Mentoring Policy reminders
Just a few reminders as we begin another school year.
School Based: DSABC mentoring program is school based. All mentoring takes place during the school day, on school grounds within the school year. School sponsored events are permissible to attend.
Gift Giving: DSABC prefers mentors DO NOT give gifts to mentees. Should a mentor feel the need to gift-give, please keep it to once per year and $15.00 or less.
Alternative ideas include working on a craft or hobby together (ie, jewelry making), or learning about your mentees interests then bringing a bag of activities, games, books, etc. to each session.
Electronic Communication: DSABC mentors of students grades K-8 are not to engage in any form of electronic communication (i.e. email, texting, social media, instant messaging, cell phone, etc.) directly with their mentees. DSABC mentors of students grades 9-12 may utilize electronic communication for the sole purpose of scheduling meeting times.
Transmission of photographs/video: Participants may neither initiate nor receive electronic transmissions of photographs or videos from students/youth.
Social Media: DSABC participants should refrain from mentioning other DSABC participants or members of the school community (parent, teachers, administrators, etc.) on personal social networking sites. Professional boundaries with students and colleagues must be maintained (ie, do not "friend" a student on personal social media.) All DSABC policies concerning confidentiality of student information apply. (This is a summary of our Social Media Policy; for a detailed copy, contact the DSABC Director, or go to the DSABC website.)
Food Policy: Due to incidences of food allergies, no outside food is to be brought into the school buildings. As with all DPS policies, DSABC mentors are to abide.