At the MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership State Conference, schools are responsible for the supervision and actions of the student delegation that they bring. It is for that purpose that our organization has set the following policy to help ensure student safety and satisfaction in the experience.
We encourage advisers or chaperones in attendance to be teachers or activity advisers of the school that they are supervising in order to maintain school standards and behavior, but this is not required.
Our host, Lake Orion High School, has worked hard to put together an adviser's lineup of content that will run alongside the student schedule when students are not directly with their group (as in the case of small group activities or student showcase sessions). Otherwise, advisers and chaperones are expected to be monitoring and supervising their group at all times. Since an adviser/chaperone is responsible for the group in the case of an emergency, we ask that they adhere to the same protocol that we ask the students to model. Consuming alcohol/tobacco, leaving the conference site, or inappropriate behavior in any manner is not acceptable during the conference.
MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership is proud of the reputation that we have established as an upstanding student organization that venues are glad to see year after year. Our presence at the Amway Grand is welcomed due to the reputation that we have garnered. It is for that reason that we ask advisers and chaperones to review the hotel policies to make sure that there are no issues once arriving in Grand Rapids.
The MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership State Conference is lucky to be held at the gorgeous Amway Grand Hotel, which has many different housing offerings. It is for that reason that we have a firm policy that all schools participating in the conference must stay on-site. MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership and the host schools monitor registrations as well as hotel reservation lists to make sure that everyone is taken care of and ready for the conference at the end of March. This policy has been developed with the safety and security of our students and advisers in mind. The sole exception to this rule exists for participating schools who live within a one-hour radius, and will be allowing students to stay at their own homes. While this option is available, advisers and chaperones should take note that the conference program begins early and will continue late, as the majority of our participants will be staying on-site. Day rates for the conference are not available, and those who commute will be required to register for the conference as a full participant. Unregistered participants will not be accepted at the conference venue.
Students should be prepared to change if their outfit is in question by any conference staff member, or host school adult. We promise that we will be respectful and discreet - but "I don't have any other options" is not a valid excuse for an inappropriate outfit.
We continue to look for ways to pave opportunities for schools with small delegations and limited funds to participate in our MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership leadership programs. One key way in doing this is to encourage networking for advisers and students, and to share hotel rooms, or busses/vans to the conference site. If you are looking to communicate with others to share resources, please email us at email@example.com.
Please feel free to contact the MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership Student Leadership office at any time for additional information. A member of our staff will be happy to assist you. We can be reached at (517) 327-5315 Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.