Prior to registering your child for one of our programs, please review our policies.  They are driven by small class sizes, intensity of the course material as well as the consecutive building of coursework through each class session.


REGISTRATION

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to register your child for a class prior to April 20th, 2018, with complete course fees due on May 1st, 2018.  Registrations after April 20th, 2018 require the full, non-refundable payment of course fees to complete enrollment.  We reserve the right to cancel a class within 1 week of start date if enrollment is insufficient.  All fees will be refunded if a class is canceled.  Payments may be made by personal check or credit card.

Public, private, and home-schooled students can register for the courses aligned to the grade they will be attending in the Fall. StairWay5 provides equal opportunity to participate in programs and does not discriminate by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, disability, race, national origin, color, religion or creed.


STUDENT ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Please drop off and sign in your child punctually, no more than 10 minutes before the start of class and no later than the start time of the class of. We will not be responsible for students prior to signing in. Please pick up and sign out your child punctually at the end of class, and no more than 5 minutes after the end of class. There will be a $25 charge per 30 minutes (or part thereof) delay in picking up your child after the 5-minute grace period. If we are unable to reach you or your emergency contacts 30 minutes after class ends, we may contact the authorities. If you authorize your child to sign themselves in at the start and end of class to facilitate them arriving or leaving by themselves, please complete the student self-checkin/check out authorization during registration. Under no circumstance can a child leave the classroom early without your authorization. Children who leave early must be picked up by a parent or the authorized individuals.


ATTENDANCE

We expect students to attend every day of classes for a course except in case of illness or emergency. The coursework builds upon itself and missing more than 1 consecutive class will leave your child in a position where they cannot catch up. We reserve the right to dismiss a student who misses 2 consecutive classes.  No refunds will be provided.


EMERGENCY CONTACT & PROCEDURES

The parent/guardian and contacts listed during registration will be contacted for emergencies.  In case of medical or life-threatening emergency, the instructor is authorized to contact emergency medical services (9-1-1) for assistance and transfer of care. Any costs incurred as a result are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.


SNACKS

Please provide your child with a snack and water as needed. If your child has allergies or can have severe allergenic reaction to certain foods, you and your child are responsible for taking the necessary precautions when eating and interacting with others. Food and drink only be allowed in designated eating areas.


BEHAVIOR

We want to ensure that all students have a safe classroom environment that is free of excessive distraction. If your child’s behavior becomes a problem as determined by the instructor, the instructor will contact you to determine if the behavior can be addressed by the next session. If the child is unable to correct his/her behavior, we reserve the right to dismiss the child from the remainder of the course. Refunds will not be made for any courses from which a child is dismissed. Discretion for any decision to excuse a child from a course remains solely with the instructor.


INTERNET, COMPUTER AND MOBILE DEVICE USAGE

Students will have access to the Internet on the computers used in each class. To a reasonable extent possible, students will be protected from access to inappropriate materials through Safe Google Search and/or other blocking software.  Because information on the Internet appears, disappears, and changes, creating a “safe environment” is impossible.  Instructors will provide parameters for students to work as safely as possible to achieve the course goals. Students must not share personal information (names, emails, addresses) on websites or communicate externally (e.g. FaceBook, SnapChat and other social media platforms) while in class. Cell phone or other personal device usage is not allowed during class. Parents and guardians are asked to discuss internet safety and rules with their child. Students are responsible for appropriate behavior on the school computer network just as they are in the classroom. Students are expected to use computer and robotics and other supplied equipment in a careful manner as instructed. Students that do not adhere to the internet, computer and equipment usage policy may be dismissed at the discretion of the instructor.