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Our Code of Conduct and Dress Code

SCOPE

Any Denton County Home School Association Member or Student:

  • attending any DCHSA sponsored activity, or
  • engaging in Social Media that involves DCHSA


POLICY

DCHSA expects its Members and Students to promote a safe environment that is conducive to learning and development; encourages positive and constructive interactions among students, parents, and members of the community; and fosters an atmosphere that is welcoming to current and prospective members.


Actions of Members and Students are a direct reflection of the standards and priorities of DCHSA when attending a sponsored event or in any social media that affects DCHSA. Members and Students should not engage in conduct that:

  • disrupts or reasonably could be viewed as disrupting to education, development, or the intent of an activity.
  • disparages or reasonably could be viewed as disparaging to Members, Students, or others in the community.
  • construed as malicious, obscene, harassing, threatening, intimidating, otherwise inappropriate; or unlawful.


Members, parents or legal guardians are solely responsible for the behavior of Students.


DCHSA Members and their Students will adhere to the Code of Conduct.


CODE OF CONDUCT

  1. No Harassment. All Members and Students will NOT demonstrate (whether expressed, implied, unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical) any form of harassment, bullying, discrimination, or retaliation on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, or any other protected characteristic.
  2. Be Respectful. All Members and Students will demonstrate respect toward each other at all times. All may not agree with each other, but all can have a respectful conversation with each other. There will be no profanity, vulgar, sexually explicit, or sexually suggestive conduct or language.
  3. Be Considerate. All Members and Students will acknowledge each other as human beings with dignity and will be inclusive during activities. This is a critical component to childhood social development and to fostering healthy community at large. Video recording and photography can be used during the normal course of an activity; however, there will be no unauthorized or secret recording, photographing, or videotaping of others.
  4. Use Good Judgment. When engaging social media, express personal opinions and never represent yourself as a spokesperson for DCHSA. Be clear and open about the fact that your views do no represent DCHSA.


VIOLATION OF CODE OF CONDUCT

DCHSA values its Members and Students. It seeks to foster a community built on trust and respect for one another and desires for camaraderie among homeschooling families.


DCHSA treats this seriously and expects each Member and Student to comply with this document. Failure to do so may result in a follow up conversation with the Board of Directors, up to removal of Membership without reimbursement of membership dues.


If desired by the Member and Student, consideration for membership renewal will be reassessed after a period of no less than 12 months after removal.

Personal Appearance and Dress Code

SCOPE

Any Denton County Home School Association Member or Student:

  • attending any DCHSA sponsored activity


POLICY

Actions of Members and Students are a direct reflection of the standards and priorities of DCHSA when attending a DCHSA-sponsored event. DCHSA aims to ensure that moderation and demonstration of respect to self and others are exercised while still allowing you to maintain a certain degree of freedom in dress and appearance.


Members, parents or legal guardians are solely responsible for:

  • the appearance of Students
  • ensuring that an appropriate image is projected, and
  • not attracting undue attention or cause disruption


DCHSA Members and their Students will adhere to the Personal Appearance and Dress Code.


CLOTHING GUIDELINES

  1. Clothing should be made of suitable material (for example, not see-through)
  2. Not attract undue attention
  3. Be tailored to fit properly


EXAMPLES OF APPROPRIATE AND INAPPROPRIATE CLOTHING:

Appropriate

Inappropriate

  • Dress slacks or pants, skirts or dresses, suits, ties, sports jackets in formal events
  • Hosiery optional as long as it does not detract from respectful appearance
  • Collared shirts in semi formal settings
  • T-shirts, shorts, jeans, athletic wear in active settings or settings where semi or formal attire is not required
  • Clothing or accessory with profanity or that is offensive and controversial in nature. This includes commencement attire.
  • Clothing that is revealing or in disrepair
  • Clothing resembling sleepwear
  • Shorts that are more than 4 inches above the knee for middle-school aged kids or older
  • Lycra pants



VIOLATION OF PERSONAL APPEARANCE AND DRESS CODE

DCHSA values its Members and Students. It seeks to foster a community built on trust and respect for one another and desires for camaraderie among homeschooling families.


DCHSA treats this seriously and expects each Member and Student to comply with this document. Failure to do so may result in a follow up conversation with the Board of Directors, up to removal of Membership without reimbursement of membership dues.


If desired by the Member and Student, consideration for membership renewal will be reassessed after a period of no less than 12 months after removal.


DISCLAIMER: This policy is not intended to be an all-inclusive document and cannot consider every situation or scenario. However, the intent is well understood and Members and Students are responsible for complying with the spirit of this policy.