Policies

This page provides program policies outlined by program area.  Please be sure to use the links to access full policy information.


COVID-19 In-Person Waiver of Liability

If you will or might visit the school or a satellite location while COVID-19 is with us, we need to require that you sign this Waiver of Liability.  As of August 2020, this applies primarily to Private Lesson families.  We will be sending this waiver to anyone registering for in-person options as part of the registration process.

View/Submit COVID-19 Waiver of Liability

The Waiver of Liability is accompanied by this COVID-19 Handbook for Pakachoag Enrollees and Visitors Aug 2020.


Summer Programs

There are no refunds or credits for summer programs.  This includes lessons, classes and camps.  Please visit the Summer Session Registration Information page for all details.


Private Lessons

Please visit the Private Lesson Policies page.


Suzuki Violin Program

Students choosing to enroll in the Suzuki Violin Program incur an additional annual fee.  This is in addition to the private lesson fees as posted above.  Please visit the Suzuki Violin program page for complete information.

Suzuki Withdrawal and Make-Ups

There is no refund when withdrawing from the Suzuki program, unless at least 5 months are outstanding at the time of withdrawal, in which case you will be charged the mid-year (vs. full year) enrollment fee.

Group classes missed by a student cannot be made up.


Music Together

Please note that Music Together withdrawal and make-up policies apply to school year programs only.   Complete Music Together policies can be found here.


Summer Session Programs

Please visit the Summer Session Registration Information page for details.


Other Group Classes and Special Programs (Not Music Together)

Refunds:  Group classes and group programs do not permit refunds or credits.

Absences:  Please let us know in advance if your child must miss a class.  Please call the office and leave a message on the teacher mailbox, X1.

Make-Ups:  We are unable to provide make-ups for group classes.  In some situations, depending on the nature of the class, we may be able to schedule a private “catch-up” lesson at the current 30 minute private lesson rate.  This can be useful if a child has fallen behind the class.

Student Sickness:  Students may not attend class if they are running a fever or showing other signs of contagion.  This helps us keep teachers healthy, curbs spread of germs, and reduces the likelihood of cancelling classes due to teacher sickness.   The Music Together pediatrician guidelines posted under the Music Together policy section can be helpful in determining if a child is ready to return to class following sickness.

Teacher Sickness:  Any teacher absences will be made up.  Make-ups are usually scheduled on the same day at same time at end of session or will be offered remotely (as appropriate to the class).

Bad Weather:  One bad weather cancellation for a group class will be made up.  Additional bad weather cancellations cannot be made up although we will attempt to convene a class remotely if appropriate to the subject matter.  Please note that we do not automatically cancel class when public schools cancel.  We make cancellation decisions taking into consideration road and parking conditions anticipated during a span of hours that tie to the scheduled class.

Weather and Teacher Make-Ups:  In addition to the option of scheduling at session end, some teachers may request a make-up during February or April vacation week.  Such make-ups will be made in consultation with class members.

 


Photo/Video Release Information

Photo/video permission is appreciated. The school does not identify students by name on the web site. YouTube or Facebook postings may include a first name. By accepting the photo/video release (when registering online or on a paper form), you agree to the following statement: I give permission for myself and/or my child(ren) to be photographed, recorded, and/or videotaped during school functions for school purposes and for such photos or videos to be used at any time in the future commercially by the school, including, but not limited to, postings on the Pakachoag website, Facebook page, and in the School newsletter.