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425-420-2854

info@fl4y.org

PO Box 1673

Edmonds, WA 98020

8:00 - 6:30 PST

Monday - Friday

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425-420-2854

info@fl4y.org

PO Box 1673

Edmonds, WA 98020

07:30 - 17:00

Monday to Friday

425-420-2854

info@fl4y.org

PO Box 1673

Edmonds, WA 98020

8:00 - 6:30 PST

Monday - Friday

Find A Class

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

425-420-2854

info@fl4y.org

PO Box 1673

Edmonds, WA 98020

07:30 - 17:00

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 live online class without a virtual background.  Please have the student watch the video and do the worksheet before the live online class.  The instructor will go over some of the content of the videos, however most of the live online class 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 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?

Kindergarten students are strongly encouraged to join Kindergarten-level specific classes when available.

FLY Levels 1 to 5 are open to any student in Grades 1-8.

Students in Grades 6-8 are highly encouraged to join classes that are designated for Middle School students.

How many students are in a FLY Class?

FLY’s live online classes have up to 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 Satisfaction Guarantee?

For all new FLY students, if you are not completely satisfied, let us know within 24 hours after your first scheduled class and we will be happy to refund you in fullless a $20 registration fee.

What is FLY’s Refund and Cancellation Policy?

We recognize that school and family schedules change, and our goal is to help you navigate those changes as much as we can.  

  • FLY allows free transfers when we can accommodate it.  
  • FLY cancels low enrollment classes the day after Registration Close Date. *Please see important dates on the FLY 2021-2022 Calendar here! If FLY needs to cancel your student’s class and your student is unable to join an alternate schedule, we will refund you in full. 
  • FLY will refund you in full if you request a cancellation before the Registration Close Date, regardless of whether you paid in full or in installments. After the Registration Close Date, any paid tuition becomes FLY Family Credit toward another FLY class.  
  • In the unlikely event of a teacher absence, FLY will arrange a substitute. If FLY is unable to provide a teacher during the scheduled class time, we will add another class to the end of the schedule to make up for the lost time.  

What happens if my student misses a live class session?

To keep your student on a consistent learning path and to facilitate instruction, please email us if your student will miss a class.  FLY keeps track of your student’s attendance and participation, and may strongly recommend a student re-take a Block if they do not attend at least 6 of the 10 live sessions.

For privacy reasons, FLY does not share live class recordings with families. We use recordings of classes for training and quality assurance purposes only.

Is class time made-up if a FLY live online class is cancelled?

In the unlikely event FLY cancels a live online class, we will make it up at the end of the session following the usual schedule. You will be notified should this occur.

What happens if a student misbehaves in class?

FLY respectfully asks all parents to consider the maturity level of their student prior to registration. FLY’s unique academic program often contains students of mixed levels, grades and ages. Students are expected to have positive behavior in class and follow these classroom rules:  

 

  • Try your best 
  • Show respect for others  
  • Raise hand and wait to be called on  
  • Keep muted until teacher asks you to unmute  
  • Keep camera on, and be mindful of background distractions 

 

We strive to work with families to ensure the success of students in the FLY program. We appreciate family support, should FLY feel the need to contact parents or guardians according to FLY’s Action Plan for any learning issues.  

Foreign Language for Youth, FLY, complies with all applicable Washington 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.