Policies and Information for Dairy Barn Education Programs

REFUND POLICIES

The Dairy Barn Arts Center can refund a registration (less the 9.5% service fee) provided the request is made not less than 7 business days before the first (or only) meeting of the class/workshop/camp.

Requests to unenroll in a class or workshop must be submitted via email to the Education office, education@dairybarn.org, or by calling 740-592-4981 and choosing OPTION 1 for EDUCATION.

In the event of inclement weather, instructor illness/emergency, or other unplanned cancellations, Dairy Barn classes or workshops will be rescheduled.

If a class or workshop is canceled due to low enrollment, full refunds including all service fees will be issued to all students.

INCLEMENT WEATHER PROTOCOL

Dairy Barn administration closely monitors winter weather events and travel advisory levels issued by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.

Email notification of cancellation will be sent to students no later than 3 HOURS before the scheduled class. Students should check for this message before heading to The Dairy Barn on any inclement weather days or call 740-592-4981. 

Classes canceled due to weather (or any other unforeseen circumstances) will be rescheduled for the same day and time in the weeks subsequent to the original schedule. Winter Session short-form workshops, taking place on only 1-2 days, will be published with an inclement weather make-up date included. Students are asked to check their availability for both dates before registering for these events.

WAITLISTS FOR CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Waitlists are a great feature of The Dairy Barn’s registration platform, CourseStorm. When a previously full class or workshop has a seat open up, we will contact those on the waitlist in chronological order. Unfortunately, waitlist requests cannot be forwarded to the next time that class may be offered. However, we are happy to add those who have completed waitlist requests to our email outreach so that they are notified as soon as new registration opportunities become available.

ACCESSIBILITY

Diversity is a core value at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all visitors, students, and staff. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.

The Dairy Barn is committed to being an inclusive space. As we work to ensure every person has equitable access to the arts and our programs, students are invited to provide essential information and insight about their individual needs at registration. We employ our well-honed creativity skills to create collaborative accommodations while acknowledging the capacity of our staff and resources. 

All information pertaining to the medical and/or accessibility needs of students will be treated with confidentiality and care. Information submitted to the Education Director through registration and follow-up conversations may be shared with Dairy Barn staff or instructors who will interact directly with that individual to provide the best support. All Dairy Barn staff are instructed in the confidentiality requirement for personal health information.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Masks may be required for staff, students, and visitors. The Dairy Barn follows updated guidance from the CDC. If the conditions are deemed necessary, The Dairy Barn reserves the right to implement a mask requirement at any time without prior notice. Masks are welcome and encouraged to be worn by anyone if it is their preference. All staff, students, and Teaching Artists who are sick or exhibit symptoms of illness are instructed to remain home.

Frequently touched surfaces are cleaned and sanitized regularly. Additional ventilation may be added to activity spaces for improved airflow. Hand washing and sanitizing should be done frequently and thoroughly including upon arrival, after bathroom usage, and before and after contact with shared items.

Thank you for helping keep arts access available and as safe as possible for everyone!

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