LifeLight Youth Theatre is dedicated to developing character and creativity in children ages 3-19 through quality performing arts classes and productions that provide opportunities to build community and form Christ-centered friendships all while reflecting the Creator.  

 


GENERAL CLASS POLICIES​ PROCEDURES FOR IN PERSON CLASSES/CAMPS

Registration Information
Registration for LifeLight Youth Theatre weekly classes is for the school year, September- May and is done online at Register for WEEKLY CLASSES .  Classes and teachers are subject to change. If a class fills, waiting lists will be kept and students enrolled in the order that a registration was received if an opening becomes available.


Tuition Payment and Late Fees
Tuition is due by the 1st of each month and is to be paid online, link will be live by September 15th.  Tuition not paid by the 5th will be assessed a late fee of $10.  


Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings 
​In the event of inclement weather and/or poor road conditions, classes/rehearsals may be canceled for the safety of our students/ families. To help us make this decision, we follow Fort Zumwalt School District, if they cancel for inclement weather or if Grace CC building is closed due to severe weather or some other emergency, LYT will not hold class. Local news station KSDK Channel 5 will report LYT closings.  We will also post on our Facebook, Instagram pages, send an email and a text via the Remind app and we always encourage checking our website first for the most up-to-date information.


Attendance Policy

If your student will miss class, please email lifelighttheatre@gmail.com.  If your child is ill, keep them home. There are no refunds for missed classes.

Receiving Emails & Texts
We are committed to providing you all the information needed to be prepared and have an awesome class experience! Please be sure to check your emails and add treasure1@charter.net and lifelighttheatre@gmail.com to your contact.  Gmail email users, please check the Promotions tab, as Gmail tends to filter LYT emails to this tab instead of to the Primary tab.  You can move LYT emails to the Promotions tab and that will tell Gmail to send our emails there.  Also check the board at the LYT lobby table as we post print offs of our sent emails. In your "Welcome" email you were sent information on how to join Remind, our text communication service, please see that email on how to receive LYT texts. 

Medicine
We will never administer a drug of any type, even with parental consent. This includes Tylenol, Advil, etc. 
Therefore, all medication must be self-administered by the student. 
If the medicine must be administered by a parent/guardian, Please enter any important allergies, chronic illness or medical conditions during the registration process. If you have already registered and would like to add this information, please contact us at lifelighttheatre@gmail.com 

Illness and Emergencies 
Children who are ill or who show signs of becoming ill should not attend classes or programs.  Your child cannot perform his or her best when ill and we do not want to spread germs to others.   
Please follow the guidelines below to determine if your child should attend LYT classes or programs.  Keep your child home: 

•    If your child has had had a temperature within the last 24 hours.
•    If your child has vomited or had diarrhea with the past 24 hours.
•    If your student is placed on antibiotics – he/she should stay at home until 24 hours after taking the first dose.
•    If having your child attend the LYT would significantly put others at risk for contracting your child’s illness.
•    If our child feels ill enough that he/she would not be able to benefit from being at the LYT class.
•    If anyone in your family has been diagnosed with the flu, and has an active case, please keep all members at home for at least 24 hours after the last symptoms of flu have subsided. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR COVID-19

If a student becomes ill during class/ camp, the parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up the student. If they cannot be reached, the staff will call the emergency contact listed on the registration form. If no one can be reached, we will take the necessary actions for the health of your child. In the event of a serious emergency, 911 will be called first. There are no refunds for days missed due to illness. 

Covid-19 Related Illness & Absences-  

Mask Policy: 
The choice to wear a mask or not wear a mask is up to each family.   If a family chooses to have students wear a mask, it is understood that LYT and its staff is not responsible for students keeping the mask on.  

If a person in your household has a fever and displays one or more symptoms of Covid-19, please keep all students in your household home until you have confirmation that it is not a Covid-related case.

Possible Exposure/Positive Test: 
In the event of a family being required to quarantine for exposure to or  positive test of COVID-19: 

All family members are asked to not attend LYT for a minimum of 10 days Students can return at the end of quarantine so long as no symptoms have occurred 

Awaiting Test Results:

In the event a family member is tested for COVID-19 and awaiting test results, all family members are asked to not attend class/ events until those results come back.  

Untested Illness: 
In the event a student displays COVID-19 symptoms but remains untested, they will be able to return to LYT when: 

They have a doctor's note stating there is no clinical suspicion that would require COVID-19 testing.
are symptom free and  fever free without medication for 72 hours

-OR-
at least 10 calendar days have passed since the onset of symptoms


Grace CC continues with the enhanced cleaning procedures that were implemented.


