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"Everything you need to know, that your child forgot to tell you."


REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

IMPORTANT DATES

OCTOBER 2019

Rehearsal: 10am-5:45pm

5 - Extended Rehearsals start (10am-5:45pm)

5 - Gas Raffle Starts

12 - Photoshoot

26 - Gas Raffle $ Due


NOVEMBER 2019
Rehearsal: 10am-5:45pm

9 - 2020 Calendar Fundraiser starts

16 - PARENT MEETING @ 10am

30 - NO REHEARSAL

(HAPPY THANKSGIVING)





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DECEMBER 2019

Rehearsal: 10am-5:45pm

4 - Lauderhill Tree Lighting & Holiday Party Performance @ 5pm

7 - Calendar $ due

7 - SHOWTIME... Encore Does the Holidays @ 4pm


Dec. 14, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020

WINTER BREAK

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Jan. 11, 2020 - ENCORE RETURNS

10am-3pm



Oct. 5: Extended Rehearsals Start (10am-5:45pm)

We are preparing for our holiday show so it is imperative for all students to be in attendance.

(Remember… we are a team so one missing cast member affects the entire cast.)

Bring extra snacks and/or snack money.

Late pick-up fee applies at 6:01pm.


Oct. 5: Gas Raffle Fundraiser Starts

Each raffle ticket costs $1.00.

Grand Prize: Gas card valued at $100.00

All raffle ticket money must be turned in by Saturday, October 26th at 3pm.

Each Encore member is responsible for selling a minimum of 20 raffle tickets. However we encourage you to sell more than the minimum.

We will not accept unsold raffle tickets. You will be billed for any unsold raffle tickets.

Failure to pay by the deadline may prevent your child(ren) from performing in the next show.

The drawing will take place October 26, 2019 at 5:30pm (Presence not required to win.)



Oct. 12: Calendar Photo shoot

We have scheduled a photo shoot for our 2020 calendar.

Attire: Black bottoms, black socks, black undergarments, and black footwear. (Encore will provide t-shirts.)

Hair/Makeup/Jewelry: look your best! (Bring and apply your own makeup, jewelry and hair supplies/accessories. All accessories should be Encore colors: red, black, white and silver/gray.)

CALENDARS GO ON SALE NOVEMBER 9, 2019. (All calendar money must be turned in by Saturday, December 7th at 10am.)


Oct. 26: Gas Raffle Drawing at 5:30pm


Nov. 9:  Calendar Fundraiser starts

(Each cast member must sell a minimum of 20 calendars at $3.00 each.)


Nov. 16: PARENT MEETING at 10am

Attendance is mandatory for all cast members and parents.


Dec. 4: Lauderhill Tree Lighting & Holiday Party ~ 5pm-8pm

Encore performers must arrive no later 7pm.


Dec. 7:  Calendar fundraiser money due.  

Each cast member must sell a minimum of 20 calendars at $3.00 each.


Dec. 7: Bake Sale Fundraiser

see Ms. Nikki to donate items.


Dec. 7: Holiday Show at 4:00pm. (Call time: 10am)

Encore performers must arrive no later than 10am.


Jan. 11, 2020: Encore returns (10am-3pm)


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REGISTRATION - ENSEMBLE CAST

* THE SEASON STARTS SEPT. 14, 2019 *

Complete the Registration Form below, click submit, then scroll down to pay.

FOR ENSEMBLE CAST MEMBERS ONLY, NOT SUMMER WORKSHOP STUDENTS

<FOR SUMMER WORKSHOP REGISTRATION GO TO THE  BOTTOM OF THE SUMMER WORKSHOP PAGE>

Dear Students & Parent(s):


I would like to be the first to welcome you to ENCORE Performing Arts Center Inc. 

I hope that you find your new role to be a challenging yet rewarding experience. We value our cast members and parents and hope to build a long lasting relationship.

In the coming weeks, you will learn much more about ENCORE.


As a starting point in that process, please review this Handbook.

It provides a significant amount of material and offers details on every aspect of the organization. This handbook should provide answers to most of the questions you will have about ENCORE’s policies and procedures. It is your responsibility to carefully read and thoroughly understand this handbook.


If anything is unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 954-947-1176.

I wish you the very best in your new role and look forward to working with you.

Again, WELCOME TO ENCORE……“Lights, Cameras, Action!”


Sincerely,

Gigi Belton

President 


All students must have emergency contact information on file.  

Be sure to enter information carefully.

Encore values your privacy and will not 

share your personal information 

with any other entities.

