online enrollment volunteens online enrollment volun teens About Us Our Story Programs Meal Delivery Staff Enrollment RCC Project Contact Us donate Step 1 of 4 - Quick Info 0% Quick Info Program starts Monday, August 24, 2020. Note: All AOK buildings will close if Lamar School closes for social isolation. Club Fees $150 for the entire school year or $20/month In the event of financial hardship, please contact Jerod Morey. We are willing to help. Activities Before and after school events Special events 3pm–5:30pm programming Offsite and weekend activities Benefits Club T-shirt Incentives and prizes Snacks and meals Project supplies and equipment Transportation Lamar Schools will transport participants from school to Nathan’s Place (1005 Gulf) or youth may arrange their own transportation. Holidays Nathan’s Place will be open until 5:30pm daily after school and on days that school is scheduled to be out (including most snow days) with the exception of these holidays: Labor Day Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day (and the Friday after) Christmas Eve & Christmas Day New Year's Eve & New Year's Day Questions? Contact Jerod Morey at 417.682.6002 or [email protected]. VolunTeen InformationVolunTeen Name (VolunTeen Information)*Age (VolunTeen Information)*Date of Birth* MM DD YYYY T-shirt Size*SmallMediumLargeXLXXLPhone #*Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Primary Parent / Guardian InformationName*Email* Enter Email Confirm Email Mobile # (Primary Parent/Guardian Info)Home # (Primary Parent/Guardian Info)Work # (Primary Parent/Guardian Info)Emergency Contact Information Must be someone other than parent/guardian.Name*Email* Enter Email Confirm Email Mobile # (Emergency Contact Info)Home # (Emergency Contact Info)Work # (Emergency Contact Info)Medications / Health ConcernsHealth/Medical/Other Concerns (Medications/Health Concerns)Extra InformationHobbies, Interests & Activities (Extra Information)Activities You Would Like to Participate In (Extra Information)VolunTeen Signature (VolunTeen Information Signatures)*Parent/Guardian Signature (VolunTeen Information Signatures)* Permission to Leave FacilityChild's Name (Permission to Leave)*Activity About Our Kids, Inc. Date of Activity Any (permission is granted from August 24, 2020 to May 15, 2021) Locations To and/or from: Lamar R-1 Schools Lamar City Park Mary K. Finley Public Library Lamar Aquatic Park Any other AOK activity Transported by Lamar R-1 Schools and/or AOK staff. Times leaving/returning Any. By signing below, I acknowledge that I agree to these terms.Parent/Guardian Signature (Permission to Leave)*parent / guardian communicationAOK will use the forms of social media and technology listed below to stay in contact and up to date with parents/guardians during After School program 2020–21. Please provide the following information so that AOK can add you to our social media sites as well as Remind, a text-based application that will send direct reminders and communication when special events are to take place, special circumstances arise, etc. Text message rates may apply.Facebook usernameInstagram usernameSnapchat usernameEmail* Enter Email Confirm Email Newsletter Opt-in I want to receive AOK Newsletters and updates (optional) Mobile # Parent Comms*Parent/Guardian Signature Parent Comms* Program Details Nathan’s Place is open to youth in 6th–8th grades. Each VolunTeen will participate in discussions that are scheduled during the program, which will include health, nutrition and prevention education classes that are meant to deter at-risk behaviors. Internet activity is restricted and electronically supervised. Lamar Schools will transport participants from school to Nathan’s Place (1005 Gulf St.) or youth may arrange their own transportation. Free nutritious snacks and dinners are provided Monday–Friday. Nathan’s Place staff reserve the right to carry out disciplinary action with any youth participant in response to behavior or attitude problems, including restriction of privileges and/or suspension/dismissal from the program. Parent / Guardian Conferences AOK encourages parents/guardians to schedule conferences as needed throughout the school year. To arrange a conference, simply contact the Director to schedule a time that is mutually suitable.Medical AOK is required by law to have these documents on file: Child Care Enrollment Form Current immunization record Parent Health Statement for School Age Children Medical Authorization Form (if a child needs medication while at AOK) Parents are encouraged to arrange for yearly medical, dental and eye checkups at their own expense. Participants should be kept at home if…: …the child has a contagious disease. AOK should be notified of exposure to any contagious disease. …the child has a temperature of 100.4ºF or more. The temperature should be normal for at least 24 hours before allowing the student to return to AOK. …a general condition exists (i.e., head lice, nose or eyes discharge, persistent cough, sore throat or nausea). Youth who become ill during the school day will not be allowed at AOK and will be placed in isolation and parents/guardians or designated emergency contact will be notified to pick up the child immediately if sent directly from the school. Injuries Minor injuries will be treated at AOK by a staff member and a report will be filed. In an emergency, AOK staff will attempt to contact the parent/ guardian, and possibly 911, and if requested, medical personnel will transport the injured child to the closest emergency room or hospital. Medication A child may not receive medication of any type from AOK staff unless required by a doctor. Parent/guardians must complete a medical authorization form and medication must be provided in original container with pharmacy/doctor instructions and unused medication taken home at end of prescription