COVID-19 Family Communication 3-18-2020

Dear FOSS Families,  

The events of the last weeks are truly unprecedented. In the 27 years we’ve invested in teaching people of all ages to LOVE WATER, we, like you, have never seen anything like this. 

It was with a realistic concern for our employees, students and families and with a great deal of uncertainty, that we moved to suspend the Spring quarter last Friday. Given what we knew at that time and what we are continuing to learn daily, the health of your family, our team members and our vital healthcare resources, continue to be a priority. We will continue to do our part for the communities we serve. 

As of today, we’re extending the suspension of the Spring 2020 Quarter. Currently we’re projecting re-opening on April 3. 

At FOSS, we’re well known for wrapping everything we do in the FOSS way. That way is commonly embodied in the fun we bring to learning, in the quality and results of our lessons and the care our employees show our students each day.  There is magic for kids, families and communities when our teachers bring our unique and effective curriculum to life.  We can’t wait to get back to serving you and helping your swimmer acquire the skills for a lifetime of confidence in and around the water. 

Please continue to open these emails. 

We’re going to send weekly messages as we get through this together. Here are a few things we know today: 

– This situation is fluid and we will all need to be patient and contemplate adjustments along the way 

– To date, we are thankful that we have no reported cases of COVID – 19 in our FOSS family 

– Our goal is to safely resume lessons according to recommendations and guidelines set forth by our state’s health departments and the CDC 

– We are continuing to evaluate and implement measures to support employees in this changing environment 

As families continue to spend more time at home, we’d like to offer some activities that your children may find fun and keep them thinking positively… and about swimming!  Start here with our
Swim Safety coloring book!  
www.fossswimschool.com/FossSwimSafety_ColoringBook 


Parents are asking how they can help.
Keep your Spring enrollment! We haven’t cancelled the quarter. Rather, we have temporarily suspended lessons. We’re encouraged by parent’s messages in recent days about wanting to get back to swimming and for their kids to see their Teachers. Our interest is to stay prepared and ready to safely re-open for all of our families and employees. #staywithus 

A credit will be applied to your Family Account for any missed lessons during this suspension and may be used for future lessons this Summer and Fall.   

Our teachers are looking forward to swimming with you again at our schools and meeting many new faces!  Thank you for your patience and for choosing to swim with FOSS. 

Sincerely, 

Susan Foss
CEO, Foss Swim School
[email protected] 


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Swimming in Ankeny, Iowa?  
We look forward to seeing you at the pool soon! Our March 28th Grand Opening has been postponed. Classes are now scheduled to start on April 3. We’ll send further updates as soon as they are available.  We look forward to seeing you at the pool soon! Our March 28th Grand Opening has been postponed. Classes are now scheduled to start on April 3. We’ll send further updates as soon as they are available.

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