Student's age as of September 7, 2019.
Name of School for 2019/2020
GENDER*
Enter first & last name of who should be contacted in the event of an emergency. This person will be contacted, if we are not able to reach you.
Enter first & last name of who should be contacted in the event of an emergency. This person will be contacted, if we are not able to reach you.
(1) Relation to Student*
Enter first & last name of who should be contacted in the event of an emergency. This person will be contacted, if we are not able to reach you.
Enter the phone number of who should be contacted in the event of an emergency. This person will be contacted, if we are not able to reach you.
(2) Relation to Student*
DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ALLERGIES?*
If an accident/illness occurs, that requires emergency medical attention, your child will be transported to the nearest hospital. (Plantation General Hospital)
Indicate all known allergies. If medication needs to e administered during rehearsal hours, please see Ms. Tiffany to provide specific details.
MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION POLICY*
I authorize all medical and surgical treatment, X-ray, laboratory, anesthesia, and other medical and/or hospital procedures as may be performed or prescribed by the attending physician and/or paramedics for my child and waive my right to informed consent of treatment. This waiver applies only in the event that neither parent/guardian can be reached in case of an emergency.
LIMITED LIABILITY POLICY*
I authorize my child’s participation in all ENCORE activities including, but not limited to, field trips, fundraising activities/events etc. I release ENCORE, City of Lauderhill, Broward County and individuals from liability in case of an accident during activities related to ENCORE, as long as normal safety procedures have been taken.
REGISTRATION FEE POLICY*
I understand that an annual Registration Fee is required for each student. Registration Fee: $50.00 per student (due Sept. 14, 2019*.) *A late fee of $10.00 will be added to payments made after Sept. 14, 2019. - Ask us about our Family Discount.
PERFORMANCE FEE POLICY*
I understand that an annual Performance Fee is required for each student. Performance Fee: $50.00 per student (due February 1, 2020*.) *A late fee of $10.00 will be added to payments made after February 1, 2020. - Ask us about our Family Discount.
ATTENDANCE POLICY*
2019/2020 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE... Sept. 2019: Saturdays 10am-3pm Oct 2019 - Dec 2019: Saturdays 10am - 5:45pm January - May 2020: TBA I understand that rehearsal schedules may vary based on assigned group and may be scheduled with short notice. I understand that absences affect the entire cast and may result in losing a role or dismissal from Encore.
LATE PICK UP POLICY*
Encore is required to vacate the rehearsal facility in a timely manner. Failure to pick-up your child at the stated release time will result in a late fee. You will be charged $5.00 per child, per 15 minutes past the stated release time.
FUNDRAISING POLICY*
ENCORE operates primarily from the generosity of the public, through donations from fundraising efforts, local business sponsorships and volunteers. I understand that participation in all fundraising activities is mandatory. Failure to participate in fundraising efforts will result in immediate dismissal.
OFF SITE FOR LUNCH POLICY*
Students are entitled to: two snack break & one lunch break. Break times may vary and are given at the discretion of ENCORE staff. Additional breaks are given during extended rehearsal sessions. With parental consent, students, ages 12 and older, are allowed to go off-site for lunch. All students are required to bring lunch if they are not able to leave the facility. Students may not purchase food off-site if they are not allowed to leave the rehearsal facility. Please note: Students, ages 12 and older, are allowed to go off site (leave the rehearsal site) for break/lunch in groups of 3 or more, however ENCORE/City of Lauderhill is not responsible/liable for children once they leave the rehearsal site. Can your child go off-site for lunch and/or breaks?
DRESS CODE POLICY*
ENCORE expects participants/students to present themselves in attire that is appropriate. Encore Uniform: for regular sessions/rehearsals 1 - T-shirt 2 - Comfortable bottoms: sweatpants, shorts, leggings etc. (clothing should NOT be excessively baggy or excessively tight) 3 - Sneakers 4 - Hair: if long, hair should be tied back. Comfortable clothing will allow for proper movement. Encore Uniform: Field Trips 1 - ENCORE T-shirt (available at www.encorepac.org or see Ms. Gigi) 2 - Blue Denim or Black Jeans/shorts (clothing should NOT be excessively baggy or excessively tight.) 3 - Sneakers 4 - Hair: if long, hair should be tied back. Inappropriate attire 1 - Flip flops/ thong slippers/slides (with or without heels), or bedroom slippers MAY NOT be worn. 2 - Midriff, revealing shirts or blouses MAY NOT be worn including low cut/cleaving showing blouses. 3 - Skin tight clothing should not be worn. NO “skinny jeans.” Please use discretion. 4 - Pants and slacks should be worn with a belt. Saggy waste lines are NOT ALLOWED. 5 - Excessive perfume, colognes, jewelry or make-up MAY NOT be worn. Please note: Participants in violation of the dress code policy will be asked to leave until appropriate attire arrives. Multiple violations may result in dismissal from Encore. I have read and agree to adhere to the dress code policy.
CELL PHONE & ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY*
Cell phones and other related electronic devices, including but not limited to earpieces and Bluetooth should not be visible and are prohibited in rehearsal areas. Cell phones should be placed on the ‘off’ mode. The following actions are NOT ALLOWED during rehearsal time. 1. Making telephone calls 2. Sending or receiving text messages 3. Retrieving or entering telephone numbers 4. Playing electronic games 5. Taking pictures with a cellular phone camera 6. Setting alarms Violations of this policy will result in confiscation. Confiscated items will be returned to parents/legal guardians only. In the event of an emergency please call: 1. ENCORE 954.947.1176 2. SADKIN CTR FRONT DESK 954.321.2450 3. Ms. Tiffany 954-618-7488
