425-420-2854

info@fl4y.org

PO Box 1673

Edmonds, WA 98020

7:00 - 5:00

Monday - Friday

123 456 789

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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

425-420-2854

info@fl4y.org

PO Box 1673

Edmonds, WA 98020

7:00 - 5:00

Monday - Friday

123 456 789

info@example.com

Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Policies – Online Classes

What is the FLY Family Agreement?

The FLY Family Agreement consists of FLY’s guidelines between the registered families and the FLY Program. By registering your student in a FLY class session, you agree to FLY’s guidelines outlined in the FLY Family Agreement. Please contact the FLY office if you have any questions.

What does my student need for the FLY Online class?

Please find a quiet space without background noise or movement.  Students must have a camera and speaker and keep their camera on during the face-to-face class without a virtual background.  Please have the student watch the video and do the worksheet before the face-to-face class.  The instructor will go over some of the content of the videos, however most of the face-to-face time will be used playing games and doing activities to further the learning in the video.

How can I help my FLY student succeed?

FLY classes expose early learners to the basics of a new language. True fluency takes years of study and immersion in a language. Repetition, exposure, and interest are key components of language learning. To continue your student’s language development at home, we recommend having your student repeat vocabulary and dialogue aloud from a lesson they have studied in class. Listening to the video over again and sounding out the vocabulary words with your student outside of class will help reinforce repetition.

Each lesson focuses on vocabulary building and conversation practice; you can try incorporating these words and dialogues into your student’s daily life. As students are exposed to a new language, their ability to recognize and understand the language becomes stronger. You could also help expose your student to their new language by finding picture books at the library, going to a local cultural event, visiting restaurants, or purchasing a FLY CD or FLY Young Authors book. Keep your student interested in language learning by continuing to encourage them to try out their language in different situations or have them keep a log of new words and phrases.

What are Presentation Days?

Each class session holds a Presentation Day on the last day of the session. We invite all families, friends, and other guests, to attend a Presentation Day, where students will have a chance to show off what they have learned.

What age group are FLY classes?

Our classes provide foreign language education to elementary and middle school students. Any student in Kindergarten or higher can register for a Level 1-5 FLY class.

How many students are in a FLY Class?

Typically, classes are composed of 10 students.

Can I register my student for two languages?

We encourage FLY students to learn multiple languages at once! Studies show multiple languages learning challenges the brain and improves cognitive and social-emotional development as students must switch attention between languages.  Students are also exposed to global studies which further enhances their ability to identify and understand cultural differences.

Do we have to commit to a whole session if we want to move to the next level?

The FLY curriculum builds on content from prior lessons so we recommend all students study each lesson.  Kindergartners can move to level 1 when they move to 1st grade.

What is FLY’s Refund Policy?

FLY refunds tuition if requested 24 hours after your first class.   A $20 registration fee will be applied to all refunds.  Due to our small class size, there are NO refunds after the first class of the registered class session.

FLY does not refund the cost of CDs or books, once delivered, due to the nature of these products.

What happens if my student has an unexcused absence?

To keep your student on a consistent learning path and to facilitate instruction, please email us if your student will miss a class.  Any student absent from a FLY class without prior notification to FLY is counted as an unexcused absence. If your student has three or more unexcused absences your student can be removed from the program without reimbursement of tuition.

Is class time made-up if the school or a FLY class is cancelled?

If class is canceled, we will make it up at the end of the session following the schedule.

What happens if a student misbehaves in class?

Behavior in a FLY Class: Students are expected to have positive behavior in our classes. FLY, respectfully asks all parents to consider the maturity level of their student prior to registration; as our unique academic program often contains students of mixed levels, grades and ages, unlike your average classroom setting. Students are expected to follow these classroom rules:

Show Respect for Others  *  Work and Play Safely  *  Try Your Best  *  Netiquette

We strive to work with families when behavior becomes an issue, creating an Action Plan between the student, teacher and family, when necessary. Students who have difficulties following these rules and consistently disrupt the goals of the class, can be removed from the program without reimbursement of tuition. Providing us with your student’s learning needs/preferences, prior to the class session will help our staff and teachers ensure your child will be set up for a successful program.

What is an Action Plan?

In the event of a student’s consistent misbehavior, an Action Plan meeting will be scheduled with the student, a parent/guardian, the FLY teacher and a FLY Administrator. This meeting is used to provide the framework for the student to analyze, adjust and be accountable for his or her behavior in class. If behavior does not improve, the student can be removed from the class without reimbursement of tuition.

Will a FLY Class be a “good fit” for my student?

To ensure that all students get the most out of their class time, FLY expects all students:

  • Can read and write simple sentences, such as, “The cat jumped on the couch.”
  • Can work maturely with peers of different ages and levels in a small, mixed class setting.
  • Can consistently follow the classroom rules:

Show Respect for Others  *  Work and Play Safely  *  Try Your Best  *  Netiquette

FLY analyzes the composition of each class (e.g., levels, ages & learning preferences) after registration closes and before classes begin. Upon analysis, FLY strives to offer a class that meets the needs of the school and registered families.

Foreign Language for Youth, FLY, complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including but not limited to Article III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). FLY makes reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of all students. FLY teachers do not require certification and may not be trained to manage extraordinary behavior or learning preferences. All FLY students are expected to follow FLY classroom rules.

FLY does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex; race; creed; color; religion; ancestry; national origin; sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity; physical appearance; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.