Punctuality:

We ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to class time. Every class begins with a warm-up period which is important and necessary for every student. It provides physical and mental preparation for a class and, when performed completely,can help prevent injuries. 

Parent responsibilities:

Before Class – Parents should accompany young children to the bathroom before class. Upon arrival, students should store their shoes and outdoor attire in the cubbies provided. Please do not leave them on the bleachers or around the lobby. All parents must watch their children before class and their siblings during the lesson. Parents and siblings are not allowed in the party rooms or mini gym.

In Observation Area – Children are not to run or tumble in the lobby, and can not go into the gym without an instructor. Parents are required to supervise their children in the facility if they are not in class. Planet Gymnastics does not offer bathroom assistance so please consider staying in the lobby during class especially for younger children.

After Class – At Planet Gymnastics, we believe as a parent your #1 responsibility is to be supportive of your child. Show your child that you believe he/she is a great person and trying his/her best is what is most important. If you are routinely late picking up your child, we may suggest exploring an alternative class time to better match your schedule. We reserve the right to charge a fee for late pick ups that negatively affects our staff’s schedule. We do not guarantee direct supervision for your child when not picked up on time.

Parent reminders:
  • Parents are not allowed in the gym or on equipment. If a parent has a special reason to go in the gym, it must be cleared by management and a waiver must be signed.
  • Planet Gymnastics is not responsible for lost, stolen, broken, or left behind. There is a lost and found bin in the cubby room that should be checked frequently.
  • Per Natick Board of Health, NO SMOKING is allowed in or near our facility
  • Please use extra care when driving through our parking lot. Watch for small children, drive slow and yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
  • There are no pets allowed in the facility (exception for service animals).
Child injury and illness:

Please inform us of any physical or medical information regarding your child that would be relevant to his/her success in class (information is kept confidential). IF your child cannot attend class due to an injury, a doctor’s note may be required to return (and is required for any qualifying payment adjustments).

Staff:

We are fortunate to have such a qualified team here at Planet Gymnastics. Our coaches are specifically selected and trained to safely bring out the best in each child. Planet Gymnastics coaches are USA Gymnastics Safety certified as well as First Aid and CPR certified. All staff participate in training, clinics, and seminars to further their teaching abilities. Finally, all Planet Gymnastics staff have access to the staff library which contains a wealth of information on the latest training techniques and theories of child development.

Facility cleanliness:

We pride ourselves in our facility, its bright colors, inviting atmosphere, excellent equipment, and cleanliness. We have professional cleaning done every night. Food or drink is NOT ALLOWED in gym. If you are enjoying food or drink in the vending area, please help us keep the facility clean! Be responsible for making sure all garbage is properly disposed of. In consideration of food allergies, please clean up any spills in the lobby or vending area. No gum in class or the facility.

Practicing at home:

Although we want to encourage exercising at home, we do NOT encourage tumbling at home. Ask your child what they are doing in class but never spot skills you are not trained to. Do practice safe stretching and safe strength building. We would be happy to share ideas and pointers for safe home exercising.

Communication:

We encourage communication between parent and teacher. Get to know your child’s teacher and understand that most communication will be through email. Please make sure we have your current e-mail address on file. We do not provide your e-mail address to any outside company.

Affiliations:

Planet Gymnastics is recognized by USA Gymnastics as a Member Club. As the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in the US, we follow their recommendations for safety, curriculum, and staff certification.

Gym Show:

Our annual end of the year performance and celebration occurs in June, and is for all students Gymstars 1 age and older. Gym Show is a chance for children to show off their skills. Bring your family and friends. Classes will start practicing routines a little over 1 month before the show. As Gym Show time gets close, flyers with additional information on performance days and times will be posted. 

Safe Sport Policy:

Planet Gymnastics of Natick strictly abides by all policies and procedures set forth by the Center for SafeSport which can be found at www.safesport.org. All individuals, regardless of membership in USA Gymnastics, are encouraged to report suspected violations of the Center’s SafeSport Code. They can be reported directly to USA Gymnastics by email to safesport@usagym.org or by phone at (720) 524-5640. All Members of USA Gymnastics are required to report suspected SafeSport Code violations related to or accompanying sexual misconduct.