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									 Stanley County G.O.L.D. Program
 GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING AND DEVELOPING

    Parent & Student Handbook




  Out of School Time Program
Sponsored by Stanley County Schools and
  Community & Youth Involved Center


     2009-2010 Registration


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                       WELCOME to the Stanley County GOLD Program!
                                       2009-2010


 During the school year, the Stanley County School District #57-1 and Community & Youth
  Involved Center Stanley County GOLD Program offers student centered activities and
  programs after school at the K-2 Elementary School and at the Youth Center from 3:15
  p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Also, a full 8:00 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. program is offered at the Youth
  Center on those Fridays, when regular classes are not in session, that are not school
  vacation days or holidays. The summer program will operate from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
  M-F.

 The program is open for present Stanley County School District students in grades
  Kindergarten-12. The After-School program will run Monday through Friday from 3:15-
  5:30 p.m. for grades K-5 students and from 3:40–5:30 p.m. for grades 6 -12 students
  located at the K-2 Elementary School, Middle School, and CYIC (depending on student
  activities).

 The Stanley County GOLD Program will be available on Fridays during the school year
  when regular school classes are not in session and it is not a holiday or school vacation
  day. Program hours will be 8:00-5:30 p.m. at the Community & Youth Involved
  Center.

 Every week your child will be able to choose between several different educational and
  fun activities. The Stanley County GOLD Program will be devoted to academic
  enrichment, community projects, recreational activities, technology or additional choices
  geared towards meeting your child’s individual needs.

 Your child does NOT need to participate every day. We know that work schedules are
  different for many families, but we hope that you will assist and encourage your child to
  participate on a regular basis.




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                                                                                              August, 2009




                                             Stanley County GOLD


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Location
The Program will be utilizing 3 main buildings: SC Elementary, the Middle School and the Community & Youth
Involved Center. On occasion, students and staff may also be at alternate locations such as the Rawlins Library and
the Discovery Center to name a few. They may also be out and about exploring and assisting in the community. The
goal is to offer your son/daughter a fun and enriching after school and summer program experience. We want to
help your child feel academic success through study assistance, discover unexpected interests, participate in
service projects, reach a deeper level of self-knowledge, and begin to consider all of the possibilities for future
career choices.

Registration
Due to the State of South Dakota regulations the program is operated under, All Registration Packet Forms Must
Be Completed, Signed By The Parent or Guardian and Returned To The Youth Center Before Your Child May
Attend The Program. Note: The after-school program will begin Monday, August 24th.

Program Fees:
During the 2009-2010 School Year, the monthly program fee is $40.00 per month per child with the exception of
December and May.

Monthly Fee               September: $40          October: $40            November: $40
Schedule:
August: Free              December: $30           January: $40            February: $40
Enrollment/
Trial Period              March: $40              April: $40              May: $30


Please make checks payable to:    Stanley County School District
                                  P.O. Box 370
                                  Fort Pierre, South Dakota 57532

While we will never turn a child away from the opportunity to participate in the After School Program or the
Summer Program, parent/guardian monthly payments are very important in our efforts to continue to offer this
program for your child.

If circumstances make it difficult for you to pay the monthly fee, please contact Christine
Christopherson or DeAnne Jensen, Co-Directors, at Christine.Christopherson@k12.sd.us or
Deanne.Jensen@k12.sd.us, 223-2007 or 223-7741.




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Snacks/Meals
Snacks will be provided on the after-school Stanley County GOLD Program days at the K-2 Elementary School at no
additional charge. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided on the 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Regular school lunch
costs will apply for meals.


Contact Information
If you need to contact the Stanley County GOLD staff, please call 223-2007, 223-7741 or e-mail the Co-
Directors, at Christine.Christopherson@k12.sd.us or Deanne.Jensen@k12.sd.us, program cell numbers
280-6219 or 295-1188. There will be times when no one will be in the office to take your call as they may be
working with program participants at another location or be at a meeting at another location. You may leave a voice
message at the 223-2007 number or call either Co-Director on their cell phones 280-6219 or 295-1188. For
additional information contact: Christine Christopherson or DeAnne Jensen, Co-Directors.


Program Hours
The Program will run from 3:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday for grades K-5 and from 3:40 – 5:30 p.m. for
grades 6-12 when school is in session. On Tutor Fridays, Teacher In-service Fridays, Non-holiday and Non-school
vacation Fridays when regular classes are not in session, the Program will run from 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. at the Youth
Center.


