Important COVID-19 Info

These are difficult times.  Nobody knows what the coming weeks and months will bring.

Our board has decided that for now the best course of action is to

plan for the best and prepare for the worst.

Accordingly, registration will open April 1 as usual.

The following letter, which was sent to our parents and our entire LWSA community, explains our thinking and our policy.

 

Please contact Executive Director Amy Tripp at amy@lwsa.org if there is anything you would like to discuss.

To our sailing school families:

 

If you are considering enrolling a child in sailing school this summer please read this carefully.

 

We at LWSA want to communicate clearly about the sailing school program this summer. During this time of uncertainty we are of course concerned, and at the same time have no idea what the situation will be this summer. We will of course follow national, state and local guidelines set out by the CDC and NH Department of Health and human Services, as well as other sources. We have a strong and committed board of directors who oversee all aspects of the sailing school operations and will collaborate on all decisions made.

 

Our first scheduled program is the after school sailing 2 week (2 day/wk) program, slated to start May 26. As  circumstances dictate and as public health officials advise, we plan to make a final decision about this program no later than April 26th.

 

We feel strongly that we don’t want you (our families) to take any health risk or financial risk. At the same time, we need to plan for the season, so  it is important that you help us by enrolling your kids early.

 

Here is our commitment to you.  We will:

  • Open registration April 1st as planned

  • Offer financial assistance as always, and turn no child down because of inability to pay

  • Provide a full refund if this situation makes you want to cancel your child’s enrollment for any reason

  • Monitor the situation and cancel classes, with full refund, if the health situation warrants.

  • Create a safer environment by adhering to best practices which include personal hygiene (hand washing), sanitizing our common areas, imploring parents to keep their children home if they have a fever or flu like symptoms for 24 hours or until they are fever free, staff training on preventive measures and keeping everyone out-of-doors to the greatest extent possible

  • Keep you informed of any changes as they arise

  • Adhere to social distancing practices if they are still in effect.

 

What we ask you to do:

  • Enroll your kids as usual on or after April 1.(Early bird discounts still apply)

  • Continue to follow recommended health practices within your families

  • Keep your kids home if they are not 100% healthy

  • Follow good social distancing practices when on Sailing School property

 

We believe that being out-of-doors is one of the safest possible environments, and very much look forward to a summer of fun and learning through sailing. We do realize there are risks and appreciate your openness to working together for the common good of our children, staff and all involved.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Email is the best way to reach me amy@lwsa.org

We will get through this together!

Be well,

Amy

Amy Tripp

Executive Director

amy@lwsa.org

 

“Tough times never last, but tough people do”.-Robert H.

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