Frequently Asked Questions for Parents
HOW DOES THE TUMBLEBUS WORK?
We come to your child's school once a week for thirty minute classes per age group. The children are accompanied from the building to the bus (which is usually parked right next to the building) and we start with 5 - 10 minutes of warm ups where the children learn different stretches, do a freeze dance, are quizzed on that week's theme, etc. Then there is 15 minutes or so of "free play" where the children follow a circuit of different apparatus'. Finally, we finish with parachute games, zip line, or the occasional "snowball fight."
AT NO TIME ARE CHILDREN TRANSPORTED IN THE BUS.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?
Generally, the price is $12 per visit with half price discounts for siblings. There are other discounts as well which are detailed on the Enrollment and Waiver form. Some information may not apply. Please call or email for clarification.
ARE THERE REFUNDS FOR ABSENCES?
The goal of Tumblebus Allstars is to uphold the highest of standards in cleanliness, reliability, and safety, which will in turn ensure the most out of your child's experience. Therefore, while there are exceptions made for extenuating circumstance (an injury, extended illness, etc.) refunds will not be given.
WHat if I want to unenroll my child?
An assumption is made is that when you sign your child(ren) up for Tumblebus Allstars, they are enrolling for the remainder of the session. With that being said, some parents do sign their children up as temporary treat or as a birthday/Christmas gift, etc. As a parent, I understand that money is tight.
However, as a business owner, I need to be able to project revenue. Therefore, if you wish to unenroll your child(ren), it is required that you notify me in writing. Additionally, if you know that your child(ren) will be absent for an extended period of time (e.g. - for a long vacation, scheduled surgery, etc), this would be considered an excused absence, so I would ask you to not unenroll and then re-enroll your child(ren); it adds confusion. However, please do make me aware of these plans. Communication is key and I am always willing to work with families to best fit their situation. Doing so helps me make the most of my schedule and the more information I have, the more I am able to make informed decisions.
Are you CPR and First Aid certified?
DO YOU DO EVENTS OTHER THAN SCHOOL VISITS?
Yes! We do birthday parties, company picnics, and community events as well. We'll do pretty much any event. Please visit our "birthday parties" section for more information.
what kind of footwear should my child have?
In the interest of keeping the Tumblebus clean, I require children to remove their shoes and put them in cubbies. Therefore, it is also required that the children are wearing a pair of socks when they enter the bus. If it is Tumblebus day and you send your child to school in shoes without socks, please ensure that that they have a pair of socks available so they can participate.
my school's enrollment form offers "quarterly" payments, but there are only three payments indicated. what's up with that?
I know, this can be confusing. My fiscal year starts in September as that's when the new Tumblebus season starts (possibly the last week of August, but that's beside the point). Because a full season is 36 weeks, and I was looking for a payment option of 12 weeks/12 weeks/12 weeks, that's roughly three months worth at a time. Three months is one quarter of a full year, thus the "quarterly" payments.
I could've called them tri-annual payments, but I thought people might think they'd come ever four months. In any case, hopefully this clears things up.