Hello GymCats Parents,
We are so excited to have your children join us this Fall. Below you will find a ton of information. Please review it, it would be helpful to quickly go over it with your children before coming to class. There are many new protocols in place this year, so please read in full.
Our main priority at GymCats Gymnastics is keeping our students safe and healthy. Due to COVID-19, in line with NY state guidelines we have made many modifications to our policies.
Here are a few of our new safety measures that are in place going forward:
1) Smaller class sizes to ensure social distancing. There are grey markers 6 feet apart from each other around the whole facility to accommodate social distancing at every event.
2) Lower facility occupancy to ensure that we reduce the amount of people in the gymnastics area at one time. With smaller groups and lower occupancy, space is limited.
3) Since we cannot properly enforce social distancing within our waiting area, we have decided to close it temporarily and create a drop off system at the front door. Alternatively, the waiting area will be open for any parent who would like to wait, but there will be a limit of parents allowed at a time.
4) We will be adjusting class times to limit the amount of students and staff in the gym area at a time and allow for cleaning in between. All high touch areas and bathrooms will be cleaned with a hospital grade cleaning product.
5)The same students will stay with the same staff member for the duration of the class.
a. Staff will be wearing masks at all times when interacting with others.
b. Students are not required to wear masks during the class. HOWEVER, we require that they wear a mask when they enter the facility, getting their temperature checked, and when leaving the facility.
c. If you wish for your child to wear a mask throughout the class, please let us know ahead of time and we fully support you .We will do our best to make your child feel at ease about wearing the mask(Hey look, you are just like the coaches with your mask, that’s awesome! Etc.).
7) Drop off- (please make sure anyone who is dropping your child off is informed)
a. Since we want to be able to maintain social distancing in the gym, we are asking parents to drive-up and drop off whenever possible. There will be a staff member assisting.
b. We will ask about illness symptoms and will take your child’s temperature (touch less). Note- if they are above 100.0 degrees they will not be able to attend class and will be sent home. Please do not send sick children to class!
c. If you arrive late and we are no longer upstairs,a parent may walk in and can check in at the office.
d. Once inside, students will be given hand sanitizer and directed to their cubby to put away their shoes and belongings in their gym bags. A staff member will be there to assist.
e. Students will then go take their spot on the socially distant grey squares on the blue carpet, where they will be supervised until class starts.
8) All staff/students/guests will have to have their temperature checked upon entering the facility. Hand sanitizing will be required upon entering/exiting the facility and throughout class.
9) What to bring-
a. Children should come dressed for class.
b. Water bottle with name on it. NOTE: we have shut down our water fountain.
c. Gym bag to put all their belongings in.
10) Physical contact- Due to the nature of gymnastics, there are times when our coaches will need to be hands on in order to spot children safely and adequately. Please note: gloves will not be permitted during gymnastics- they are not safe for children to use during their activities nor for our coaches who need to spot safely.
11)Pick up- (please make sure anyone who is picking up your child is informed)
a. At the end of each class, each group will be led to the cubby room to get their mask and bags.
b. The child will bring their bag back to the socially distant grey squares on the floor where they will begin to get dressed. Students should leave shoes for last, to be put on once they leave the gym floor.
c. Students will be dismissed to guardians one at a time. Age appropriate students may leave when dismissed.
Younger students (3, 4, & 5 year old) parents or guardians will have to come in and we will dismiss students from social distant squares.
*We will be updating this list as needed and will communicate directly to the parents or guardians of students.*
In the event of another governmental, facility, or class closure, we will switch to virtual training. In the event closure exceeds 1 month you will have the option to continue virtual training. If you don't want to extend virtual classes past the 1 month, you can receive a credit or refund for the then missed classes. We hope that our parents will consider accepting a credit in support of our school, instructors, and staff.
If you chose to pull your child out while we remain open, you will receive a credit. This credit is good for two years. It can be used for birthday parties, summer camp, classes, or private lessons. These credits will be transferable.
We are dedicated to providing a fun and safe learning environment for our students. If you have any further questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome To GymCats Gymnastics
GymCats Gymnastics was founded over 30 years ago with the main goals of creating athletes as well as the foundations for them to succeed both in and out of sports. We start our classes as young as 20 months and continue to challenge them well into their teens.
Gym Cats Gymnastics is the most modern fully equipped facility in Southern New York State. It is centrally located in Yonkers, the Hastings and Dobbs Ferry areas. Click here for directions
Each and every one of our classes works to improve a student’s motor skills, body and spatial awareness, lower body strength, upper body strength, as well as challenging their minds through various drills.
Our goal at Gym Cats is to build a physical and mental foundation for all sports and to promote athleticism and good health through participation in gymnastics.