- No pets are allowed on the Outdoor School site.
- You are expected to remain on the Outdoor School site during your week. Any exceptions must be cleared with the Outdoor School office before you arrive on site.
- Liquor, drugs, weapons and sexual behavior are ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN on site. This rule is strictly enforced and there are no exceptions or “second chances”.
- Transportation to and from the Outdoor School site is provided by the Multnomah Education Service District. You are encouraged to use this transportation since it is safe, free, and efficient. If you need to drive to the site during your week at Outdoor School, please contact the Outdoor School office (257-1600) ahead of time to request permission. The bus transportation schedule is included on pages 35-36.
- A Student Leader cannot initiate contact with a fourth grade student in any way after their week at Outdoor School has closed. If the student contacts you, you must obtain permission from the students parent(s) or guardian prior to responding to the contact. Contacts in the form of letter writing are encouraged as long as language and subject matter are appropriate.
Use of Tobacco at 4th Grade Overnight
The 1991 Oregon legislature passed House Bill 3590 which made it unlawful for any high school student, under 18 years of age, to possess or use tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco) in school building, on school grounds, or while attending school-sponsored activities.
Since Outdoor School is a school-sponsored activity and also a school in itself, it is mandatory that all high school students at all Outdoor School sites comply with the law. All high school students will be forbidden to possess or use tobacco products at the Outdoor School sites or on the MESD grounds. Violation of the law results in immediate removal from the Outdoor School program.
Student Leader Discipline Policy
In the event a Student Leader performs so poorly that disciplinary measures are warranted, the following procedure should be considered.
The Site Supervisor will conduct a frank discussion of the problem with the Student Leader. Should the problem persist, it may be advisable to remove the Student Leader from the site. This will happen only if, in the judgment of the Site Supervisor, the presence of the Student Leader is having a negative effect on the children.
Should removal be necessary, please inform the Coordinator, or the Supervisor/Consultant immediately. His/her counselor at the high school also must be informed of a Student Leader‟s return, as he/she is no longer excused from school. Transportation should be arranged by the Site Supervisor to transport the Student Leader back to his/her home. For reduced risk and liability, two staff members will act as a team for purposes of Student Leaders and/or student transportation. Parents must be informed prior to transporting the student.