Policies & Procedures
Each participant/family must be a Jump Start Member.
** Classes must have a minimum of 3 participants, max varies according to age**
General: No food, gum or toys are allowed in class. Please take your child to the bathroom before class so they don’t have to miss any fun!
Attire: Gymnastics: girls: leotards (no tutu’s please for safety reasons), boys/girls: shorts and shirts may be worn. No dresses, jeans or pants with belts or buckles. For safety, hair MUST be pulled back out of the face, no jewelry or tights with feet are allowed in class. All students should have bare feet while in the gym. Mighty Mites: Comfy clothes.
Lateness: Warm up is a fun and important part of gymnastics, so please be on time. In addition lateness is disruptive to the class and may be difficult for your child to transition in.
Registration: Jump Start Gym has a rolling registration system. Once your child is enrolled in a class they can remain in that class for the school year Sept-May unless you request a change or an instructor suggests a change. We try to have multiple age groups and levels at the same time which allows kids to move up without changing their day/time.
Anniversary Fee: All Students will be charged a $30 anniversary fee. This fee is good for one year or until you drop out of the program.
Payments: Payments are due on the 1st Monday of every month. If you wish to pay online or at the front desk, please do so by the last Friday. CC on file will be run on the 1st Monday of the month. Payments after the 1st Monday are considered late and will incur a late fee of $5 per day until payment is received . If there is an issue with your card on file, you will have 48hrs after contact from Jump Start. If no payment is received by the 10th your child will be removed from the class and may lose their spot.
Make-Ups: In the event that a class has been canceled due to instructor illness or inclement weather, a make-up day will be scheduled or a credit will be given. Credits or refunds will not be given for classes not attended for other reasons. Because of our strict student to teacher ratio make ups for missing a class are not guaranteed, but we will try our best to accommodate (1 make up per month) if there is room in another class. You MUST reserve a spot in the make-up class. ALL make-up requests must be made online, your will receive a confirmation email regarding the class availability. (The week of MAY 21st 2012 will be make ups only)
Visitors: Only adults who are involved in a parent assisted program are allowed in the gym during every class. For all other classes, parents and friends may watch from the lobby. The child will get more out of the class if he/she has their full attention on the instructor, so please help your child listen to the instructor during class.
Arrival & Pickup: An adult MUST accompany their child (ren) into the building and wait with them until class begins.
Be sure your student arrives 5 minutes before (no earlier please) his/her scheduled class time. Please pick up your student on time. Please inform us if you know you will be late picking up your student. Instruct your student to wait inside the building and you should escort them from the building to your car. During peak times the parking lot is crowded. Please take into consideration that our students may include young children. Please drive slowly and carefully. Do not take a chance on your student running to and from your car. The gymnastics staff is not responsible for students until class begins. If you step out during class please make sure you sign in with a contact number at the front desk.
Drop Procedure: PARENTS MUST NOTIFY JUMP START GYM TO DROP A STUDENT FROM CLASS. Only a written notice via email, regular postal mail or hand delivered to our front desk will be acceptable. Please note: You are responsible for payment for your student’s classes WHETHER OR NOT YOUR STUDENT ATTENDS CLASS until the time you notify the staff VIA WRITTEN NOTICE. Please do not rely on your student to verbally let us know that he/she will no longer be attending classes. If a student stops coming to class without notification then that student’s account will be charged for the additional 30 days. This charge will be for holding the student’s place in that class instead of offering that place to one of the many on a waiting list. Please send your request two weeks prior your drop date so students on the waitlist may be notified. Requests to drop less then 10 days before the following month will incur $10 processing fee.
Equipment Safety: Gymnastics equipment is OFF limits to students (without coach), siblings, friends and parents before, during or after class.
BY THE VERY NATURE OF THE ACTIVITY, GYMNASTICS CARRIES A RISK OF PHYSICAL INJURY. NO MATTER HOW CAREFUL THE GYMNAST IS, NO MATTER HOW MANY SPOTTERS ARE USED, NO MATTER WHAT HEIGHT IS USED OR WHAT LANDING SURFACE EXISTS, THE RISK CAN BE REDUCED, BUT NEVER ELIMINATED. THE RISK OF INJURY INCLUDES MINOR INJURIES SUCH AS BRUISES, AND MORE SERIOUS INJURIES SUCH AS BROKEN BONES, DISLOCATIONS AND MUSCLE PULLS. THE RISK ALSO INCLUDES CATASTROPHIC INJURIES SUCH AS PERMANENT PARALYSIS OR EVEN DEATH FROM LANDING OR FALLS ON THE BACK, NECK OR HEAD