Sign In & Sign Out Procedures
After school all Stanley County GOLD students will sign in at the K-2 building and will gather into groups from the
cafeteria area. Students will end the day at the Community Youth Involved Center and will sign out from CYIC site.
On Fridays students will sign in & sign out at the CYIC. Summer programming will also take place at the CYIC
building. You may drop your child off as well as pick him/her up. If you give your specific written and signed
permission as indicated in the registration packet, your child may sign him/herself out and walk home at the time
you specify in writing.

Children will only be allowed to walk home with written permission at the time the
parent/guardian chooses and puts in writing with a signature. The Program will not be responsible for children
after they sign out and leave the Stanley County GOLD Program site.

Children WILL NOT be released to persons not listed on the registration forms without
written and/or verbal authorization from the parent/guardian. All verbal authorization must be spoken
directly to Stanley County GOLD staff.


Illnesses and Emergencies
   1. When a child becomes ill at the Program site, parents/guardians will be notified and asked to make
      arrangements to pick up their child immediately.
   2. In case of emergency, as determined by program staff, every effort will be made to contact the
      parents/guardians. If parents/guardians are unavailable, emergency personnel will be contacted. (Please see
      Medical Information Release Form in the Registration Packet)
   3. In the event of a minor accident, as determined by program staff, a written
      incident report will be completed by staff and sent home with the child.
   4. Parents/Guardians are responsible for any and all medical costs incurred by their
      child in the event of an accident/injury. The Program is not responsible for any medical expenses.

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Rules for Students
    1.    Use only acceptable language.
    2.    Respect fellow students: no teasing or harassing. Bullying will not be tolerated.
    3.    Treat materials and equipment with care.
    4.    Return materials to their proper place after using.
    5.    Share all materials.
    6.    Clean up your own messes.
    7.    Listen to and follow the direction of staff at all times.
    8.    Report problems to Supervisor in charge.
    9.    Keep hands and feet to self.
    10.   All school district rules and policies will be followed.



Discipline & Behavior
Children will have a clear understanding of the Stanley County GOLD program rules as they will be discussed with
the children and posted at each building site. The rules are established with an emphasis on each child’s
responsibility to the other children, staff, Stanley County GOLD Program building site(s) and the field trip
environment(s). We will do our best to redirect your child and work with them to stay an active part of the Stanley
County GOLD program. The following outlines the discipline steps that we will take if necessary:
        1. Redirect the child.
        2. Give him/her time away from the group.
        3. Phone call to child’s parents/guardians.
        4. If behavior continues to be a disruption to the program or unsafe for other children, parents/guardians
            will be notified and expected to pick up their child early from the program or field trip for the day.
    *In the event of physical fighting the child will need to be removed immediately from the program for the day.
    *If behavior on field trips is continually unacceptable, field trip privileges will be withdrawn and parents will
    need to provide alternate care for their child during these events.
Continuous disregard for rules and authority will not be tolerated. The Stanley County GOLD staff will use a
variety of documents to record inappropriate behavior. Three behavior reports may result in a one week
suspension and/or possible immediate dismissal from the program.


Personal Belongings
Personal items, such as personal disc players, cd’s, mp3’s, game boys, cell phones, etc. are the total responsibility of
the student and we recommend that they be left home. Lost or broken items are not the program’s
responsibility.

Cell phones: We have a program phone for parents to contact their children or vise versa at 223-2007. However,
children are allowed to have cell phones for communication with parents only. We expect that the phones be put
away during program hours. If a student continues to use his or her cell phone, other than calling parents, staff
will remove his/her phone and it can be picked up at the end of the program when the child signs out.

Lost & Found: Every Monday the Stanley County GOLD program will put lost & found items on a table in the CYIC
gym area. The last Friday of the month all lost & found items will be taken to Hospice as a donation. Please check
it frequently!




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                             GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION

1.   Present Stanley County School District #57-1 students in grades K-12 are eligible to participate
     in the After-School Program and in the Summer Program. Students who are open-enrolled in
     other school districts may participate if their family lives in the Stanley County School District
     #57-1.

2.   State of South Dakota Regulations Require that Registration forms must be completed and
     handed in BEFORE your child can attend the After-School Program or the Summer Program.
     These forms include: after-school enrollment, medical release, media release, computer/internet
     use and field trip/transportation permission forms. The necessary forms are included in the
     separate Registration Packet.

3.   Please read this Parent handbook carefully as you are responsible for the information contained
     in it. Please contact Christine Christopherson or DeAnne Jensen, Co-Directors, at 223-2007 if
     you have any questions.

