of Parents & Youth
at New England Yearly Meeting Sessions
We look forward to building an inclusive, loving, and
safe community with our children. It is important that families recognize
that Bryant University is a public setting, not a closed environment.
There are other groups using the facility at the same time. We want
to be considerate guests of the University, provide for the security
of our children, and retain appropriate limits of youth staff responsibility.
Take time to talk over these responsibilities with your
children before arrival, so that you can all feel clear about boundaries
Responsibilities of Parents:
Take children to their program on time and pick them
up promptly. Let group leaders know if your child will be late,
leaving early, or absent.
During afternoon choice time, you must sign
your child in and out to be able to participate.
During time when your child is not signed into a program, you must be aware
of where your child is and what s/he is doing. You are responsible for supervision of your child.
Children should have a same-gender companion in locker rooms or bathrooms.
Inform Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM)/Junior High staff of any behavior
within or outside of the Quaker community that makes your child uncomfortable.
Responsibilities of Children:
- Be respectful and safe in using the facilities, paying attention
to cautions from parents and other Friends.
- Report to your parent and JYM/Junior High staff if there is any behavior that disturbs
you or makes you uncomfortable.
- Obey all community rules.
- If you are not with your parent, make sure they know where you are.
Rhode Island helmet Law for Children Aged
15 and Younger
Riding Wheeled Vehicles
Rhode Island state law requires that children aged
15 or younger wear helmets when riding bicycles or other wheeled vehicles "on
public highway, bicycle path, shared use path, park and/or recreational
area, school property or on any other public right of way." The relevant
law is §31-19-2.1. Helmets are required on bicycle
bicycle passengers, skateboarders, rollerskaters, inline skaters, and
scooter riders ages fifteen (15) and younger.
At the 2006 Annual Sessions, Junior Yearly Meeting minuted that
parents should be informed IN ADVANCE to
bring helmets for their children, and that parents should ensure that
their children wear the helmets when "wheeling."