School Standards

Western Washington Baha’i Summer School Standards

To preserve and enhance group unity and respect the standards of our Faith, the Bahá’í School Committee has adopted standards for all of us while at school. Each of these standards is designed to protect the Faith, the school, and the participants. They are fully obligatory for all attendees. Parents/Sponsors should make sure that children and youth understand the standards.

A. Class attendance is required for all ages.

B. Please do not bring pets, iPods, CD players, distracting phone and tablet application programs, radios, TVs, game systems or other devices which might make noise, distract a class or prevent you from interacting with other participants.

C. Each child/youth under age 18 who attends the school without a parent must be accompanied by a sponsor who will be responsible for the child’s welfare and conduct. Sponsors should be 21 or older, considerably more mature than and of the same sex as those sponsored. The only exception is that a Grandparent, aunt or uncle may sponsor a related child of either sex. No adult should sponsor more than two children in addition to his/her own. Sponsor and child must be housed together during the school.

D. Parents and sponsors of all children as well as youth are completely responsible for their charges at all times when students are not in class. This includes meal times, free times, and evenings.

E. Accidents or illness should be reported to the First Aid Staff or School Director. Medical releases for minors (18 and under) are necessary, even if parents are on campus.

F. This is a closed event. Visitors who have not pre-registered are not permitted.

G. No smoking will be allowed in classrooms or near dormitories.

H. A bedtime of 8:45 p.m. is suggested for those ages 6 and under. Quiet Hours begin in apartments and areas around them at 8:45 p.m. Quiet time in all other areas begin at 10:00 p.m. for all ages. Lights out at 11:00.

I. Campus facilities should be kept clean and in good order.

J. No drugs or alcohol will be tolerated.

K. No firearms or martial arts items will be permitted.

L. We will adhere strictly to the code of conduct and dress as prescribed by Shoghi Effendi. High standards of morality, courtesy, cleanliness and modesty of dress will be upheld (please no cami’s, muscle shirts, crop or half-shirts, or short shorts/skirts).

M. Disobedience of these rules may result in dismissal from the school.

N. Questions on school standards may be referred to the School committee.