CLASS POLICIES

 

ENROLLMENT

In order to maintain a position in the current roster:

1. Student must be enrolled with all payments up to date

2. Student must continue to contribute to a respectful learning environment.

 

REGISTRATION, TUITION PAYMENTS & DISCOUNTS

There is no registration fee for World Explorers class offerings, with the exception of Too Cool For School which has a $75 class supply fee. This fee covers all Too Cool for School students under one family account for the duration of the trimester. Each family will receive a 10% discount for additional classes of equal or lesser value purchased under the same family. Tuition for all classes is due at time of registration. Enrollment is not complete until payment has been processed. Enrollment is based on the trimester; it is not month-to-month. Families may choose to pay for a trimester in full upon enrollment or by payment plan with advanced arrangement. Payment can be made directly online.  Please refer to the Classes pages of our website for full details on courses and tuition. Late payments may result in unenrollment.

No refunds will be given for missed classes.

 

CANCELLATION/MAKE-UP POLICY/CHANGE IN SCHEDULE

Student absence is at the discretion of each individual family. Tuition will not be prorated for absences, family vacations, etc.  In the rare case of teacher reschedule or emergency closing due to causes beyond our control, i.e. inclement weather, students will be able to choose to make up a class during our designated makeup days that are indicated online. Students must pre-register to attend a Make-Up Session (max 1 per school year trimester)

 

COVID-specific: The safety of our instructors and our students and their families are our top priority. In the event that in-person classes and lessons are not possible due to governmental restrictions or if World Explorers determines that in-person classes cannot be conducted safely, all classes and lessons will move to a virtual format. We will provide immediate notice of these changes and detailed instructions on how to access virtual classes. Due to the additional strain on our staff of conducting virtual classes (and in order to preserve the income of our instructors), refunds will not be given for a change in the delivery of classes. If a student is unable to participate in virtual classes for any reason, you must contact us immediately to have your student unenrolled from the class. Upon the date of unenrollment, the balance of tuition for the remainder of the semester will remain as a credit on your account until in-person classes resume. 

 

PHOTO CONSENT

World Explorers uses images in various formats to celebrate and promote news of community happenings. World Explorers will never post names*, schools, or other private information. Permission is hereby granted to World Explorers to make or have made photos or other recordings of myself and/or my child and to publicize and/or display such photographs and recordings to benefit World Explorers. Additionally, I acknowledge and understand that by granting such permission, World Explorers and its employees or agents, are not violating any rights to privacy that I may have and that 

 

I waive and release World Explorers from any and all causes of action or liability associated with the use of photos or other recordings. If I do not or cannot give consent for use of photos of myself or my child, I acknowledge that I must send an email to info@explorerkids.us  explaining that I would like to opt out of the photo consent, and once I receive confirmation from World Explorers, my account will be updated with this information.

 

By selecting "I have read the policies and agree," I acknowledge that I have completely read and fully understand the above release and agree to be bound thereby. I hereby release any and all claims against any person or organization utilizing this material for educational and promotional purposes.

 

ASSUMPTION OF RISK

I further understand that there are specific risks of physical or property damages, losses, or injury that may result from my or my child's participation with World Explorers, and I voluntarily assume the risks associated with such participation.

 

COMMUNICATION

World Explorers works hard to communicate with our families through Brightwheel, email, newsletters, social media posts, our website (including calendars), occasional hand-outs, and in person. Most questions will be answered in one of these formats, but please always feel free to contact us directly with any questions or concerns.

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL & POLICIES

COVID-19 Safety Protocol & Policies

 

The health and wellness of our students and families is our top priority. With the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to be sure all resources, structures, and policy is in place to promote a safe and healthy learning environment for all. We promote and will enforce the guidelines set forth by the health professionals at the CDC and NYCDOHMH. Please review all COVID-19 Protocol and Policies below.

 

- Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will continue to wash hands upon entry.

 

- Masking is optional while in the classroom for individuals who have been fully vaccinated (at discretion of parents for minor students).

 

- Unvaccinated children will continue to wear masks at all times.

 

- Physical distancing will be implemented in the classrooms using marked spaces for students to sit.

 

- World Explorers will continue regular sanitizing of high-touch surfaces.

 

- In the event that a student or a member of a student's household is ill, we ask that students stay home & take advantage of our Make-Up policy.

 

- If a student must miss class due to quarantine, illness, or family member quarantine or illness, the student is eligible for make up sessions per our standard make up policy (after the student is cleared by a doctor). No refunds or prorated tuition will be given for missed classes.

 

- All COVID-19 Protocol & Policies (listed above) are subject to change at any time at the discretion of administration.

 

By selecting "I have read the policies and agree," you are agreeing to abide by the above expectations to the best of your/your child's ability. You acknowledge and accept that there is an inherent risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus in any social gathering, including classes, and that World Explorers cannot eliminate all risks of contracting a virus in our community space.  You also acknowledge that you could contract the COVID-19 virus from outside the space,  unrelated to your/your child's attendance. World Explorers may amend these regulations as necessary to conform to local, federal, and CDC guidance.

 

The safety of our instructors and our students and their families are our top priority. In the event that in-person classes and lessons are not possible due to governmental restrictions or if World Explorers determines that in-person classes cannot be conducted safely, all classes and lessons will move to a virtual format. We will provide immediate notice of these changes and detailed instructions on how to access virtual classes. Due to the additional strain on our staff of conducting virtual classes (and in order to preserve the income of our instructors), refunds will not be given for a change in the delivery of classes. If a student is unable to participate in virtual classes for any reason, you must contact us immediately to have your student unenrolled from the class. Upon the date of unenrollment, the balance of tuition for the remainder of the semester will remain as a credit on your account until in-person classes resume.