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Parent/Child Music Classes
♫Health and Safety in the time of Covid: ♫
As consideration for Miss Amy's Music and you attending an in-person class, you agree that as you arrive and leave class, you will keep your child(ren) with you. You agree that everyone in your group over two years of age will wear a mask when arriving and leaving, and whenever at risk of getting closer than six feet to the other participants.
You also agree to the following statements:
ASSUMPTION OF THE RISKS: I understand that naturally occurring disease processes (including, but not limited to, the novel coronavirus or COVID-19), may exist in the community, and present an inherent risk that cannot be eliminated 100% even though we are outdoors and seated extremely far apart. I acknowledge that, although Miss Amy's Music is adhering to and exceeding all guidelines as outlined by the CDC to avoid contact, transmittal, and exposure of disease processes between people in our class, it is ultimately my responsibility to ensure that I and my child take appropriate actions to safe-guard ourselves. I understand and agree that as a registrant of this class, I am accepting the inherent risk that I could be exposed to an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I, on behalf of myself and my child hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and covenant not to sue Miss Amy's Music and its owners, managers, members, employees, agents, and volunteers (“Released Parties”) for any claims that may arise out of or relate in any way to my or my child’s exposure to any communicable disease, including but not limited to the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. The claims hereby released include, but are not limited to, claims of negligence against any of the Released Parties.
By registering for our in-person classes and attending them, you affirm "I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS WAIVER AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. BY ENROLLING IN THE IN-PERSON CLASS, I UNDERSTAND I HAVE GIVEN UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS AND THAT THIS IS A BINDING LEGAL DOCUMENT."
Safety & Health pre/post Covid: We reserve the right to dismiss a family when, in the sole discretion of Miss Amy's Music, the family cannot be served with safety and with respect for the rights of other class-members. Dismissal is accompanied by a pro-rated refund for the remainder of the semester.
Tuition: is paid by cash, check, Venmo, Zelle or Apple Pay. There is a $35 fee for any returned checks.
Cancellation: If a class is canceled your tuition will be refunded in full,
Mixed Ages: All classes, unless otherwise noted, are Mixed Age from 0-5.
Makeups: Covid-era makeups: There are no refunds for missed classes. and no refunds after the second class. In person classes can be made up with an approval from Miss Amy. If it is not made up the pre-recorded class will be sent to you to watch at your leisure.
Sibling/Guest Visits: Covid-era: Please introduce family members who are at their first class and orient them to safety rules.
Phones, Please refrain from excessive phone use in class. It's only 30 minutes of fun so we wouldn't want you to miss anything :). If you must take a phone call please step out of the room.
Photos and video: you may record stills and brief non-distracting moments of video, only if your own family or with another family's permission, as long as you share your best images with us and give us permission to use them:)-!
We ask you to keep all photo and video time very brief for everybody's comfort and for educational value. Your family and other families get the most out of your class time when you participate and serve as a role model!
Please note that by attending a drop-in class or registering for the semester you signal that you know and accept that participation in physical activities including dance movement and instrument play could result in injury. You understand that attending our classes.
We usually give our hands a quick wash before class. Washing hands ahead of time and after class are always encouraged. Music Kits are sanitzed and ready for your enjoyment. They are for your family only. Please do not share them with others.
Runny noses: It is not correct to assume a clear runny nose is OK and green is not. The color of the runny nose does not help to determine how contagious a child is. It is more reliable to make a judgment call by the way the child is acting. If your child has slept poorly and is acting tired and grouchy along with the runny nose, assume he is sick enough to stay home. If the runny nose is a week old and your child is acting playful and active, she is likely healthy enough to attend. If your child's nose is runny enough that the mucus is being wiped on sleeves and/or classroom equipment it is best to keep him at home! Some children can have persistent runny noses of any color for weeks or months, which is often caused by allergies, and should not be contagious. Please check with the child's mother or your teacher if you are concerned about a child with a consistently runny nose in your class.
Coughs: A child with a frequent deep moist cough of less than 3 weeks' duration should stay home, especially if he is too young to cover his own mouth when he coughs. An occasional cough in an otherwise healthy-appearing energetic child is of no more concern than the cold that causes it. A persistent cough for more than 3 weeks in the absence of other symptoms is unlikely to be due to a contagious infection.
Antibiotics: While ear infections are not contagious, the colds that often lead to them are. Even if your child has been put on antibiotics for some other infection occurring together with a cold, this does not make the cold any less contagious. Please use the same criteria listed here based on your child's symptoms if your child has a cold and is on antibiotics. If your child has been put on antibiotics for a strep throat, she may return to class after taking antibiotics for 24 hours.
Fevers: Please keep your child at home until it has been at least 24 hours since her last fever without the assistance of fever reducer medicines. Your child is the most contagious during the time she is feverish.
Eyes: Pinkness, redness, or “bloodshot” appearance is usually due to conjunctivitis, which may be infectious or allergic. Please keep these cases home until your doctor determines that they are not contagious.
Rashes: The majority of rash illnesses in children of this age range are not contagious; the majority of contagious rashes are preceded or accompanied by fever. If your child has a rash WITHOUT prior or co-existing fever or other symptoms, the rash is unlikely to be transmissible, so it is fine to come to class.
In summary: there is going to be exposure to germs no matter how careful anyone is or what the policies are. Any communal activity (for example storytime at the library, playgroup, new moms' group, church, etc.) lays us open to catching germs, By following these guidelines, you can minimize the risk of infection being transmitted at our classes while also minimizing the need for unnecessary absences. For most families, the health and educational benefits of group music-making far outweigh the risks!
Have a wonderful semester!