We are focused on providing the best swim lesson experience possible. When you enroll your child at BDSS, your lesson time is held exclusively for your child each week. You are paying to secure your child's lesson/class, not their attendance. The consistency of attending your scheduled lesson/class time is one of the keys to our program.
However, we recognize that conflicts do arise occasionally. To address this, BDSS has a make-up policy that has been designed to be both fair and user friendly for the rare occasions when conflicts do arise. The policy is as follows:
Every student may miss a total of 6 lessons, no questions asked, and get 6 make-ups. If you miss more than 6 lessons (for example, 10 missed lessons), you will receive a total of 6 make-ups. The missed lesson and make-up policy operates on a calendar year (January 1st to December 15th). We appreciate being informed via email (particularly if you know in advance) of a missed lesson; this allows us to open up that slot for another child to have a make-up lesson.
As you have in the past, the Parent Portal or a phone call to the office will be your access to booking make-ups. Make-ups are booked no more than 7 days in advance. makeups must be completed while currently enrolled in lessons. you have one (1) month to complete makeups once you stop lessons (for example, lessons ended in may, makeups must be completed by end of june). if you end lessons in december, makeups must be completed prior to the last lesson. makeups will not roll over to the new year; any not used are voided.
There is NO make-up for a missed make-up.
A credit cannot be issued for a missed lesson/class.
Make-ups are based on space/time availability; teacher requests cannot be taken for make-up lessons. Due to the low instructor/student ratio, we cannot guarantee the availability of a make-up lesson/class.
If you are finding that you must miss your regularly scheduled lesson/class more than on rare occasions, we would be happy to find a new lesson/class at a more convenient time. Please inquire about options with our office staff.
Reminder: Make-ups are based on availability and not guaranteed.
WEATHER and/or POOL CLOSURE: If there is inclement weather (snow) and BDSS closes, you will receive an email regarding the closure by 7:00 am (for morning session) and 2:00 pm (for afternoon session). Furthermore, BDSS will post on Facebook if we are open or not due to inclement weather. If BDSS must close the pool for any other reason, we will notify you via email and Facebook.