(Updated July 6, 2020)
Dear Clearing Students & Instructors,
Although it hurts to say it, the situation with the COVID-19 virus has made it necessary for us to cancel all classes through October 31, 2020. This decision is both difficult and easy. It's difficult because we will very much miss seeing those scheduled to be here that week and because we know how much they'll miss being here. But the decision is also easy because nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our guests and staff.
With this in mind, we are suspending our class cancellation and refund policy. Students have the following options regarding the payment they have made:
1. Receiving a full refund of the amount paid.
2. Transferring the amount paid to a class certificate. The certificate may be used for classes in the Summer Program (week-long classes) or Workshop Program (one and two-day classes) through 2021.
3. Making a donation to The Clearing of the amount paid.
4. Combining any two, or all three of the above choices.
The Clearing has weathered difficult storms before - the Lodge fire in 1937, Jensen's death in 1951, the Schoolhouse fire in 1981 and the separation from The Wisconsin Farm Bureau in 1988. We will weather this storm too. And when the storm passes, the sun will come out and we'll be here to welcome our students and instructors with open arms!
Michael J. Schneider