Ossining Athletics Department

Family Vacation Policy

Family Vacations

When parents/guardians and student-athletes choose to take their family vacations during sport seasons, it must be understood that the time missed by the student athlete can affect team chemistry and personal conditioning. Studentathletes who miss practices or competition for any reason may have their position or playing time adjusted. Coaches shall make every effort to inform parents/guardians and student-athletes of the season's schedule as far in advance as possible.

* Parents please be advised that fall high school sports start practice the 3rd week of August.

Conflicts with Extracurricular activities

A student athlete who attempts to participate in too many extracurricular activities will undoubtedly have a conflict of obligations. The Athletic Department recognized that each student should have the opportunity for a broad range of experiences in the area of extracurricular activities and will attempt to schedule events in a manner that will minimize conflicts. When conflicts do arise, the sponsors of activities will work together to find a solution so the student does not feel as he/she is in the middle. if a solution can not be found, the student athlete will have to make his/her decision based on the following:

  1. The relative importance of each event.
  2. The importance of each event to the group involved.
  3. The relative contribution the student can make.
  4. How long each event has been scheduled?
  5. Make your decision in cooperation with your parent/guardian.

If it becomes obvious that a student can not fulfill the obligations of a school activity, he/she should withdraw from that activity.