• Registration Tips and Information

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    • ?How do I register for a school program?
      1. Create or locate your Skirball account—We recommend all teachers create an account in advance of our listed registration dates, as programs tend to fill quickly. You can create an account by visiting our school programs portal and submitting your email.

        If you already have an account but don’t remember your login information, visit the school programs portal and submit your email under “Create an Account.” Follow the prompts to reset your username and password.
      2. Select your school program—For detailed descriptions, click on the School Programs tab above.
      3. Select a date—After clicking on the “REGISTER NOW” button for your desired program, you will enter the Skirball’s online registration system. If this is your first time using this system, enter your email address and follow the prompts to create an account. Once you are logged in, select the date on which you’d like to book your virtual field trip. 
      4. Complete your registration—Once you have logged in and selected your program date, complete the registration form. Please follow registration instructions carefully and make sure to fill out all required fields; incomplete forms will not be accepted by our online system. You may log in to your account and update your information at any time. If you request a fee waiver for your virtual field trip, you will be asked to submit additional required information regarding your request. 
      5. Await your confirmation—After you have submitted your request, you will receive an automated email indicating that you have completed your registration. Please note that  this email is not a final confirmation of your  program. It only indicates that your request has been received. Please allow up to four weeks to receive official confirmation of your scheduled program. 

      Please note: Teachers are only eligible to register one class for a virtual field trip within the 2020–2021 academic year.

    • ?What should I do if I forgot my username and/or password?
      1. Submit your email in the school programs portal—Visit our school programs portal and enter your email under “Create an Account.” You will receive an email with a temporary username and password.
      2. Log in using your temporary username and password—After you log in, you can change your username and password by going to “My Account” and editing your account information.
    • ?How many students can participate in a virtual field trip?
      Virtual field trips are limited to one class per registration. We suggest a maximum of 30 participants. 
    • ?Does the Skirball offer in-person school programs?

      To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Skirball is not offering in-person school programs at this time.

      If you are interested in future opportunities to bring your students to the Skirball, please join the mailing list(s) for the program(s) of your choice. Mailing list members will receive updates about in-person field trip opportunities once they become available.

    • ?How do I cancel my program?
      To cancel your program, either email education@skirball.org or log in to your Skirball account. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that schools on the waitlist can be accommodated. To avoid billing, cancellations must be made at least one week prior to your scheduled program.
    • ?How can I contact you?

      For virtual field trip inquiries, email education@skirball.org.  
      For lesson plan support or questions about workshops for teachers, email teacherprograms@skirball.org. 

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    Online Safety

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    • ?How do I prepare for a virtual program?

      After completing the registration process, you will receive information about how to prepare, including links to useful resources.

      • If you requested to host the virtual field trip, remember to provide your meeting details with us at least two weeks before the date of your program. You can do this directly using your teacher account.
      • If you requested for the Skirball to host the virtual field trip, you will receive Zoom meeting credentials unique to your program. We ensure all of our Skirball-hosted virtual field trips are private and password-protected.
    • ?What are Skirball’s safety guidelines for virtual field trips?

      For privacy, no recording or screenshots are permitted during the program.

      Teachers must be present and on-screen with their camera turned on throughout the duration of the virtual field trip. We understand that students may have their cameras off due to bandwidth capacity.

      When Skirball hosts:

      • All participants joining a Zoom call are first placed in a virtual waiting room. Skirball educators admit the classroom teacher first; the teacher then gives permission to admit students into the classroom, ensuring that only approved participants can enter.
      • Online meeting settings are configured so that participants are not allowed to share their screens, share files, or use annotations without teacher permission.
      • Educators encourage students to engage verbally or non-verbally (via chat). Teachers can request to turn off the chat function if desired.

      When the teacher hosts:

      • Skirball educators will use the screen sharing function during the program and will require co-host privileges assigned by the classroom teacher.
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    Cost and Fee Waivers

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    • ?How much does a virtual field trip cost?

      Virtual field trip fee: $50 flat rate per group 
      Suggested capacity: One class (up to 30 students)   

      Payments must be made within fourteen days after receiving your program invoice.

    • ?Are fee waivers available?

      Yes, fee waivers are available to public schools that demonstrate financial need. You may submit your request for a fee waiver via the online registration form. The status of your request will be indicated in your program confirmation.