FAQs

Q:

Do children have to take a class each period or are they able to just attend the classes and periods they are really interested in? If that is the case, what do other students generally do between classes if there is space in between?

A:

Students are not required to take a class each period.  Parents (who are required to remain on-site on Thursdays) usually set up at a table in our large gathering space, and bring lunches, laptops, etc. During breaks and at lunch time, students can usually be found hanging out with their friends.  We have students of all age groups--preschool through high school--and they enjoy their "down time" with each other as much as they enjoy the classes.  

On Tuesdays, classes are offered for older students at a separate location. Parents are not required to attend with their students and may drop them off.  Please contact us at rsatidewater@gmail.com for further information on how to set up a Tuesday schedule for your teen.

Q:

If my child misses a class, do I still have to pay the instructor for that week?  

A:

Yes, you are still required to pay the instructor even if your student misses a class.

Q:

If an instructor misses a class, do I still have to pay him or her?

A:

If an instructor misses a class (for example, because of illness or travel), he or she will either pro-rate the payment, or schedule a make-up class/lesson.

In the event of a school closure because of inclement weather:  instructors will be paid for the FIRST such closure.  Subsequent inclement weather closures will result in pro-rated class payments.

Q:

My child wants to drop a class.  What do I need to do?

A:

Parents must provide 30 days' PAID notice to instructors, see the Drop Form on the Home page.

Q:

When and how do I pay the instructors after I sign up for classes?

A:

Payments are made on a monthly basis directly to the instructors. RSA is not currently set up to accept monthly instructor payments online.  Many families pay by check; checks are placed in the instructor's mailbox at the front desk.  Some instructors accept PayPal; please check with them if that is your preferred option.

If paying by cash, please give it directly to the instructor; do NOT leave cash in instructor mailboxes.

Q:

My child has dropped a class.  Are supply fees refundable?
 

A:

No, supply fees are not refundable.

Instructors must be given thirty (30) days' paid notice if your child is dropping a class.