Punctuality: We ask that you arrive 5 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.
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.
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 they’re great and trying their best. 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.
- Parents are not allowed in the gym except for Parent & Child classes. Adults are never allowed on any equipment – no exceptions.
- Planet Gymnastics is not responsible for items that are lost, stolen, broken, or left behind. Due to health and safety reasons, we will no longer provide a Lost & Found.
- Per the Natick Board of Health, NO SMOKING or VAPING is allowed in or near our facility.
- Use extra care when driving through our parking lot. Watch for small children, drive slowly, and yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
- Aside from Service Animals, there are no pets allowed in the facility.
- Although we want to encourage exercising at home, we do NOT encourage tumbling at home. DO 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.
- We encourage communication between parents and teachers. Get to know your child’s teacher and understand that most communication will mainly be through email.
- Please bring your own water bottles. For the time being, Planet Gymnastics will no longer let children drink from common water fountains. Be sure to label your bottles.
- All persons over three years old must wear a mask in the facility at all times. Participants in the gym must wear their masks. Vaccinated adults have the option to not wear a mask, though it is still strongly encouraged. Anyone who does not have something to cover their mouth should see someone in the office. Additional Health & Safety information can be found at Health and Safety Protocols
Child injury and illness:
Please inform us of any physical or medical information regarding your child that would be relevant to their success in class. This information will be 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.
Our incredible 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. 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.
Please make sure your child is properly dressed for class. Baggy and inappropriate clothing make an unsafe situation for both your child and our teachers. If a child is not dressed appropriately they will not be allowed to participate. A makeup for this class can be scheduled.
Appropriate Attire: Leotard, unitard, t-shirt, shorts, non-baggy sweatpants, leggings, ankle length tights.
Reminders: No student may wear socks. Their feet must be bare at all times. No jeans, corduroys, overalls or clothes with buckles, belt loops, buttons or zippers. No tights that cover the feet. No jewelry of any kind. Long hair must be pulled back from face and in a ponytail, when possible.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.