Health & Safety Policy (Face to Face Programs/Classes)
Effective June 20, 2020
For the safety of all students and staff, ReDefiners has implemented the following policy for all Face to Face classes/programs:
1. Any person who is ill (fever, coughing, sneezing, runny nose) will not be allowed to enter the building/program/classroom
2. Fever checks are conducted upon entrance to ReDefiners programs and anyone with a fever will be asked to return home. If an individual develops a fever while in attendance, he/she will be asked to return home immediately. If it is not possible to leave immediately, this person will be taken to the front office until he/she is able to leave.
3. Masks must be worn by staff and students
4. Frequent handwashing is required and hand sanitizer must be used upon entrance to the building/program/class
5. Any person who misses class due to illness will have the option to re-schedule a make-up class through our Live Virtual Platform
6. A doctor's clearance and/or two week self-quartine is required if an individual becomes ill with a fever
- Please note that no refunds are given for missed classes
- Individual Make-up classes are offered for an additional fee
- If ReDefiners cancels a class and does not provide a reasonable make-up class (usually with days in the semester or extended class times), a credit towards additional class sessions will be provided.
It is the policy of ReDefiners World Languages to collect registration fees/tuition for language classes in full no later than the first day of class. As a courtesy and to promote equity in educational opportunities, participants must pay in full online at ReDefinersWL.org or select a monthly auto-recurring payment. If the payment method on file is returned, a $35 return fee will be charged and a new payment method must be supplied for any outstanding balances. A valid payment method must be provided to continue classes.
Pick-Up Policy (Youth Out-of-School-Time Programs)
It is imperative that you pick your child up directly after his/her language program. We understand that “life” happens, sometimes causing unpreventable circumstances leading to late pick-up. Therefore, a $10 late fee will be assessed to families who have not picked up children 10 minutes after the end of the class. Extra $1 per minute will be charged thereafter, with all late fees due by each day. Failing to pay all the total amount of the late fee by the next session, the student will not be allowed to enter his/her class.
Make sure to sign in/out on the clipboard every session.
In the event of an emergency, please contact the Program Coordinator at 813-530-2313.
Behavior/ Disruption Policy
Both students and instructors deserve an academic environment that is conducive to learning.
Disruption is defined as:
The act, words, or general conduct of a student in a classroom or other academic environment, which in the reasonable estimation of the Instructor: 1. Directs attention away from the academic matters at hand, such as noisy distractions, persistent, disrespectful or abusive interruption of class; or 2. Presents a danger to the health, safety or well-being of self or other persons.
This policy is not meant to cover one-time occurrences, rather, to provide standard practice for recurring disruptions.
Each teacher develops classroom rules with her/his students. As a program, the following behavioral expectations are the same across all classes:
1. Speak the target language (Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, etc.)
2. Follow directions
3. Be respectful
4. Give maximum effort
ReDefiners follows a color code system, similar to Hillsborough County Public Schools. The system is comprised of three levels, 1. Green, 2. Yellow, 3. Red. All students begin the day at the “Green” level.
Behavior that causes disruption of class (failure to participate, actively working on non-class activities, hitting, excessive talking not related to class, etc.) that is not immediately redirected with positive reinforcement by the teacher will earn the child level “Yellow”. At this point, the teacher will privately discuss the matter with the child.
If the disruptive behavior persists, the child will then earn level “Red” at which point, a parent-teacher meeting will be requested.
If a student earns level “Red” 3-times within a single semester, we will ask that he/she take a break from the program for the remainder of the semester.
Please accept the terms & conditions to submit this form.