Sandy Springs Gymnastics

COVID-19 Policies FAQs:

 

We’ve planned and are now prepared on how to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and families as we return to the Hammond Park facility.  We will take a cautious, yet flexible approach that puts student and staff well-being first!  Please keep in mind that these new policies may not be ideal but we ask that you all be respectful of the changes made during this critical time. 

 

Here are a few FAQs about our restricted opening and classes/camps at Hammond Park!

Last Updated May 28, 2022

 

Q: How do I register for a class?

A:  First, create an account on our parent portal.  From there you can find classes available for registration HERE.  If you have any questions about classes or registration please email: info@sandyspringsgymnastics.org

Q: How often do classes meet?

A:  Classes meet once a week for 50 minutes. (Wiggle Worm classes are 30 min.)

Q:  What days and times are classes offered

A:  Our recreational and preschool gymnastics classes are offered on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30 - 6:30pm and Saturdays from 10:00am - 1:00pm (Please see class schedule HERE)

Q: What should my gymnast wear to class?

A:  Gymnasts should wear comfortable clothing.  This includes: leotards, shorts and shirt, leggings, etc.  This does NOT include: jeans, dangling jewelry or oversized clothing

Q:  We will be traveling or away for part of a month, can our tuition be prorated?

A:  We are unable to prorate your class prior to registration.  We ask that you wait to register for classes if you know you will miss a few classes or utilize the add/drop periods during the last week of each six-week period to make registration changes.

Q: Can we register for classes at the gym?

A: At this time, to control the flow of persons in and out the facility, we ask that all registration be done online.  If you have any questions or need. assistance, please email us (info@sandyspringsgymnastics.org) or call us (470-524-1396)

Q: What are new gym hours?

A: The gym office is open:

Mondays & Wednesdays 2:00-7:00pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-7:00pm

Fridays 9:00am-3:00pm

Saturdays 10:00am - 1:00pm

Virtual Office Hours

Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm

**We strongly urge calling for any questions during these hours as we try to keep traffic flow low during this time.

Q: Can I accompany my gymnast into the building?

A: Yes, you may accompany them inside and you can watch their class from the bleachers. 

Q: We are not comfortable with wearing masks inside the gym, can my child still take class?

A: Yes, effective March 2022, we have moved to a mask optional model per the guidance of the CDC.

 

Q: What will instruction be like, in light of all of the changes?

A: We will continue to provide the same quality instruction, our coaches will keep all groups in “zones” or areas of the gym, Physical readiness, mental strength/discipline and FUN will continue to be the highlight of our classes with our USA gymnastics certified instructors will remain with each group at a 6:1 ratio.

Q:  What do we do if our child our someone in our immediate family has tested positive for COVID-19 or asked to quarantine from school?

 

A:  We are continuing to do what we can to keep the gym as safe as possible.  In order to keep doing this, we ask that if your family and any immediate members fall into any of these categories:

 

  • Have been quarantined due to someone in the family testing positive to COVID-19

  • Your child(ren) and/or close friends have tested positive 

  • Your child(ren) have been asked to quarantine from school

  • May have come in contact with someone positive with COVID-19

 

Please follow these policies before returning to the gym:

  • Your gymnast must quarantine for 5 days, with the day of exposure or positive, whichever comes first, to count as "Day 0."

  • If gymnast or family member had any COVID-19 symptoms, must be symptoms free for at least 24 hours without medication.

 

While we know these “policies” are not ideal and may change due to the outlook of the pandemic, we ask that you be respectful of the policies at this time.  We are all working in an unknown area and are trying our best to keep all parties involved with the gym as safe as possible.  Transparency is also key here.  Please don’t fear missing out on classes!

Q: We just don't know if we are comfortable enough or if the gym is doing enough to stay safe?

A:  We believe we are doing what we can to be as safe as possible at this time.  If you have any concerns with safety during this time, we ask that you exercise caution on your end as you see best fit (ie. staying home just because, getting tested just because, etc).

Q: We didn’t get to change before class, my child will need to get changed at the gym, will they be able to?

A: Yes, there are changing stalls are located inside of the two restrooms. 

Q: What happens in the case of an exposure?

A: Per the CDC’s new guidance, the COVID-19 quarantine period has been shortened to five days. Should an exposure happen inside the gym, all affected students and families will be notified for information purposes about the exposure. However, due to the fact that recreational classes meet on a weekly basis, we will not cancel classes, as there are seven days between each class.

 

Q: What happens if my gymnast is exposed to COVID-19, outside of the gym, but is not experiencing symptoms?

A: We ask that all students who are notified of a COVID-19 exposure, not report to class until the 5 day quarantine period has ended. Please email info@sandyspringsgymnastics.org and let us know, and you will be eligible to attend the open gym at the end of the six week session to “make-up,” for the missed class. This same protocol applies when there is an ill member of the household.

 

Q: My child has a cough, but he/she does not have COVID-19; are we allowed to come to class?

A: No, we ask that during this time of rapid transmission, any gymnasts experiencing any illness of known or unknown origin, please stay home from gymnastics. If you miss a class, please email info@sandyspringsgymnastics.org and let us know, and you will be eligible to attend the open gym at the end of the six week session to “make-up,” for the missed class.