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COVID-19: Coronavirus Information

Latest Updates

Upcoming Program Updates

Tuesday, May 5th 4:00PM

We are excited to share that we have updated program start dates that will continue with virtual learning.

Hairdressing & Cosmetology – May 11th

Barber/Styling – May 18th

Esthetics, Skincare & Makeup – May 18th

If you are interested in starting any of these programs, please contact us through our website or email kaylee@shearego.com.

Updated Schedule for Nail Specialty Program

Monday, April 20 4:30PM

Beginning tomorrow, Nail Specialty students will be moving to a day schedule, with scheduled hours occurring Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Students will be finishing the remainder of their hours alongside Ms. Gabello’s current Esthetics, Skincare, and Makeup students. Please complete the following tasks to ensure you are ready for your new class schedule.

  1. Register for new classes via Zoom
  2. Complete schedule change form

Directions for both tasks were sent to students via email. If you have any questions, please contact kaylee@shearego.com!

First Week of Online Learning – SUCCESS!

April 14, 2020 5:00PM

Our first week of online classes was a success! We couldn’t be more grateful for the hard work and patience of our students and staff. We are excited to continue virtual learning and stay connected through our passion for cosmetology. If you have any questions or concerns about this week, please email kaylee@shearego.com.

Online Classes FAQ

April 6, 2020 11:45AM

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: What will be taught in online classes?

A: Due to curriculum restrictions from the state’s Education Department and our accreditation agency, online classes will be focused mostly on theory. No practical evaluations will be conducting via distance-based education.

Q: When will online classes be taught?

A: Online classes will be offered in accordance with each student’s regularly scheduled classes. This means that if regular classes are usually offered at school from 9:00am-4:00pm for a student in a full-time program, participating students must log into the Zoom application and actively participate in his or her online classes between those hours.

Q: Will students be able to make up hours?

A: As of this moment, regular makeup hours will only be offered to students in Hairdressing and Cosmetology. Students in Hairdressing and Cosmetology must receive permission from his or her instructor to participate in makeup hours, and will receive an email containing password access to the session(s) that he or she is looking to access to makeup hours during. Should makeup hours for students in other programs become available, students in those programs will be made aware as to when those makeup hours will be.

Q: Will students be able to switch to a different class schedule?

A: Only full time students that are in Hairdressing and Cosmetology will be able to switch to part time schedules, and part time Hairdressing and Cosmetology students will be able to switch to full time schedules. If you a Hairdressing and Cosmetology student and would like to switch your schedule, please complete an addendum to your enrollment agreement by completing the electronic form sent via email.

Q: What happens if students miss online classes?

A: Just as if a student were to miss his or her regularly scheduled class hours during live classes, absent hours will accrue if a student missed scheduled class hours online, rounded to the nearest quarter hour.

Q: What do students need to participate in online classes?

A: In order to participate in online classes, each student will need to have signed up for a free Zoom account, downloaded the Zoom application onto a smart device with a camera and microphone, and his or her own program textbook and workbook(s). Please keep in mind that online classes will run in accordance with each student’s regular program hours, so it is recommended that the smart devices in used to access online lessons are connected to a charger during class. In order to avoid hotspot or data charges, we strongly recommend using a wireless internet network to access Zoom.

Q: What if a student can no longer participate in online classes?

A: Should student circumstances change and cause participation in online classes impossible, students can request leaves of absence. Students placed on a leave of absence will not receive credit for attendance or achievement for the duration of the leave nor will they be charged with the absence hours during his or her leave. The contracted graduation date of students who choose to take a leave of absence will be extended by the number of days of his or her leave. If regular classes have not resumed by the end date listed on a student’s leave of absence request, a student can extend his or leave of absence by completing a new leave of absence request. Leaves of absence must not exceed more than 180 combined days in any 12-month period.

If you are experiencing any issues or have any questions, please feel free to email kaylee@shearego.com with any questions or concerns that you may have. We are all looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, and our instructors are looking forward to seeing you!

Online Classes Officially Start

April 6, 2020 11:30AM

CLASSES STARTING TODAY!

Disclaimer: all students have been receiving important updates and instructions via email. It is essential that you check your email for proper instruction and direction. If you are not receiving these emails, please reach out to kaylee@shearego.com.

All online classes across all programs are scheduled to begin this coming Monday, April 6th! We have received all necessary curriculum approvals, and all of our classroom webinars are ready and waiting for our students to jump into come Monday. We have experienced several equipment order delays due to an increase in demand for video conferencing software, but have received all of the necessary equipment our instructors need. Should any instance delay the start of online classes, we will immediately notify you via email.

If you are planning to participate in online classes you must be logged into your assigned online classroom webinar via zoom for your regularly scheduled program hours. This means that if your regular classes are usually offered at school from 9:00am-4:00pm, you must log into the Zoom application and actively participate in your online classes between those hours. If you are not logged in for the hours assigned, absent hours will accrue for the amount of time that you have missed, rounded to the nearest quarter hour. Instructions to setup and use Zoom have been sent via email.

REMINDERS:

Shear Ego School to Close Temporarily

March 18, 2020 3:05PM

The faculty and staff at Shear Ego announced the bittersweet decision yesterday morning that we would be closing our school down temporarily due to the rising concerns regarding COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. While we know that our students are eager to complete their hours, we know that closing is in the best interest of the health and safety of our students, staff, and community members.

As of today, all hour accruals will be paused. Similar to a snow day or holiday, this means that no absent time or scheduled hours will be added to your totals.

We plan to re-open with online, distance-based classes as soon as this coming Monday, March 23rd. Our instructors and administrators are working diligently to acquire the necessary approvals to host online classes and to ensure that our online platform is ready.

Situational Analysis

March 13, 2020 1:53 PM

Our management is communicating with health officials to determine and coordinate the best course of action for students and staff in light of the current COVID-19 situation. Our top priority is their safety and well-being. We will be making an official announcement today to address our next steps. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out via email at sei@shearego.scom or call us at 585-342-0070.