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General Policy, Procedure, and Behavior Guidelines
We seek to create an atmosphere in which all we do, including the way we act and dress, honors God and others. Sometimes our events and activities are the public’s first encounter with homeschooled families. That being said, we expect each member and their family members to show respect to all people involved, both members and hosts. Member attendance at events and activities is considered an agreement to follow BCHE policies and behavior/dress codes. These guidelines are intended to facilitate a safe and nurturing environment in which children can learn and grow in a strong Christian educational atmosphere.
General Event, Field Trip, and Activity Guidelines:
It is essential that BCHE provides a safe and affirming environment for all families. Therefore, any forms of harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying are prohibited. “Harassment, intimidation, and bullying” includes any personal interaction that may be reasonably perceived as threatening, demeaning, mentally or physically abusive, or that which communicates rejection and exclusion in a hurtful, cruel manner (including various forms of gossip). BCHE will not tolerate any such behavior and will address those and the parents of those so engaged within a reasonable amount of time and take necessary action steps to hopefully resolve such matters.
If such behavior persists after initially being addressed, the Board will use its judgment in taking further corrective actions, including possible suspension or, in more extreme cases, termination of membership. Because such behaviors represent a great variety of circumstances and interpersonal dynamics, BCHE Board will use its judgment in each case in how best to deal with the matter. However, any forms of harassment, intimidation and/or bullying are completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated on an ongoing basis.
We ask that all members and event attendees (BOTH parents and students, alike) dress modestly and conservatively, out of consideration for others. Parents AND students, please be aware of how your clothing choices represent you before attending any BCHE event. Certain events may have additional dress code requirements.
Examples of inappropriate clothing would be:
Women/Girls: Strapless/halter/spaghetti straps; tight form-fitting clothing; low cut clothing that exposes cleavage; shorts, skirts, and dresses that are well above the knee; low rise pants, unless a long shirt covers any exposed skin; any clothing that exposes the mid-riff; any clothing that features alcohol, drugs, or profanity, or anything that could be considered offensive; clothing that allows exposure of underclothing, including sheer fabric that exposes underclothing or areas traditionally covered by underclothing.
Men/Boys: Tight/form-fitting clothing; clothing that exposes the mid-riff; baggy pants that expose underclothing; shirts that expose the chest; any clothing that features alcohol, drugs, profanity, or anything that could be considered offensive.