I.D.E.A. Program Guidelines
- Students shall meet with
Mr. Gates to discuss the importance of the program,
responsibilities, and guidelines
- Students will continue
through their school day, as they would any other day. All classes,
recesses, specials, etc must be attended.
- Students must maintain
the disability at all times, including lunch, restroom
- Students are to help
only when absolutely necessary. Therefore, students must carry their
own books and propel their own wheelchair, whenever and wherever
- Students will
maintain a serious approach to this program. This is not only
absolutely vital to the success and integrity of the program, but is
absolutely necessary for the respect deserving of those with
- Students involved with
the All Day program, must be picked up at school by a parent or
guardian. The same program guidelines shall be followed at home.
- Students and parents of
the All Day program are strongly encouraged to make a visit to a
public establishment, such as a mall, movie theater, grocery store,
restaurant, etc. During this visit students should observe any
problems or concerns. Participants should also pay special attention
to how they are treated by others, such as eye contact, interaction
- Upon completion of the
program, participants will be required to fill out a questionnaire
concerning their experiences and observation throughout the program.
Participants of the 24-hour program are encouraged to complete this
questionnaire with their parents and/or guardians. (See attached
- While quitting in the
middle of a program should strongly be discouraged, there may be
unforeseen problems that lead to a studentís early termination of
the program. To end his/her participation early, the student must
provide a written request describing exactly why he/she cannot
complete the program. Furthermore, the student may still be required
to complete the post program questionnaire.
If you see any I.D.E.A.
student who is not compliant with the above guidelines, please feel free
to say something to them and/or report them to me as soon as possible.
I have a zero tolerance policy for students who are not approaching the
program with the seriousness and respect that it deserves.