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
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.
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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