4.   The After-School program and the Summer Program will follow the school district rules and
     dress code policies. The dress code policies restricts students from wearing clothing that
     advertises products illegal to minors; clothing that is physically revealing such as shorts that are
     too short, shirts with spaghetti straps or tank tops with oversized arm openings. Children
     should be dressed appropriately for inside and outside activities. If possible, label
     outerwear clothing to help avoid mix-ups.

5.   Students will be expected to treat staff and each other with respect at all times.

6. While students may bring spending money on field trips, we strongly recommend that it not be
   more than $5.00 as students are responsible for their own spending money.

7. It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to keep the Program Co-Directors up to date on
   all information pertaining to the child. Such information includes changes in telephone numbers,
   health information, emergency contacts, schedule changes, etc.

8. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to contact Program staff if their child will NOT be
   attending as scheduled. It is important that the Program staff always has an up to date contact
   person and telephone number. Our concern is for the safety and welfare of your child.

9. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to inform the Program staff of any individual(s)
   who is not to have contact with his/her child.

10. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to disclose any medication medical condition or
    medical concern on the provided Medical Release Form.


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   11. It is the responsibility of the Stanley County GOLD Program to notify the parent/guardian when
       there is a significant change in the Program’s services or Policies.

   12. The Stanley County GOLD Program welcomes parent and guardian involvement in program
       development. Parents and guardians are also encouraged to share any concerns they may have
       regarding their child’s health, development or behavior.

Please read and discuss the Guidelines for Participation with your son/daughter.

Following their discussion of the guidelines, both parent/guardian and son/daughter are asked to
sign and date two copies of the attached signature form and to return the second copy with the
son/daughter’s completed registration forms.



                                 GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION
                                   Stanley County GOLD Program

*I have read, and discussed, the Guidelines for Participation with my son/daughter.



Parent/Guardian Signature:_______________________ Date:_____________



*I have read, and discussed, the Guidelines for Participation with my
parent/guardian.

Student Signature: _____________________________ Date:______________




**************PLEASE SAVE THIS SIGNED AND DATED FORM************
                WITH THE PARENT/GUARDIAN HANDBOOK




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                                GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION
                                  Stanley County GOLD Program



     I have read, and discussed, the Guidelines for Participation with my son/daughter.

      Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________ Date:________



     I have read, and discussed, the Guidelines for Participation with my
      Parent/guardian.

      Student Signature:______________________________Date:________




^^^^^^^^^^PLEASE HAND IN THIS SIGNED AND DATED FORM^^^^^^^^^^
               WITH THE REGISTRATION FORMS

                                THANK YOU!




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                  AFTER-SCHOOL 2009-2010 ENROLLMENT FORM

       Name:_________________________________________________________
       DOB:__________________Age:__________Grade Fall 2009:______________
       Parent Name:____________________________________________________
       Address:______________________________Home Phone:________________
       Mailing Address (if different than above)_______________________________
       City:_________________________________State/Zip:__________________
       Email Address:___________________________________________________

       Dad’s place of work:_________________________Phone:_________________
       Mom’s place of work:________________________Phone:__________________
       Emergency Contact:_________________________Phone:__________________
       Emergency Contact:_________________________Phone:__________________
       Person(s) allowed to pick up your child, if need be:
       1)_________________________                    2)________________________
       3)_________________________                    4)________________________
       I am the parent/guardian of the above named participant and do hereby give consent to his/her
       participation in the Stanley County GOLD Program and do further waive any claim for liability or
       damages against the Stanley County GOLD Program/Stanley County School District, or any of
       their employees, or any persons assisting in said activity for any damage or injury which may be
       sustained by my child during such activity. In consideration of the participation of the above
       named minor, in programs and activities sponsored, coordinated, and/or conducted by the Stanley
       County GOLD or any of its affiliates/program partners the undersigned parent or guardian
       represents, agrees and releases as follows:
       1. I am the natural parent, or guardian, of the minor named above who will be participating in an
           event or activity sponsored in whole or part by the
           Stanley County GOLD Program.
       2. The minor participating in the activity does so at my request with my/our approval and
           express permission.
       3. I understand that any such activity gives rise to certain risks of personal injury and/or
           damage, and that such risks are an inherent part of this participation, and cannot be totally
           avoided.
I waive any claim and release from liability, the officer, directors, employees, or agents to Stanley Co.
GOLD Program/Stanley County School District/ Community & Youth Involvement Center for any loss or
damage that may arise during my child’s participation in activities or events sponsored or conducted by
the Stanley County GOLD Program. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Stanley County
GOLD/Stanley County School District/Community & Youth Involved Center from any claims or liabilities
that may be brought against Stanley County GOLD/ Stanley County School District/Community & Youth
Involved Center because of the actions of my child while participating in the activity or event causing
injury or damage.

