SKAM follows Covid policy set out by the Provincial Health Officer, which means our policies are subject to change in accordance with BC Guidelines. You can read our set of policies to guide employees, students and parents here.
As of March 1 2021, our Covid Policy is that every child wears a mask during indoor activities and they are unmasked for outdoor play.
Please note that if the spread of COVID-19 forces SKAM School to close our doors, we will offer pro-rated refunds and/or credits to families.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS
Payment for classes/camps is due upon registration. Registration is not guaranteed until payment has been received. To pay by credit card, register through our website. For all other payment methods please email email@example.com to set up a registration phone call.
All applicable taxes are included in our prices.
All NSF cheques returned by the bank will be subject to a $20 fee. Please make all cheques payable to Theatre SKAM
and mail full payment to: PO Box 8563, Victoria BC, V8W 3S2.
New students joining throughout the year are welcome to drop in for their first class, for which they will be charged. After the first class, a commitment will be required to continue.
We reserve the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrolment. In the event of a cancellation, full refunds will be provided.
Students are able to register for courses up to three classes after start date.
Students must be registered in the classes that correspond with their age. Sometimes a student may go into an older or younger group if their emotional and physical maturity fits in with that group. This will be at the discretion of the instructor and administrator.
REFUNDS, CANCELLATIONS & TRANSFERS
Refunds will be made for withdrawal up to the second class only. A $25 administration fee is charged on all refunds plus a percentage for each class taken.
Cancellations less than seven days prior to the start of classes will be subject to a $25 non-refundable charge. Refunds will be made for withdrawal up to the second class only. A $25 administration fee is charged on all refunds plus a percentage for each class taken.
Cancellations after the second class have commenced will be refunded only when due to illness or injury and will be subject to provision of a doctor’s letter. No refunds will be issued for students who quit for other reasons.
Transfer to a different class in the same term: No charge.
In excess of 1 week in advance of the camp, a full refund will be issued, subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Less than 1 week in advance of the camp, a 50% refund will be issued. After camps have started, no refunds will be given unless a medical note is provided.
BEFORE AND AFTER CLASS
SKAM School of the Performing Arts and our instructors are not responsible for students before and after class time. A $10 fee is charged for all late pick–ups. Please note early drop–offs are not permitted.
ABSENTEES & LATENESS
Please call or email your teacher in advance if your child will be absent from a class. Absenteeism can be very disruptive, so please ensure your child does not miss more than two classes. We respectfully request that you do not send your child to class if he or she will be more than 15 minutes late.
GUESTS IN CLASS
For the comfort of our students and instructors, parents are not permitted to observe classes.
FINAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Due to Covid-19 we will now be videotaping all final performances to share with parents on a private Youtube link.
BEHAVIORS AND ATTRIBUTES ENCOURAGED
• Flexibility (in voice, body, mind, attitude)
• Self motivation and responsibility
• Supportiveness (towards others and self)
• Imagination and playfulness
• Being an attentive audience member
BULLYING AND BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES
SKAM School of Performing Arts has ZERO tolerance for bullying of any kind. Such behaviour can result in the automatic cancellation of a registration. If there are some minor behavioural issues, the hope is that the teacher, parent and child will be able to negotiate a win/win agreement so that all can be successful in a class situation. Communication between all parties is essential.