Virtual Class Participant Guide - ZOOM

Our virtual classes will be launched by Zoom. Please become familiar with the app and set it up before the class begins. Once you have registered to participate in a virtual class, you will receive a link to the Zoom class. The information you will receive will look similar to one of the items below:

1.    Click on the zoom link you have been provided (it will look something like this: https://otago.zoom.us/j/123456789.

2.    Go to https:otago.zoom.us/join and enter the meeting ID that you have been provided with in the appropriate field and click ‘Join’ (the Meeting ID will be a 9-10 digit number)

How to set up Zoom

To sign up for Zoom, simply go to Zoom’s website (Zoom.us) and click the button that says “Sign Up, It’s Free” in the top right corner. To join a class, you’ll need to download the app onto your computer, tablet, or phone. The site will have you enter an email address (use the same email you used to register for classes).

To use zoom you will need the following:

1.    A computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone

2.    An internet connection of at least 0.6 Mbps per user

3.    A microphone and a speaker – or, alternately, hands free headphones.

4.    A built-in camera or external webcam.

To join a class, click the blue Join button and enter the Meeting ID or meeting URL you will receive after registering (as described above). The class may be password protected, and if that’s the case you’ll be given a password along with the Meeting ID.

When you click to join, there may be a delay as the host clears you to pass through the Waiting Room and enter the class proper. You’ll need a Zoom account in order to join a class.

 Here are some other helpful links:

https://www.highspeedinternet.com/resources/zoom-guide

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Quick-start-guide-for-new-users

 

CLASS & REGISTRATION INFORMATION
  
Supply Fees: payable directly to the instructor.
 
Waiting lists: If a class is closed because of maximum enrollment and a waiting list is started, students will be accepted into the class according to the date the registration and/or program fee was received.
 
Confirmations: There will be no confirmation sent out for classes having sufficient enrollment. Students will be responsible for remembering starting dates, times, locations of classes and class supplies.
 
Cancellations and Refunds:
  • If your class is cancelled by TMCS, you will be notified and will receive a full refund within 10 – 15 days of cancellation.
  • If you decide to withdraw from your class and do so at least 5 business days before the first class meeting you will be given a full refund, minus the resident/nonresident administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be given after the beginning of the second class meeting. No withdrawal refunds will be issued for classes that meet fewer than three times.
 
Special accommodations: Tipp-Monroe Community Services wishes to involve all segments of the community in TMCS programs. People needing accommodations for the physically disabled should contact the TMCS office at 667-8631 one week prior to the beginning of a class.
 
Weather: All programs are canceled when Tipp City Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. Watch WDTN Channel 2 or WHIO Channel 7 for closing information.
 
Sickness Policy: Please do not send your child to TMCS programs or activities if they exhibit the following symptoms:
  • Temperature
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe coughing or sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Redness or discharge from the eye
  • Runny Nose
TMCS staff has the right to call parents to pick up their child if the child is showing any of the above symptoms. A child will not be permitted to participate in our program if they have any type of contagious condition.