Beginning December 1st 2015, SFA is implementing two new policies to maintain a welcoming and safe environment for all members.
The first, is a Uniform Policy. It will be required of all SFA members to wear SFA apparel to their classes. We want our students to feel like they are part of a team and we believe that by having everyone in uniform it will create a better sense of equality.
We will be offering multiple uniform packages and additional apparel will be available for individual sale as well.
The second, is a Disciplinary Action Plan (DAP) for all SFA members. We are an academy and we want to provide the best environment we can for our students; this means putting the respect and safety of everyone at the forefront.
All students are expected to come to class on time and ready to participate. Students must be in their SFA uniform and wearing sneakers or fencing shoes. Students are expected to be respectful to their peers and their Coaches.
Step 1: A verbal warning - the student will be pulled aside and the coach will issue a warning regarding the unacceptable behavior.
Step 2: A write up - If a student's unacceptable behavior is repeated after step 1, the student will be asked to sit out of class and be written up.
Step 3: Suspension- if a student receives 3 write ups, there will be an opportunity for the parent/guardian to meet with the General Manager and/or Owner regarding the student's unacceptable behavior and the student will then be suspended for a determined period of time.
*Please feel free to speak at anytime with any of the coaches, General Manager or Owner in regards to any warnings or write-ups a student receives.*
Examples of unacceptable behavior:
disrespect to Coach/staff - not listening, talking back, cursing,
disrespect to peers - cursing, pressuring, bullying, hazing,
any physical contact - hitting, pushing or throwing something at someone else
while practicing with gear - hitting someone with the weapon when they are not wearing a mask or are missing equipment, not listening for instructions, etc.