2023–2024 School Year PTG Registration Please complete the following form for membership to the Palmetto Teen Group for the 2023-2024 school year. "*" indicates required fields Step 1 of 11 - Dues & Process 0% Membership Dues Aug. 1, 2023- Oct. 31, 2023 $30 per family Nov 1, 2023- Jan. 31, 2024 $40 per family ** Deadline for membership is Jan. 31, 2024 ** Registration Process Have your proof of homeschooling in SC or NC ready to upload or email. Be ready to pay by PayPal or by Check Please read the confirmation and welcome emails to make sure you don't miss anything! Once we have reviewed that you have completed the File Upload and Payment, you will receive an email allowing you to create a password so you will be able to register for events on the website. About YouParent/Guardian Name* First Last Parent/Guardian Email Address* Parent/Guardian 2 Name First Last Parent/Guardian 2 Email AddressAdditional Parent/Guardian Email Address to Receive PTG emails (if different than email provided at top of form) Mailing Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City State StateAlabamaAlaskaAmerican SamoaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaGuamHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNorthern Mariana IslandsOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaPuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahU.S. Virgin IslandsVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific ZIP Code Preferred Phone for Parent/Guardian*Facebook Username*Please include your Facebook name if you'd like to join our PTG Facebook group. If you prefer not to join, just type "N/A" in this blank. About Your HomeschoolMy Teen(s) is/are legally homeschooling in South Carolina or North Carolina for the 2023-2034 school year.*Please refer to: SC Homeschool Law Yes No Homeschool Association or NCDNPE*Please choose your Accountability Group for those in SC or NCDNPE for those in NC. If your accountability group isn't listed, please choose "Other" and type it in. Carolina Homeschooler Faithful Scholars Grace Homeschool Association HHASC NCDNPE Palmetto Homeschool Association (PHA) SC Top TSCHAA Other REQUIRED FILE UPLOAD (!! You can also upload this on the website or email after submission !!)Please upload your 2023-2024 certification from your 3rd option accountability group (in SC) OR your homeschool registration card from the NCDNPE (in NC). If you prefer not to use this system, please email a copy of your paperwork to: email@example.comAccepted file types: pdf, docx, gif, jpg, png, Max. file size: 2 GB. PTG AgreementsGeneral Guidelines (Revised 7/21/2023) Both the registration and membership fees must be received before you are considered a PTG member. Membership enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year is open from August 1, 2023 through January 31, 2024. Only families who have moved to the area or are new to homeschooling after January 31, 2024 will be allowed to enroll past the deadline. Membership fees are $30/family from August 1, 2023 through October 31, 2023. Fees will increase to $40/family from November 1, 2023 through January 31, 2024. 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 Prom 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 by filling out our Registration Form. Please check age restrictions (middle school, high school) before signing up for a PTG event. 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 Emails should NOT be…. *advertisements (including personal business ads), sale items not homeschool-related, political posts, or posts that 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 Facebook posts should not include *advertisements (including personal business ads), political posts, or posts that 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 that 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 members. 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 the music played at an event, they should contact the board member overseeing that event (event 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/are 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. Vulgar language, coarse joking, and fighting are not allowed. (Eph 5:4) 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 7/21/23) 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/shorts/skorts no more than 4” above the knee. Avoid plunging necklines. Undergarments or clothing appearing as an undergarment 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: The event organizer will speak with the student privately and call the student’s parent(s) to bring another outfit for the student to change into for the event or, if another outfit is not available, to pick up the student from the event. If a student must leave the event due to a dress code violation, there will be no refund for event admission and/or fees. The event organizer is asked to notify the event liaison of the policy violation within 24 hours of the event. If the event liaison is unavailable, the organizer can notify another board member. Should clarification be needed regarding any policy enforcement during the event, board members are to be contacted by event organizers. PTG Board Policies regarding non-registered guests at events PTG members who did not register or RSVP for an event ahead of time as directed, but show up to the event and expect to be admitted, will be handled at the discretion of the event organizer on a case-by-case basis. PTG membership must be current and will be verified on site. Sneaking into PTG Event For those sneaking into an event and to those members who assist others sneaking into an event, the event organizer will notify their event liaison or another board member as soon as possible. The event organizer and a chaperone will address the student privately and follow the guidelines listed below. If the student is a PTG member: a parent will be called for the student to be picked up. If the student drove to the event, a parent will be notified that the student was asked to leave the event. As a result of the offense, the student will not be allowed to attend one of the upcoming dances.