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Registration and Class Policies

Registration: By registering you are confirming your seat in a class – on a first come first serve basis. You do not have to be a Big Lake resident to participate in classes. Payment is due in full upon registration. Some class offerings may have delayed billing and will be noted accordingly. You are registered for this class once payment has been received and will be notified via email confirmation. Payments accepted by; cash, check or credit card. Checks payable to: BLCE.

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available for qualified classes and individuals. Contact Community Education for eligibility requirements. Adult classes do not qualify for scholarships.

Refunds/Cancellations: Community Education reserves the right to cancel any activity due to insufficient enrollment. Every effort will be made to contact registrants 48 hours before the scheduled start of the activity. A full refund will be issued. Please allow 2-3 weeks refund if paid by cash or check. Persons withdrawing from a class or activity at least 2 days before, will refunded minus a $7 processing fee or 10%, whichever is greater. Class fees cannot be pro-rated for any reason. There will be NO refunds after classes have started or for weather-related closings. If you need to cancel your registration, please call us as soon as possible to request a refund. We can be reached at (763) 262-2523.

Paid Advertisements: Throughout the catalog, paid advertisements can be found. We do not endorse the organization or what it is advertising for.

Photo/Video: Community Education periodically takes pictures or videos of participants in our classes and during other sponsored activities. These photos may be used in the Community Education catalog or other promotional outlets without any obligation to provide compensation to those photographed or any obligation to obtain prior consent for use. By registering for any of our classes you are giving permission for you and/your children to be photographed and/or videotaped. If you do not wish for this to occur, please inform us at the time of registration in writing.

Inclement Weather: If Big Lake Schools are closed for the day due to weather related emergency or other emergency, all daytime and after school Community Education activities are canceled. A decision about Community Education evening activities will be made by mid-afternoon in the event of a late start or early release. Please call the Community Education Office at (763) 262-2523. There will be no refunds for weather-related closings.

Disclaimers: Every effort has been made to ensure timely accuracy of this publication, however, policies and class offerings do occasionally change. If you have a question about a policy or class, please contact Community Education for the most up to date info.

Class Disclaimers: Fitness and other activity classes can be strenuous and cause injury. By registering you agree to release Big Lake Schools and it’s employees of all liability of accidents or injuries incurred during a class by yourself and/or listed participants.

Non-endorsement: Community Education does not endorse the opinions or business affiliations of the instructors used.

Pool Shut Downs: Occasionally the pool is shut down due to circumstances that are beyond our control. If only one class is cancelled, there is no make-up class. In the rare situation a second class is cancelled, we make every effort to offer a make-up class.

Transportation: Please note: transportation for youth enrichment and recreation classes is not provided between schools.

COVID/Virus: In addition, due to the highly contagious nature of the current COVID-19 virus outbreak and potentially any other virus that can be contracted from both symptomatic and asymptomatic people, Big Lake Schools assumes no responsibility for the contraction of any illness as a result of your participation in this class or related class activities. All participants are required to comply with social distancing expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the program and the premises. The district will not be responsible for determining whether or not any participant has or does not have COVID-19 or any other illness before, during or after this class or class activity. Anyone having any illness is required to not attend class. It is the school district’s recommendation that during the COVID-19 pandemic that the participant consult their doctor before participating and follow the CDC guidelines related to social distancing and wearing personal protective equipment.

Parents to Read and Review

Expectations: – I understand that my student will follow instructions given by the adult in charge of the program and will comply with all rules for student conduct for the Community Education program.

Informed Consent: – By its nature, participation in this program’s activities includes risk of injury and the transmission of infectious diseases such as Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Herpes, Hepatitis B and others. Although serious injuries are not common and the risk of HIV transmission is almost nonexistent in supervised Community Education programs, it is impossible to eliminate all risk. Participants have the responsibility to reduce that risk. Participants must obey all safety rules, report physical and hygiene problems, and report any concerns about the equipment.

PARENTS, GUARDIANS WHO MAY NOT WISH TO ACCEPT THE RISK DESCRIBED IN THIS WARNING SHOULD NOT SIGN OR ACCEPT THE FORM. STUDENTS MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM WITHOUT THE PARENT’S / GUARDIAN’S CONSENT.

Parent / Guardian Medical Emergency Authorization: - In the event of a medical emergency while my child is participating in the program, I authorize the adult in charge of the program or designee to release the medical information provided by me to the healthcare provider, and to arrange for treatment in an emergency. I understand that Community Education officials will use the contact information provided to try to contact me in the event of such an emergency. I agree to be financially responsible for the costs of any such medical procedures or treatment. I understand that Community Education does not provide medical insurance for my student.

Concussion Management Information: – It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to review the Concussion Management Information and share this information with their child. Click here to review the information http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/

Early Childhood Immunizations

Minnesota law requires that all children be immunized before entering school, including ECFE and Little Learners Preschool classes. Up-to-date immunizations must be submitted to ECFE before your child attends classes.