Behavior Policy

IO Workshop – Mélong Ling herein “IOW-ML” expects our staff to treat each child herein “participant” with respect, patience, and in a positive caring attitude. The Discipline Procedures will be followed when participants misbehave or break “program” rules under IOW-ML: Camp IO, Before | After School, Clubs, Kids’ Day Off, Events and any other related activities. We reserve the right to bypass one or more steps in the process if, a situation warrants. Please review the rules with the participant(s) and make sure they are understood. We believe that you as a parent/guardian will appreciate knowing of any problem the participant may experience. IOW-ML reserves the right to suspend or expel any participant from the program who poses serious continual discipline problems, whether or not all of the steps in our Discipline Procedure have been completed. See below our General Rules:

General Rules

  • Treat other participants, staff, and the facility with respect, inside and outside

  • Use inside voices

  • Keep hands and feet to yourself

  • Do not take items that do not belong to you

  • Sit appropriately on chairs or the floor, not on tables or other furniture

  • Inappropriate language or negative talk is not tolerated

  • No fighting, teasing, or bullying is tolerated from any participant

  • Quiet down quickly when staff use the 123, clapping or soft whistle signal

  • Participants must never leave the room or area where the activity is without a staff escort

  • Participants must follow the rules for building and outdoor safety

  • Good sportsmanship and teamwork are expected

  • Participants must follow directions given by staff members

Discipline Procedures 

Minor Offenses

Disrespect of staff or participants, inappropriate behavior, and breaking General Rules.


1st Offense – Verbal warning regarding the offense, followed by a note in file
2nd Offense – Loss of morning or afternoon program activities, notification of parents
3rd Offense – Written Incident Report to parent/guardian
4th Offense – Termination from entire program or session (one week). This will be up to the Site Director’s discretion. No refunds will be given.

Serious Offenses

Endangering another person’s safety, well-being, swearing or verbal abuse of staff or participants, stealing or destruction of property, general disregard for IOW-ML staff, volunteers, and programs and policies. If we need to remove the participant from the program immediately, the parent will be notified.

1st Offense – Written Incident Report to parent/guardian regarding the offense 

2nd Offense – Removal from program activities. The participant will be with the Site Director, and parent/guardian will be notified to pick-up child.

3rd Offense – Termination from entire program or session (one week), and /or any other programs. This will be up to the Site Director’s discretion. No refunds will be given.

Immediate dismissal from the program can occur at any time, given severe circumstances. No refunds will be granted to parents for any missed days due to a participant being dismissed for disciplinary issues.


I have informed the Site Director of any limitations to my child’s participation and agree to abide by IOW-ML’s sole judgment as to whether my child can be accommodated in any IOW-ML program. I understand that failing to disclose any physical, emotional, behavioral needs or conditions may result in the child’s dismissal from the program without refund. I understand that my child must follow the stated Behavior Policy and General Rules and that IOW-ML reserves the right, in its sole judgment, to dismiss without refund any child whose behavior interferes with the rights, safety and well-being of staff and other participants or consistently disrupts group dynamics or activities.

Refund Policy/Cancellation/Receipts

All payments are non-refundable. You will receive credit, based on the amount paid. Credits may be applied toward any IOW-ML programs. Credits do not expire! If you sign up your child for any IOW-ML program and change your mind, you are still liable for payment. All receipts for IOW-ML will be provided after the activity associated with that payment has ended.


All receipts for IOW-ML will be provided after the activity associated with that payment has ended.