Guidelines for PTG

PTG Guidelines​​
  
Revised 7/17/19

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General Guidelines
Both the registration and membership fees must be received before you are considered a PTG member. Membership enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year is open from August 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.  Only families who have moved to the area or are new to homeschooling after January 31 will be allowed to enroll past the deadline.

Membership fees are $21/family until October 31, 2019.  On November 1, 2019 membership fees will increase to $31/family.

In order to attend a PTG event one must be a member of PTG.  The only exceptions are the Kickoff Picnic in September and the Jr/Sr Formal during which a junior or senior PTG member may invite a friend from outside the group.

Membership is not obtained at a PTG event but rather online at www.palmettoteengroup.org.

Check age restrictions (middle school, high school) before signing up for a PTG event. 

Hold Harmless Agreement: (Revised 7/17/19)
  
Our Family hereby assumes all of the risks of participating in any PTG event for the 2019-2020 school year, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks associated with participating in the event.  I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by Palmetto Teen Group, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity.

I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, next of kin, and assigns as follows:

I WAIVE, RELEASE, and DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for personal injury, property damage, property theft, disability, my death, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my travel to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSON: Palmetto Teen Group and/or their board, event organizers, volunteers, and members.

INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this agreement from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence or otherwise.

I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident or illness during this activity.

I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed by other participants and will not hold Palmetto Teen Group and/or their board, event organizers, or volunteers responsible for what said participants do with those photos on social media or otherwise.  

The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable South Carolina or North Carolina state law. 

I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS  INFORMATION AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT WHEN I CLICK THE BUTTON ON THE MEMBERSHIP FORM.
  
Email and Facebook Guidelines
PTG members are encouraged to use PTG Google Groups email and the PTG Facebook page to communicate with one another.  There are some simple guidelines all members are asked to keep in mind.

Email Guidelines
Email content should be….          
related to PTG, homeschool, educational or social events for 6-12 graders; curriculum for sale or “in search of”; or other homeschool related topics.
Emails should not be….
advertisements (including personal business ads), sale items not homeschool related, political posts, or posts which might be considered derogatory or controversial.

Facebook Guidelines
PTG Facebook is for PTG members only
PTG Board will add new members as requested and remove former members.
Facebook posts should be…
related to PTG, homeschool, educational or social events for 6-12 graders; curriculum for sale or “in search of”; or other homeschool related topics.
Facebook posts should not be…
advertisements (including personal business ads), political posts, or posts which might be considered derogatory or controversial.

PTG Board members will approve and monitor email and Facebook content.  If something is deleted or not approved, a board member will let the member know why.  If a PTG member believes something has been sent via email or posted on Facebook that may be questionable, the Social Media board member or Moderator should be contacted.

Music Guidelines
PTG is a Christian organization which allows music by Christian and non-Christian music artists to be played at dances and other appropriate social events.  The PTG Board asks our dance and other social event coordinators to ensure, to the best of their ability, that music with sexually suggestive, explicit or profane lyrics not be played.  We understand personal tastes and preferences vary among the PTG membership.  The expectation is that those responsible for the music at PTG events would carefully consider the song choices and ensure they fall within the guideline.  If a PTG member has a concern about music played at an event, they should contact the board member overseeing that event (middle or high school liaison).  The PTG Board will assess each situation individually and take the proper course of action as they deem necessary.  If it is determined that an event organizer and/or DJ has willfully ignored the Music Guideline, the event organizer and/or the DJ will not be allowed to plan/DJ a PTG event for 2 years. 

Behavior Guidelines
All members are expected to follow the guidelines.  If guidelines are not followed, membership may be revoked.  If a member’s behavior is called into question, the principles of Matthew 18 will be followed.
The individual/s will be spoken to directly.
Each situation will be taken into consideration on an individual basis.
Correction will be given as appropriate.
If an individual/s is unwilling to comply with the guidelines, PTG membership will be terminated.
In extreme cases, where the Board deems it necessary, the Board reserves the right to terminate membership immediately.

Members are expected to show honor and respect to one another, give others the benefit of the doubt, offer grace, show kindness, and be an example of love to one another. (Romans 12:10, Eph. 4:2)

Students are expected to act respectfully to those in authority at a PTG event and other adults at all times. (Eph. 5:21)

No public displays of affection.  Slow dancing at dances is the exception and members are asked to behave respectfully toward one another.

Participants in activities are expected to abide by the rules of the event organizer/facility, stay together with the group, and show respect to those in charge.

Transportation: Transportation to and from PTG events is the responsibility of PTG members.  Once at an event, teen drivers are not allowed to leave and come back.  Palmetto Teen Group and event coordinators are not responsible for driving arrangements made between members, including arrangements made between teenagers.

Dress code:  (Revised 7/17/19)
While we wish for PTG members to always consider one another, and what is appropriate dress for each PTG event, here are some general guidelines to follow when choosing clothes.

Dresses/skirts no more than 4” above the knee.
Avoid plunging necklines.
Undergarments should not be visible.

If bathing suits are appropriate for an event:
                Girls-1-piece suits, tankinis, or a t-shirt over a 2-piece
                Guys- Board shorts or trunks that are board length.
If there is a question about the student’s attire:
1st offence:  Event coordinator will speak with student privately, and parents will be notified.
2nd offence: Parents will be notified and given a choice to either bring a change of clothes or student will be asked to leave the event.
  
Vulgar language, coarse joking and fighting are not allowed. (Eph 5:4)