Updated 5/28/2020 at 12:49PM
Hello Parents of Pre-School Students!
As we said in our previous emails, all preschool classes (Parent & Tot, Tiny Tots, Super Tots and Super Stars) are starting on June 1st.
We are excited to see our youngest ones in the gym again. Our 1st stage of reopening is going well, and we are all diligently working on keeping social distance, keep the gym clean and everyone safe.
Once we start our classes we will have to space them out a little so coaches would have time to clean. Please look at the ADJUSTED SCHEDULE (click on the link) to know when to come. The class your child is in is either kept at the same time, or pushed back by 5-10 minutes, so we hope this will not cause any conflicts with your schedule.
If you have been on Option 2 or 3 we have saved your spot. However, if you still do not feel comfortable rejoining, please let us know and we can freeze your account and stop charging you, however, you would possibly lose your spot on that particular class. Regarding your credit, it will still be there whenever you return. The credit paid can also be used for any child in your family, any program, b-parties, camps, private classes or any purchase at our pro-shop.
As you all know we have closed on March 16th due to CORONA virus and if you paid full tuition in March, we owe you two (2) classes.
By our gym calendar the June session supposed to start on June 3rd, but due to the closing of two months, we have decided to start pre-school program earlier, on June 1st. With this being said, Monday and Tuesday students will receive 5 classes instead of four in June and for that reason one of those will be considered a MAKE UP class. The second make up will not expire as long as you are an active member of Brown’s so you do not have to rush to schedule it.
What procedures we are taking to keep your kids safe?
We sent an email previously explaining procedures, but here it is again:
Observation: One parent (or one non-participating individual) per child is allowed in the facility, but are asked to avoid coming in to avoid increasing the risk of spreading the virus. Our observation areas are limited and only 8 parents are permitted at a time in the upstairs observation room; only 4 at the time in toddler’s room and only 12 parents in the gym observation area. As always, parents of team and recreational students are only allowed in the upstairs observation area. To be considerate of others, we ask team parents not to come and watch every practice or stay longer than 30-45 minutes.
- All adults, including instructors in the facility must wear masks and must keep social distancing of 6 ft.
- Markings are placed on the floor in the lobby and the gym areas. Students are not required to wear masks but are welcome to do so.
- Instructors of pre-school classes do not have to wear mask during the class but must try to keep an adequate social distance!
- Student who are coming in barefoot will not be allowed in the building
- Touch-less temperature check for every person entering the building
- Students must wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon their arrival and after each event
- Coaches will be required to wash hands before and after every class (or every hour if coaching team).
- No Spotting! Coaches are not allowed to touch students while in this stage of opening. They will use different methods of teaching (breaking the skill apart and setting up the drills).
- Coaches will make sure to wash mats/equipment after every class with water and soap
- The communal drinking fountains will be closed. Students must bring their own water bottle marked with their initials.
- Students will not be allowed any contact with each other
Drop Off & Pick Up policy (If you do not want to enter the facility) For your own safety (as many parents have asked) we are adjusting Pick Up Policy. The drop off is same: someone will be at the door helping you out and making sure your child makes it to the class. For pick up, we have arranged with our Staff to help you out so you do not have to come out of your car and inside the building. At the end of the class we will have 3 of our staff members on 3 different doors with kids lined up behind them. When you come to our parking lot you do not need to park; just circle around and wave to our Staff so they can release your child. We hope this procedure would be much safer and easier for you.
Please be patient and help us make this process smooth and easy. We appreciate your cooperation!
Cost of Classes: In January 2020 we have implemented a small increase in tuition making sure we are still one of the most affordable gymnastics schools around. All our members at that time had been grandfathered the old prices till June of 2020. So, if you are one of those who had been with us longer than 6 months, please expect to see 1-2% increase in tuition (all except Gymnastics Teams). Along with that, we have changed our policy and there will be NO MORE discounts on advanced payments for 3, 6 or 12 months. This last policy applies to our teams too!
Summer CAMP registration is OPEN! Hurry, to register as enrollment is limited!
If you have any questions, please feel free to emails us back!
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT THROUGH THE TOUGH TIMES
AND SEE YOU SOON!
Updated May 15, 2020 at 8:46PM
RE-OPENING MONDAY, MAY 18th. The first in the gym will be our competitive teams! Karate and Dance starts May 20th, Recreational Gymnastics and Ninja start May 23rd and our Pre-school program starts June 1st! Our Summer Camp will start May 20th! More info coming your way via email! Welcome back!
