Dear Franklin Families,
We are writing to inform you of concerns due to recent fan behaviors during our varsity games. In recent weeks, there have been several instances of students exhibiting unruly, inappropriate, disrespectful, unsafe, and unsportsmanlike behavior during games. This includes behavior among middle and elementary students. This behavior is unacceptable. Disrespectful fans will be asked to leave the event. Fans are also not allowed to exit and re-enter the event.
We have noticed that many younger students are attending games unaccompanied by an adult. Dropping children off at games unattended poses significant safety concerns.
Effective immediately, all non-Franklin High School students, including Franklin middle school and elementary school students, must be accompanied and supervised by an adult throughout the duration of all varsity games. Unaccompanied children will need to be picked up by their parents / guardian.
At Franklin High, we pride ourselves on demonstrating sportsmanship and integrity on the field/court, and it is expected that our fans exhibit the same behavior off the field/court (see FHS Spectator Code of Conduct).
Fan cheering and team support are welcomed parts of sporting events and can directly impact our athletes. Appropriate cheering, done in good taste, can contribute to a positive game environment. Inappropriate cheering, or excessive jeering, has an adverse effect on the players, the game, other fans, and does not represent our school or community values. We have all been enjoying cheering on our outstanding teams this season and wish for their continued success.
We ask that parents/guardians talk to their children about their behavior during sporting events, and we are hopeful that this issue will subside with this new rule in place. We appreciate your cooperation.
Principal Franklin High School
Superintendent of Schools
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