–BRIGHT BEGINNINGS SCHOOL POLICIES–
Terms & Condition for Enrollment
1. GENERAL RULES
Students must provide Bright Beginnings ESL Hawaii (hereinafter “BB”) a scanned copy of their passport (picture page only) and a copy of their health insurance prior to the start of, or at the latest on the first day of their program. Scheduled activities are subject to change due to traffic, weather conditions and/or other reasons. BB reserves the right to change programs, activities and policies without prior notice. BB reserves the right to expel any student that becomes disruptive to the program, staff, or other students in the program. In such cases a refund will not be issued.
2. LATE PICK-UP
Children not picked up at the end of the camp day will be supervised by our staff. A fee of $1 per minute will be charged after 4:30 p.m. The parent / legal guardian (hereinafter “Parent”) is required to contact BB at the earliest convenience if they are to be late.
3. SIGNING IN AND OUT
The parent is responsible for dropping off and picking up the student at school or the shuttle bus stop. BB requires that all children are to be properly signed in and out by an authorized adult in order to ensure their safety.
4. REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
Available spots are filled on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-PAID BASIS. Online enrollment and full or partial payment will reserve your spot for enrollment. For partial payment, a 10% of tuition will be charged. Full payment is required within 30 days of online enrollment. For customers who elect for partial payment, a remaining payment balance invoice will be sent by email which needs to be settled from 30 days of enrollment. Otherwise, the enrollment spot will be removed. Online payments are charged an additional 4% for foreign credit card handling. Customers who are paying by check, please send the check to the address provided online or at the following address:
Bright Beginnings Hawaii
4211 Waialae Ave, #30
Honolulu, HI 96816
Checks that are not received within two weeks of online enrollment will lose their enrollment spot.
5. CANCELLATIONS BEFORE START OF THE PROGRAM
30 or more business days prior to the start date: full refund (on tuition only). Registration fee is non-refundable.
Between 15 and 29 days prior to the start date: 75% refund (on tuition only).
1 to 14 days prior to the start date: 50% refund (on tuition only).
CANCELLATIONS AFTER START OF THE PROGRAM
After start of the program: tuition is not refundable.
CANCELLATIONS FOR THOSE REGISTERED THROUGH AGENTS
Cancellation policies for students who registered through agents may have separate cancellation policies and should refer to their agents. All agent-student contract conditions will be confirmed by BB prior to issuing a refund. General conditions for cancellations are: a $150 fee will be charged for all camp programs and is non-refundable. There are no partial week refunds. All refunds will be issued 30 days after notification.
CANCELLATIONS OF THE CONDOMINIMUM and HOST FAMILY ACCOMODATIONS
There is no refund on the Accommodation Placement Fee. Refunds are calculated according to the policies of the individual rental establishment. There will be no refund on any deposit collected in the event of cancellation once the accommodation has been booked. There is a cancellation processing fee of $100.
6. LIMITED LIABILITY
Parents and students understand that BB does not guarantee that the program participants will reach any specific level of performance or fluency. Parents agree that, should there arise any liability on the part of BB, its owner, directors, instructors and other employees with regard to the services provided under this agreement or as a result of participation in all BB programs, BB’s liability shall be limited to any tuitions paid.
7. MEDICAL PERMISSION AND MEDICAL INSURANCE
Parents and students hereby grant permission to BB to secure any medial and/or surgical treatment and hospital service for my child in the event of an emergency, where the parent listed on the registration form can be reached. Parents understand and agree that all medical expenses shall be paid by the parent, including ambulance transportation if necessary. All students must understand and agree to purchase medical insurance prior to the start of their English program at BB to cover all medical expenses during their stay in Hawaii. Students with allergies of any kind must inform BB prior to their start date.
8. BOUNCED CHECKS
Payment is due in full in advance of all services. A service charge of $20.00 will be applied to returned checks, declined credit cards, or pre-authorized payment chargeback.
9. CONSENT FOR PUBLICATION
Parents and students hereby consent to authorize BB the rights to publish, reproduce and/or use for advertising or any other purposes, any photograph, video image, audio recording or other likeness of the child. Parents hereby consent that any work produced by the child while at BB may be displayed or reproduced by BB in print media or electronic media such as a website for advertising or promotional purposes. Students retain copyright of their work.
10. RECORDING PROHIBITED
Recording by any means of any and all BB’s materials, classes, activities, and/or the entire program without prior written consent of BB is strictly prohibited. Distribution and/or publication of any such recordings are/is also strictly prohibited. Any violations of these prohibitions may subject parents to any and all legal remedies available to BB, in addition to removal of the child(ren) from any and all BB classes, activities, and/or the entire program without refund.
11. OTHER POLICIES
Un-enrolled siblings of current students are not allowed in the classroom when the class is in session. BB is not responsible for any type of lost or damaged clothing or personal possessions or valuables. BB has the right to take any child(ren) out of the classroom if he or she becomes disruptive, and re-enter when the child(ren) is calm. BB reserves the right to modify or cancel classes and themes based on enrollment.
12. ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I understand that part of the BB program experience involves activities and group interactions that may be new to a student, and that they come with certain risks and uncertainties beyond what the student may be used to dealing with at home. I am aware of these risks, and I assume them on behalf of my students. I realize that no environment is risk-free, therefore will instruct my child (student) on the importance of abiding by BB’s rules. I also understand and agree that participation in the program involves risks not found in activities within my native countries. These risks include traveling to and within and returning from international locations; foreign, political, legal, health, social, transportation and economic conditions; different standards of design, safety and maintenance of buildings and public places; different safety standards; local medical facilities and providers; and local weather conditions. I understand that the students will be subjected to these and other potential risks. On my own behalf and on behalf of the student, I assume them knowingly and willingly.
In consideration of the benefits derived from the program, I , on my own behalf and on behalf of the student, voluntarily release and hold harmless BB, its offices, agents, directors, employees, representatives and chaperones, and the host parents, for any and all claims, liability, causes of action, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, claims for loss or damage to the student’s property and for illness, injury, death or other risks), which may arise out of or incident to the student’s participation in the program including outdoor field trips. I further agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless BB, its directors, employees, agents, representatives and chaperones, and the host parents, for any and all claims, liability, causes of action, costs and expenses, which may arise out of or incident to the student’s negligent or intentional acts or omissions while participating in the program.
(For Parent or student of ESL Camp participants only) I hereby acknowledge receipt of the School Policies. I have read and understood the Policies and will agree to follow the policies and procedures. I give my permission for my child(ren) and student to participate in any or all BB ESL programs, field trips / activities that are scheduled while he/she is enrolled.
By clicking and accepting the terms and conditions online indicates that I agree to all elements in this agreement and I give my specific consent to my student’s participation in all activities sponsored by BB.