FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What conference are we in?
Cambridge-Isanti is in the Mississippi 8 Conference, along with Big Lake, Buffalo, Chisago Lakes, Monticello, North Branch, Princeton, Rogers, St. Francis, and St. Michael-Albertville.
2. How do I find current schedules and directions to away events?
All sports schedules can be found online at http://www.mississippi8.org/g5-bin/client.cgi
Then proceed to click on the blue away location link. (See sample picture below with the away location designated by the red arrow.)
3. How do I find out if my game is rained out or cancelled? Or a last minute change takes place?
Sign up for the ‘notify me’ feature at http://www.mississippi8.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=21&school_id=5 and follow the prompts. This feature will send a message to your account immediately after a contest is changed or cancelled, saving you a phone call and a trip. We highly recommend all parents sign up this service.
4. I have a complaint…how do I proceed?
The Cambridge-Isanti Schools complaint procedure has been developed for the purposes of establishing and maintaining the lines of communication between the school, parents/guardians, and students for the resolution of concerns related to the activities programs. This process is a means by which concerns/problems about the Bluejacket Activities Program can be resolved.
In order to establish a positive atmosphere and assure that the proper channels of communication will not be circumvented, a process has been established for use by the student, parent/guardian, coach, advisors, and administrators. All participants who have a complaint are to adhere to the procedures defined in the process. This procedure is a communication protocol that specifies the person to be contacted first when there is a concern about a coach or advisor’s action or decisions. When a concern/complaint is expressed, the process is to be followed as listed. If resolution of the issue is not achieved at the first level of communication, the next person in the communication protocol can be contacted. The discussion and decision will be documented and filed at each level. All parties involved in addressing the situation will receive a copy of the final resolution.
Level One: If a student and or parent/guardian has a concern about an activities program, decision, and or coach/advisor, it is his/her responsibility to complete the following portion of the grievance process:
A. A student, or parent/guardian initiates the grievance with the coach or advisor within five working days of the incident, decision, or action that is under question.
B. The student or parent/guardian is to meet with the coach or advisor within five working days, with the intent to resolve the grievance. (If the problem involves an assistant coach or advisor, the head coach or advisor of that sport or activity is to be involved in the meeting.
1. Students or parents/guardians are to address only the concerns/problems related to themselves. In order to be in compliance with the “Privacy in Information Act”, concerns/problems related to other students will not be discussed.
2. The conference may be taped. A copy of the tape will be made available to the student or parent/guardian upon request.
C. The coach or advisor attending the conference is responsible for completing a written summary, which will include any resolutions/decisions reached during the conference. The coach or advisor will give/mail a copy of the summary to all the participants in the conference within ten working days and will forward a copy of the summary to the activities director.
Level Two: If either party has not been satisfied by the proposed resolution of the problem in Level One, he/she has the option to request a continuation of the process to Level Two.
A. Either party has the option within five days after Level One has been completed to submit the necessary written form to the activities director, initiating Level Two.
B. The student or parent/guardian is to meet with the coach or advisor, and activities director using the same guidelines as outlined in Level One, B.
C. The activities director is responsible for completing a written summary of the conference which will include any resolutions/decisions reached during the meeting. The activities director will give/mail a copy of the written summary to all participants who attended the conference within ten working days.
Level Three, Four, and Five: If resolution of the issue is not achieved at the first two levels of communication, the next person in the communication can be contacted. The discussion and decision will be documented and filed at each level.
Level Three: Principal
Level Four: Superintendent
Level Five: School Board
Please Note: Please follow the protocol on whom to contact first, second, etc. for resolution of the situation.
5. How much are tickets for sporting events?
Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students. Students who pay a sports fee receive a pass that allows free admission to all regular season home events. Adults age 65 and older who live in the Cambridge-Isanti Schools district will be admitted free with a senior pass, available from the Activities Director at CIHS. Season sports passes are $175 for families, $100 for adults and $45 for students.