I have read and agree to abide by CFS Poway’s Member Responsibilities as well as the Fieldtrip Behavior Guidelines below.
Update your profile annually with new grades of children etc and as needed when address, phone or email changes. Submit annual fee via paypal or mail to Membership Coordinator. CFS Poway is funded solely through the annual Membership fee.
Abide by Event/Class Behavior Guidelines, including pre-registration and payment requirements. Notify field trip/class coordinator of cancellations prior to the event.
CFS Poway Field Trip Behavior Guidelines
The evaluation made by most of those who are closely watching home educators will be based upon the only thing they see – our children’s behavior in public. One of the most obvious ways for home school support groups to leave a good impression is by demonstrating good manners and a respectful conduct on organized field trips.
We should remember that when we visit, it is our responsibility to learn the establishment’s rules and comply with them consistently. This demonstration of self-government will not go un-noticed. We have set up the following guidelines for our group’s field trips, with the hope that we will become more representative of Christ, thus putting forth our best witness in our community.
The following guidelines must be adhered to when participating in a CFS Poway field trip:
1. Please contact the field trip organizer if you are unable to attend an event you have signed up for, so those on the waiting list may be given an opportunity to take your place. Payment for activities reserves your spot -- these fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
2. Arrive on time! Be punctual as a courtesy to others. Allow extra time for traffic problems, getting lost, and parking.
3. Parents, please stay with your own children. You are responsible for your children’s behavior and safety upon their arrival and for the duration of the gathering. Remind your children of the behaviors you expect from them before arriving at your destination. Please be sure to determine if your younger children are able to behave appro-priately on certain field trips which may be geared for older children.
4. Parents, please encourage your children to listen and maintain eye contact when someone is speaking to show consideration and respect. It is appropriate for you to show the same consideration, modeling that behavior to your children. This is not a time to visit with other moms.
5. Dress and conduct should be appropriate for the occasion.
6. If children in attendance are disruptive, please excuse yourself from the group to handle the situation.
7. Do not allow your children to climb, touch, or handle things before asking the host for an "OK".
8. Finally, it is always gratifying for the person who is instructing our children during the field trip to hear "thank you’s" from the children as well as the adults. You may also have your children draw a picture or write a short note about what they learned and mail it to the instructor.
Christian Family Schools of Poway Scriptural Guidelines and Social Standards
Our purpose is that you may be encouraged in heart and united in love… (Col 2:2) for physical and academic training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things... (1Tim 4:8)
Our goal for the social activities of this group is to provide settings and activities that are welcoming, safe and fun. We hope to develop Christian character and nurture godly interaction between these young brothers and sisters in Christ. Our desire is that each student would feel that they are a valuable member of this family of God. In order to achieve this goal, we have set the following standards of attitudes, behavior and attire:
1) Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ. (Phil 1:27)
· Remember that each individual represents the community. We have people watching our behavior and conversations all the time. We have a responsibility to represent our families, this group and the Lord appropriately at these events.
· Obey all site rules, be respectful of property and landscaping, clean up after yourselves.
2) Be subject to authority, be obedient, be ready to do whatever is good. (Titus 3:1)
· Be respectful to those in authority, whether they be your peers or your elders.
· Listen to instruction and correction. Be willing to obey with a good attitude.
· Look around, pay attention to what is happening in the group (especially during set-up or clean-up). Step in with helping hands or encouraging words whenever the opportunity arises.
· Make it a habit to say "Thank you" to those who have made these events possible.
3) Don’t let anyone look down upon you just because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. (1Tim 4:11-12) Don’t do anything that might cause others to stumble…ot trying to seek your own good, but the good of many... (1Cor 10:24,32-33)
· Remember that you, as young adults, set the example for others in the group. You are the leaders in the eyes of the younger students. Many will look to you as their role models. Please take that honor seriously and be responsible with your position in this "family."
· Make an effort to talk to those you don’t know very well, especially those who are new to the group. Spend time making each person feel welcome.
· "Cliques" are not encouraged. Deeper personal friendships can be nurtured over the phone or by spending one on one time outside of these events.
4) Avoid godless chatter because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. (2Tim 2:16) Don’t let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it might benefit those who listen. (Eph 4:29)
· "If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all." So find some nice things to say to someone!
· Take notice of those who seem "left-out" or discouraged. Smile at them, make eye contact, pass on a few encouraging words.
· Please refrain from gossip, teasing, rumors and whispering.
5) Among you there should not be…any kind of impurity, greed, obscenity, foolish talk or course joking – for these things are improper and out of place for God’s people. (Eph 5:3-4)
· Remember that you are interacting with sons and daughters of God. These students are your brothers and sisters in Christ and should be treated with the utmost respect at all times.
· Please avoid fighting, inappropriate language and disrespectful behavior.
· Please refrain from flirtatious behavior, public displays of affection, inappropriate jokes and suggestive comments.
· The appearance of dating at CFS Poway events is discouraged.
6) Dress modestly, with decency and humility, not in a way that distracts others from God, but rather in a way that is appropriate for people who worship a holy God. (1 Tim 2:9-10)
· Please cover all areas that invite inappropriate attention (midriff, cleavage, backside, etc.)
· Avoid clothing that clings to the body or reveals undergarments.
· Wear modest swimwear or cover up with a dark T-shirt.
· Slogans and graphics on clothing should be non-offensive and appropriate for God’s people.
I have read and my family will abide by CFS Poway's Scriptural Guidelines and Social Standards.
If your family is facing financial challenges - especially if the primary breadwinner in your household is unemployed, we may have a full or partial scholarship available for your family to help cover membership fees. The application should be found under "Public pages" along the left-hand sice of the home page. Print it, complete it, and mail to the address listed. It can also be scanned and emailed to
Poway@cfssd.org or given to any board member.