RULES & REGULATIONS
Violation of any rule, regulation, or guideline will result in disciplinary action ranging from verbal warnings to suspension or permanent expulsion from the Stone County Community Center (SCCC). The disciplinary action will be more severe if the violation is deemed more serious. Our volunteers will attempt to notify parents or the proper authorities of behavior problems. The behavior guidelines are to ensure the SCCC is a place for all individuals to feel comfortable, respected, and safe.
What to expect when coming to the Stone County Community Center
HOURS OF OPERATION are Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 6 PM and
Friday and Saturday 10 AM - 8 PM*
*The Center may be closed if there are not enough volunteers. Hours may also vary depending on activities!
There is one entrance and exit to the Center! Each person must sign in with the volunteer at the sign-in desk before heading into the recreation section of the Center. All visitors and guests must also sign in at the table. When leaving, visitors must sign out and exit through the same door. All emergency exits are strictly off-limits except in an emergency. Anyone violating the one entrance/exit rule will have his or her right to use the Center suspended.
DROP OFF & PICK UP
Please do not arrive at the Center before the times mentioned above, as staff needs time to open and prepare the facilities. Do not hang around after closing. Parents, please be on time to pick up your children. Once a child has arrived at the Center and checked in he or she can check out and leave at any time with the appropriate adult on the pick-up list. Loitering outside the building after sign-out is not allowed. Children under age 8 must have an adult stay with them unless specified during certain activities!
Parents, please make sure that your child has entered the building when dropping him or her off. Also, if the Center has reached its capacity on a given night we will post a large sign at the front door that states “FULL”. Do not drop off children when the sign has been placed at the door. When picking up your child, please be considerate of where you wait for them. Please park and come in to pick up your child.
STAFF & VOLUNTEERS
Adult staff and volunteers are always present at the Center. A Mountain View police officer may stop by the Center for a casual visit. Parents and other adult community visitors are always welcome and are encouraged to stop in and observe the action at the Center at any time. Also, parents and adult community visitors are encouraged to volunteer a few hours of their time each month to keep the Center open at all scheduled times. There are times when we may not open our doors. If we are understaffed due to a lack of adult volunteers, we may be forced to keep the Center from opening. If you are interested in volunteering email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 870-269-6500.
It is the intent that the Center will be open Monday - Saturday throughout the year. Occasionally, there will be a conflict with a holiday or special event. In those cases, the closure will be posted on our website (stonecountycommunitycenter.org) and our Facebook page. There could also be a decision to close the Center due to an event like winter weather. Those closures would be posted on the website (stonecountycommunitycenter.org) and our Facebook page and we encourage everyone to check both outlets for information. Finally, there could be closures that are decided at the expected opening time or close to that time. This would include events like an insufficient number of volunteers. The only notification for these events would be a sign placed on the door window.
Absolutely no drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any kind are allowed on the premises of 116B West Main Street Mountain View, AR 72560, inside or outside. Any person in attendance, or attempting to gain admittance, who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or is found to be in possession of a weapon, drugs, drug paraphernalia, or alcohol, will be asked to wait in the Center office until the parents and police are called and arrive. Any person in attendance who is found to be in possession of tobacco will be asked to wait in the Center office until the parents are called and arrive.
To ensure adherence to this rule, all backpacks and bags will be subject to search at check-in and at any other time deemed necessary by the staff or volunteers of the SCCC.
If a guest is found to be (or strongly suspected to be) under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a staff person or adult volunteer will call 9-1-1 to respond. Immediately thereafter, the youth’s parent(s) will be called. It will be the decision of the emergency responding personnel whether or not the youth needs to be taken to a medical facility or if s/he can be dismissed to his/her responding parent.
Backpacks or large handbags are not to be stored in the office area. These items can be placed in a locked area or open in a designated area. Visitors can keep these items with them but they must not obstruct passage or access to games. If an item is found to be in the way, it will be placed in the locked area.
*No food or drinks will be allowed in the recreation part, there are appropriately marked places for consumption of food or drinks within the Center.
No weapons of any kind are permitted in the Center. This includes guns, knives, tools, bats, razor blades, or any other devices that may be used as a weapon.
No smoking, consumption of alcoholic beverages, and/or the taking of illegal drugs are permitted on the facility grounds. Such behavior will result in immediate action taken, such as legal and/or expulsion from the Center.
All persons in attendance at the Center will be respectful of all others and the property of all others at all times. The use of aggressive physical contact (This includes fighting, play fighting, rough-housing, and wrestling), vulgar gestures, abusive or obscene language, including but not limited to, racial, sexual, or religious references, directed at other visitors, volunteers, or staff may result in a temporary suspension of the visitor’s right to use the Center or possibly being permanently barred from the Center.
The Youth Center facility (including materials and equipment) must be respected at all times. Anyone identified as purposely defacing and/or damaging any Center property will be responsible for returning the property to its proper condition and could result in immediate suspension and/or expulsion.
Keep your displays of affection private. There is to be no hugging, kissing, holding hands, sitting on laps, or other displays of affection. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated.
Theft and acts of vandalism are prohibited and will result in immediate expulsion. The Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
No bullying, hazing, or verbal abuse will be tolerated.
No disrupting of normal Center activities.
Center visitors must receive permission from volunteers before using facility phones. The phone is not to be used for leisure calls.
Clean up after yourself. Failure to do so could result in the loss of certain privileges associated with the Center.
Only games that staff has reviewed and determined to be suitable for visitors will be allowed.
The Stone County Community Center reserves the right to have program participants photographed or videotaped for any publicity purposes including cable, newspaper, flyers, posters, brochures, or our Facebook and web pages. Your registration will serve as your release.
If non-compliance is exhibited to any of the above-mentioned rules, regulations, or guidelines, the following actions will be followed by SCCC. Certain actions may result in immediate suspension or expulsion depending on severity. Compliance with these rules is mandatory.
1st Infraction – A warning will be issued in the form of a verbal reprimand.
2nd Infraction – Behavior will be documented and parents/guardians will be notified. Depending on the severity, participants may be asked to leave. If a problem persists, the behavior will be documented and parents/guardians will be notified. Suspension or expulsion from the Center will be applicable. Legal action will be taken if necessary and the proper authorities will be contacted.
This center has the right to change or amend the rules and regulations at any time when seen appropriate, to keep the volunteers and visitors safe.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Stone County Community Center Board