period. AOK staff will strive to give medication as requested but cannot be held responsible for giving medication.COVID-19 Procedures AOK has implemented coronavirus screening protocols to evaluate children and employees daily for symptoms and potential past exposures to COVID-19. Check-in AOK staff will greet youth at a sign-in station outside as they arrive and will be encouraged to observe 6 foot social distancing if they must wait. Hand sanitizer will be provided so that children can clean their hands before they enter. Temperature will be taken on each child. Any child with a fever of 100.4ºF or above or other signs of illness will not be admitted to the facility. Check-out Once a youth leaves the activity or building, they will not be allowed to return. Other Policy / Procedure Changes Only staff and participants will be allowed in the buildings or on the playground. On days when school is out all day, youth will not be allowed to bring anything—except medication—from home (hair accessories, jewelry, electronics, extra clothes, etc.) These things can be brought, cleaned and left in the AOK building and used when the child returns. All toys and surfaces will be disinfected daily by AOK staff. Any child or staff who have signs or symptoms will be separated from others and sent home as soon as possible. If a child or staff member are diagnosed with COVID-19, AOK will close all buildings indefinitely. Staff AOK staff is directly accountable to the Director or AOK Board depending on position and situation. All staff and volunteers are trained according to AOK policy and have ongoing training and/or staff meetings. After School staff are trained to lead activities and ensure the safety of the After School participants. AOK Director is directly accountable to the AOK Board and is responsible for the overall administration of About Our Kids, Inc. programs.Dress Code Shorts/skirts must reach bottom of fingertips when hands are held straight down at one’s side. Tops must cover belly button, come to top of pants and be at least 1” across at each top of shoulder (no strapless, no ties). Clothing that displays profanity or pictures or slogans regarding tobacco, alcohol or drugs is not allowed. Note: Determination of appropriate dress is at the discretion of Director. Dress for field trips will depend on the nature of the trip and activity. For some occasions, dress will be specified by the staff or sponsor. Youth who violate dress code will not be allowed to join in activities until offending clothing has been changed. Repeated violations may result in loss of privileges or dismissal from the program.Lost & Found AOK recommends that all items, including clothing, are identified with the participant’s first and last name.Donations AOK is a non-profit organization and welcomes donations of money, supplies or volunteering of time.Additional Policies SAFETY DRILLS & DISASTER PREPAREDNESS Monthly fire drills and tornado drills are practiced. A disaster plan is on file and is available for review. SCHOOL CLOSINGS If Lamar Schools close early or dismiss because of bad weather or emergency, AOK will be open if possible. Alcohol / TOBACCO / VAPE-FREE All AOK facilities are alcohol, tobacco and vape-free, and the use of any alcohol, tobacco or vape products in the AOK buildings or on AOK grounds by any person, including participants, parents or visitors is prohibited. TRANSPORTATION Enrolled participants may be transported by bus (or approved staff vehicle) to and from Lamar Schools and AOK activities/events only. Media AOK may photograph, videotape and/or name release your child for the purpose of news story, advertisement, AOK newsletter, social media, medical record or other legitimate marketing or community purpose. Releases Release of Information / Records Parents with joint custody have the right to request information regarding their children by written request. AOK and Lamar School District communicate and share program information. Release of Participants All VolunTeens must Sign In and Sign Out each day. When on field trips, when a VolunTeen leaves with us, they must return with us as well. If there is a Family Plan court order restricting parent visitation, AOK must have a copy on file in order to deny a parent access to their child.About AOK Board of Directors Kathy Jenkins, President Brett Boice Pat O’Neal Mission Statement To empower young people to make positive healthy life choices. Goals Support & strengthen the family unit; Assist children to develop to their fullest potential; Deliver a positive program in a safe, supportive and educational environment; Assist children to accept and demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, responsibility and respect. AOK encourages active parental involvement in each child’s activities and education, which has been shown to increase a child’s success at school, encourage communication and promote self-esteem. Parents/Guardians/Participants must adhere to all AOK policies, written and/or posted at AOK programs, on site and/or off site activities or programs. In accordance with Federal law and the US Department of Agriculture policy, all programs at AOK are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write Director of Civil Rights, Room 326-W Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410. Rules, policies or procedures may be added, changed or deleted at any time. New policies will be posted and enforced immediately.I have read and understand the rules and guidelines for AOK's VolunTeen program for the school year spanning 2020–2021. If I have any questions, I may contact Jerod Morey, AOK Executive Director, at 417.682.6002 or [email protected].Policy agreement for Parent/Guardian* I agree. Child's Name (Policy Agreement)*Parent/Guardian Signature (Policy Agreement)*CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.