Missed Class Policy and Details

Winter 2020

MAKING UP a MISSED CLASS or SWITCHING OUT of your REGULAR CLASS

You are free to makeup or switch out of your regular class at any time. One of your missed classes can always be made up during the make-up week at the end of each semester. I offer this as a courtesy, as I truly understand the unexpected things that come up with families with young children. Sometimes personal circumstances (job schedule changes, necessary travel, frequent illnesses, classes missed due to religious holidays you observe, etc.) warrant the need for additional make-ups as well. I try to accommodate everyone as best as I can.

SPECIAL NOTE TO WORKING FAMILIES WHOSE CHILDREN ARE COMING WITH OTHER CAREGIVERS
Please know that you can switch to any class at anytime from week to week, in order for you to be able to come. Just let me know in advance.

YOU MAY SCHEDULE A MAKE UP IN ANY ACTIVE CLASS
See the Class Times below or under at Music Together®/Registered Families/Active Classes this Semester on my website

REMEMBER: I strive to offer you 100% flexibility. There is no limit to how many classes you makeup or change to on any given week. You can let me know if advance if you can or you can just show up! 

If you are able to let me know - you can follow the below:

1.) Call me (401-364-SONG) or email (singwithb@cox.net) to let me know if you will be missing your regular class.
**You only need to report an absence if you know about it 24 hours or more before your class. No need to let me know the day of an absence!
If you know in advance, tell me the date and class day/time you will be missing. If at the same time you want to sign up for a make up class, you follow the procedure below (or just show up to a different class!)

2.) Choose One Class Time From Below:
NOTE: classes have different start times, depending on the day!
Active Classes This Semester
Wednesdays: 9:00 and 10:00 am
Thursdays: 9:15 and 10:15 am
Thursdays: 4:00 and 5:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 am

3.)  Let me know of ONE class you want to attend. Please only ask for one class time. Do not leave me a list of classes that you could come to and ask me to get back to you on which one is best. That creates unnecessary back and forth via email or phone. ASSUME YOUR REQUEST IS FINE (or again JUST SHOW UP!) unless you hear from me. I'll only contact you if there is a problem. Don’t worry that I may not have gotten the message! NO news from me means “COME!”

ALTERNATIVE MAKE-UP OPTION - “DROP IN" MAKE UPS (already covered above too)
HERE IS HOW YOU DO IT: Make sure you know the class you are dropping in to is an active class this session. If you’re “in the neighborhood” and you are having trouble taking or finding a makeup in the usual way, you can try dropping in to see if there is an opening. Before coming into the classroom, let me know you are here for a drop in makeup. If there is room, I will wave you in as soon as I know there is room. It usually always works out! I have never sent anyone away!

RUNNING LATE TO YOUR SCHEDULED CLASS?  PLEASE DON’T STRESS!
I never mind you arriving late, so please don’t worry.  Just come late or if there is another class after yours, feel free to pop into that one.

HAVE A FRIEND WHO IS INERESTED IN ATTENDING?
They are welcome ANYTIME. Please let me know in advance. They can register as long as it is within the first three weeks of the semester.