All members MUST have the new waiver and the questionnaire filled out before coming to their class. We ask that you email them back to us rather than handing them out.
Updated April 24th, 2020 at 4:09PM
The annual event Rainbow Classic originally planned to be held on May 16th will be rescheduled. The date will be determined once our classes start again . If you have registered and paid for this event and want to drop, we will issue you a full refund minus $25 for the leotard if received. Please let us know via email if you want to drop from this event. Our Rainbow routines are very simple and we are pretty sure 1.5-2 month will be sufficient to master them all. We have posted on our Facebook page some of beam and floor routines so that your girls can practice at home.
Virtual classes: While your kids are stuck at home, full of energy, here is another way of keeping them busy
Our Team and Pre-team have regular virtual classes with Coach Chris and that seems to be working great. If you are taking these classes, please give us a feedback. If your child is on team or pre-team, we will be sending another email to you soon…
Now, we are starting recreational Virtual Classes with Coach Nina. Miss Nina is willing to teach virtual recreational classes and anybody can join. She will be hosting Zoom sessions once per week (Tuesdays at 1PM) that will include stretch and conditioning and also teach 1-3 skills per session. These virtual lessons will at first be designed for Level 1-4 and depending on number of gymnasts interested we may split it and host separate lessons for Level 1-2 and also Level 3-4. The classes will be up to 45 minutes long. These lessons are only $5/session and you may make payment directly to Coach Nina via Venmo. Please email us if you are interested to register and Miss Nina will be contacting you.
Please, email us if you have any question and stay healthy!
Updated March 17th, 2020 10:52AM
After-school Pick Up Program Options
- Drop til March 24th with no any extra charges. With this option you will lose your spot.
- Pay regular weekly fee on or by March 24th and save your spot. With this advanced fee you are covering 1st week of after school pick up when we re-open. If the school does not reopen by the end of the school year, you may use this amount for next school year, or you can request a refund. If you pay and decide to drop after March 24th, or you decide not to have the kids participate that 1st week of school, the fee is not refundable and not transferable.
Please, email us with your choice.
Additional details to consider
Update 3/16/2020 7:30pm
NEW FEDERAL RECOMMENDATIONS ARE TO LIMIT GATHERINGS TO 10 PEOPLE OR LESS. WE DO NOT WANT TO PUT ANY OF OUR STUDENTS, STAFF MEMBERS OR ANY OF YOU IN OUR COMMUNITY AT RISK, AND WE HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO CLOSE OUR FACILITY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
WE ARE CANCELLING ALL CAMPS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU ARE REGISTERED AND PAID FOR YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CREDITED.
WE AT BROWN’S FEEL BAD WE CANNOT ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR CHILDREN AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER, WE ALL NEED TO DO OUR PART TO GET OUT OF THIS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE WITH AS LEAST CONSEQUENCES AS POSSIBLE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING & SUPPORT!
Previous Post 3/14/2020
We have been closely monitoring the local and national media news and are paying attention to the health authorities’ guidance regarding epidemic. Servicing many local families, Brown’s Gym Orbit goal is children’s health and well being and we recognize the seriousness of this challenging time. We are consulting with local and nationwide gym owners and officials on how to approach and go about this situation.
Our gym is currently on Spring break and as previously planned there is no classes till March 22nd. After much thoughts and consideration, for the safety of our community, we have decided to cancel the classes til March 30th. We will be using this time to extra clean and completely disinfect the gym as we are committed to providing safe environment to our students, parents and Staff.
For your information, our gym is professionally cleaned every night, which includes deep cleaning and sanitization. Additional focus has been placed on high use areas and surfaces. We have sanitization stations throughout the gym and cleaning supplies onsite that staff use to do additional disinfection throughout the day. All props and materials used for gymnastics classes, Preschool Play, and camps are cleaned and disinfected regularly. For your information, Brown’s gym uses two cleaning companies daily and one of them, Enviro-Master, provides hospital grade disinfecting.
We understand this is an unprecedented situation that puts strains on all of us. However, we think it is of crucial importance to be disciplined and prevent worsening of situation at this beginning faze. For now, we can promise providing make ups for missed classes due to this issue as long as you are registered with Brown’s. We hope the situation would normalize soon and we would see all of you in the gym soon!
We have also decided to keep our camps going. However, due to a state of health emergency, the camps may be canceled last minute. Please, be prepared!
Our management will be closely monitoring this ever-changing Covid-19 situation and will continue to provide updates daily.
Please stay tuned and check our Facebook page and your emails regularly.
As always, dedicated to you!