Cancellation and Registration Policy:
Waiting List: If a class reaches its capacity, we will initiate a waiting list, and you will receive notification of your position if placed on it.
Balance of Tuition: To be considered registered, your remaining tuition balance must be received at least two weeks before the class starts. We will debit your credit card if provided, or it is your responsibility to ensure timely payment by check. Failure to pay by the deadline will result in your cancellation and forfeiting your deposit.
Cancellation and Administration Fees:
- If you cancel two or more weeks before the class start date and your slot fills from the waiting list, you will be charged a $100 administration fee. The remaining balance becomes class credit.
- If you cancel less than two weeks before the class start date and your slot fills from the waiting list, a $200 administration fee applies, with the balance as class credit.
Cancellation without Replacement: If you cancel without your slot being filled from the waiting list, you forfeit the balance paid.
No-Show Policy: If you do not attend without cancellation, your entire class payment is lost.
Class Credits: Class credits remain valid for one year from the issue date, kept on file at our office.
Transfer of Credits: Class credits are transferable only once. Redeeming credits and then canceling for the same class makes the credits non-transferable.
Lost or Forgotten Items: Tracker School is not responsible for lost or forgotten items during classes.
Protected Bird Species: Please refrain from bringing feathers from protected bird species to class.
Foraging and Outdoor Safety Policy
At our outdoor school for kids, we encourage exploring nature, including foraging for edible plants and observing wildlife. However, safety and responsibility are paramount.
- Proper Flora and Fauna Identification: Students must accurately identify flora and fauna before foraging. This includes edible plant recognition and understanding wildlife behavior.
- Supervised Foraging: Our experienced staff and sub-contractors closely supervise foraging, emphasizing safety and guidance.
- Respect for the Environment: Students learn to respect the environment, avoiding harm to plants, animals, and habitats.
We strictly follow local, state, and federal foraging laws, protecting natural resources and ecosystems. Students are educated about these laws and expected to comply.
Respecting Private Property:
We stress respecting private property rights and teaching students to seek landowner permission for foraging. Unauthorized foraging or trespassing on private land is prohibited.
Safety and Getting Hurt:
- Inherent Risks: Outdoor activities have inherent risks, like trips, falls, or wildlife encounters. We minimize risks but cannot eliminate them.
- Safety First: Staff prioritizes student safety, providing first aid and taking appropriate action if accidents occur.
- Emergency Procedures: Established emergency procedures include communication protocols and access to medical assistance.
- Informed Consent: Parents must provide informed consent, acknowledging inherent outdoor risks, including foraging.
- Proper Attire: Students wear appropriate outdoor attire, including sturdy footwear and weather-appropriate clothing.
Parent Sovereignty and Enjoyable Learning:
Parents make ultimate decisions regarding their child’s participation, seeking a hands-on, enjoyable learning experience. We value their active involvement.
Role of Parents in Class:
Parents are essential partners in their child’s education:
- Empowering Role: Parents decide on their child’s participation, empowered to align with their needs and interests.
- Encouraging Independence: We encourage parents to step back, allowing independent exploration and learning.
- Avoiding Helicopter Parenting: Excessive intervention is discouraged, as we trust in students’ ability to learn from experiences.
Consent for Medical Treatment:
In case of illness or accidents, we authorize The LionMan School of ReWilding LLC or staff to approve necessary treatment and sign medical releases on our behalf. We agree to cover incurred expenses.
Release of Liability:
We release The LionMan School of ReWilding from liability for staff acts or omissions related to any injury, accident, or incident affecting our child.
Property Damage and Behavior:
We agree to pay for property damage caused by our child. We expect immediate contact if our child’s behavior could endanger them or others or disrupt class. The school and its employees are released from related claims.
Photographic Images Consent:
We may use your child’s photographic images in promotional materials. This releases the school from liability regarding image use.
We prioritize the well-being of all students and staff. If your child becomes ill, we ask for your cooperation in following these guidelines:
1. Notification: Please inform us as soon as possible if your child is unwell and unable to attend class. Notification can be made to the school’s administrative office or directly to your child’s instructor.
2. Class Credit: In case of illness-related absences, we will work with you to discuss class credit options to make up for missed sessions, where applicable.
We understand that unforeseen family emergencies can arise. If you encounter a family emergency during your child’s enrollment, please follow these procedures:
1. Notification: Notify the school’s administrative office or your child’s instructor as soon as possible if your family is experiencing an emergency affecting your child’s class participation.
2. Absence Arrangements: Depending on the nature and duration of the family emergency, we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements, which may include class credit options or rescheduling missed sessions.
3. Privacy and Confidentiality: We respect your privacy and will handle family emergency situations with the utmost confidentiality and sensitivity.
4. Limit on Sick Days: For the benefit of all students, we have established a limit on sick days during the course. Your child may not exceed 12 sick days during the duration of the course. If this limit is reached, further accommodations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Please note that any arrangements for class credits or makeup sessions related to sickness or family emergencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis.