** LATEST UPDATES - ** Reduction Plan Covid19 * POLICY AND ATTENDING THE SCHOOL
** PRIORITY FALL 2021 REGISTRATIONS ** OPEN ON MON JULY 7TH - 21ST ** THEN JULY 22ND OPEN TO ALL
SUMMER INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS COMING SOON FOR ENROLLED STUDENTS
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    ALWAYS CHECK BACK AS THIS WILL CHANGE OFTEN.

    REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN JANUARY 2021  

    MUSIC AND MOVEMENT  - ONLINE AND IN SCHOOL 
    INSTRUMENTALS - ONLINE / MAY SWITCH TO HYBRID IF POSSBLE
    CHOIR - ONLINE AND IN SCHOOL

    **** NOVEMBER 17TH 2020 **** 

    PARENTS, STUDENTS & TEACHERS ATTENDING THE SCHOOL 

    Thank you for attending the school, either limited in-school classes or online. As we navigate through a challenging year, with a limited staff. Below are some details to help with that process. