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Youth Enrichment Handbook for Parents 2016 - 2017

be identified as non-swimmers and will be permitted to use the wading pools or pool facilities with zero depth entry, not to exceed a depth up to their waist level. As a safety precaution, parents are encouraged to purchase U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets for children predetermined to be non-swimmers. If a child needs to wear a life jacket, they will have to keep the life jacket on the entire time they are in the aquatic facility (they will not be allowed to take them on and off.) Complete rules can be found at cityofhenderson.com. Absenteeism/Suspension: No credit will be given when a participant is absent or suspended. The deposit does not carry over. Recreation Staff: Our staff is carefully selected and placed at program locations based on what is best for participants and the program. Many of our staff members are school teachers, college interns and college/high school students. For your child’s safety and enjoyment, staff is trained in positive child discipline, emergency and safety procedures. Division of Participants: Division of participants into groups varies with program enrollment. Groups are divided accordingly, either by age or school grade. The City of Henderson reserves the right to make changes to the way participants are grouped. Participant ID Card: All participants taking part in open recreation programs and/or using recreation equipment must purchase a Participant ID card at the front desk at any of our recreation facilities. Participant ID cards ensure that a parent/guardian has signed a waiver for the child to use facility amenities in an open play setting. The card also ensures that our facilities have emergency contact information on file for participants using our facilities. Cards are held in “collateral” while the participant is using our facilities. Provided any applicable equipment is returned and the amenity has not been abused or vandalized, then the card is returned to the patron. Appropriate Attire: Many of our programs involve active play. Please have your child dress in play clothes (halter and tube tops not allowed). For safety purposes, skate shoes or open toed/heeled shoes are not permitted. Tennis shoes are strongly recommended. Dress policy applies to all daily activities, field trips, swim days, and special events. Shorts must be between mid-thigh and knee-length and fit properly. If your child is inappropriately dressed for the program, we will call and ask you or your emergency contact to pick up the child or bring the appropriate clothing needed. Toileting: All children must be toilet trained to attend Youth Enrichment programs offered by the City of Henderson. We do not provide personal care assistance but do understand that occasional accidents may happen. When an accident occurs, a parent or authorized individual will be called to inform them of the toileting accident. The parent/authorized individual must arrive at the facility within 30 minutes to change the participant’s clothing. 11


Youth Enrichment Handbook for Parents 2016 - 2017
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