Student Policies

Allergies, Medications, and Injury

The Baum School of Art’s complete Health and Safety Plan can be found Here


Allergies, Medications, and Injury

Please notify administration prior to the start of class if your child has an allergy, any necessary accommodations, and provide appropriate medication/epi-pen with written instructions.
The Baum School will provide no medications; only assist the student in taking their own supply, if parents/guardians indicated upon registration that medication is to be taken. If a child is ill, or is symptomatic of a communicable illness (i.e., vomiting, fever), the child will be removed from class, the child’s parents/guardians will be contacted to pick up the student, and protocols will be followed as outlined within the health and safety plan.
Every effort will be made to support an individual in the event of injury. An incident form will be completed and the parent/guardian will be informed.


Attire and Personal Property

All students should wear clothing that can get messy and closed toed shoes. Students may bring an art smock with them if desired; we will not have smocks available. Youth students may bring a drink/water bottle and a snack from home. All items should be labeled with the student’s name. Please leave all valuables at home. The Baum School will not be responsible for lost or broken belongings. All personal belongings and completed artwork must be taken home at the end of the day. Any unclaimed and unidentifiable personal belongings will be discarded after 7 days.


Tution Payment Policy

Tuition and Lab Fees must be paid upon registration. Tuition may be paid by cash (in person only), check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). There is a $25 cancellation fee. Refunds will be made up to 3 days before class begins, less the $25 cancellation fee. There will be no refund, credit, or make-up classes for student absence or classes cancelled due to inclement weather. The Baum School of Art reserves the right to change instructors or discontinue any class without incurring liability or obligation. Classes that do not meet the minimum registration requirement may be cancelled and the student will receive a full refund.


Suppies and Student Work

All art supplies for youth classes will be provided by The Baum School of Art. Adult students will be required to purchase most supplies. Lab fees are included in the tuition price in Community Pass. Lab fees cover the additional cost of equipment, models, maintenance, and general studio supplies needed to conduct a class in a particular studio where applicable. Lab fees do not cover a student's personal supplies. Student artwork not taken home will be held for 20 days and then discarded.


Classroom Visitor Policy

Registered students, the instructor, Baum School staff, and approved aids, are the only individuals permitted in the classroom during class time. If a classroom aid is needed to assist a student with a disability, please contact us in advance so we can make accommodations.


Photography Policy

The Baum School of Art reserves the right to use photographs taken during classes and other programs for the promotion of the school. Any student, parent, or guardian who does not wish to be photographed or have a child photographed, must notify The Baum School of Art upon registration.


Youth Student Sign Out

Parents/guardians are responsible for picking up their children and will be required to sign their children out of class. Parents/guardians must indicate if there are other authorized individuals allowed to pick up their children from The Baum School of Art upon registration. Children are expected to be picked up on time at the end of class. In the case a parent/guardian is more than 10 minutes late picking up a child, instructors may escort the child to the lobby and administration will contact the child’s parent/guardian. If administration cannot reach the parent/guardian, the emergency contacts/authorized pickup individual will be notified. In the event that we cannot reach any responsible parties, the police will be called to escort the child home.


Food

The Baum School will not serve food or drink during class. Treats can be handed out at the end of class to parents. Students with special needs may notify administration prior to the start of class. All classes will take a short break – students may eat their snacks at this time. Students may bring a snack from home or may purchase a snack at the snack machine before the start of class. Children may not use the snack machines during class.


Fire or Emergency

In the event of a fire or severe emergency where evacuation is required, students will exit the school with their class to the current gathering place which is the sidewalk on the southern side of the Allentown Arts Park. Parents will be notified once students are at the safe location. In the event of a fire, elevators will not be used. If an ADA exit route is required from the second or third floors, locate the emergency call button in the stairwell at the east side (5th Street) of the building. Push the button and wait for assistance from a fire department.


Inclement Weather and School Closing

If The Baum School of Art closes for inclement weather or other circumstances we will post closures on WFMZ, our voicemail, and www.baumschool.org.


Injury or Illness

Every effort will be made to support an individual in the event of injury or illness. The School will provide no medications; only assist the individual in taking their own supply, if parents/guardians indicated medication on the Student Information Sheet. If a child is ill, or is symptomatic of a communicable illness (i.e., vomiting, fever), that child’s parents will be contacted to pick up the student. Parents/guardians are asked to refrain from bringing their child to class showing any symptoms of communicable illness.


Code of Conduct

All students are expected to treat other people and things with respect and courtesy. Students may admire, but not touch other students’ work or tools. No student has the right to purposefully interfere with the education, workspace, machine setup, personal space, or materials of another student or artist. It is the responsibility of all students to respect the rights of instructors and fellow students involved in any of the studio areas. Students are expected to express their ideas and opinions in a respectful manner. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, violence of any kind, bullying, shouting, arguing, fighting, stealing, cheating, invading another’s personal space, sexual harassment, or harassment of any kind. Students in violation of this policy may face disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion without refund.


Harassment and Discrimination

The Baum School of Art is committed to providing equal opportunity and access to programs for all individuals. The school prohibits discrimination and harassment again any individual based upon age, ancestry, race, disability, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.


Americans with Disabilities

The Baum School of Art will provide reasonable accommodations as defined by law.


Indemnification Policy

In consideration of said student’s participation at The Baum School of Art, I/we hereby forever release, indemnify, hold harmless, and forever discharge The Baum School of Art, their officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns from any and all liability, loss, damage, action and expense resulting from property damage and/or personal injury incurred by said student which may result from said student’s participation in any and all activities of The Baum School of Art.


Thank you for supporting The Baum School of Art.

MAKE A MARK

Maybe you have never picked up a brush, a pastel, a stick of charcoal, or a slab of clay – or maybe you have been creating art for years. Either way, everyone can make a mark at The Baum School of Art. How will you make yours?

— Artwork by Maur Levan, Student