Class Policies and Procedures (updated 3/16)

 

                                                            CLASS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES                                  Sing With B Music

CLASS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CANCELLATIONS AFTER 1st WEEK: Like most schools, I cannot refund or give credit for classes missed during a semester, even if those absences have been frequent. The orientation of the Music Together® program is towards extending the class experience into the child’s life outside of class by means of parent education, and supporting materials (CD, songbook). Tuition includes these items and consequently is not “wasted” even if classes are missed. In addition, there is an opportunity to make up missed classes. If you cancel any time after the first week and your materials are opened, a minimum attendance fee of $67.00, (which includes my cost of materials and two classes) will be charged, if your spot cannot be easily filled. After the third week of the semester, I don’t let new families in, so you are responsible for full payment of your spot. On rare occasions, under very extenuating circumstances, partial credit towards a future semester may be granted at my discretion. It is your responsibility to call me and alert me as soon as you feel you are having difficulty getting to class, and I will work with you as best as I can.
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MAKING UP MISSED CLASSES and SNOW CLOSINGS: I offer a makeup week at the end of a semester (as a courtesy) to make up one missed class. You are free to make up as many missed classes as your schedule allows. Any that you are not able to make up, will have to be forfeited and no refunds or credits will be granted. In the event of a snow cancellation, I will offer one class during the same time frame as your regular class, on a different day and/or a weekend. If you are not able to make the rescheduled snow makeup, I will be unable to offer refunds or credits. You are welcome to come to any other class as your snow makeup, if you are not able to attend the scheduled makeup. There are no Makeups on Makeup week classes, if I need to close due to bad weather and NK schools being closed.
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LOOKING AHEAD-FINANCIAL WOES? When early registration rolls around and you just don’t feel Music Together is in your budget, for whatever reason, but you want to continue- PLEASE don’t feel shy about letting me know. I am happy to take payments over as long a period of time that you need. I am open to any arrangement that works for you! I never want someone to not come who wants to be here.
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WASH HANDS! Try to wash your child’s hands before and after class to help keep them and everyone healthy.
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ILLNESS:
Please be considerate of others if your child has any contagious illness and do not come to class! Please see me if your child appears be sick, but has been cleared by a doctor (i.e.-skin conditions, allergic coughs/reactions, etc) and we can inform the class, to alleviate concerns. Stay home with any fevers, copious nasal drip, sneezing or chronic coughing. Please disinfect yours or your child’s hands with a swab or hand sanitizer if needed! No need to stay home if your otherwise healthy child has leftover cold symptoms, but is clearly fine.
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EATING and DRINKING: Please observe that there is no eating or drinking during class (thirst and hunger are contagious!) with the exception of children who need nourishment or comfort from breast or bottle. Please offer drinks before or after class and please clean up any food crumbs in reception areas. Thank you
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DON’T SLIP: Bare feet or non-skid slippers or socks for your child are recommended to avoid slipping.
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PACIFIERS: Pacifiers can limit a child’s participation - vocalizing, experimentation with hand to mouth motions in instrument play etc, but I’m respectful of your judgment if situations arise, where you feel a pacifier is necessary.
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WHAT’S WRONG WITH W-SITTING? The W-position is one of many sitting positions that children move in and out. W-sitting is not recommended for anyone. Many typically developing children do move through this position during play, but excessive use of it during the growing years can lead to possible orthopedic issues. The most effective (and easiest) way to prevent a problem with W-sitting is to prevent it from becoming a habit it the first place. Children can often be taught to assume alternative positions. If a child is W-sitting, help him to move to another position, or say, "Fix your legs." Be as consistent as possible. Ask your pediatrician or ask me for an article with more information.
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TOYS and CUDDLIES: Please leave toys and animals at home to make it easy on yourself, your child and especially other families whose child may become fixated on your child’s toy! I understand that occasionally, there are needs that warrant a comfort object in class. Please do the best you can with this.
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SIBLINGS: Siblings who are off from school may come to music class and there is never a charge. I do expect certain behavior from older visiting siblings (ages 4 and up). Please make sure they understand before they come that we need good behavior and expectations will be different for them than for their sibling and all the other younger children. Your help with this is essential.
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GUESTS: Spouses, partners, siblings, and grandparents are not considered guests and can visit any time without letting me know. Out of town visitors (cousins, friends, etc) are welcome, but you must call first. There is charge of $8 per child for visiting children who are >10 months and < 6 years. I If you are helping out a friend(out of necessity) and you are unable to change your class that week, there is not charge for the additional children. Interested friends can try a class anytime with pre-arrangement!
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LULLABY and QUIET SONG CD’s AVAILABLE and BABY GIFTS TO GO: “We See The Moon” (our new compilation CD, recorded with my sister, Hanni) is always available for purchase in class. Just ask me. Includes family favorites like Take Comfort Here, Sleepy Sleep, Twinkle, Kitty Alone, Waltz Up To Your Room, etc.
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INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE: I usually have some of the instruments we use in class available for sale at class. There is a self-serve basket. Prices on payment envelope include 7% RI Sales Tax. I will send you a picture brochure at your request.
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BIRTHDAY PARTIES: I am available to provide musical entertainment at your child's next birthday. Please see Birthday Party Link on my website for more details and make sure you book in advance!