Safety and Policies
Ascend Performing Arts places member and staff workplace safety in high regard when it comes to any and all forms of abuse or harassment. The Ascend Performing Arts Board of Directors ensures careful and consistent reviews of all harassment and discrimination policies that impact all 4 E’s that support Ascend’s mission areas: Education, Ensembles, Events, and Entertainment.
Ascend Performing Arts strongly supports a zero-tolerance policy regarding harassing or other improper behavior by its executive team, staff and/or marching members. “In order for our support system to be effective, we must take a comprehensive approach with staff training, outlining behavior policies in our member handbooks, staff handbooks and volunteer handbooks,” said Griffin upon the update of these policies. “Background checks, compliance, training, and a continuous internal dialogue are all necessary to elevate the importance of safety, to raise our individual awareness, and to always insist on the most stringent behavior requirements when interacting with young people in our organization.”
Ascend Performing Arts has updated or introduced a number of policies including our whistleblower policy, staff, volunteer, and member handbooks, background check policy, and training requirements to provide more support to everyone involved in the organization to include those who partake in our Blue Knights ensembles.
The safety and well-being of Ascend students and staff is our priority. Read more about our Whistleblower policy and form here.
Policies and Procedures
Code of Ethics
Background Check Policy
Responsible Hiring Practices
Emergency Action Planning
Conflict of Interest Policy
Mandatory Reporting Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy
Trademark and Logo Policy
Youth Safety Policy
Medical and Care Pol;icy
Dietary and Food Preparation Guidelines
Pre-Participation Physical Forms
Medical History Records Form
Consent, Acknowledgement of Risk, and Release of Liability Form
Vehicle Damage Report Form