Programs

Enrichment Program - Code of Conduct

BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

CODE OF CONDUCT/THE DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM

In Enrichment, we abide by the Character Counts system. We teach trust, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. We expect our participants and their guardians to adhere to our expectations, protocols and guidelines in all areas of the district and our program.

Trustworthiness

Be honest • Don't deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you'll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country

Respect

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements

Responsibility

Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices

Fairness

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don't take advantage of others • Don't blame others carelessly

Caring

Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

Citizenship

Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment

We know our staff by "Miss/Ms./Mrs. or Mister" followed by their last name. As program participants and guardians of participants, please respect the staff, each other, the school facilities and the materials provided. If/when items are broken or taken the parents of the child involved in inappropriate action will be responsible for replacing them. We cannot be held responsible for any items that are missing from backpacks, but if the items are found to be involved with an inappropriate situation we will find a fair and responsible solution for those involved.

In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for participation in recreation programs, participants we ask our participants to adhere to fair, and safe, conduct guidelines. These guidelines apply to the respect and safety of participants, the public, employees, and volunteers of the Batavia Park District.

A safe environment is where participants, staff, volunteers and the public are free from physical and verbal harm. It is anticipated that some participants may require assistance to participate in the recreation program. This assistance may include accommodations, which will assist participants with unusual behaviors in order to maintain a safe environment for all.

Misconduct may include but is not limited to:

  • Hitting, kicking, stealing, lying, cheating or throwing objects.
  • Talking back, raising voice or defying staff requests.
  • Inappropriate touching.
  • Creating a risk of contagion or illness, whether intentional or not.
  • Communicating possession or threatening to bring a weapon or explosive to a program, or activity.  Acting in a manner which exposes the participant or others to danger (gang signs, attire.)
  • Extreme verbal abuse.
  • Fighting.

In accordance, participants may display misconduct by doing the following:

  • Mistreatment or harassment of any staff member by any participant or participant's guardian.
  • Not following directions given by staff member.
  • Not following safety protocols (ex. checking in at check in area, wearing seatbelt in vans).
  • Stealing, delivering falsehoods upon request of information, or cohesion.

Harassment

The Batavia Park District will not tolerate any form of harassment, including Sexual Harassment, from or towards any employee, parent or guardian. Unacceptable conduct will be grounds for immediate dismissal and may be subject to legal action.

"Consider that 40% of a child's time is open to choices - positive or negative." -Emily Bowman

We make every attempt to curtail unwanted behavior through positive reinforcement. Please review the "pillars of character" with your child. Discuss with your child the responsibilities and/or leadership roles which apply to him/her. We find that these methods help children stay focused on developing constructive and respectable communication and social skills.

In the event we encounter a situation that warrants behavioral modification, our program has a disciplinary procedure. Any teacher may modify as deemed necessary, and we use the following procedure as a guideline:

The "1 -2 -3" Discipline Procedure.

Step 1.
A verbal flag (and a visual reminder) indicating that inappropriate behavior is seen. If necessary, a "time out" is requested. Up to 3 flags/reminders in a day may be given if deemed reasonable before Step 2 is implemented.

Step 2.
The student is separated from the activity or situation for a logical time period. The student may be requested to write a letter referencing Character Counts using his/her own words and ideas on how to prevent this type of situation in the future. The letter may be directed to the guardian or any other classmate, school or district staff involved. A phone call may also be made to the participant's guardian.

Step 3.
The guardian is requested to pick up the student without delay, wherever his/her class is located. The student is requested not to return to class for a specific period of time or is released from participation indefinitely. No refund is granted for participants that are requested to be picked up early or suspended for any amount of time from program.