Hello from Colourstrings
We have had a 'Reduction Plan' in effect since the end of Feb now and briefed all of our teachers in our plan. You will have noticed changes in the school.
WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR ALL LESSONS AND MAKE UPS DURING SPRING BREAK - AND THE SCHOOL IS CLOSED AS OF 1PM MON MAR 16TH - WE ARE FOLLOWING THE PLAN BELOW TO MOVE ALL LESSONS ONLINE:
This is an ever changing challenge, and we are asking for your support to help us meet this challenge & help our family run school remaining open. We are, and always have been committed to supporting our community, our staff and teachers, all of our students and families.
We will move to a temporary online format so that our students have a healthy focus during an uncertain time, sharing of music and singing will help everybody. Please register as normal, as we have the following plan in place below:
PLAN FOR AFTER SPRING BREAK WILL BE RELEASED AS MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE. CHECK BACK OFTEN.
We are holding and honouring all registrations, and we will go to the next stage of our Reduction Plan for Spring, thank you for your patience as we get organized, register for the session as normal please:
We will close for Spring Break on:
Spring Break Monday March 16th - Sunday March 29th -
CLOSED AS OF MAR 16TH
- Instrumental make ups: SWITCHED TO ONLINE
- Small String Camp - IS NOT RUNNING
PLAN FOR CLASSES IN SPRING SESSION
TIMELINE APRIL - JUNE (SO FAR):
- Monday March 30th - Monday April 13th - first 2 weeks of session. SCHOOL BUILDING CLOSED / ONLINE LESSONS
- ONLINE INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS ARE BEING ORGANISED AND HAVE NOW STARTED
- FRI APRIL 10TH - MON 13TH APRIL CLOSED FOR EASTER ALREADY
MAY 1ST - RETURN TO FULL SCHOOL LESSONS
(THIS DATE WILL CHANGE AS THE SITUATION EVOLVES)
WE WILL BE RUN ONLINE LESSONS DURING APRIL AND POSSIBLY MAY:
MUSIC & MOVEMENT CLASSES : ONLINE ACCESSIBLE LESSONS - LOOKING AT BEING ONLINE FOR FRIDAY 3RD APRIL. IF YOU HAVE CONFIRMED, WE WILL SEND YOU A PRIVATE LINK FOR HOME USE ONLY.
INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES : SETTING UP ONLINE, EMAIL ADMIN OR YOUR TEACHER IF YOU CAN OR CAN'T DO THESE LESSONS PLEASE, SOME LESSONS HAVE STARTED
CHOIR CLASSES : ONLINE FORMAT COMING SOON /
WILL START SUNDAY APRIL 5TH - (MAY CHANGE) - MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL
- UKULELE GROUP: - ONLINE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW
- STRING GROUPS: - CANCELLED UNTIL SCHOOL RE-OPENS
129 EAST 8TH AVE WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix provide an update on coronavirus in the province.
No travel outside Canada recommended, including the USA.
If you do, you must not attend the school or a workplace for 14 days after your return. Please respect this request, and we will lift this only when the Health Authorities suggest.
We have had a 'Reduction Plan' in effect for 3 weeks now and briefed all of our teachers in our plan. You will notice changes in the school, which include:
Enhanced Daily Cleaning
Upgraded Cleaning Materials and Vacuums
Enhanced Weekly Deep Cleaning
Implemented more Hand Washing and cleaning materials for all, in all rooms
Modified class behaviour and teaching methods to reduce, including some use of instruments, and holding of hands in dances.
We are committed to implementing and continuing to update these changes at the school to make the environment as clean and healthy as possible, we will continue to take advice from Health Authorities and the VSB and adjust accordingly.
COVID-19 Need to Know:
☑️ Vancouver Coastal Health says the risk remains low
☑️ All City and Vancouver Park Board buildings are open today
☑️ We are increasing cleaning protocols at our facilities
☑️We have distributed signage at our facilities
☑️We will continue deep cleaning throughout Spring Break
What you can do:
✅ Wash your hands with soap and hot water, dry with paper towel
✅ Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow
✅ Stay home if you're feeling sick, cough or need to wear a mask
✅ Check out Vancouver Coastal Health for tips
Laura and Dougie and all the teachers at Colourstrings.
If you have any questions, please email : firstname.lastname@example.org