School Policies (Last Update COVID-19 - October 27, 2020)

1. General Information

 

We offer online classes and Out of School Time (OST) for families, kids and teens as well as and we offer classes for adults following local and state Authorities recommendations.

Dress code:

Online classes and adults programs: no specific dress code. However, we encourage students to wear loose, comfortable clothes.

OST: dress code will be specified with confirmation of enrollment.
 

Mats, towel and water:

Students will use their own yoga mat, water bottle and hand towel if needed.

 

2. Facilities policy

 

Please silence mobile devices upon entering Petits Pas facilities

 

Please arrive on time to allow enough time for check-in process.

 

All programs are conducted in secure facilities for the benefit and the safety of our students.

MINORS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN OUR FACILITIES. Our staff is not authorized to supervise students outside our programs schedule.

 

3. OST Policy

Family programs include the participation of one child and one parent.

 

Kids and Teens programs include the participation of the child only.

Camps/after-school programs are drop-off only and parents are not allowed to attend at any time.


Drop-off and pick-up will be curbside. Arrivals may be stagger to limit contact between families and students.

Specific instructions will be given for each program after registration.

We encourage the same parents/caregivers to do drop off and pick up students for the duration of the program and we discourage grandparents and other older relatives from picking up students, if they are over 60 years old, since they are more at risk for serious illness.

Parents/caregivers will not be able to enter our program facilities unless advised by our staff for a specific reason.

 

Students, parents/caregivers, staff should wear masks at all times and should maintain social distancing.

 

Our staff will proceed to a global check-in including symptoms and temperature screening before being allowed into our facilities: 

- Staff person will ask parent/caregiver and students about possible symptoms of COVID-19. Specifically, about one or more of these following symptoms within the past 24 hours, which is new or not explained by a pre-existing condition (fever, chills, repeated shaking/shivering, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, feeling unusually weak or fatigue, loss of taste or smell, muscle pain, headache, runny or congested nose, diarrhea).​

- Petits Pas Personnel will ask parents to take their children’s temperature before arrival and report it. If parents do not take it and are not able to report it, personnel will screen the temperature of students with a no-touch thermometer upon arrival, following the “San Francisco department of Public Health’s Guidance”.

- Petits Pas personnel will also look for signs of illness like flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing, fatigue, or extreme fussiness. 

Parents/caregivers are required to wait after the screening is done by our staff in order to leave their children.

 

Staff person will ask students who pass the screening to wash/clean their hands with soap and water or hands sanitizer before entering the facility. 

If a student arrives late for a program, he/she may still join the program in process. Please contact our staff in advance so our staff can meet parents/caregivers and student to follow the check-in process.

 

Our programs are 3-week long minimum in order to minimize the spread of the virus and avoid co-mingling students.

​​In addition to regular cleaning, our facilities will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between activities including equipment, doorknobs and bathrooms by Petits Pas personnel.

 

A Health and safety protocol specific to each program will be sent after registration. Parents/caregiver and students must read it carefully. For younger students, parents/caregivers must discuss it with them. 

This document is a detailed protocol Petits Pas will follow for the duration of all programs and will be updated in regard to any further Government update.

All instructions will be reviewed by staff at the beginning of the program.

 

4. Outdoor Adults classes Policy

Adults programs include the participation of the student 18 years old and older only.

Students and staff should wear masks at all times and should maintain social distancing.

Our staff will proceed to a global check-in including symptoms and temperature screening before being allowed to the class: 

- Staff person will ask student about possible symptoms of COVID-19. Specifically, about one or more of these following symptoms within the past 24 hours, which is new or not explained by a pre-existing condition (fever, chills, repeated shaking/shivering, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, feeling unusually weak or fatigue, loss of taste or smell, muscle pain, headache, runny or congested nose, diarrhea).​

- Petits Pas Personnel will screen the temperature of students with a no-touch thermometer upon arrival, following the “San Francisco department of Public Health’s Guidance”.