       Parent/Guardian: _____________________________ Date: ____________
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   Medical Information/Release Form

   Physician Name:____________________________Phone:_______________

   Dentist Name:______________________________Phone:_______________

   Medication:_____________________________________________________
   Note: If your son/daughter needs any medication administered during program hours, a
   bottle with prescription/administration information will be required.

   List any known allergies (insect stings, food, drugs):
   _________________________________________________________________________

   List any dietary restrictions:___________________________________________________
   _________________________________________________________________________
   _________________________________________________________________________

   Medical conditions (asthma, diabetes, heart condition…):_______________________________
   _________________________________________________________________________

  In case of emergency, every effort will be made to contact the parents. If parents are
  unavailable, I agree as follows:
 I authorize Stanley County GOLD Program/Stanley County School District, its agents and
  employees to obtain and consent to any medical treatment which, in the discretion of Stanley
  County GOLD Program, may appear to be reasonably necessary or which may arise during the
  course of my child’s participation in the program activity or event.
 I agree to be responsible for all costs and expenses that may arise out of medical treatment
  obtained on my behalf, or on behalf of my child and as authorized by this consent.
 I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Stanley County GOLD Program/ Stanley County School
  District from any claims or liabilities that may be brought against Stanley County GOLD
  Program/Stanley County School District because of any actions of my child while participating in
  the activity or event causing injury or damage.

   Name/age of Child:________________________________________________


   Parent/Guardian Signature:____________________ Date:________________




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MEDIA RELEASE

Name of Child:__________________________________

Age of Child:____________________________________

From time to time the Stanley County GOLD Program has opportunities to promote the program
through local media, websites, brochures, or other mediums. Pictures of the students are often
used in these promotional or informational materials. Your permission is necessary for your child
to be photographed for use in such materials.

I give permission for photographed individually and/or in-group activities by a
photographer authorized by the Stanley County GOLD Program. These photographs may
be used in promotional or informational materials (including print, video, or electronic) for
the Stanley County GOLD Program.

Parent/Guardian Signature__________________________________Date___________




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       STUDENT ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE INFORMATION

       It is important that we are aware of how and when your child will most typically participate in the
       program. Your child will need to sign in/out of the program on a daily basis. Please respond to the
       following questions based on a typical day/week.

       DAILY PARTICIPATION Please answer each of the four questions in this section.

  I will be bringing my child to Stanley County GOLD Program: _____Yes _____No
  If yes, please indicate what time you will most likely drop off your child: _______.

  I will be picking my child up from the SC GOLD Program: _____Yes _____No
  If yes, please indicate what time you will be picking your child up from the program. _____________.

  My child will walk or ride his/her bike to SC GOLD Program: _____Yes _____No
  If yes, please indicate what time your child will arrive at SC GOLD Program: ____________

  My child will walk or ride his/her bike home from Stanley County GOLD Program: _____Yes ____No
  If yes, please indicate what time your child has your permission to leave the Stanley County
G GOLD Program: ______________

  Days my child will usually attend the program: (Circle all that apply)
     Monday        Tuesday       Wednesday Thursday         Friday

  Please identify any other individual who has your permission to pick up your child. (In case of
d emergency, also. Should be the same as emergency contact people.)
  Name:______________________Relationship:____________Phone #____________
  Name:______________________Relationship:____________Phone #____________

___________________(your child’s name) has my permission to walk or ride his/her bike to/from
the program. I understand that he/she will be responsible for signing in/out of the program and
that Stanley County GOLD staff are not responsible for my child before he/she signs in and after
he/she signs out.

Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________
Date: ________________




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TRANSPORTATION RELEASE

Name of Child:_____________________________________

Age of Child:_______________________________________

In consideration of the participation of the above named minor in the Stanley County GOLD
Program sponsored and conducted by 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant and Stanley
County School District, the undersigned parent or guardian represents, agrees and releases as
follows:

1. I am the natural parent or guardian of the minor named above who will be participating in the
   Stanley County GOLD program.
2. The participating minor does so at my request and with my/our approval and expressed
   permission.
3. I understand that transporting my child gives rise to certain risks of personal injury and/or
   damage, and that such risks are an inherent part of this participation, and cannot be totally
   avoided.

I waive any claim and release from liability, the officer, directors, employees, or agents of
Stanley County GOLD/ Stanley County School District/ Community & Youth Involved center for
any loss or damage that may arise while transporting my child or during his/her participation in
activities or events sponsored by the Stanley County GOLD Program/Stanley County School
District/Community & Youth Involved Center.



