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Code of Conduct & Dress Protocol

 

These behavior guidelines are set up to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all involved in our Vine and Branches (V&B) homeschool co-op.  These are goals implemented so we can seek to love others and put their best interests first.  If unacceptable behavior is found in a student during class time, they will be approached by either a teacher or classroom assistant.  If a student shows a great amount of disrespect or lack of submission to the authority of the instructor, his/her parents will be informed by either the teacher or by a member of the leadership of V&B.  Parents will be given the opportunity to correct the situation.  If the behavior persists, then the leadership reserves the right to ask that parent to remove the child who is unwilling to abide by co-op policy.  Parents are ultimately responsible for their own children and all damages incurred by their children to property of Liberty Bible Church or the V&B co-op.  The following are the expectations and guidelines of our V&B co-op:

1. V&B parents and children are exhorted to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner, remembering that we are all in the Body of Christ.  Specifically in our various classes and activities, volunteer organization leaders are to be given respect, cooperation, and cheerful obedience.  All members will seek to teach and encourage good stewardship in caring for the facility, equipment and property of others.  All members will seek to teach and encourage the welcoming, courteous, cooperative and respectful treatment of others.  Destructive, rude or suggestive language, swearing or cursing, and ridicule of teachers or other students will not be tolerated.

2. All V&B members will seek to give a "good report" of others, and teach and encourage the Biblical example of keeping right relationships with one another.  As parents, we share the goal of godly behavior and agree to assume responsibility and to address situations as they arise with the children in the group.  (Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 3:12-14; Hebrews 10:24)

3. Cell phones, mp3 players, hand-held video games, or other electronic devices may not be used during class time.  These items will be taken away from the student and returned to the parent if used.

4. Children are expected to attend the classes in which they are enrolled.  Teen students will not be allowed to spend unchaperoned time alone with a student of the opposite sex during their time at co-op.

5. Use of drugs or alcohol as well as smoking, vaping, or any use of electronic nicotine delivery systems by minors are strictly prohibited at all co-op activities or events. 

6. V&B does not wish to impose specific dress requirements. However, all V&B members are asked to dress modestly, and in a conservative manner appropriate for the season based on a desire to be pleasing to the Lord as an image bearer and to avoid causing a brother or sister to sin or stumble. Examples of inappropriate clothing are:  

  • Women/Girls:  Tight fitting or low-cut clothing, clothing that exposes the midriff, low-rise pants unless a long shirt covers the hip area, short-shorts, skirts or dresses well above the knee, see through clothing, and “spaghetti straps”.
  • Men/Boys:  Tight fitting clothing, clothing that exposes the midriff, baggy pants that expose underclothing, shirts that expose the chest, clothing with rebellious, profane, or occult symbolism (skulls and death themes, hard rock or metallic rock bands), and clothing that promote secular rock bands or music (out of respect for others).

If a student is seen not following the above policy, their parent will be informed and they will be asked to cover themselves with a jacket or be required to change clothing. When/if your student is participating in a physical education class of any sort, please have your student wear appropriate shoes and clothing.