The following policies will be required of all students, parents, staff and families of The Berwyn Ballet School
Student Drop Off/ Pick Up Policy
Students are to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before the start of class to prepare to dance. Parents or guardians are kindly asked to pick up their student no later than 5 minutes after the end of their student’s class time. Students will not be allowed to leave the studio unless their parent or guardian is present at the door. If there is a change in who will be picking up your child, please provide a written letter of permission.
Inclement Weather Policy
The Berwyn Ballet School does not follow Prince George’s County Public School’s policy concerning closings. In order to view updates concerning closings due to weather, please call or check the website’s homepage. The staff will also be emailing families about closures.
Missed Classes/ Tardiness
Attendance and punctuality are mandatory. Late students are expected to apologize to their instructor and request permission to join class. Students arriving more than 10 minutes late will have missed important warm- up exercises and therefore be required to observe class. Students Level 1 and up must take written notes in their notebooks. Habitual tardiness and absences will greatly affect the student’s progress. Missed classes due to emergency situations only may be made up on another day of the same or lower level class. Special permission for make- up classes must be submitted to the TBBS office email.
Only extreme emergency situations will be considered and will be left up to the Director for a final decision. The Director reserves the right to make whatever decision they deem fit.
Parents, students, faculty and staff of The Berwyn Ballet School (collectively the “TBBS Community” or “Member/s of the TBBS Community”) are encouraged to self-monitor symptoms and take precautions if they are feeling sick including but not limited to wearing a mask, staying home and contacting a medical provider to discuss testing recommendations.
Isolation Guidance (Positive Test)
Any Member of the TBBS Community who tests positive for COVID-19 should follow CDC guidelines and isolate for at least 5 days from symptom onset or positive test date (sample collected), if asymptomatic. To calculate the 5-day isolation period, day 0 is the first day of symptom onset or positive test date, if asymptomatic. Day 1 is the first full day after symptoms developed or after taking the COVID-19 test.
Members of the TBBS Community can leave isolation after 5 full days if they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving.
Close Contact (Confirmed Exposure)
Members of the TBBS Community who test positive for COVID-19 should review and tell those who they have been in close contact with 48 hours prior to the first day of symptom onset or positive test date.
A close contact is defined by the CDC as “someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three participant 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes).”
Close contacts should review and follow CDC guidelines, monitor symptoms and get tested for COVID-19. Close contacts do not need to report their exposure to TBBS unless they test positive following their exposure.
Face masks are not required anywhere in our facility, including classrooms. Members of the TBBS Community who want to wear them for any number of reasons are encouraged to do so and should be respected in that decision.
Members of the TBBS Community are encouraged to self-monitor symptoms and take precautions if they are feeling sick including but not limited to wearing a mask, staying home and contacting a medical provider to discuss testing recommendations.