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Youth Enrichment Handbook for Parents 2016 - 2017

Program Procedures/Information Sign In/Sign Out: Parents/guardians or authorized individuals listed on the participant information form are required to sign the child in to and out of the program daily. Authorized escorts must be a minimum age of 16 (except for ABC ETC., which requires the authorized escort to be 18 or older) to pick up and sign out a child. Please sign the sign-in/sign-out sheet when dropping off or picking up your child. A government-issued picture identification card is required each time you (or your authorized escort) pick up your child. There are absolutely no exceptions. Electronic devices and photo copies of an identification do not serve as a substitute for the actual identification card. Please advise individuals you have listed on your form of this policy. This is for your child’s safety. Curbside drop offs are not permitted. Parents must sign children in to the program. Please allow a reasonable amount of time to complete any appropriate paperwork and receive updated information from our staff. Unless designated as a drop-in program, children may not sign themselves out to attend other classes or activities, even if those classes are located within the same park or recreation facility. Our staff takes pride in ensuring the safety of your child but cannot maintain responsibility for your child outside the program. Late Pick-Up: A $10 late pick-up fee is assessed for every 10-minute increment the child stays past the scheduled program time, beginning at 6:01 p.m. (program location time). The late fee is due at the time of pick up or before the participant returns to the program. If your child has not been picked up 30 minutes after the program ends, the proper authorities will be contacted to receive your child. Field Trips/Swimming: Days and times vary for field trips and swimming. A parent’s signature is required on the field trip release form in order for your child to participate in a field trip. See Recreation staff for field trip sign up (this must be done for each field trip). Please check with staff at your site for specific information to ensure your child arrives on time to avoid missing the bus. Safekey/Teen Scene requires parents to complete a permission slip two days prior to the scheduled trip. For safety reasons, parents are not permitted to pick children up from the designated field trip; children must depart and return with the program for each field trip/swim time. Participants must wear clothing appropriate for the trip. If applicable, special attire requirements will be noted on the field trip release form or posted at the site. Kids Zone T-shirts (provided) must be worn on all field trips. Children/teens must bring their own appropriate swimwear, towel, and sunscreen (spray is recommended for ease of application). Please send all items labeled and in a separate bag for each child. We recommend parents apply children’s sunscreen at least 30 minutes before dropping them off as children are responsible for applying their own sunscreen (spray is recommended for easy of application). Sunscreen should be reapplied every 3 to 4 hours after initial application. Cutoffs and colored T-shirts are not allowed in city pools. Summer program participants will be permitted to wear white T-shirts (only rash guards off of slides/diving boards) for sun protection. Participants will be required to complete a swim test at the discretion of Aquatics staff. Life jackets will be issued to participants who are unable to swim – they will 10


Youth Enrichment Handbook for Parents 2016 - 2017
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