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  1. 1. Orientation to the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center Phase Two of
  2. 2. • Dormitory staff are here to help. –Zack Moore and Cassie Burchett are your Dormitory Counselors. Welcome New Students!
  3. 3. • Come to us if you need help: –Adjusting to the center. –Coping with homesickness. –Interacting with other students. –With personal issues. –With relationship problems.
  4. 4. • We will briefly go over some rules and tips you need to know to succeed here at the Center. – Your Dorm Room – Curfews – Personal Property – Mail – The Pass System – Supplies – Laundry – Hygiene
  5. 5. Room Conditions
  6. 6. As a resident in the Dormitory you are expected to help us make this a great place to live.
  7. 7. • Keep your dorm room clean and neat at all times. • Keep yourself and your laundry clean. • Keep your room free from bad smells. • Keep the bathrooms clean and dry. • Refrain from moving your dorm furniture. We ask that you:
  8. 8. • Do not damage the walls. • Do not use tape, nails, screws, thumbtacks, or pushpins on the walls, doors, furniture, ceiling, lights and such. • You may use thumbtacks on the bulletin boards. Decorate Appropriately
  9. 9. • Respect others! • You aren’t allowed to display posters, pictures or paraphernalia that may be offensive. –This means no pornographic pictures or posters displayed in the dorm.
  10. 10. • You only get one bed, wardrobe and desk. • Even if you do not have a roommate, you cannot take-up the whole room.
  11. 11. You are only responsible for your half of the dorm room. The good news:
  12. 12. Room Inspections
  13. 13. • Your room will be inspected for cleanliness. • Room inspections may be carried out any day by any staff member. • You do not have to be in your room during room inspection. • Room inspections are not announced over the intercom.
  14. 14. 1. Bed is made 2. Dirty clothes are stored properly 3. Clean clothes stored properly 4. Trash bags in the trash cans 5. Trash/food disposed of properly 6. Floor is swept 7. Bed linens are clean 8. Food is stored properly 9. Room is free from foul odor 10. Room decorated appropriately 11. Heater/air conditioner unit is free of items 12. Light fixture is free of items 13. Appliance rules are being followed 14. Furniture is dusted 15. Floor is mopped 16. Furniture is in appropriate places 17. Wardrobe is orderly and neat 18. Under the bed has been swept and mopped Things We Look For During Room Inspections
  15. 15. Examples
  16. 16. • If you get all 18 things done your room will be rated “Excellent” – If you are in a training program you can receive 6 training dollars. • If you get at least 14 things done your room will be rated “Good” – If you are in a training program you can receive 3 training dollars. • If more than 4 of the 18 things have not been completed your room is rated “Unsatisfactory” and you will receive a group Room Inspections Ratings
  17. 17. Be sure to leave your room clean before you leave for the weekend or longer.
  18. 18. Curfews & Bed Checks
  19. 19. • Curfew time is affected by whether or not you have privilege status. • Curfew Rules: – Curfew for being in your dorm room Sunday night through Thursday night is 11:00 PM. – Curfew for being in your dorm room Friday nights, Saturday nights, and holidays is 12:00 AM. – Students with privilege status may stay up until 2:00 AM Fridays, Saturdays, and other times designated by the Dean of Students. – Honor Students do not have a curfew but must be in their dorm room for bed check.
  20. 20. • Quiet hours in the Dorm are 9:00 PM until 8:00 AM. • Students are to go to their rooms and stay in their rooms from curfew until 6:00 AM the next morning. – You may leave the room to use the restrooms, get a drink of water, smoke or go to the Medical Unit. • Students may come downstairs to get snacks from the vending machines after bed check is completed. • Visiting other rooms, washing clothes, and taking showers is not allowed after curfew. Notes About Curfew
  21. 21. Personal Property
  22. 22. • You are responsible for the protection of your own personal property. • Valuables such as clothing, money, watches, and jewelry should be in your possession at all times, or locked in your wardrobe in your locked dorm room. • You are responsible for locking your own closet and dorm room when you are away from it.
  23. 23. Loaning, giving or borrowing items such as phones, phone chargers, mp3 players, laptops, tablets, cigarettes, hats, shoes or clothing is not recommended.
  24. 24. Don’t Let This Happen To You!
  25. 25. Mail at the Perkins Center
  26. 26. • Mailboxes are located just out from the Dorm Desk. • Unless you are only here for evaluation you will receive a mailbox key to check your mailbox. • If you lose your mailbox key you will be charged $20.00 to replace the key. • Incoming mail is usually placed in boxes by 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday. • There is a box for outgoing mail on the wall next to the mailboxes.
  27. 27. Pass System & Procedures
  28. 28. • You must have a pass anytime you leave the Perkins Center property. • You should get passes from your Perkins Center case manager. • All passes must be turned into the Dorm Desk immediately. • You must have privilege status, and your privilege card to access the pass system. • You must have a written pass to leave while classes are going on. • You must sign in and out at the Dorm Desk. Pass Procedures
  29. 29. • When you want to use your pass you must: 1. Turn in your dorm room and mailbox keys to receive your pass. 2. Tell the dorm staff if you will be out overnight (level IV only). 3. Take your pass with you. • When you return to the Perkins Center you must: 1. Sign back in at the Dorm Desk immediately. 2. Turn your pass in to dorm staff. 3. Receive your keys. Pass Procedures
  30. 30. When Leaving the Center
  31. 31. Linens, Laundry & Supplies
  32. 32. • Rubber gloves for cleaning are available at the Dorm Desk. • You can get clean linens and turn in your dirty linens at the Linen Room Monday thru Friday from 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM. – The Linen Room is located off the hallway going down the left side of the cafeteria. – It is the last door on the right in that hallway. – It is across from the Security Office. • Washers and dryers are free to use at the Perkins Center. Supplies
  33. 33. Personal Hygiene
  34. 34. • Personal hygiene is an important part of vocational training. • Please use appropriate personal hygiene practices while you are at the Perkins Center. – This means bathing every day, using deodorant, combing your hair, brushing your teeth, and wearing clean clothes. Personal Hygiene
  35. 35. Feel free to ask Dorm Staff or Security any questions you may have.
  36. 36. Credits This video was made for CDPVTC by Cassandra Burchett. June 2013