Policies and FAQ


We are excited to have you join us this Summer! Please familiarize yourself with the following guidelines for UCCMA 2021 Classes:
  • General Guidelines
  • Arriving at Class
  • Parking and Entrance
  • In-Class Guidelines
  • Make-Up Class/Absence Policy
  • Teacher Absence Policy
  • Cleaning and Other Policy
  • Illness Policy
  • Cancellation Policy
 
General Guidelines
  • To help ensure the safety of our teachers and our students/families, mask use is required by all people age 6 and over AND by ALL children in a drop-off class in inside spaces as long as the CDPHE highly recommends their use in school settings in Weld County or until we notify you otherwise.  Mask wearing is recommended for children age 3 to 5 in classes with a caregiver.  Infants and children 2 and under are exempted from mask use.  These requirements will remain in place as long as recommended by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment in school settings. We will continue to offer virtual class experiences to meet the needs of people unable to wear masks.  Please ensure that your mask is double layered (not see through or mesh) and fits around the chin and nose with no gaps. We have masks available if you arrive without a specified mask.
 
  • Due to space and number constraints, our limit is two caregivers per family in all caregiver/child classes. 
 
  • Be mindful that we share space in a wonderful facility that have their own requirements.  Please do not enter any area of the church that is blocked off, including upstairs areas.
 
  • Bathrooms will be sanitized after each class, and parents are asked to wipe down/spray surfaces in bathrooms after use.
 
Arriving at Class
  • Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your class start time to allow the teacher time to sanitize and air out the classroom between classes. Drop off instrument and pre-instrument classes will be met outside by their teachers (see below).
 
  • UCCMA will provide hand sanitizer to each student and caregiver upon entering and leaving the classroom. 
 
  • For drop off classes, please wait in your car until the teacher comes out to meet children. Teachers will meet parents at the same designated location following class. Parents are asked to be on time for pickup. If you are running late for class drop off, please escort your child to their class and then return to the parking lot.
 
  • UCCMA cannot allow people to gather in the lobby or hallways and no waiting chairs will be available inside the building.
 
Parking and Entrance
  • Parking and entrance to UCCMA will be by the East parking lot and doors, across from NCMC.
 
In-Class Guidelines
  • UCCMA has carefully measured and arranged for at least 6-feet of space between teachers and each student.  UCCMA will maintain this amount of distance for the majority of activities and will guide their students to do so as well. It is important for even our youngest class members to remain close to their grownup; at this time, we will ask all grownups to keep their young children close at hand.  We understand that toddlers will want to wander and explore, and we look forward to a time when this is safe. Until this time, if your child wanders into the space of another family, please redirect your child to your lap and/or space.
 
  • Classes will be kept to a minimum size (maximum of 6 families in family classes or 8 children in a drop off class) that allows for at least 6-feet of social distancing.  Class maximums may be less in smaller rooms.
 
Make-Up Class/Absence Policy
  • To protect our families and students, all makeup classes for absences will be done by live stream, recorded class, or occasionally scheduled outside makeup classes. Please email or call to join an existing virtual class as space allows, to sign up for our occasional virtual or outdoor makeup classes, or to receive a recording of a class to view at home.
 
 
Teacher Absence Policy
If aWe will prioritize scheduling any makeup classes to the existing class’s day and time.
 
Cleaning Policy
  • UCCMA will sanitize our high-use areas throughout the day. This includes pianos, keyboards, drums, door handles, etc., which will always be sanitized between classes.
 
Illness Policy
  • If you or your student have a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms related to COVID-19 or another illness regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status OR if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and not vaccinated against COVID-19, please do not enter UCCMA and instead contact us to let us know.  If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, please read the guidelines below.  PLEASE let us know, and contact us with concerns; we will do our best to work with your family on the best options.           
 
  • We are following the CDC guidelines for return to classes for individuals who have COVID-19 or are close contacts of people with COVID-19:
Close contact includes:
·       Living in the same household as a sick person with COVID-19
·       Being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more
 
If you are a Close Contact and are not vaccinated against COVID-19:
  • Please stay home from classes as soon as you are notified you are a close contact. 
  • You and your child should stay home for 14 days and monitor your health for fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  Your quarantine/staying home should continue for 14 days after the last day you or your child were in close contact with the sick person with COVID-19.
 
If you or your child has COVID-19 or shows symptoms regardless of vaccination status (including runny nose in children) after a close contact exposure, you may return to classes:
·      At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
·      At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
·      Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
Fully vaccinated people who are exposed to COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or be tested following exposure as long as they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Fully vaccinated people who are exposed to COVID-19 should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days following exposure. If they begin experiencing symptoms, then they should isolate themselves from others and get evaluated for COVID-19.
 
Cancellation and Enrollment Policy
  • Students are enrolled continuously through the school year or summer, to allow parents a dependable schedule.  Please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance of withdrawing from future 4 week sessions.
 
  • We regret that no refunds will be given during a 4 week session.
 
UCCMA reserves the right to amend these guidelines at anytime and will notify families of any changes via personal email and our website. Please check your email regularly for any changes that may need to be made.
 
 

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