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Frequently Asked Questions

*Please read the below information in it’s entirety as many new rules have been implemented in response to specific Covid19 issues.

Q. How often is tuition due?

A. We divide the year into six sessions, averaging 7-9 weeks per session.  Tuition is due in advance of each session on or before each Priority Due Date.  For your convenience, we offer a credit card “auto pay” option so that you will never miss a PDD!  If you are interested in enrolling in the auto pay program, please contact our office for additional information.

Q.  What is the Priority Due Date (PDD), and why do you have it?

A.  Our Priority Due Date (PDD) is the last possible date by which Current Students may pay tuition in order to maintain their current class spot.  After the PDD, our computer system automatically deletes unpaid students from the roster and  new students are placed in vacancies.  The PDD is approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the next session. 

Q. Can I observe class?

A.  We will have clearly marked physical distancing position indicators on the floor for where you can stand to view classes.  Parents are always welcome to watch, but for the safety of our staff and students we need to limit the number of people viewing (we highly encourage athletes to be dropped off and picked up). Only 1 parent may enter the facility per family. Absolutely NO additional siblings or spectators may enter the building at this time. This is not an option.  It is for the safety and health of our entire Palmer’s family.  All of the children’s toys in the tot room lobby will be removed.  Parents MUST wear masks at all times. Weather permitting; we will open up both garage doors to allow for additional parent viewing.

Q. What does my child need to bring to class?

A.  Cubbies will NOT be available for gymnasts to use. Each gymnast will be responsible for bringing a back pack or gym bag with their name clearly labeled. Their bag will be carried with them to all events. Each bag should contain a water bottle (no water or snacks will be sold), any personal equipment needed to participate and hand sanitizer.  All gymnasts will be required to use hand sanitizer between stations.

Q. Can I participate in class with my child to help he/she socially distance?

A.   YES! Parents of preschool students (ages 3-5) are welcome to attend class with their child (but not required). We understand and appreciate that each family has a different comfort level about allowing their children to participate in youth sports. Allowing the parents of our younger students the ability to participate with their child (if they wish) gives them an opportunity to help their child socially distance and keep their hands to themselves.

Q. Will my child have their temperature taken prior to participating in class?

A.  All staff and athletes will have their temperature recorded upon arrival each day. Temperatures will be taken with a touchless thermometer to assure physical distancing. If an athlete or staff member has a temperature at or above 100.4° they will not be allowed to participate. Furthermore, we want sick gymnasts and staff members to stay home. We want gymnasts and staff members with sick family members to stay home too!  Please note….If parents are entering the building to watch practice you will be asked to have your temperature taken too.

Q.  Are parents required to wear a face mask?

A.  YES! No one will be permitted to enter the facility without a face mask.  All staff and parents will still be required to wear masks/face shields at all times in the gym! 

Q.  What precautions are being taken to help keep my child safe?

A.  All athletes and staff are asked to use the restroom and wash their hands thoroughly before traveling to the gym. All athletes and staff will be required to sanitize/wash their hands before workout, between events and after workout.  Athletes and staff are always reminded to cough or sneeze into their elbow. In addition, we will have extra tissues and hand sanitizer around the gym for health and cleanliness. Each night the gym and mats will be sanitized and Palmer’s will take necessary measures to ensure the facility remains as germ free as possible.  In addition the pit will be sprayed with a disinfectant twice daily.

Q.  Do you close when the schools have a holiday or “snow day”?

A. To ensure consistent programs, we are open for most holidays (e.g.  Columbus Day, Presidents Day).  Because we sit between many different school districts, we do not follow the closing decisions of any particular district.  Please call the office or check our website to receive any closing information.  Such information will be updated regularly.


Session Information

*If your child’s class day falls on a date that we are closed for a Holiday, please contact the office to schedule a make-up class! Tuition will not be pro-rated for holiday closings.



