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2023-2024 School Policies

Enrollement
Registration
Payments
Cancelettions/makeups

Attacca School of Music strives to provide an environment where all aspects of music can be appreciated, explored, and fostered. The policies listed below ensure the possibility of this for all students, families, faculty, and administration. Our goal is to offer fairness and flexibility, while creating a system of clear shared values and respect. 

Enrollment

Enrollment is assumed for the entirety of the academic calendar year you join (Fall and Spring semester). Enrollment is final once we have received your registration form, payment of registration fee, and you have received word from our faculty that they were able to properly place you with a lesson day/time. Your Fall lesson day/time will roll over in to the spring unless there is need for a change. For students who enroll later in the semester, your number of lessons and tuition will be prorated appropriately. Delayed semester enrollment requires full payment at time of enrollment. 

Registration

Incoming students must complete a trial lesson, be placed with a teacher, submit registration and all tuition and fees to be consider fully enrolled at Attacca. Returning students will receive prioritized registration if materials are submitted in the appropriate time each new academic year and summer session. 

Payments

Payments can be made by check, Zelle to attaccaschoolofmusic@gmail.com, or via online credit card transaction (fee assessed). All tuition payments will additionally include a yearly registration fee of $50 per student, or $75 per family with multiple students.

Full Semester Payment 

  • Check, Zelle, or Credit Card (fee assessed)

  • Full semester (15-17 lessons) + yearly registration fee + any materials fees

  • Due in August and February

Split Semester Installment Payment - only available to families with 2 or more students enrolled

  • Check, Zelle, or Credit Card (fee assessed)

  • Two payments per semester (4 payments per year) + yearly registration fee + any materials fees

    • Fall - August, November​

    • Spring - February, April

Summer Lesson Payment 

  • Check, Zelle, or Credit Card (fee assessed)

  • Payment due in full, no installment plans offered

Accompaniment and Miscellaneous Fees

  • Any string students needing accompaniment will be billed separately, to be completed within 10 days

  • Should your teacher require a materials fee to cover books, this will be included in your semester invoice 

Holidays/Schedule

​Please reference the Attacca School Calendar to see the respective dates mentioned below

  • FEDERAL HOLIDAYS: marked in RED on calendar

    • The school is fully closed an there are no classes for any instruments on these dates

    • These dates are not counted in the total number of classes, and not charged in tuition

  • PERFORMANCE HOURS: marked in PINK on calendar

    • All regular classes still occur these dates​

    • Performance hours are held Sunday evenings and do not compete with regular lessons

  • RECITALS: marked in PURPLE on calendar

    • The school is closed and there are no classes for any instruments on these dates

    • These dates are not counted in the total number of classes, and not charged in tuition

  • MAKEUP DATESmarked in YELLOW on calendar

    • Please reference the Cancellations/Makeups section for details regarding these dates

Absences & Makeups

  • Out of respect to our teachers' time, we do not offer any lesson rescheduling

  • PRIVATE CLASSES:

    • One private lesson student absence per semester may be missed and made up. Absences past this amount are simply forfeited, and no makeups given.  

    • That makeup is done at the end of the semester on the regular lesson day during the makeup period.

    • The additional week of makeups is for any teacher absences, not additional student absences

  • CHAMBER CLASSES:

    • No makeup lessons for members of a chamber group who miss a rehearsal out of respect to the present group members and chamber coach’s time.

  • SUMMER CLASSES:

    • No makeup lessons are given for any student absences during summer classes. All summer absences are final with no refunds for missed classes.

    • If a teacher misses a summer lesson, they will be responsible for offering a makeup

  • All makeup lessons are held at the end of each semester following the completion of all regular scheduled lessons and do not roll over into the next semester. Should you not be available for the appropriate makeup days in the calendar, you will forfeit your makeups. 

  • Teacher absences will always be made up *if there is a case of emergency or extended sick leave of the teacher and the number of absences exceeds the possibility within a given semester to be made up, tuition for those lessons missed by a teacher will be refunded*

  • FOR COVID/SICKNESS CONSIDERATIONS: Should you be available for your lesson time but be COVID positive you may notify your teacher at least 12 hours in advance and request an online lesson format for that given week.

