Common Grounds Homeschoolers Guidelines
Here at Common Ground Homeschoolers we try to keep out
of everyone's business as much as possible, but there are a few ground
rules we need to keep this a safe, enjoyable, productive place to be,
and to help us keep our focus...
1) Please be respectful to
others in all of your contacts with other Common Ground Homeschoolers
members both on and off the list. In any group with such a diverse
population there will no doubt be disagreements. Having passionate
opinions on an issue is acceptable, but flaming, belittling, using ugly
language or behavior is not. Please report any transgressions to a
member of the board.
2) NO solicitation! This forum is a support
group, not a marketplace. It is not appropriate to advertise your
product in postings, or individually to members. However, we do
appreciate the fact that many people have home businesses to help make
ends meet. We have established a “Homeschool Advertising” page to help
with this need. If you are interested in using this, please email Jen
for information firstname.lastname@example.org Also, you may add a
short message in your signature if you choose, see #4.
3) Be on
time for field trips. If the field trip starts at 10am, plan on being
on site at 9:45, as the group will enter with or without you at 10am.
Please make sure your children are presentable and well behaved. They
don’t need to be angelic and dressed to the nines, just a fair
representation of homeschoolers in general. These rules are in place to
be sure that we are all properly respectful to each other and to the
venue we are visiting.
4) Signature messages on any email lists
or message boards run by Common Ground Homeschoolers are to be no more
than 2-3 lines. What those two lines consist of are up to you; Bible
verses, short notices that you sell a product, names and ages of your
kids, your homeschool philosophy, etc are all ok, as long as they are
2-3 lines or less. This is a very busy board and long signatures make
it more difficult to read, and more bulky and awkward.
are $12 per year, nonrefundable and payable in advance.
6) Please keep your kids home from Common Ground
Homeschoolers events if they are sick and contagious. This is just a
common sense precaution, and we leave it up to you to decide if your
kids are well enough to attend. We’re just trying to keep the crud from
going round and round!
7) Because we have many families with
food allergies and/or small children who may not always understand
what’s in their best interests, at Park Day or any other “picnic”-type
events, please be very aware of your own food. Please feel free to
bring any foods that your family enjoys eating, but when you are not
eating please close up containers to prevent any accidental
contamination of another family’s food. When there are a lot of kids
running around “grazing,” you’d be surprised at how far your food might
travel! :-D Also, make sure that you secure the parent’s consent before
sharing your family’s food with any other children.
understand that group functions for Common Ground Homeschoolers are
planned by both the Board of Directors, and members of the group. These
include, but are not limited to; field trips, social events, and
meetings. Participation in any given function is on a voluntary basis.
By participating in any group sponsored function, I assume complete
responsibility and liability for myself, my children, anyone
accompanying me, and my personal property.
Any violation of these rules will result in loss of membership and forfeiture of dues.