2017-18 Ski and Snowboard Program
Registration opens for PTO Ski and Snowboard Programs in November
It’s almost time to sign up for Ski/Snowboard Club! Watch for details and signup coming early November, including the opportunity for parents to chaperone. REGISTRATION IS NOT OPEN QUITE YET. But in early November, information will go out via email, backpack express and class facebook pages announcing when registration will be open. Registration will be available for all three PTO-sponsored ski and snowboard programs here on our website. Ski programs will begin in January and run for five consecutive weeks.
Please do not contact coordinators yet. They do not yet have the information as the final details of the program are being worked out.
Parent participation as chaperones has always been a major contribution to a well coordinated and safe program. If you would like to help out, while enjoying a winter’s evening skiing at no expense to yourself, let us know. Please note that all chaperones will be expected to help with ski boots, assist children in the rental shop, escort children to correct lessons, ensure everyone is skiing with a buddy and help get the children back on the bus and accounted for. Chaperones are required to be members of the Holliston PTO, ($20 annual fee/family and be at least 18 years old).
If the weather is not suitable for skiing or driving, you will receive an email notifying you that that evening’s club is cancelled. Weather conditions must be severe to postpone the program. Any cancellations will be made up in subsequent weeks. Nashoba will not return partial refunds if we cannot complete the 5-week ski program, therefore every effort will be made to complete our 5-week program prior to the end of February.
Statement of Behavior and Expectations
The Holliston PTO sponsored ski and snowboard programs are well organized and supervised by many adult chaperones. To provide a pleasant and positive experience for all involved, misbehavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Keys to a successful and enjoyable program for all include: safety awareness and adherence, and demonstration of good judgment and behavior. Therefore, skiers and snowboarders are expected to know the Skier/Snowboarder Responsibility Code and to abide by it. (Copy of Code follows.) Failure to exert good judgment and safe ski/snowboarding behavior may result in the loss of skiing or snowboarding privileges. Additionally, to minimize the risk of serious head injury, the coordinators encourage the use of safety helmets whenever students are skiing or snowboarding.
Students enrolled in PTO-sponsored ski/snowboard programs are expected to abide by the published Policies of Expected Conduct found in each respective school’s Student/Parent Handbook. Furthermore, appropriate and respectful behavior on or off the mountain, including the ski lodges, parking lots and buses, is expected at all times. The use of alcohol, controlled substances, theft, or other irresponsible behaviors will NOT be tolerated. Any vandalism, theft or breakage and resulting assessments, costs, or fines will be the sole responsibility of the student and respective parents/guardians. Serious infractions 4-5 Grade Miller School Bus Information: Miller: Buses’ will leave the Miller School parking lot promptly at 4:00 PM and return by 8:45 PM. Please drop off children no earlier than 3:40 PM and pick them up at no later 8:45 PM. Ski Boots may NOT be worn on the bus. 6, 7, 8 Grade Adams School Bus Information: Adams: Buses’ will leave the Adams School parking lot promptly at 4:45 PM and return by 9:30 PM. Please drop off children no earlier than 4:30 PM and pick them up at no later 9:30 PM. Ski Boots may NOT be worn on the bus. Serious infractions will automatically terminate student participation in the ski/snowboard program with no refund issued for the remainder of the season. Coordinators may temporarily suspend program participation for other infractions. Participation in a future PTO sponsored ski/snowboard program may also be jeopardized. Violations may also forfeit a student’s privilege of riding the bus home. Therefore, parents will be required to provide transportation home if deemed necessary by the Coordinators.
Wait List Policy
Registrations received after the closing date may be wait-listed. If you are wait-listed, you will be notified by phone or email. If an opening occurs, you will be notified again. If you do not hear from us, assume you are registered. A Late Registration Fee will apply.
Program Refund Policy
Refunds will be granted if you decide to drop the program 21 days prior to the beginning of the program or for medical reasons such as an injury that prevents your child from participating. After the 21 days period, a full refund will only be granted if your slot is taken by a waitlisted skier. If there is no one to take the opening, a half refund will be issued. No refunds will be issued after the program starts.
Rental Refund Policy
All rental money is paid (by the program) at the pre-fit night. If you signed up for rentals and decide to purchase equipment or drop the program after the pre-fit night, you must take the slip you are given at the pre-fit night to the Nashoba Valley rental office for a refund. The program will not handle this for you. Refunds for rental equipment will be issued by the program prior to the pre-fit night. Lost Badge Policy: Nashoba Valley charges a nominal fee for lost badges, no exceptions.
A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply for financial assistance, please contact Jill Alford. All requests are strictly confidential.
SKIER/SNOWBOARDER RESPONSIBILITY CODE
1) Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
2) People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
3) You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
4) Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
5) Always use devices to help prevent run-away equipment.
6) Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
7) Prior to using any lift, you must have the ability to load, ride and unload safely.
Ski Club Chair -Open
Miller School - Open
Adams School -