School Policies

School Policies

Policies for Children
Policies for Adults

Policies for Children

Thank you for becoming a part of the Scuola Italiana di Portland family by enrolling your child(ren) in Italian language classes with us.


Class Hours and Promptness
Classes will begin and end promptly. Scuola Italiana di Portland does not offer early drop off. Please email info@scuola about after care options. Please make every effort to get your child(ren) to class on time and to pick them up as soon as class is over. To minimize classroom disruptions, we also ask that you make every effort to avoid coming early to pick up your child(ren.)


Class Observation and Participation
Parents wishing to observe the classroom(s) and teachers in action prior to enrollment are encouraged and welcome to attend one of our Open Houses. This is an ideal opportunity to see the teachers at work with children in a classroom environment.


Parent Volunteers
While we welcome the volunteer support of parents and others in furthering the growth of the Scuola Italiana di Portland, we are not able to accommodate parents as volunteers in the classroom environment during class times. This maximizes the ability of our teachers and students to build a strong direct relationship with each other during limited class time together. Other volunteer opportunities are available outside the classroom. Please email info@scuola.us for more information.


Sick Child Policy
If your child has an active cold or is contagious to others (has had a fever within the past 24 hours), please be courteous to other students and keep your child at home.


Pick up and release Policy
Staff will ONLY release your child(ren) to adults (parents and emergency contacts) already listed on your Application Form. If you wish to authorize any other adults to pick up your child they must be pre-approved by you, by listing them on the Student Emergency Record Form. Note that these contacts will be required to provide photo ID in order to leave with your child. Please inform your child’s teacher if there will be a change in who is retrieving your child(ren) when you drop your child off for class.


Classroom Rules and Policies
For classes held at each campus, we ask that all participating families and children abide by the general rules and codes of conduct for that location.

General Dress Code:

  • Children should wear tights or leggings under dresses.
  • Children should not dress in costumes except on designated dress up days.
  • Children with long hair should pull it back to avoid contact with food, paint, etc.
  • We also recommend that all “Cuccioli” (3-5 years old) bring a complete change of clothes with them every time they attend class, including appropriate rain gear for the season.
  • It is also important that all items be labeled for identification in case of loss. We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Toileting
To maximize the amount of time the teacher has to work with students, and to minimize mess and disruption, we must ask that young children attending classes at Scuola Italiana di Portland be toilet-ready prior to enrolling. Toilet-ready means that there has not been an accident in the past month


Weather Closures and Make-up Classes
Due to our small size and limited scheduling opportunities, make-up classes are not available for any reason. If a student is absent from a regularly scheduled class, unfortunately we cannot offer a “day trade,” in order to maintain student-teacher ratios. Students must attend classes only on the days for which they are registered. We cannot offer a makeup class on an alternate day.


Withdrawal & Refund Policies

Tuition is due prior to the start of class. (Please see Late Tuition/Child Exclusion Policy below.)

Tuition Refunds

A  refund of tuition may be made under the following circumstances:

  • student(s) must be withdrawn a minimum of 2 weeks prior to start of classes
  • refund will be minus a $75 processing fee per student

Tuition refunds once classes have begun:

In the unlikely event that you should need to withdraw your child(ren) with less than two weeks prior to class or once the term has begun, we offer a refund of 50% of the balance of remaining tuition OR 100% of the remaining tuition as credit for the following semester, minus the registration fees.

This is to keep us from sustaining an untenable financial loss. Before signing up for a class, we urge you to consider carefully if you are able and willing to commit for the duration. Thank you for your understanding as we work to build this fledgling program.

Refund requests must either be made in writing to: Scuola Italiana di Portland, P.O. Box 6507, Portland, OR 97228-3061 or via email at info@scuola.us.

If a Scuola Italiana di Portland course does not proceed, for whatever reason, we will refund, in full, all remaining tuition paid. This does NOT include initial Registration fees except when a scheduled class is cancelled by the school.  At that time, fees will be either fully or partially refunded depending on timing of the cancellation.


Late Tuition/ Child Exclusion Policy
Please note that if tuition payment is not received prior to the beginning of the first day of classes (and you have not made other specific arrangements beforehand) your child(ren) may be excluded from participating in class.


Pro-rated, Partial Tuition, School Closures
As a general rule, we are not able to offer pro-rated, partial tuition, or tuition refunds for closures that are out of the school’s control, such as weather-related closures. As a small, growing program, we cannot credit or pro-rate the cost of missed days or weeks of school.


 

Policies for Adults

Thank you for becoming a part of the Scuola Italiana di Portland family by enrolling in Italian language classes with us.

Class hours and Promptness
Classes will begin and end promptly. Please make every effort to get to class on time to reduce disruptions. If you are going to be late or miss class, please make sure to email your teacher in advance. Teacher contact will be provided in your welcome email.


Make-up Classes
If a class is cancelled by the school, we will attempt to schedule a make-up class. Weather-related closures will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.


Class Observation
All adult students interested in attending our classes are welcome to attend one class free of charge to observe the teacher and classroom. Please email info@scuola.us to schedule a visit so that the teacher is aware that you will be observing the class.


Sick Policy
If you have an active cold or are contagious (have had a fever within the last 24 hours), please be courteous to other students and stay at home. If you are going to miss a class, please contact the teacher to let them know of your absence and to obtain your assigned homework for the days missed.


Classroom Rules and Policies
For classes held at each location, we ask that all participating students abide by the general rules and codes of conduct for that location.

Please leave the classroom in the same state it was upon entering the classroom: return tables and chairs to original setup; throw away all trash; and remove liquids from cups before disposing of them.


Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Tuition is due prior to the start of class.

Tuition Refunds:

A refund of tuition may be made under the following conditions:

  • Student(s) must be withdrawn a minimum of two weeks prior to start of classes
  • Refund will be minus a $75 processing fee per student

Tuition refunds once classes have begun:

In the unlikely event that you should need to withdraw with less than two weeks prior to class or once the term has begun, we offer a refund of 50% of the balance of remaining tuition OR 100% of the remaining tuition as credit for a following semester, minus the registration fees.

This is to keep us from sustaining an untenable financial loss. Before signing up for a class, we urge you to consider carefully if you are able and willing to commit for the duration. Thank you for understanding as we work to build this fledgling program.

Refund requests must be either be made in writing to Scuola Italiana di Portland, P.O. Box 6507, Portland, OR 97228-3061 or via email at info@scuola.us.

Pro-rated, Partial Tuition, School Closures
As a general rule, we are not able to offer pro-rated, partial tuition, or tuition refunds for closures that are out of the school’s control, such as weather-related closures. As a small, growing program, we cannot credit or pro-rate the cost of missed days or weeks of school.