HARASSMENT POLICY*
ENCORE expects that all participants/students will treat each other with fairness and respect. Harassment on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability or as otherwise provided under state or local law, will not be tolerated and is strictly prohibited. Harassment of this type is illegal and contrary to the policy of ENCORE. ENCORE strives to foster an environment free of harassment, discrimination, intimidation and insult. Harassment is a form of misconduct that undermines both personal and professional relationships at ENCORE. Every participant must be assured that he or she can work in an environment that is free from unwanted and unwelcome harassment and discrimination. Any person who believes that he/she is the victim of any type of discriminatory conduct should bring that conduct to the immediate attention of an ENCORE executive staff member or instructor. ENCORE will conduct a prompt investigation of all the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident in a confidential nature. If the investigation discloses that an individual has committed an act of discrimination, that individual will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Retaliation in any form against an ENCORE participant/student who complains of discrimination or harassment is strictly prohibited and will result in appropriate disciplinary action. Disciplinary action may call for any of the following steps: 1- Verbal Warning (accompanied by verbal parental notification) 2- Written Warning (accompanied by written parental notification) 3- Final Warning 4- Dismissal from ENCORE (depending on the severity of the problem and the number of occurrences.) I have read and understand the Harassment Policy and agree to its terms.
SAFETY & VIOLENCE POLICY*
All ENCORE participants are expected to conduct themselves in a manner to which the safety of others is priority. If at any time you feel your safety is being compromised please notify an ENCORE and/or rehearsal site staff member immediately. All ENCORE participants, including board members, staff, cast members, parents and volunteers should be treated with courtesy and respect at all times. ENCORE participants are expected to refrain from fighting, "horseplay," or other conduct that may be dangerous to others. Firearms, weapons, and other dangerous or hazardous devices or substances are prohibited from the premises of the City of Lauderhill and all ENCORE venues without proper authorization. Conduct that threatens, intimidates, or coerces another ENCORE participant or a member of the public will not be tolerated. This prohibition includes all acts of harassment, including harassment that is based on an individual's sex, race, age, or any characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All threats of (or actual) violence, both direct and indirect, should be reported as soon as possible to your instructor or any other member of management. This includes threats by employees, cast members, parents, volunteers or other members of the public. When reporting a threat of violence, the ENCORE participant should be as specific and detailed as possible. All suspicious individuals or activities should also be reported as soon as possible to an ENCORE Staff member. Do not place yourself in peril. If you see or hear a commotion or disturbance near you, do not try to intercede or see what is happening. ENCORE will promptly and thoroughly investigate all reports of threats of (or actual) violence and of suspicious individuals or activities. The identity of the ENCORE individual making a report will be protected as much as is practical. In order to maintain safety and the integrity of its investigation, ENCORE may suspend or expel ENCORE participants pending investigation. Anyone determined to be responsible for threats of (or actual) violence or other conduct that is in violation of these guidelines will be subject to prompt disciplinary action up to expulsion from the program. ENCORE encourages all participants/students to bring their disputes or differences with other participants/students to the attention of their instructor or a member of the executive staff before the situation escalates into potential violence. ENCORE is eager to assist in the resolution of participant/student disputes, and will not discipline participants/students for raising such concerns. I have read and understand the Safety & Violence Policy and agree to its terms.
PROOF OF RESIDENCY POLICY*
Participation in this free program requires proof of residency. Be prepared to submit a copy of your driver license, state ID, utility bill, deed or lease. Documents must be submitted in advance (via email: [email protected]) or at Orientation: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.
PROOF OF INCOME POLICY*
Participation in this free program requires proof of income. Be prepared to submit a copy of your 2019 Tax returns, 3 most recent pay stubs or a FREE LUNCH approval letter from the School Board. Documents must be submitted in advance (via email: [email protected]) or at Orientation: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.
PROOF OF AGE POLICY*
Participation in this free program requires proof of age. Be prepared to submit a copy of your child's birth certificate or most recent report card. Documents must be submitted in advance (via email: [email protected]) or at Orientation: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.
POLICIES ACKNOWLEDGEMENT*
I confirm that I have read Encore's policies and agree to adhere to them. I recognize that participation is “at will,” meaning that I may leave ENCORE at any time for any or no reason.
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