Class Policies – Youth Theatre Northwest

Class Policies

What to Bri​​​​ng:

  • A non-perishable snack and a water bottle. No refrigerators or microwave ovens are available.
  • Appropriate clothing for movement and working with art materials. No slippery shoes and we strongly advise no flip-flops! They are very dangerous to work in.

Sign In & Out:

All students ages 11 and under must be accompanied to their classroom by a parent or guardian and signed in on the attendance sheet in the classroom when the doors open for class. They may be signed out by parents or guardians listed on the emergency release form, as identified by the student. Students 12 and over with a completed written permission form may sign themselves in. Students 12 and over with a completed written permission form may sign themselves out with the parental understanding that they will be completely unsupervised and may need to leave the building if YTN is closing for the day. Without a completed written permission form, students 12 and over must be accompanied to their classroom by a parent or guardian and signed in and out. Please ask Stephanie at the front desk for the sign-in/out permission form or download it here.

Late Pick Up Policy:

Students must be picked up promptly at the end of their class. Lateness is determined by the educator's watch. Parents late for pickup will be given 1 verbal warning. Each additional late pickup, after a 5 minute grace period, parents will be billed $30 within the first half hour, and $1 for each additional minute after that. To clarify, if you arrive at 12:15 for a class ending at 12, you will be billed for $30. If you arrive at 12:45 for the same class, you will be billed for $45. PLEASE NOTE: Parents of children allowed to sign themselves in or out of class will still be assessed a late pick-up charge if they are being picked up by a parent or guardian that is late. The late payment charge is used to compensate the educator for their time and inconvenience.

Weather Policy:

Youth Theatre Northwest follows the Mercer Island School District for all weather-related closures. No refunds will be given for classes cancelled when MISD cancels or dismisses early its schools due to inclement weather.

Refund & Cancellation Policy:

If you need to a cancel a registration, you must do so at least 1 week before the first day of class or camp. YTN will refund registrations cancelled within the required timeline, less the non-refundable $75 deposit. Registrations cancelled less than a week prior to start day will not be refunded, however, a credit in the amount of the class can be issued for future use.

YTN reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment. YTN will notify families 1 week prior to the beginning of class if cancellation is necessary. A full refund will be made if class cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

Classes or camps cancelled due to weather or extenuating events will be refunded less the $75 deposit.

Transfer Policy:

Transferring from one session to another after registration will incur a $15 processing fee.

Annual Registration Fee Policy:

If you do not pay the $25 annual registration fee by the first day of class, your student will not be able to participate in class. You can pay it here.

Find up-to-date summer information under Parent Resources.