Refund policy for Summer Camps/Workshops/ Classes/ Summerstock-  
Summer Camp Refund Policy- 

Registration fees are non-refundable. 

If a student drops up to 14 days before the camp start date,Tuition Fees will be refunded, less a $25.00 per child fee and that is per camp/workshop. 
If student drops within 13 days of start date, no refund will be given. If a child is ill during camp and cannot attend camp, a credit toward future programming is available . 
Refund policy for September through May weekly classes/productions-
Supply/Registration fees are non- refundable plus an additional $25 processing fee on all refunds.
• Each class that your child has attended will be prorated and deducted from your refund.
• Once a child auditions, production fees, script fees, costume rentals are non-refundable. 


Student Driving Policy

Students who have a valid driver’s license and the permission of their parents to drive to and from classes or programs are permitted to do so under the responsibility and liability of the parents. It is the PARENTS responsibility to be aware of  

•    Any student who leaves the class/program location (e.g. lunch, social gathering, errands).
•    Any student who desires to be transported by another driving student.

LifeLight Youth Theatre is not responsible or liable for the conduct of the students or any incident that may occur while students are away from LYT classes or programs.  
Students and parents must observe speeding regulations and all designated parking areas allowed by the host facility. 


RELEASES/ GUIDELINES

Photo Release
I consent to my child's/my visual image and/or audio recording to be used by LIFELIGHT YOUTH THEATRE INC/ LIFELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE ARTS in the general promotion of its programs. I hereby give permission to LIFELIGHT YOUTH THEATRE INC/ LIFELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE ARTS to us my name and photographic likeness in all forms and media for advertising, exposition displays, trade, and any other lawful purposes.
 


Liability/Injury Release
In consideration for my child participating in LifeLight Youth Theatre Inc/ LifeLight School of the Arts/ and host facility events and activities, we (I), being 18 years of age or older, do for and on behalf of my child participant, if said child is not 18 years of age or older, do hereby release, forever discharge and agree to hold harmless LifeLight Youth Theatre Inc/ LifeLight School of the Arts/ and host facility, LIFELIGHT YOUTH THEATRE INC/ LIFELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE ARTS/ AND HOST FACILITY and the directors thereof from any and all liability, claims or demands for personal injury, sickness or death, as well as property damage and expenses, of any nature whatsoever which may be incurred by the undersigned and the child-participant that occur while said child is participating in the above described activity.  

Furthermore, we (I) and on behalf of our (my) child participant if under the age of 18 years, hereby assume all risk of personal injury, sickness, death, damage and expense as a result of participation in recreation and work activities involved therein.

The undersigned further hereby agree to hold harmless and indemnify said organization, its directors, employees and agents, for any liability sustained as the result of the negligent, willful or intentional acts of said participant, including expenses incurred attendant thereto.
We (I) are the parents or legal guardian(s) of this participant, and hereby grant our (my) permission for him/her to participate fully in said activities, and hereby give our (my) permission to take said participant to a doctor or hospital and hereby authorize medical treatment, including but not in limitation to emergency surgery or medical treatment and assume the responsibility of all medical bills, if any.  

I understand that All LifeLight Youth Theatre Inc/ LifeLight School of the Arts classes will conclude approximately five minutes before the established end time. I have received a copy of LifeLight Youth Theatre Inc/ LifeLight School of the Arts/ and host facility Policies and Procedures and agree to abide by the rules of the organization.


Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. 

LifeLight Youth Theatre, INC has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however,  LifeLight Youth Theatre, INC cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending LifeLight Youth Theatre, INC could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending LifeLight Youth Theatre, INC and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at LifeLight Youth Theatre, INC may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to LifeLight Youth Theatre, INC employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at LifeLight Youth Theatre, INC or participation in programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless LifeLight Youth Theatre, INC, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of  LifeLight Youth Theatre, INC, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any  LifeLight Youth Theatre, INC program.

BY REGISTERING AND PAYING FOR ANY CLASS, EVENT, PRIVATE LESSON, OR OTHER ACTIVITY THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL OF THE ABOVE CONDITIONS AND WAIVERS. IF YOU ARE AN ATTENDEE OF OUR REGULAR CLASSES AND HAVE REGISTERED AND ENROLLED IN A CLASS THROUGH THE “ONLINE REGISTRATION PAGE” YOU AGREED THROUGH THERE AS WELL. PLEASE DO NOT HAVE YOUR CHILD/YOURSELF PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS OR EVENT UNLESS YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS IN THIS AGREEMENT.

