White Marsh Homeschoolers

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Policies

We only have a few rules:

Be Courteous

Be Helpful

Be Kind


That is pretty much all there is to it.


For those who like more specifics:


Be Courteous:  


Remember that everyone who plans an event is a volunteer and do what you can to make things easier for them.


Let them know if you’ll be late or won’t make it.  


Don’t disrupt activities with loud side conversations.


Keep things civil on the Shutterfly site and the Facebook page.  Please, stay away from hot-button or divisive topics like religion or politics.


Be Helpful:


Whenever you can, please come a few minutes early to help set up or stay a few minutes after an event to help clean up.


We won’t be assigning jobs or requiring anyone to do specific tasks, however, there are a lot of things that need to be done to make activities successful. Please, be on the lookout for ways you can help and step up without being asked.


Be Kind:


Please do what you can to make every kid feel welcome and included. The kids themselves don’t always notice when another kid is too shy to jump into an activity or is having trouble getting involved. If you see a kid struggling, try to get them integrated into the activity.  Encourage your own kids to introduce themselves to newcomers and invite them into the group’s activities.


Please introduce yourself to parents that you have not met before and try to get to know them. 


A few specific policies not covered above:


Siblings policy/age range policy:


Our activities are for ages 13 and up. You'll need to have at least one teenager in your family to attend our events.  A few activities may be only for older teens or only for highschoolers.   Please respect the age limits.  Siblings may or may not be welcome, depending on the activity. Please check with the event organizer if you're not sure.


Drop-off policies:


We're Ok with drop offs for kids aged 13 and over, once we've gotten to know your family. Use your judgment about how often to drop off.  Parents should attend often enough to be helpful and a part of our community. We expect teens who are dropped off to be mature enough to supervise themselves, as we aren't able to provide supervision. So, only drop your child off in places that they can navigate on their own safely and independently. 


If a younger sibling is in attendance, then a parent must stay.