All parents or legal guardians assume all risk of injury or harm to the child while the child is with iPLANETS ACADEMY or being transported or on an educational field trip.
The parent or legal guardian agrees to fully release, indemnify, defend, and forever discharge iPLANETS ACADEMY, its owners, staff, volunteers, rental property, and agents of and from all liability, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, actions, and causes of action in respect of death, injury, loss, or damage to the child, or by the child, howsoever caused, arising out of or to arise by reason of or during the child's participation at iPLANETS ACADEMY.
iPLANETS ACADEMY DOES NOT CARRY LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD IN THE EVENT OF AN INJURY, ACCIDENT, OR DEATH, ETC.
Safety is of utmost concern to iPLANETS ACADEMY. Since 2008 we have had ZERO incidents of death. We have only had two accidents where the ambulance had to be called, you can GO HERE to read about our accidents.
and SOCIAL MEDIA
iPLANETS ACADEMY photograph & videotape the children daily and regularly in order to document developmental milestones, for our social media outlets, class instructions, and our children’s accomplishments.
Most of these photos or videos will be shared on the iPLANETS ACADEMY website, classroom displays, social media sites, or other teaching platforms. Potential staff members, volunteers, and family members of other children may also use photos and videos on their own social media. Photos & videos may also be used in community-wide displays featuring iPLANETS ACADEMY, including but not limited to newspapers, display boards, brochures, social media sites (Facebook, Yelp, Pinterest, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), educational sites, etc.
Parents will sign a permission form for photographs & Videos to be taken of their child.
iPLANETS ACADEMY is VERY SOCIAL. This means that your child's face and activities will be shared with the worldwide web. If you feel this is not something you are comfortable with then
iPLANETS ACADEMY may not be a good fit for you and your family.
Social media are powerful communication tools that can impact iPLANETS ACADEMY professional reputation. Social media can blur the line between personal and the views of iPLANETS ACADEMY opinions.
Our social media rules are designed to clarify how best to protect personal and iPLANETS ACADEMY reputations when participating in social media.
The goal is to establish practical and enforceable guidelines by which we can conduct ourselves in a constructive, positive, and official capacity. Only iPLANETS ACADEMY can use social media to speak on behalf of iPLANETS ACADEMY in an official capacity.
Our children are allowed to bring in their electronics such as computers and tablets AT THEIR OWN RISK. iPLANETS ACADEMY will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items. These electronics are to be stored away in their cubbies and only used when needed for their assignments or with permission.
No child will be permitted to take calls while at school or to chat online other than times when doing so as a part of an assignment. If you need to talk to your child(ren) please do so through the school phone or Facebook messenger.
5 P'S FOR POSITIVE
Our goal is to provide your child with a clean, safe, comfortable environment where they can play and learn with guidance and loving care. There is a lot of information here. Please read all of it. These guidelines are enforced for fairness and respect. If you have any questions, please ask.
At iPLANETS ACADEMY the term guidance is used for several reasons. It is a positive term and implies working with the children to develop internal control of their behavior. Our goal is to encourage children to become creative, independent, responsible, and socially mature human beings.
This involves learning to make responsible choices and accepting the consequences of such choices.
Please keep in mind that there WILL BE disagreements between children. Young children—
especially, who are not adept at communication; have a hard time expressing their feelings at times.
iPLANETS ACADEMY will make every effort to work with the parent or guardian to ensure a cooperative approach for children having difficulties with behavior.
We are here to serve and protect all of our children! A parent may be called at work or home anytime the child exhibits uncontrollable behavior that cannot be modified. The parent may be asked to take the child home immediately.
Children at this age need patience and guidance as they learn how to interact with their peers and make positive choices. Their language skills and experience in resolving conflicts is increasing.
At iPLANETS ACADEMY we support their efforts of self-regulation, problem-solving, and cooperation using positive reinforcement and patience.
2. Positive Redirection
We will help the child understand the logical consequence of his/her actions by removing the object or activity in which the child is engaged and redirect them to another activity.
