Policies & Procedures

NorthWoods Strings Code of Conduct

NorthWoods Strings (NWS) is committed to providing high quality string education in a safe and respectful environment.

NWS expects all students to follow the instructions of their teacher during individual lessons, and to follow the instructions of their ensemble directors during ensemble rehearsal and concerts. Students who do not comply with their instructors are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with NorthWoods Strings Disciplinary Procedure.

All students are expected to act appropriately towards their instructors and other students, and are prohibited from engaging in harmful, rude, or disrespectful behavior and/or language. Any student who engages in concerning behavior will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with NorthWoods Strings Disciplinary Procedure.

Students are expected to follow the instructions of their teacher(s) regarding practicing at home and coming prepared to lessons and ensemble.

Students are prohibited from engaging in any behavior that endangers the life, health, or safety of themselves or others during lessons and ensemble.

All students are expected to treat the spaces in which lessons and/or ensemble occur in a respectful and responsible manner, and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the particular space.

Updated: August 2018

NorthWoods Strings Student Enrollment Policy

NorthWoods Strings is dedicated to providing high-quality string music education to its students. In order to provide the best education to our students, and to ensure that NWS has the appropriate staff and resources to provide the best quality instruction, NWS reserves the right to carefully evaluate each potential student before enrollment.

The student must demonstrate the ability necessary to begin lessons on a string instrument, as assessed and determined by a teacher and/or Executive Director. NWS will take into account student age, maturity, motivation, instrument preferred, available parent/guardian support, etc., and work hard to ensure that the student has the best chance to succeed at a string instrument.

Though we desire to teach every student who wishes to learn a string instrument, NWS reserves the right to decline enrollment based on staff and resource availability.

Updated: August 2018

NorthWoods Strings Disciplinary Procedure

NorthWoods Strings expects students to maintain high standards of behavior in accordance with the NWS Code of Conduct. If a student fails to comply with the Code of Conduct, he/she shall comply with the Disciplinary Procedures.

Any student who demonstrates behavior that is in violation of the Code of Conduct will be subject to the following procedures at the discretion of the instructor and Executive Director and dependent upon the circumstances:

  1. NWS instructor will give a verbal warning to the student.
  2. If the student continues the behavior, the NWS instructor will notify the parent/guardian and the Executive Director either verbally or via email.
  3. A meeting between the parent/guardian, instructor, and Executive Director will occur to best resolve the behavior. Possible paths from here may include, but are not limited to, the following: student resolves behavior and may continue participation in NWS, student may continue to participate with parental involvement, student is no longer allowed to participate due to inability to comply with the Code of Conduct.
  4. Executive Director may bring any issues before the Board of Directors if there are questions or concerns on how to proceed.

Updated: August 2018