Behavior Guidelines
A main focus of LifeLight Youth Theatre (LYT) is to foster a nurturing and respectful environment for both students and adults involved.  In keeping with our Christian values, we promote Christ-honoring behavior of students and adults. LifeLight Youth Theatre affirms their agreement in Grace Community Chapel's Statement of Faith and/ or the Doctrinal Guidelines for Leaders and Teachers and SCCHE's Statement of Faith. On occasion, when behavior-related conflicts arise, we will respond in a consistent manner to alleviate conflicts and to ensure the well being of all participants in the program. Behavior is taken into consideration at various decision-making opportunities throughout the LYT sessions. While it is important that we remember that we are working with children and minor incidents are to be expected, we do need to work to resolve chronic behavior issues that are disruptive to rehearsals, classes and other LYT activities. The following represents LYT’ s approach to address behavior conflicts during any LYT classes, workshops, rehearsals or productions.
• LIFELIGHT YOUTH THEATRE is a privilege and only cooperative behavior is allowed. Respect for the Director, Parent Volunteer(s) and the host facility and facility employee(s) is expected. Disrespectful behavior or willful disobedience is unacceptable. Excessive or persistently disruptive behavior (rough housing or excessive talking) will also be considered as disrespectful or disobedient if the student has been asked to stop the behavior (either individually or in a group setting) and the behavior hasn’t been corrected.
• Honoring language will be used. No name-calling, gossiping or profanity is allowed.
• LIFELIGHT YOUTH THEATRE expects students’ conduct to be respectful to property. Therefore, any damage done to property intentionally will be expected to be replaced or repaired by the student.
• LIFELIGHT YOUTH THEATRE expects purity of self in relationships with others. Couples are to refrain from ALL public displays of affection (PDA) during LYT time/events. Students are to dress modestly and appropriately in a way that eliminates distractions.
• Bullying and dangerous behavior that affects the student, other students, or any adult in charge at LYT will be immediately reported to the Director and parents will be notified. Such behavior impedes the safety of others participating in LYT activities, and is grounds for a child’s removal from the current LYT session and/or production.

Class/Rehearsal/ Performance Guidelines
• Avoid unnecessary noise and distractions during rehearsals and performances. NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED OUT DURING CLASS OR REHEARSAL.   Cell phones that are out during class or rehearsal will be held by the instructor and given back at the end of the class/rehearsal.  
• Stay in designated areas.
• Clean up after yourself and participate in the clean up of the rehearsal space and theatre.
• Behave in a professional manner.
a. Attend all rehearsals and performances unless you are ill or have received the Director’s permission.
b. Be on time. (Parents: please pick up your children on time as well).
c. Be prepared with costumes, makeup, props, and scripts.

Students must demonstrate respect for leaders, directors, teachers, parent volunteers, and other adults at all times. 
1. LYT will not tolerate disrespect directed toward directors, leaders, teachers, adult volunteers, etc. posted on any social media sites. 
a. Students caught posting disrespectful comments will be asked to remove them from the social media site. 
b. Student’s parents or legal guardians will be notified of behavior and consequences will be discussed. 
c. Parents will be notified if students continue with this type of behavior.  Students continuing with this type of behavior risk removal from LYT 
2. LYT will not tolerate verbal, non-verbal, written disrespect directed toward  directors, leaders, teachers, adult volunteers, etc 
a. Students demonstrating disrespect will be reprimanded privately and their parents will be called. 
b. Parents will be notified if students continue to demonstrate disrespectful behavior and consequences will be discussed.   
c. Continued disrespectful behavior will result in that student being removed from that class, function, activity, or event for the remainder of the school year. 
• Have a great time learning and growing!

Discipline Policy 
Inappropriate behavior during camp/ classes/ rehearsals will result in the following course of action: 
Student receives a verbal warning from Teaching Artist or Camp Counselor. 
Student is removed from the class activity until the Teaching Artist invites the student to return the activity. 
Student is removed from the class and reports to the office, a member of our team will contact you. 
If the behavior continues, Education Staff contacts the parent/guardian and further action is determined. Grounds for immediate suspension or removal include but are not limited to fighting, when the child puts him/herself or another student in danger, and violent behaviors towards staff. 
Possible dismissal from the production may result (if warranted).
BEHAVIOR IS DOCUMENTED AND MAY AFFECT FUTURE LIFELIGHT YOUTH THEATRE PARTICIPATION.