_______________________________                  ______________________
Parent/Guardian Signature                          Date




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                              Stanley County Computer and Internet Policy


Internet is available to students and staff at Stanley County Schools. We believe the Internet offers vast, diverse
and unique opportunities and resources for both staff and students. With Internet providing access through
computers and people all over the world, students could gain access to material that is not to be of educational
value appropriate for a school setting. The Stanley County Schools have taken steps to restrict access to
controversial materials; however, it is impossible to control access to all materials. Thus parental permission is
required. Students must have parent permission to work independently on the Internet (minor students under 18
years old) and must personally read and sign the Acceptable Use Agreement.

Students are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks just as they are in a
classroom or school hallway. Communications on the network are often public in nature. General
school rules for behavior and communications apply. Users should not expect that information
stored on district computers would always be private. Student information on computers will be
treated like school lockers. Administrators may log, monitor, and review files and communication
to maintain system integrity and insure that users are using the system responsibly.

Use of computers and the Internet are privileges, not rights. Access entails responsibility. Please
read this document carefully. When signed by you, it becomes a legally binding contract.

(1)    Be polite and use appropriate language. Students are expressly denied access, display,
       printing, or sending of any language, messages, graphics, or other material which may
       reasonably be considered abusive, vulgar, obscene, offensive, insulting, harassing, or
       disruptive within the context of the values of the community. If the student is unsure about
       questionable material, he or she must check with a supervisor to determine whether the
       material should be accessed.

(2)    Students attempting to log on as a System Administrator, or with another person's password
       or computer pass are specifically denied and will result in loss of computer privileges.
       Students revealing their password to others will be held equally accountable for any
       misconduct by the other person(s).

(3)    Students are not to reveal personal information, i.e. name, address, phone number, or
       password, or those of others. E-mail addresses should only be revealed for school-related
       activities.

(4)    Vandalism or any attempt by the user to gain unauthorized access or destroy or harm data of
       another user, or to degrade or disrupt equipment or system performance, will result in the
       user losing computer privileges.

(5)    Playing games is prohibited unless directed by a teacher.

(6)    No downloading of music, games, programs, or any other files is permitted unless permission
       is given by a teacher or staff member.


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(7)   No unauthorized games or programs may be loaded on school computers.

(8)   Absolutely no online chatting will be allowed unless for classroom/educational purposes.

(9)   A user will immediately notify a teacher or the technology coordinator if he/she has
      identified a possible security problem with the district computer system.

(10) Users will not attempt to visit sites that are obviously inappropriate. If such a site is
     accessed accidentally, the user will report the incident immediately to a staff member.

(11) Sources of information must be properly cited. Unauthorized use of copyrighted material is
     prohibited.

(12) Employing the network for commercial purposes is not acceptable.

(13) Postings to the school district's web page will be subject to the approval of the web master,
     technology coordinator, and administration. Student photos will be posted only if signed
     parental permissions are on file in the business office.

(14) Any illegal activities involving the use of computer and/or Internet components will be
     reported to the proper officials.

(15) The administration will deem what is inappropriate use, and this decision will be final.

PENALTIES: Unless under the direct supervision of a teacher:
 First Offense: No computer use for two (2) weeks;
 Second Offense: No computer use for four (4) weeks;
 Third Offense: No computers for the balance of the school year.




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                      AGREEMENT FOR USE OF COMPUTER AND NETWORKS

                       Please read, sign and return with registration form.



 Student’s Agreement: I understand and will voluntarily abide by the school district’s Acceptable
use Policy on Computers and networks. I further understand that any violation of this policy may
result in the loss of my unsupervised computer and/or Internet access privileges and school
disciplinary action may be taken. My signature on this document indicates that I have read the
school district’s Acceptable use Policy, understand its significance, and voluntarily agree to comply
fully with all its terms and conditions.

Date: ________________ ____              Grade/Graduation Year ____/________

Student’s Name (print): ________________________________________________

Student’s Signature: _____________________________________________



Parents’/Guardians’ Agreement:

 As parent/guardian of the student who has signed above, I have read the school district’s
Acceptable Use Policy on Computers and Networks. I understand that the school district’s Internet
use is designed for educational purposes. Further, I recognize it is possible that my student may
procure material that is not consistent with the educational goals of the district. I hereby give my
permission to the school district to provide Internet access for my student and certify that the
information on this form is accurate.

Date:

Parent/Guardian Name (print): _________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ____________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________

Telephone – Home ______________________ Work _________________________




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