DeShay Rene’s Cheer Xtreme 705 North Burnside Gonzales, LA 70737 225-644-8485 Policy Manuel Mission Statement Our mission is to provide a learning experience through a positive environment of caring and motivation. Our staff will teach what it means to be a team, and that having fun is the most important thing in cheerleading. We will provide a safe environment to build self-esteem. We will teach at their ability level and not let anyone feel out of place. We will praise the triumphs no matter how small and encourage the next triumph. We will provide a competent staff that will always go the extra mile to better themselves with education and teach that information to the team. We will strive to have age appropriate music and dance and keep to our Christian ways. We will encourage parental participation when needed. Our Philosophy The basic philosophy of DeShay Rene’s Cheer Xtreme is based on the belief that cheerleader success is the primary goal of all cheerleading activity. This gym should provide social, emotional, and physical opportunities for all cheerleaders to be successful. We fell that learning is an active process and cheerleaders should be actively involved to acquire the knowledge provided to be successful. We recognize that the parents and the community are great supporters of our active process. I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13. Gym Attendance In order for our team to work; we need everyone to adhere to the attendance policy. It is the ultimate responsibility of the cheerleader and guardians to follow the procedures below: Tardy 1. If the cheerleader is going to be 10 minutes late, please call the gym 225-644-8485 to let your coach know. Absences 1. If the cheerleader is going to be absent, please call the gym at 225- 644-8485. Demerits The cheerleader is allowed only 3 demerits per cheerleading season or they will be asked to leave the squad. All monthly fees and competition fees will still have to be paid in full for the entire cheer season. A team can only practice if the whole squad is there. If excuses are obtained, no demerits will be given. Dress Code The dress code is pretty simple. 1. Cheerleaders must have shorts, and shirt that is not to loose or shows bra straps. 2. Cheer shoes must be worn at all times during practice. Wear slippers to the gym and change to cheer shoes once you are inside the gym. 3. Hair must be in a ponytail and bangs pulled back. No hair pieces during competition. 4. No jewelry at any time during practice or competition. If any of the dress code is not adhered to, warnings and write-ups will be given Conduct/Discipline Cheerleaders are expected to behave in an acceptable manner at all times. This includes the proper respect towards all persons and their property. The ultimate responsibility for cheerleader conduct rests upon the cheerleader and the parents. It is the gyms responsibility to assure that no single person interferes with the learning environment of other students. Disciplinary action may include, but not limited to, any of the following: 1. Counsel/warn the cheerleader. 2. Administer work appropriate to disruption. 3. Time-out. 4. Contact parent/guardian to pick up cheerleader. It is the responsibility of every cheerleader to reduce the risk of violence by demonstrating mutual respect and a caring attitude toward each other. Drop off/Pick up Please bring in your child and come in the gym to pick up your child. The entrance is next to a street and to have children running around is very dangerous. If someone else other than parents/guardians is coming to pick up your child, please let the coach know in form of a letter sent with your child. If you plan to stay at the gym, curtains will be put up and closed until parent watch week once a month. Under no circumstances will any parent be allowed in the classroom without permission from a coach before class begins. Cheerleading Activities/Competitions Remember that at competitions, cheerleaders and parents are representing the gym as well as our parish and state. Please try to ensure proper sportsmanship towards other teams and parents. It will be the policy of the gym, to have our teams sit together before, during and after competitions to show unity. Parents will be allowed to sit with the teams. No team member will be allowed to leave until after all trophies for all teams are awarded unless coach permission has been obtained before competition. Also the gym will be hosting several activities/sleepover with lots of supervision. Please remind your child that the Discipline policy will always be in place. Payments on Accounts Payment on accounts will be due on the first of every month. Letters and late charges will be issued on the 5th of the month. Please keep your payments up to date. We are a small gym. Competition Squads 1. Mini and Youth--$70.00/month **3 hours per week This includes tumbling Other fees (music, choreography, uniform, competition) $1150.00---6 payments of $192.00 June-November 2. Jr. and Sr.---$90.00/month **6 hours per week This includes tumbling Other fees (music, choreography, uniform, competition) $1250.00---6 payments of $210.00 June-November 3. Exhibition squad--$50.00/month **1 hour per week Other fees (music, choreography, uniform, competition) $400.00---5 payments of $80.00 June-October Tumbling or Cheer tech-$50.00 month---1hour per week for 3 months These classes start every quarter January, April, July, and October. Registration fee--$65.00/per year DeShay Rene’s Cheer Xtreme is very excited about cheerleading and educating your child. We hope that this will be an exciting and fun year for you as a parent and fun for your child. Thanks, Bebe Burns I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 This is an equal opportunity institution and is dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment or training. Qualified student, applicants, or employees will not be excluded from any activity because of age, race, creed, sex, religion, national origin, or qualified handicap. All students have equal rights to counseling and training.