Important Information for Parents of Branch Gymnastics

As a parent of Branch Gymnastics, there are procedures and guidelines that are important for you to know. For your convenience we have listed them here. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!

Procedures and Guidelines

Tuition

Your monthly tuition is a set fee due by the 4th of each month. This amount is based on the length of each class and the number of times per week your child is scheduled to attend. You are paying for your child’s place in the class, not his or her attendance each month. Since we cannot be responsible for your child’s attendance, we do not refund or carry forward fees for missed classes.

Cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) payments may be made at the front office, or checks (with gymnast’s name) may be mailed to the gym where your child attends. We will add a $35 fee to your account for each returned check. Tuition may also be paid online by logging onto the Parent Portal.

Questions about tuition can be directed to our front office manager, at 269-963-4770 for Battle Creek and 269-544-3000 for Kalamazoo.

Late Fee

A $5 late fee will be added to your account balance for each enrolled family member if your monthly tuition has not been received by the 4th of the month. For competitive team members, a $25 late fee will be applied for each enrolled member if your payment has not been received by the 4th of the month.

Returned Check Policy

A $35 fee will be charged for each check returned for insufficient funds.

Registration

This is an annual fee for each student due upon registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable. As of August 2018, the fee is $45 per student, with a family maximum of $80.

Family Discount

Branch Gymnastics / KidsSports USA is a family owned and operated business and we love families! If you have more than one child actively enrolled, we will deduct 10% off regular tuition per month for each additional child. We also offer discounted annual registration fees for families, as stated above.

Military Discount

Branch Gymnastics / KidsSports USA honors our military families! If you are an active or reserve military member, with military ID, we will deduct 10% off regular tuition per month. However, this discount cannot be combined with a family discount for multiple children.

Starting / Ending Classes and Weather Information

Makeup Classes

Missed a class? Our policy is to allow your child 3 makeup classes per school-year season, and these classes are to be made up within one month of the missed class. No credits or refunds will be given for more than 3 absences, nor if you are unable to attend the makeup class. Children will make up in another class of the same age group and level. These classes only allow one makeup slot per class and each gymnast must be scheduled in advance. We do not allow makeups in late May and June as the students are preparing for recital. Additionally, we do not allow makeups during our two (2) week evaluation period in April. You must call in to schedule your make-up class in advance as space is limited.

Open Enrollment

A gymnast may join a class at any time throughout the year, provided there are openings, and the age and ability level is appropriate. If your child changes classes during the year, any tuition previously paid will be transferred.

Withdrawal

If your child must withdraw and stop classes, please complete a withdraw card or email/mail us a letter before the next month starts. Please do not assume that we will automatically drop your child if they have not been attending. If we do not receive written notification of your intention to stop classes, we will consider your child actively enrolled and you will be responsible for tuition until we receive written notification. Our classes run the same schedule month-to-month so you do not have to contact us unless there are changes. We will post your monthly tuition on your account on the first of each month for every enrolled child, and this tuition is due unless you email/mail us or fill out a withdraw card. No refunds or credits are given.

Holiday Closings

Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and weekend, holiday break in December, Easter weekend, Memorial Day, and Independence Day (July 4th).

Weather-Related or Emergency Closings

We rarely cancel classes due to weather conditions. If we do cancel class, it will be announced on local radio (WKFR 103.3) and television (Channel 3 WWMT) stations. Please remember that we are not affiliated with local schools and do not always follow school closings. You may also call our office for information.