Studio Policies must be signed virtually via your parent portal account (existing students) or online web registration (new students) in order to access enrollment.
COVID-19 Acknowledgment and Disclosure
-I understand that during this COVID-19 Public Health Emergency I as a parent will NOT be permitted to enter the facility beyond the designated drop-off and pick-up area. I understand that this procedure change is for the safety of all persons present in the studio and to limit to the extent possible everyone’s risk of exposure.
-I understand that IF there is an emergency requiring me to enter the facility beyond the designated drop-off and pick-up area I MUST sanitize my hands before entering, remove my shoes and wear a mask. While in the facility I must practice social distancing and remain 6ft from all other people, except for my own child.
-I understand that to enter the studio premises my child must be free from COVID-19 symptoms. If, during the day, any of the following symptoms appear my child will be separated from the rest of the people in the studio. I will be contacted, and my child MUST be picked up from the studio within 15 minutes.
Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
Shortness of Breath
Loss of taste or smell
While some of these symptoms could be non-COVID-19 related, we are proceeding by assuming they are COVID-19 during this Public Health Emergency. These symptoms typically appear 2-7 days after being infected, so please take them seriously. Before returning to the studio you will need to be symptom free for 72 hours (no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms) and at least 10 days must have passed since your symptoms first appeared.
-I understand that students will be required to bring their own hand sanitizer and use it according to CDC recommended hand washing procedures every time they touch a surface in the studio.
-Each student MUST remove their shoes before stepping on studio floor. Those shoes will be put into their personal dance bag.
-I understand that outside of dance class, all students and other household members will comply with recommendations from the CDC that limits student’s risk for exposure including wearing a mask in all public areas and remaining 6ft from all other people.
-I will immediately notify Shirley McPhail School of Dance management if I become aware of any person with whom my child or I have had contact with exhibits any of the symptoms listed in Number 3 above. If this were to happen, SMSD strongly advises me to self-isolate, quarantine, and be tested for COVID-19. Further, I will immediately notify Shirley McPhail School of Dance management if anyone from my place of employment is presumed positive or tests positive for COVID-19 whether or not I have had direct contact with that person.
-I understand that students entering our studio will be in contact with children, families and employees who are also at risk of community exposure. I understand that no list of restrictions, guidelines or practices will remove 100% of the risk of exposure to COVID-19 as the virus can be transmitted by persons who are asymptomatic and before some people show signs of infection. I understand that I play a crucial role in keeping everyone in the studio safe and reducing the risk of exposure by following the practices outlined herein.
-Should there be a spike in COVID-19 cases, and we are forced into a shelter-in-place situation again, all classes will continue virtually.
I acknowledge that failure to act in accordance with the provisions listed herein, or with any other policy or procedure outlined by Shirley McPhail School of Dance will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of my registration at Shirley McPhail School of Dance. I acknowledge that my activity may be terminated if it is determined that my actions, or lack of action unnecessarily exposes another dancer, their family member, or any SMSD employee to COVID-19.
Release of Liability & Emergency Care
In consideration of the benefits of instruction provided by the Shirley McPhail School of Dance for myself/my child, I, intending to be legally bound, do hereby enroll myself/my child named above, in the program and do hereby waive claim and release finally Shirley McPhail School of Dance, Edwina Worley, its staff, instructors and other personnel for claim or liability for any injury or accident occurring or arising from the instructional program or incidental sponsored activities either on or off premises.
I authorize emergency first aid care to said student by the School in the event I/he/she becomes injured or ill during instructional program or incidental sponsored activities either on or off premises. If the parents and/or guardians of the child are not immediately available at the telephone numbers provided in the agreement, I further authorize the School, Edwina Worley or such agents as she may authorize to retain the services of a doctor or other competent medical person in order to treat the said minor.
Rules and Regulations
I acknowledge that said student and parents must comply with the SMSD Policies set by the Shirley McPhail School of Dance for the conduct of instructional programs and incidental activities either on or off the premises for the mutual benefit of all students concerned. These policies are found in the SMSD brochure. I understand and approve that violations of said SMSD policies may be the basis for termination of this Agreement. Participation in recitals, demonstrations, etc. will be based on attendance, attitude, ability and cooperation of the student. Decisions regarding participation in these events will be made by the staff.
Enrollment & Drop Policies
I understand that I am enrolling said student for a 9 month dance session: September through May. If enrolling for summer session: I understand that I am enrolling my student for the entire eight week June through August session (unless otherwise specified).
Notice of a drop must be given two weeks in advance to the studio office by writing an email or filling out a drop form in person (available in the studio office). A verbal drop to a teacher, friend, or office staff is not acceptable. Failure to notify will result in continued tuition payments.
Tuition is due for the entire month in which the drop occurs.
No student may drop and re-enroll without full repayment of registration fees.
Registration, tuition, recital, and costume fees are non-refundable.
May tuition is non-refundable if drop occurs, but may be applied towards a continued month of class.
I acknowledge and give permission to SMSD to film or photograph myself/my child for promotional/marketing or educational purposes. No names will be used.
Tuition & Fees
Within 1-2 business days after enrollment, registration fees, first month’s tuition + last month’s tuition are auto-charged. Thereafter, tuition payments are due by the 10th of the month and can be submitted in the office, over the phone or on the parent portal (cash, check or credit/debit card). Late payments are subject to a $15 late fee and will be auto-charged. Families may sign up for monthly auto draft by filling out the recurring payment form by hand. This form can be found on the homepage of the parent portal or in our studio office. Automatically drafted accounts are billed on the 1st of each month.
SMSD accepts enrollments online only via the parent portal. In order to enroll a student a credit card must be added to be kept on file.
By providing my credit card information, I authorize Shirley McPhail School of Dance to charge my credit card after the 10th of each month for payment of my child’s dance class tuition, should I fail to submit payment before that date. I also authorize Shirley McPhail School of Dance to charge my credit card on the due date for all registration fees, demonstration fees, recital fees, costume fees, and late fees should payment fail to be submitted voluntarily.
I understand that this authorization will remain in effect until I cancel it in writing, and I agree to notify Shirley McPhail School of Dance in writing of any changes in my account information or termination of this authorization at least 15 days prior to the next billing date. If the above noted payment dates fall on a weekend or holiday, I understand that the payments may be executed on the next business day. I certify that I am an authorized user of this credit card and will not dispute these scheduled transactions with my credit card company; so long as the transactions correspond to the terms indicated in this authorization form.
**ALL TUITION AND FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.**
If there are any questions or changes in reference to your account, log in to the parent portal link on our website www.smsdance.com and update your information, or call the SMSD office at 512-345-1284.