- Petits Pas personnel will also look for signs of illness like flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing, fatigue, or extreme fussiness. 

Staff person will ask students who pass the screening to wash/clean their hands with soap and water or hands sanitizer before starting the program. 

If a student arrives late for a program, he/she may still join the program in process. Please contact our staff in advance so our staff can anticipate the late student arrival and follow the check-in process.

5. Online classes policy

 

Petits Pas disclaimer:

Petits Pas Zoom links are for the exclusive use of registered Petits Pas participants. Maintaining the confidentiality, security, and integrity of students is a top priority for Petits Pas. Petits Pas uses industry-standard security procedures, and organizational measures designed to help protect students from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure during our programs. Sharing or publicizing links provided for dance participation will result in dismissal from current and future online Petits Pas classes/programs.

Things to do before class:

- For your comfort, get ready enough ahead of time prior to the start of a class as class will start on time and will not be delayed if a student has technical issues.

Create a space: though you won't need a lot of space, you do need a safe space to work. Move breakables and tripping hazards aside.

- Set up your screen: you'll need a computer, phone, or other device with internet connectivity. Plug it in to make sure it doesn't run out of power part way through class. Check sound.  

- For the live classes :  you’ll need to download Zoom—it's quick and easy! 

- The Zoom link will be sent after registration is made.

6. Child Sick policy

 

For OST, sick students should be kept at home. If a student has signs of any of the following they should not come to OST: fever, runny nose (thick, yellow or green discharge), cough, ear ache, contagious rash, lice, impetigo, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, communicable diseases.

COVID-19 requirements:

For OST parents/caregivers and students must follow the guidelines listed here.​ Students with symptoms (detailed in the guidelines) or with a fever will be sent home and encouraged to seek COVID-19 testing. Any student who is sent home must follow the guidelines listed here as well as any applicable requirements from the quarantine and isolation directives (available online) before returning to any program.

 

7. Special conditions/injuries 

 

For all programs, anyone with series medical conditions or injuries should consult a doctor prior to participating in a program. The practice should not hurt and it is the student's responsibility and not the instructor nor Petits Pas if the student is pregnant or have any injuries before the start of the program.

 

 

8. Free Trial policy

 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to offer trials. 

 

9. Waitlist Policy

 

If a program is full, the waitlist will become available.

You can contact us here.

 

10. Cancellation/Refund policy

Programs are subject to change at any time due to the nature of the COVID-19 situation, as Petits Pas will follow and adapt to new orders received from local and state Authorities (tuition will remain the same - no Refund, no Credit).

Classes:

- Tuitions and recital/costume fees are non-refundable.

- Missed classes are non-transferable and non-refundable. Make ups are not available.

- All memberships are nominatives and non-transferable between disciplines.

- If a class is cancelled by Petits Pas (insufficient interest for a class or instructor emergency) you will be notified by email as soon as possible, and the cancelled class will either be rescheduled, refunded or you will receive a credit

For Camps & After-School Programs

- 100% credit option you can use for Petits Pas Programs later in 2020, 2021 & 2022, if you cancel up to 30 days before the start of the session your camper is signed up for.

- After that 30 days deadline, No Refund or Credit will be given.

- If a camp does not fill, Petits Pas reserves the right to cancel and will issue a full refund for the session. 

Registrations may be refused by Petits Pas for any student, parent, or legal guardian and for any reason, including, but not limited to not adhering to the rules set forth in these policies.

11. Privacy policy

 

Your privacy is very important to us. Any personal information you choose to give us will only be used to help us provide you with the highest quality services. We will never share your personal or financial information with any third party.

 

 

12. Waivers

Waivers are required for all programs.

Any student under 18 years old must have a parent/guardian’s signature on the waiver.

For online purchases (via our website or via providers websites) waivers are signed at checkout.

For OST, a waiver will be sent to you by email and needs to be completed before the program starts.

You can also download a copy HERE.

 

 

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