Attendance at all district or state championships must be approved the day prior to the event. Students will be dismissed based upon the scheduled playing time for Hershey High School athletes. Students are expected to return to school immediately at the conclusion of the contest. Students will not be permitted to attend Mid-Penn Conference playoffs or seeding contests unless they are a member of the competing team. The dismissal times for any event will be announced or posted by the high school office.
Hershey High School is a member of the Mid Penn Conference and the P.I.A.A. All eligibility regulations of these associations will be strictly enforced.
To be eligible to participate in the interscholastic athletic program at Hershey High School, a student must satisfy the qualifications and regulations outlined below:
Submit a signed parent permission form before the start of each sports season. Students are not permitted to sign any slips.
Pass a physical examination before the student's first sports season of that academic year. A re-examination or special certification must take place before each subsequent sports season. Any athlete who participates in a practice or contest without a physical will be ineligible for one week.
Carry adequate and appropriate health and injury insurance.
Remain in good academic, attendance and department standing.
Conform to all regulations as outlined in the by-laws of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association from Article I to Article IX. These sections of the by-laws are concerned with the following:
maximum age rule
consent of parent or guardian
health and physical examinations
period of participation
To be eligible to participate in practice or a contest, a student must report to school by 10:00 a.m. Exceptional reasons for which students may be excused must meet administrative approval. If a student leaves school during the day because of illness, the athlete may not participate that day or evening unless he/she has physician approval.