- What if I can’t get my parents to call me out of school?
We have a no Truancy Policy. This means that if you don’t get called out of school by your parents and have an unexcused absence because of this project, we do not want to be held accountable.
If your parents refuse to call you out of school and you have already signed up for a date, we ask that you unsign up and sign up again for a day in the summer so that the possibility of missing school isn’t there. The reason for this is that we want to be seen as responsible and professional as possible, not just a group of students wanting to get out of our math class.
- What do I do if Capitol security approaches me?
If Capitol security approaches you we ask that you be kind toward them since they are only doing their jobs. If they ask you to come with them to talk, we ask that you politely tell them that you will not talk to them or go with them in private unless your parents are with you.
- What do I do if someone starts acting aggressively towards me while I am at the Capitol?
If someone comes up to you and starts acting aggressively or you feel uncomfortable then the best thing to do it is to try not to respond to them and get security involved. We want everyone to be and feel safe.
- What do I do as far as lunch goes?
We ask that you either bring a lunch or bring money to buy a lunch. We will allow you to eat lunch from 11:30 to 12:30 either at or near the Capitol. Below is a list of food near the Capitol:
- White Castle
- Black Sheep Coal-fired pizza
- Erbert and Gerbert’s
- Afro Deli and Grill
- Rathskeller Café (inside the capitol, only open when Congress is in session)
- Lunch Counter (in Capitol)
- Do I have to be there right at 9am? Can I be a little late?
We ask that you get to the Capitol at 9am but we also understand that might not always be possible, that being said we are willing to be flexible. If you know you won’t be able to be at the Capitol before 10:30 on a specific date, we ask that you reschedule and sign up for a date that you know you will be able to show up at the Capitol before 10:30. We also ask that you inform us by email about what is going on.
- What if I can’t drive myself?
If you are for any reason unable to drive yourself to the Capitol there are a few different options. First, you could buddy up with an upperclassman or another student that could drive both of you to the Capitol. Secondly, you could use Uber or Lyft. Keep in mind that you either have to be 18 or accompanied by an 18-year-old.
- What if I don’t have a buddy?
If you do not have a buddy you can participate with, you can either ask around to see if you can find anyone willing to participate with you, or you can look at our list of dates that have a participant without a buddy and fill the other slot available. This can be a great way to meet new people and make a new friend!
LIST OF BUDDY-LESS DATES:
– 05/11/18; Nicholas Dworet; Parkland
- Do I have to be a student to participate?
No, you do not have to be a student to volunteer. We will allow anyone who wants to volunteer to do so!
- Can I sign up for more than one date? Is there a limit?
We have recently updated our policies as far as the limit to how many dates people can sign up for. We no longer have a limit, so you are able to sign up for as many dates as you would like. Keep in mind, though, that we want to give as many people an opportunity to volunteer if they want to.
- How do I sign up for this?
To sign up, all you have to do is go to our “Sign Up!” webpage on this website and click on the link. This will take you to our Sign Up Genius and you can pick a date from there.