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Registration Information

Hello RSA Families!

RSA is very excited to be opening up registration for the spring semester. We are offering a wide variety of classes both online and in-person at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts in downtown Suffolk and several off-site locations.

Spring Semester Dates for Online and Off-site Classes

Begins: Monday, January 11, 2021

Spring Break: March 15-19, 2021

Ends: Friday, April 30, 2021

Spring Semester Dates for In-Person & Thursday Hybrid Classes

Begins: Thursday, February 4, 2021

Spring Break: No Spring Break

Ends: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Due to these unusual times, we are trying to help everyone find what they need while keeping everyone safe. This is an explanation of the various options we have for our RSA families.

 

Pricing Options

Online-only optionprice: $75 for the semester for the family

  • This option allow a family to sign up any children in the family with classes on the Tuesday online schedule, additional online schedule, off-site schedule, hybrid schedule (the online portion only) and online private instruction.

In-person option – price: $150 for the semester for the family

  • This option allows all children in the family to sign up for classes on any of the schedules. If only even one child in the family signs up for one in-person class, the family needs to pay the $150 fee.

 

Schedules

The registration is broken up into six different schedules.

 

1. Tuesday Online Schedule

  • These classes will be held online each week on Tuesdays

  • Classes will be held on the RSA Discord server (unless an instructor specifies otherwise)

    • Discord will allow students and instructors to interact with video and audio as well as through a text channel

  • All registered families are eligible to sign up for these classes

     

2. Additional Online Class Schedule

  • These classes will be held online each week on the day and time listed on the schedule

  • Classes will be held on the RSA Discord server or other platform provided by instructor

  • All registered families are eligible to sign up for these classes

 

3. Off-site Schedule

  • We have several classes that are live, in-person classes but are being offered at other locations and on various days and times

  • The schedule shows you the day, time, and location of the classes

  • All registered families are eligible to sign up for these classes

 

4. In-person Schedule

  • These classes are all held at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts on Thursdays

  • This is a new location for RSA and we are implementing new policies to help mitigate exposure to COVID-19

  • Unlike in previous years when RSA was able to gather in a large meeting room, classes at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts are part of a drop-off program

  • Due to COVID restrictions, parents and siblings cannot wait inside the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts facility

  • Please see the COVID-19 Policies & Procedures document to understand more about how this program will work

  • Please note that we may have to close due to COVID-19 if required by the State of Virginia or the City of Suffolk. Should we be required to close, we will make every effort to make up in-person classes by extending our semester into May. We will also have the ability to move some classes to virtual classes during closure. During these uncertain times, we will have to be flexible. However, we cannot guarantee 15 weeks of in-person classes. 

  • Only families who pay the $150 in-person registration fee may sign up for these classes

 

5. Hybrid Schedule

  • These classes are actually happening live, in-person at Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, BUT this option allows a student to take it virtually along with in-person students

  • These classes will be held online on the RSA Discord server (unless an instructor specifies otherwise)

  • Instructors will bring their laptop and set it up in the classroom so that online students can participate along with in-person students

  • If you want to be in the classroom for these classes, you must sign up on the In-person Schedule

  • If you want to attend this class virtually, you sign up for the class on the Hybrid Schedule

  • If you sign up for a class on the Hybrid Schedule, you may NOT also attend in-person

  • All registered families are eligible to sign up for these classes

 

6. Private Instruction

  • RSA has many instructors willing to provide one-on-one instruction in a variety of subjects

  • These private instruction classes are for a one half-hour period of time

  • When you sign up, you are asking the instructor for a lesson, but not at a specific time/day

  • Instructors will contact you directly after you have registered to set up a time/day

  • Private instruction can be online or in-person

  • Instructors can offer only a limited number of in-person times

  • Only families who pay the $150 in-person registration fee may sign up for in-person private instruction

  • All registered families are eligible to sign up for private instruction online