signs or symptoms associated with a concussion shall not return to play in any sport until cleared by a medical doctor. Please refer to the following pages of the 2010 NFHS Rules Book that your school was issued at the Annual Coaches’ Meeting on July 21, 2010. Share with all coaches page 44, rule 3-6b; page 82 and page 100 for suggested guidelines in management of a concussion. Click here for more information or policy forms
AISA ATHLETIC HANDBOOK, GENERAL INFORMATION, PAGE 8--Note: It is the responsibility of the school to notify in writing the AISA office of any ejection of a coach or player within 48 hours. There will be a $100.00 fine for failure to report ejections. A player or coach ejected for conduct reasons from any playoff and/or final game of the sports season will be fined $250.00.
The 2014-2015 Gate Admission Fees: Regular season play, $5.00--- Tournament play, double headers, playoffs, all-stars, jamborees, and finals, $7.00 adults and $5.00 students—this excludes the Tripleheader (gate - $15.00). School tournaments, jamborees, and double headers, the $5.00 and $7.00 is maximum; schools may continue to charge $5.00 for those school sponsored competitions.
AISA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM: The AISA does not sponsor an AISA state championship program below the level of varsity athletics.
ATTENTION ATHLETIC COMMITTEE: The next Athletic Committee Meeting is scheduled for July 30, 2014 at the AISA office, 10:00 a.m.
SPORTS OFFICIAL BILL AND SPORTSMANSHIP: Please announce AISA Sportsmanship Statement and Sports Officials Bill prior to each athletic event. Click here to read these statements
STUDENT-ATHLETIC TRANSFERS: The AISA Office must be notified immediately in writing by receiving school of any student-athlete transferring in from a member school. (Item 10, Letter E, Page 17 Athletic Handbook)
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR 2013-14: Courses taken in summer school shall be considered an extension of the school year and credits earned in summer school may be used in determining scholastic eligibility of students. Independent Study and tutorial type courses may not be used for athletic eligibility purposes. All summer school work and approved correspondence/on-line courses may be used for eligibility purposes but final grades must be in and recorded on student's transcript on the Monday prior to the AISA’s third playing date for football (September 9, 2013). A student is allowed a maximum of two (2) units in summer school to establish eligibility for the fall semester. Clarification: Summer school is defined as any coursework begun after end of 2nd semester (as stated on AISA calendar) and concluded by the deadline set by the AISA.
HOME SCHOOL OPPONENTS:PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT PROPOSAL/POLICY: “Student-athletes transferring from a home school and/or a non-traditional school program will be eligible for AISA interscholastic athletics, if all AISA eligibility requirements have been met. AISA schools are not allowed to play home school teams in any sport.
National Center for Sports Safety: Please note contact information has changed as follows: National Center for Sports Safety; 2301 Morris Ave. Suite 105; Birmingham, Alabama 35203; Phone: 205-329-7535 or 7508; Fax: 205-329-7526; Toll-Free: 1-866-508-NCSS (6277); info@SportsSafety.org; Online Sports Safety Course: www.sportssafety.org
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FOR ALL AISA ATHLETES/CHEERLEADERS: Refer to Physical Exam Form and Medical History Form in the Appendix of your AISA Athletic Handbook. Call the AISA office if you have questions.