Oak Hill Academy Policy Manual

• The Equestrian Center is designated as the Girls’ side of campus. • If the Equestrian Director or adult supervisor is not at the barn, students are to return immediately to their dorm area. • No one is allowed at the Equestrian Center for any reason unless prior arrangements have been made with the Equestrian Director AND the respective Deans or the Associate Head of School. • Only students and staff of Oak Hill Academy are authorized to ride on school premises. • No horse is to be removed from a stall or pasture unless told to do so by the adult supervisor. • Trail rides are offered and announced by the Equestrian Director. Slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must sign up before seventh period on the sheet posted in the Academic Office and these names will be published on the after-school list indicating which students have permission to be at the barn. • If students are on the after-school list authorizing them to ride, they should arrive at the barn no earlier than 10 minutes before the designated time to ride, and may leave after the horses have been taken care of after the ride. • Acceptable Social Dress is required for all Equestrian Center activities. • All arrangements for trail rides on Saturday or Sunday must be completed on Friday and the Equestrian Director must submit your name to the respective Dean or the Associate Head of School by 5 p.m. on Friday authorizing students to be in the barn area on Saturday or Sunday. • ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR HELMETS WHILE MOUNTED – NO EXCEPTIONS. • Disrespect to the Equestrian Director or fellow students, or abuse of the horses will not be tolerated. • Anyone abusing the horses or being at the barn without permission will be permanently banned from the barn and referred for the appropriate disciplinary action. Public Displays of Affection (PDA) • Oak Hill Academy recognizes that students may form relationships with one another and wish to exhibit public displays of affection (PDA). Oak Hill Academy prohibits inappropriate displays of affection and inappropriate contact between students while on campus or while attending and/or participating in school-related activities. • Being overly affectionate at school can be offensive and is generally in poor taste. PDA includes any physical contact that may make others in close proximity uncomfortable or serve as a distraction for themselves as well as onlookers. • Some specific examples of prohibited PDA include but are not limited to: o Kissing

o Fondling o Cuddling o Inappropriate touching o Lap-sitting o Rubbing/massaging o Caressing/stroking/petting


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