New Year's Day
*Some classes held before Trick-or-Treating times.
We do not always follow the Ludington Area Schools. A closing decision will be made by 12 pm on days in question. Please check Facebook, website and emails for decisions.
Class Arrival & Departure:
Young students ages 3-8 should arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to class and be picked up promptly or they will be asked to be seated by front desk staff or with a staff teacher for safety. We realize circumstances may arise that cause delay, so call and notify us. Your child's safety is #1, so "Stay calm and drive on" because your child is safe with staff at LFSD.
Upon arriving, a staff member will check-in your child at the front door where your child's temperature will be taken. Any child with a temperature over 100.4 F degrees will not be allowed to attend class. Students will be assigned a designated Welcome/Goodbye area where all personal items will be held. Students will remain in this area while waiting for class or pick-up.
No parents (except those will students younger than 6) will be allowed int the waiting area. For those parents in the waiting area, masks must be worn at all times.
Additional COVID Safety Precautions:
Class Size: Classes will be very limited in size depending on the size of instructional space to ensure proper social distancing standards are met.
Temperature Checks: Staff temperatures will be checked daily to ensure fever free. Any parent or student permitted entry into the building will also have their temperature checked.
Masks: All staff and parents will be asked to wear a mask while in the building. Staff will be masked unless exercising as recommended per guidelines. Masks will be optional for students in the classroom, and not recommended for young children. Per Governor Whitmer’s guidelines, masks do not need to be worn for exercise. Instructors will wear masks at all times except when teaching. Per guidelines, if the mask affects health or performance, they are not required. Furthermore, for young children, the teacher’s use of facial expressions are critical to early childhood development and learning. Our ability to show emotions with our face builds trust, rapport, enhances communication and with all ages is vital for a positive and successful learning experience. If you are not comfortable with this protocol, please consider Virtual learning.
Social Distancing: To promote physical distancing in the classroom, 7’ marking will be on the floor and on all barres. Across floor work will be performed individually, or by 2 or 3 dancers as space permits.
Sanitation: All Classes have 5 minutes built in to allow for exiting of rooms and sanitizing.
Snacks: We can not allow food or snacks; they must be eaten prior to entrance. Labeled water bottles. Our drinking fountain has been turned into a hand-washing station.
Class Preparedness: Students must come dressed ready for class. Dressing areas and showers are closed, and bathrooms are open for urgent use. Please limit personal items coming into the building and have you student bring only necessary items.
Class Observation: There will be no class observation at this time. When observation if possible, we welcome parents to see their child's progress in class. Please do not enter any classroom while in session. Cell phones must be silenced or off in the waiting areas. No photography or video of any students or classes is permitted without permission from LFSD staff. Please never interrupt a child's class to talk with your child. If you need your child's attention, please ask the instructor before class.
While we encourage 100% class attendance, we understand that absences are unavoidable at times. If your child misses class, please contact the front desk or his/her instructor for alternative make-up classes. No refunds are issued for missed classes.
Please keep your child home if showing any signs or symptoms of illness. Please inform LFSD if your child or any member of your family tests positive with COVID-19 within 14 days of being at LFSD.