** For non-PTG members found sneaking into an event: A parent will be contacted to pick up the student or, if the student drives, notified that the student has been asked to leave. Any event attendee that assists a non-PTG member with sneaking into the event will be asked to leave, parents will be contacted and the student will not be allowed to attend the next scheduled PTG dance.* After the event: If the PTG board is made aware that a student(s) did sneak into an event or assisted someone sneaking into an event, the student(s) will not be allowed to attend the next scheduled PTG dance.* A second offense will be handled by the PTG board on a case-by-case basis but could result in the student losing their PTG membership for one year. **Ex: If the offense occurs during one of the final spring dances of the year, the student will not be allowed to attend the fall dance in the following school year.Guidelines Consent* Our family (both teens & parents/guardians) agrees to abide by ALL of the PTG Guidelines, including the dress code.Hold Harmless Agreement: (Revised 7/21/23) Our Family hereby assumes all of the risks of participating in any PTG event for the 2023-2024 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 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. PTG reserves the right to use event photos on PTG website and private Facebook group. 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.Hold Harmless Agreement* Our family agrees to the Hold Harmless Agreement About Your Teen(s)How many teens are you registering for PTG?*The Palmetto Teen Group is open to legally homeschooled students who are in the 6th grade (11 years old by September 1, 2023) through the 12th grade.Please Choose12345 Teen 1* First Last Teen 1 Grade in 2023-2024* Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th) Lower High School (9th, 10th) Upper High School (11th, 12th) Will Teen 1 be a Graduating Senior this year?* Yes, Graduating Senior No. Not graduating yet. Maybe Teen 1 PhoneNOT required. If you would like your teen's phone number on file, please enter their phone number.Teen 1 EmailNOT required. If you would like your teen to receive PTG emails, please enter their email address. Teen 2* First Last Teen 2 Grade in 2023-2024* Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th) Lower High School (9th, 10th) Upper High School (11th, 12th) Will Teen 2 be a Graduating Senior this year?* Yes, Graduating Senior No. Not graduating yet. Maybe Teen 2 EmailNOT required. If you would like your teen to receive PTG emails, please enter their email address. Teen 2 PhoneNOT required. If you would like your teen's phone number on file, please enter their phone number. Teen 3* First Last Teen 3 Grade in 2023-2024* Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th) Lower High School (9th, 10th) Upper High School (11th, 12th) Will Teen 3 be a Graduating Senior this year?* Yes, Graduating Senior No. Not graduating yet. Maybe Teen 3 EmailNOT required. If you would like your teen to receive PTG emails, please enter their email address. Teen 3 PhoneNOT required. If you would like your teen's phone number on file, please enter their phone number. Teen 4* First Last Teen 4 Grade in 2023-2024* Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th) Lower High School (9th, 10th) Upper High School (11th, 12th) Will Teen 4 be a Graduating Senior this year?* Yes, Graduating Senior No. Not graduating yet. Maybe Teen 4 EmailNOT required. If you would like your teen to receive PTG emails, please enter their email address. Teen 4 PhoneNOT required. If you would like your teen's phone number on file, please enter their phone number. Teen 5* First Last Teen 5 Grade in 2023-2024* Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th) Lower High School (9th, 10th) Upper High School (11th, 12th) Will Teen 5 be a Graduating Senior this year?* Yes, Graduating Senior No. Not graduating yet. Maybe Teen 5 EmailNOT required. If you would like your teen to receive PTG emails, please enter their email address. Teen 5 PhoneNOT required. If you would like your teen's phone number on file, please enter their phone number.Do you have another homeschooled teen to add?Please list any other teens names and grades here. We will reach out to you for more information. How will you be paying your membership dues?*Please note that these dues are nonrefundable. If you choose pay by Check or Other, please see the following page for our mailing address and more information. PayPal (Preferred) Check Other Contact Us York County, SC & surrounding counties Follow Copyright © 2023 Palmetto Teen Group. All Rights Reserved.