All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in the Glendale Elementary School District have the opportunity to participate in athletics for their school. All students must complete a participation form before trying out and an athletics contract if they make the team.
Use the links above to find information for specific sports.
- Course Link: https://aiaacademy.org/
ARS 15-341 (24) (SB 1521) mandates that schools follow the Arizona Interscholastic Association's policies/direction to provide concussion education information to students, parents and coaches. In compliance with this law all students participating in athletics in the Glendale Elementary School District shall complete the Brainbook online concussion education course. All student athletes shall complete the course prior to participation in practice or competition in any sports. This requirement will include cheerleaders.
Students, parent, coaches, teachers and administrators can take the Brainbook concussion module located at www.aiaacademy.org then click on the quick link entitled "Brainbook". Once the new window opens, they will want to click on the link in the Login box titled "Non-Student Course Link". This will allow them to take the online concussion module without registering or taking the quiz at the end of the high school student module. This will suffice for the non-high school concussion education requirement of ARS 15-341 (24) (SB 1521) mandate.
A copy of the state statue related to concussions is posted on the AlA Academy site at www.aiaacademy.org under "AlA Academy News" on the left side of the home page titled Arizona State Law-- Concussions (ARS 15-341).
GESD Governing Board Policy JJIB
Before a student participates in an athletic activity, the student, the student's parents, and the coaches shall participate in a District program to educate program participants of the danger of concussions, head injuries, and the risk of continued participation in athletic activity after a concussion. Students and parents shall sign the AIA form (Exhibit JJIB-E) at least once each school year stating awareness of the nature and risk of concussion. The District shall retain documentation of the participation of all affected coaching staff members in the program
Each school may need to provide a computer for those students who do not have home access. All students participating in district sponsored practice sessions or games must have a copy of their completion certificate in order to participate in athletics. Please keep a copy of their certificate of completion in their student file.