3. Peaceful Moments
Many times children misbehave because that is the only way that they know how to express frustration. We help children to acknowledge when they are getting frustrated or upset, and how to respond to those emotions.
Some children struggle more with self-calming than others do. If a child gets to a high level of frustration and needs some assistance with calming down, we provide a designated place for them to have a peaceful moment within view for them to sit down and calm down.
When the child is in a heightened state, they are allowed to sit alone and play with manipulatives which helps them to calm down and regroup. Once the child has calmed down, then we work to address the poor behavior.
As a positive reinforcement for good behavior, children are praised for showing positive behavior or when we see the children doing something good.
Giving positive verbal rewards encourages acceptable behavior. This reinforces a child’s good feeling about his/her behavior
5. Planning with the Parents
If a child continues to have multiple peaceful moments in a day, we will schedule a consultation with the parents and come up with a plan of how to prevent the undesirable behavior and a timeline as to when the behavior should improve. We feel like the child should be involved in this discussion since it is the child who must work to actively correct the behavior.
During our initial talk, we encourage the parents to listen as much as they talk so the child can feel heard and have an opportunity to explain why they are reacting the way they are. This helps them to vocalize how they feel and again feel included in the process of displaying positive behavior.
iPLANETS ACADEMY provides education in a group setting therefore we must be concerned about the welfare and safety of all of our children. When a particular child’s behavior threatens the safety of or becomes abusive towards other children or others, we may require immediate pick-up, suspension, or termination of your enrollment.
Critical behavior would include, but is not limited to, biting, hitting, punching, injuring, threatening, kicking, bullying, etc.
One of the BIGGEST ways parents can help their child to use positive behaviors is for the parents themselves to model good behavior. Children are like sponges and they tend to use "Monkey See Monkey Do" behavior. They will listen but are more inclined to do exactly what they see the adults in their lives doing.
iPLANETS ACADEMY 100% believes in disciplining your child. We provide guidance so all our children can feel secure and thrive in this world. But at no time will a child be subjected to physical abuse, violence, corporal punishment, or physical force of any kind. This includes but is not limited to spanking, slapping, pinching, shaking, biting, pulling hair or arms, jerking, kicking, cursing at, etc. under no circumstances!
If there is ever an instance or evidence of this when your child arrives, it will be PROMPTLY reported to the proper authorities. You will not be informed of this report being made.
iPLANETS ACADEMY reserves the right to immediately and indefinitely ask you not to return to iPLANETS ACADEMY if a parent falls under the jurisdiction of the local authorities until all have been investigated and resolved. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
We ask that all parents if they need to discipline their child that they will take their children out of the earshot or view of the other children.
Critical behavior issues that may cause immediate termination of enrollment:
Using profane, vulgar, or abusive language or spelling it out.
You or your child is inappropriately dressed or not conforming to our Uniform Guidelines.
Driving too fast or under the influence of any type of narcotic or DUI.
Going 4 or more days no call no show no dues paid. Afterward, they must ask to re-enroll and pay membership dues again.
Failure to bring daily items.
Damage to or theft of property.
GO HERE for our damage
Participating, encouraging, or allowing your child to intentionally harass, cyber/bully, or intimidate others. GO HERE to read about our Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying or as we call it our HIB Guidelines.
Weapons or illegal substances.
Failure to not pick up your child at the agreed-upon time 4 times.
The inability of the parents and provider to communicate effectively.
iPLANETS ACADEMY inability to meet the needs of the child after efforts to do so.
The child’s behavior is disruptive to the rest of the children.
Giving malicious and derogatory comments or statements about iPLANETS ACADEMY in print, word of mouth, on social media sites, websites, blogs, media, etc. (We have an open-door policy if you have concerns)
You, your child, or anyone acting on your behalf not adhering to all the guidelines. It is each parent’s responsibility to familiarize yourself and those who are acting on your behalf with the guidelines.
Parents fighting or being aggressive in front of other children or parents, while at iPLANETS ACADEMY or on an outing or online or while representing iPLANETS ACADEMY in any capacity that could bring any type of negative impact upon us.
Bringing a child who is ill, has lice, or communicable disease.