JACKSON Youth Program members are expected to be RESPECTFUL of the staff, the property, and other members of JACKSON Youth Program.
The following behaviors are not allowed:
Fighting/Hitting Swearing/Rude Language
Horse Play/ Carrying Other Youth
Sitting on Tables or Counters
Standing on Tables or Chairs
Leaving Program and or Program Areas without Permission
Excessive disruption of activities
Repeatedly refusing to follow rules
Tobacco, drugs and alcohol use
Damage to equipment or supplies
If youth do not comply with the guidelines or behave in a way that provides an unsafe, troublesome or disrespectful environment for herself or other participants, disciplinary action will follow.
The most common disciplinary action is for the girl(s) involved to have a "time out". This "time out" from activities may include being asked to write down solutions to the problem or to write about how they can behave differently next time.
In the event that these approaches do not work, or if the behavior of the girl(s) continue to threaten themselves, others or the program, a Warning Slip detailing the child's behavior may be written to inform the parent of the matter. If a Warning Slip is given it must be returned the next day with a parent signature.
If repeated concerns involving disrespect or misbehavior persist the following may be a result:
-Lost of privileges to take part in field trips
-A conference with the parent/guardian to discuss a plan for improvement
-Cases involving bullying, violence, stealing, or destruction of property may result in an immediate suspension or permanent termination from the program.
-Read and review with your daughter the Member Responsibilities in an effort to help us reinforce the importance of respecting herself, her peers, and the environment we all will share.
-Please encourage your child to participate in new activities, meet new friends and try new things.
-During your daughter's time at JACKSON Youth Program stay well-informed. If ever you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak with us when you pick up your child, write a letter or you can call any time during business hours.
-As a safety precaution, at dismissal we do not NOT allow children to wait at the door and leave when they see their parent/guardian arrive. It is imperative that all parents or individuals named on the "Pick-up/ Release" Form physically come inside of the building and sign their respective child out for the day.
-Information for parents, announcements about upcoming events and other special announcements will be posted on the bulletin boards in the front lobby and hallway. Letters and flyers will also be given to parents at the sign-out desk during pick-up time. Please check these locations regularly, as the information may be greatly beneficial to you and your child.