SESSIONS: 2020-2021 SESSION LENGTH PRIORITY DATE *FACILITY CLOSED

Session 1

Aug. 17th - Oct. 18th

9 Weeks

PDD for Session 2
October. 3rd

*Labor Day = September 7th

Session 2

Oct. 19th - Dec. 20th

9 Weeks

PDD for Session 3
December. 5th 

*Thanksgiving = November. 26th to 29th 

Break Between Sessions 
Dec. 20th through Jan. 3rd




Session 3

Jan. 4th - Feb. 28th

8 Weeks

PDD for Session 4
February. 13th


Session 4

Mar. 1st - April 25th 

8 Weeks

PDD for Session 5
April 10th  

*Spring Break/ Easter = March 28th to April 4th

*Please Note: Session 4 Tuition was based on 7 weeks of classes. No make-ups are necessary for spring break/ Easter closure

Session 5

April 26th - June 13th

7 Weeks


*Memorial Day= May 31st

Break Between Sessions
June 13th through June 20th




Session 6

June 21st  - August 7th 

7 Weeks

(Please call for new summer class times)

*Independence Day = July 4th 


Absences & Make - Ups

Due to the popularity of our classes many run at full capacity, therefore we may be unable to accept make-ups in them. Please make every effort to attend your regularly scheduled class time. Make-ups depend on safety concerns, space, equipment, and teaching ratios. School age students are asked to attend one of our 2 hour long open gyms for all make-ups. To optimize learning, make-ups are asked to be completed within the same session of the missed class.

Unfortunately we are not able to credit or refund for missed classes.

PROGRAM MAKE-UPS PROCEDURE / NOTES

All Boys & Girls
Pre-School Classes

School Year = 1 make-up per session

Summer = Unlimited make-ups

  • May schedule a make-up in any other regularly scheduled pre-school class.
  • Please call our office in advance, to schedule (630) 351-8330

All Boys & Girls
School-Age Classes

School Year = 1 make-up per session
(To be scheduled during open gym time)

Summer = Unlimited make-ups

  • Will recieve a FREE OPEN GYM pass.
  • Please call our office in advance, to schedule (630) 351-8330

Tumbling For Cheerleading

School Year = 1 make-up per session
(To be scheduled during open gym time)

Summer = Unlimited make-ups

  • Will recieve a FREE OPEN GYM pass.
  • Please call our office in advance, to schedule (630) 351-8330

Additional Information

CURRENT STUDENTS………………………

To continue in your current class, please PAY TUITION BEFORE THE PRIORITY DUE DATE (PDD) to guarantee your class spot!  In addition, if you need to change your class day/time, we will gladly accommodate your request (assuming there is a vacancy in your desired class).  Please be advised that there are NO REFUNDS or credits for missing a class. 

NEW STUDENTS………………………

Our open enrollment policy allows your child to join us at anytime (as long as there is a vacancy in your desired class).  

TRAFFIC FLOW………………………

We occupy Units 101 & 102, with entry made through the North driveway.   For your safety, we ask that you enter through the NORTH driveway, and when leaving, please drive around the back of the building and exit via the SOUTH driveway.  This alleviates congestion and promotes safety.  Please do NOT park in front of the entry way to Units 101- 104.  No child is allowed to wait in the parking lot for pickup

Thank you!

PROPER ATTIRE………………………

 Girls = Wear a leotard.  No tights, socks or jewelry.  Hair must be pulled back! 

 Boys = Wear a t-shirt tucked into athletic shorts (no buckles or zippers).

PAYMENT SPECIFICS………………………

Full payment is required with registration.  Payment may be made by check, cash, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. 

Please make checks payable to Palmer Sports, Inc.

NSF Check Policy:  If your check is returned for non-sufficient funds (NSF), a $25 processing fee will be automatically charged to your account. 

ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE………………………

An annual administration/insurance fee is required of all students at time of enrollment, or each August if previously enrolled.  This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and is NOT transferable.

FAMILY DISCOUNT………………………

At Palmer’s, only the most expensive tuition in your immediate family pays full price.  All additional siblings are discounted 10%! (Discount does not apply to team students).

MULITPLE CLASS DISCOUNT………………………

Since many students choose to attend classes more than once a week, each additional class will be discounted 10%! (Discount does not apply to team students).

IMPORTANT REMINDERS………………………

  • Smoking is not permitted in our facility.
  • Only registered students are allowed on the gym floor.
  • No gum, food, or drinks are permitted on the gym floor.
  • Children who have a break between classes must remain in the lobby to eat and /or do homework.  There is a microwave available if you wish to send food with your child.
  • A water bottle and hand sanitizer are a must to send with students!
  • Students must bring a backpack or gym bag to secure all personal belongings, including their hand sanitizer and water bottle and any additional items for class.

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