COVID-19 & Sickness

  • COVID-19: Should your child or any family member test positive, notify your teacher as soon as possible. No students or families should attend classes with COVID-19, and instead you will be offered an online class, or you may use your one absence credit for that semester. 

  • ACTIVE COLD/VIRUS/FLU: If a student has an active cold, fever, or flu, they should not attend their lesson in person at Attacca, and can instead have an online lesson or use their absence credit. 

  • RECOVERING SICKNESS: If a student is close to recovering from sickness but may still be able to share germs to others using the instruments at school, we ask that they wear a mask until fully recovered. Please contact your teacher to see what they are comfortable with in this scenario. 

  • CONTACT WINDOW: Please give your teacher 8-12 hours notice of sickness related cancellations or adjustments. Should you wish to have online class instead, your teacher will need time in advance to prepare for the materials needed.

While we understand the frustration of missing class due to unforeseen illness throughout the seasons, in-person attendance while sick puts others at risk, and should your teacher become sick as a result, this means missed classes for everyone. All teachers at Attacca reserve the right to send a student home from their in-person lesson if they are attending while visibly sick.

Withdrawals & Refunds

  • Registration (private and chamber) and materials fees are non-refundable upon withdrawal. All notifications needs to be submitted to ASM in writing. 

  • Fall or Spring Semester Private Lessons: possible prior to the 4th scheduled lesson of a semester, at which point in time a refund will be given minus the payment for already attended lessons and registration and payment plan fees once the student's spot is replaced. 

  • Summer lessons withdrawals or absences: No refunds or credits given

  • Chamber withdrawals: refunds only given prior to commencement of classes

  • Formal written notice is required for a proper withdrawal. Sudden non-attendance or payment is not considered formal notice and will result in no tuition refunds

Tardiness

Should you arrive late to your lesson, you cannot be guaranteed your full lesson time in respect to the following students' schedules. If you do not notify your teacher of your tardiness in advance and it exceeds 15 minutes, it will be considered a "no show," and subsequently not be eligible for a makeup lesson.

Lesson Format

All lessons are held in person at the studio. Format changes of lessons are only valid for COVID related illness or snow days designated by Attacca School of Music.

Trial Lessons

  • Trial lessons are not eligible for a refund should you decide to cancel after booking online

  • Trial lessons are subject to schedule change according to individual teacher availability

Safety Procedures

All students are expected to act in a safe manner while on the grounds of Attacca School of Music. In the event of an emergency, parents are responsible for their children's safety and well being. Attacca School of Music is not responsible for items left or any loss of personal items of students or families. 

Snow Days

Attacca School of Music does not follow any specific school snow day cancellations. We do not offer rescheduling or additional makeup lessons for snow days should they arise. We do instead offer online lessons in the case of winter weather that prevents safe travel to in person lessons. Families who decide to forgo the online lesson offering in case of snow will receive a student absence for that day. 

Recitals

Semi annual recitals will be held at the end of each semester at the designated venue for the year outside of school grounds. While students are not required to participate, all students are encouraged to attend and participate to celebrate their achievements.

Media & Contact

  • Attacca School of Music reserves the right to use photographs and videos of students for brochures, flyers, websites, and other promotional materials unless we are notified of a preference otherwise by a given family. 

  • Families of Attacca School of Music understand that their email will be included in and shared in the student directory for arranging lesson swaps

Dismissal

  • Attacca School of Music reserves the right to suspend lessons at any point during a semester if said family fails to respectfully interact with faculty, follow the policies of the school, or pay tuition that is over two weeks due. You will receive formal electronically written notification prior to the next lesson or event. 

  • There will be no makeup classes offered to those dismissed from Attacca School of Music 

  • Refunds of pre-paid tuition for dismissed students will be provided at the discretion of ASM and only considered once their slot has been replaced 

Withdrawals/refunds
Tardiness
Lessons format
Trial lessons
Holidays
Snow Days
Recitals
Media/contact
Safety
Dismissal
Sickness
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