Roosevelt High School Cheerleading Rules and Regulations:


The purpose of the Roosevelt High School cheerleading squads is to LEAD THE CROWD with school spirit, display pride, encourage good sportsmanship, and represent Roosevelt with a positive image. A high level of commitment will be expected for the Roosevelt High School cheerleading program.

School/SDHSAA Guidelines:

Scholastic Policy: Cheerleaders will abide by the Roosevelt High School academic eligibility rules as established by the SDHSAA. They must also follow the RHS extra-curricular Scholastic/Academic eligibility rules.

Drug/Alcohol Activity Rules: Cheerleaders must not violate the Drug/Alcohol Activity Rules and will be enforced throughout the year, including summer months, regardless of whether or not the student is participating in the activity at the time.

Code of Conduct:

The Roosevelt High School Cheerleading Program Code of Conduct establishes behavioral expectations. The Code is designed to guide the choices, actions, and practices of our diverse community of students, staff, parents, and guests. The Code of Conduct will help maintain a safe, quality learning environment, which will foster high achievement and excellence in our program as well as in our community. The Roosevelt High School Cheerleading Program strives for excellence at all levels: school, home, work, practice, games, and competitions. It is expected that the Code of Conduct be upheld at all times.

Social Media Policy:

As a Roosevelt Cheerleader, behavior on social media platforms must adhere to the Code of Conduct. Violations will result in consequences determined by coaches. 

Rules and Guidelines:

Cheerleaders must follow the Absence from School Guidelines:

*Each cheerleader is expected to participate in all activities in which that squad participates. It is important to realize that when one person is absent, it affects their entire team. Excessive absenteeism will result in suspension, including summer activities and practices.

*If full participation is not physically possible, due to injury or illness, attendance is still required.

Competitive Attendance Policy:

Sideline Attendance Policy:

*The cheerleader will be expected to attend the game or competition in uniform, sit the bench, and cheer along with your squad.

Excused and Unexcused Absences:

*A phone call from a parent/guardian to the coach is required 24 hours in advance for any absence. If the coaching staff is not notified, it will be considered an unexcused absence and the attendance policy rules will apply.

*ALL attendance to practices, games, competitions, and special school related functions are MANDATORY unless excused by the coach in advance.

Practice Expectations:

*If any of these safety guidelines are not followed, you will not be allowed to practice and it will be considered an unexcused absence.

*Cheerleaders will be given warnings for broken rules, not participating, negative attitude, etc. Two warnings will be given and the cheerleader may be removed from the squad after a third warning.

Uniform Expectations:

Uniforms are the property of Roosevelt High School. Each member is responsible for any piece of Roosevelt High School equipment that is issued to him/her for the season. At the end of the season, each cheerleader is responsible for turning in all issued equipment prior to tryouts. If a cheerleader chooses not to finish the year, all issued equipment must be turned in IMMEDIATELY. Care must be taken to insure clothing, uniforms, and equipment is in clean and presentable  condition. Each squad member shall safeguard his/her clothing, uniforms, and equipment and shall be personally liable for its replacement, loss, or damage. 

*Uniforms shall only be worn when the team is performing. Uniforms must be washed in advance of turn-in or a washing fee will be issued.

All Practice & Game Day Appearance Rules (applies to all cheering, any sport):

*These rules are for the athletes personal safety and enforced by the SDHSAA. These rules can be found on the SDHSAA - Cheer Rules & Regulations website.

Competitive Game Appearance:

*Those not in compliance with the game day appearance rules will not be allowed to cheer and it will be considered an unexcused absence.

Sideline Game Appearance

*Those not in compliance with the game day appearance rules will not be allowed to cheer and it will be considered an unexcused absence.

Game Day Dress for ALL Cheerleaders (during school):


Cheerleaders must travel to and from away (out-of-town) games and competitions as a squad when transportation is provided. A cheerleader may ride home with his/her parent/guardian provided the parent has given a written note three days prior to the Athletic Principal.

Under no circumstances will a cheerleader leave the grounds while attending an event unless permission is granted by the coach or acting coach.

Cell Phone use is NOT permitted during practices/games. Cell phones should be silent and put away.

Disciplinary Actions:

Failure to abide by the policies and regulation established for the RHS cheerleaders or failure to accept responsibilities as cheerleaders may result in disciplinary action and possible dismissal from the squad. Appropriate disciplinary action will be determined by the coach and/or school administration according to the severity of each violation.

Additional Notes:

**If you voluntarily quit or are removed from the Roosevelt High School cheerleading program at any time during the season, you forfeit your right to tryout for the cheer program the next year.

**There is a 24 hour NO CONTACT period after all games, competitions, and practices. Calls to coaches should only be placed in case of an emergency. 

*The cheerleader will be expected to attend the game or competition in uniform, sit the bench, and cheer along with your squad.