Important Information As We Look To Reopen
The health and safety of your child is our #1 concern to start our business again. The principles we used to guide us in this decision were:
1. The health and well being of students and families
2. Supporting the recommendations and guidelines of our government
3. Positively responding to the needs of our YGC families
We know children need to feel safe and familiar. That’s our fundamental wish for them when they return to programs offered at our facility.
We are making a lot of adjustments to keep all of you safer. We are temperature checking everyone upon entry with an infrared thermometer. After recording a healthy temperature, each person must use hand sanitizer inside the front door upon entry. Although we installed brand new water fountains over the shutdown, we will not be allowing use of those for the foreseeable future. In our restrooms we have contactless soap dispensers, water, and hand towels. We are applying antimicrobial tape on all touch points in our gym that kills 99% of viruses including door knobs, etc. We will eliminate stamps at the end of preschool classes. We’ve purchased many gallons of hand sanitizer and have installed more hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility. We will keep a table in front of the office window for social distancing and keep our office glass partition window partially closed. Our staff will go through a self-screening process daily before they come into our facility. We will strongly recommend all children and parents to stay home if they aren’t feeling 100%.
We have always been proud of our clean facility, but now we will increase our cleaning even more to assure you that your child will be in a clean gym with a healthy staff.
We have also invested in a LIVE streaming camera system. You now can live stream your child’s class. So you can go to your car or back home and watch the class in that manner if you wish. You will need the user name and password from our staff to access this new feature.
At this point our entire schedule of programs and services will hopefully be back in some limited form on Monday, July 13th. We will be offering limited capacity camps, summer camps and day camps, over the last 2 weeks of June. We are hoping the Governor doesn’t have to push back NC’s phased opening plan and delay our phased openings of prorgrams.
Here is the proposed schedule for each of our programs. Please remember that everything is fluid in these uncertain times and any of these schedules could change without notice:
- Gymnastics Classes
For all of you who had students enrolled in our gymnastics classes when we closed our facility on March 15th your child is still enrolled in his or her class. No tuition has been charged since March. Our plan is to begin charging tuition for the month of September when we hope to resume that same schedule. We think that will be the safest bet and are hopeful that it will be safe to resume that class load at that time. Until then, your child’s class spot will be held just as it has been for the last 2 1/2 months and there is nothing that you need to do. Also, for all students who were in class at the time of the shutdown we will NOT charge an annual family membership fee of $45 for the 2020-2021 year. This credit will offset the 2 missed classes that your children did not receive for the 2nd half of March.
Beginning the week of July 13th, we are planning on starting a very limited gymnastics class schedule that will be optional for anyone who feels comfortable having their child participate in class at that time. Instead of 6 classes per hour as our regular schedule allows, we will probably only have 3 classes at a time with only 4-5 students in a class. We feel we will be able to instruct the students properly and with social distancing practices. As said earlier though, this is subject to re-opening guidelines at the time.
- Summer Camps/ Track Out Day Camps
We are going ahead with our summer camp schedule that begins the week of June 15th. However, we are limiting the number of campers in each camp to only 5 kids. We will offer a gymnastics camp with a maximum of 5 campers as well as a cheerleading camp with a maximum of 5 campers. This will be so we can properly instruct with social distancing practices. We will NOT allow the 2 camps to co-mingle.
We are also planning to resume our Track Out/Day Camp program that same week. The maximum number of students will be 10. These campers will not mix with the summer camps during the day.
- Birthday Parties
We are hopeful that we can resume birthday parties on Saturday, July 18th under a modified schedule. Beginning with that Saturday, we will only schedule up to 5 parties every other hour so that we have a chance to clean between parties. We will offer parties at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.
Spreading party times 2 hours apart will give staff ample time to clean and sanitize between the parties. We will also limit the amount of people allowed into the gym as well as the lobby area. We will make updates on those numbers at a later date. Parents will be allowed virtual access to both the gym cameras and party room cameras on the day of the party.
Throughout all the changes we have all gone through, one thing will never change and that is our dedication and devotion to you, our Young’s Gym families.
The first sentence of our mission states “At Young’s Gym, our goal is to provide our students with proper instruction in gymnastics and/or cheerleading in a fun and safe environment.” Doing our best to provide a “safe” environment has never been more important than during this unprecedented time in our country.
Hopefully we’ll see you back at our facility soon for one or more of our programs and services. Until then, stay healthy and stay strong…#YGCStrong.