Summer 2017 Registration

The school year and this term at Symbols may be coming to an end, but our summer term is right around the corner. This year, the summer sessions begin on Tuesday, July 4th and end on Friday, September 1st.

We have announced the registration dates for each location, which are as follows:

  • VANCOUVER:  Monday, May 8th at 9:30am
  • COQUITLAM: Wednesday, May 10th at 9:30am
  • RICHMOND:  Friday, May 12th at 9:30am

Now, you may be thinking, but summer is the time for my child to have fun! Well, we agree! But with our super flexible summer schedule, and the fun activities our tutors have planned, it’s a no-brainer to sign up for summer lessons!

At Symbols, we understand that many families go camping, go visit family, or have other trips and activities planned throughout the summer. And that’s totally fine. Unlike the regular school year, we do not require a minimum of two lessons per week- (though this is recommended for progress’ sake) -it’s completely up to you how few or how many lessons you schedule! If your child will be away for certain weeks in the summer, just don’t book lessons during those weeks. Then, if you do want to sign up for extra lessons in weeks that they are here, those can be scheduled in.

You may also like to order Specialized Work Packages during the weeks you’re away and want to keep the practice up in the down time. These are very helpful to keep material practiced and your child’s recall speed up (while they vacation) and can make those plane and ferry waits a little easier as they’ll have something productive to do! Your child has worked hard this past school year to master new and difficult material and it’s in their best interest to make sure this isn’t lost during the lengthy, 9-week school break. Two hours a week throughout the summer can ensure their gains remain solid! We also want to make sure your child starts off on the right track in September, by making sure they not are only retaining the things they learned this past year, but ensuring they are also learning new information too!

The summer term has different lesson times than during the school year, starting as early as 9 am, (so you can get an hour lesson done, and then hit the beach all day- now that’s what we call a win-win!), with the last lesson starting at 5:40pm. We are closed on weekends, but Monday-Friday, the lesson times are as follows:

 9:00am           12:15pm        3:30pm
10:05am        1:20pm          4:35pm
11:10am        2:25pm          5:40pm

One thing to note is that all summer lessons that are agreed to at the time of registration are considered firmly scheduled and are non-refundable. As always, if we receive 24 hours notice of cancellation, we will try to accommodate lesson rescheduling; however, we cannot guarantee that it will always be possible as some summer weeks may be completely full. If we cannot offer a reschedule in this circumstance, a Specialized Work Package will be created for your child in lieu of the scheduled session.

 How To Register

Registration will be taken in person or over the phone only. You must register at the location you wish to do lessons at ie: to sign up for the Coquitlam location, show up at that location on the specified day, in this case, Wed, May 10th. We require a $150 deposit to complete the registration (if your credit card is already is our system we will process your deposit automatically within a few days of your registration). The deposit will be 100% credited to the summer invoice and is non-refundable.

In order to get the days and times you would like, make sure to register on the day that registration opens. Some of our team will be on site handling in person registrations, as well as answering phones to manage the phone registrations! We are looking forward to helping you sign up for summer lessons, and our tutors are excited to help your children learn throughout the summer!

Rob Wahl