General Guidelines:

Students enrolled in Nerding Classes and Camps must be able to be successful in a classroom setting. They will be expected to listen and participate appropriately and respectfully during lessons and instruction. They will be expected to work on projects both independently and with groups in a safe, kind, and respectful manner.

If a nerd is disrupting the class, creating an unsafe condition, or displays a disrespectful demeanor to teachers or peers, the nerd may be suspended or removed from class.

We request that parents are proactive. Help us set your nerd up for success by letting us know about behavior struggles in advance via the registration form and/or by contacting Niecy.

Kyrene Community Education Policies:

No individual (adult or child) will knowingly be allowed to jeopardize the health, safety, learning, or working environment of others. A child may be withdrawn from a program if a staff member determines that a child cannot benefit from the program. All instances are situational and are documented according to behavior guidelines. A member of Nerding or the Community Education Services team will include parents in situations involving behavior concerns and progressive consequences.

Behavior Guidelines
Behavioral guidelines are established to maintain the physical and emotional well-being of each child and to teach self-discipline, judgment, and manners. Positive behavior management techniques are used to guide behavior. Parents and staff are viewed as partners in guiding each child’s development and will work collaboratively to establish consistency. Appropriate behavior is essential in learning and growing, and is based upon mutual respect for the rights and property of others. Children are expected to display responsible behavior and to take responsibility for their actions.

A child’s choice may result in positive or negative consequences such as a reward, redirection, or loss of a privilege. For more severe or continuous incidents, one or more of the following may result: a behavioral report, conference with a parent/guardian to create a Positive Behavioral Support Plan, suspension, or removal from the program. Refunds or credits are not issued if a child is suspended from a Nerding or Community Education Services Program or from their school.

Administrative Withdrawals
Administrative Withdrawals are defined as a member of the Community Education Services or Nerding team removing a child from a program or class for the duration of the school year and summer. Community Education Services and Nerding reserves the right to withdraw children from any program when its Director or designee determines, in his/her sole discretion, that it would be in the best interest of the District, Nerding class, and/or the child. The parent will be informed of the determination to withdraw. There is no appeal process for Administrative Withdrawals. Refunds are not issued if a child is administratively withdrawn from Nerding or a Community Education Services program.

Withdrawals and Refunds:

  • School Year
    • Full refunds for Enrichment classes (Nerding) are issued six days prior to the start of a class or camp.
    • Refunds are not issued less six days prior to the first day of an Enrichment class (Nerding).
    • If a student is suspended or expelled from any program or school, no refund is issued.
  • Summer
    • Full refunds minus $10 per class are issued if withdrawn more than 2 weeks before class starts.
    • No refunds will be issued within 2 weeks of start date.
    • In the event a class is cancelled due to low enrollment and an alternate choice is unavailable, full refunds are issued.
    • If a student is suspended or expelled from any program no refund is issued.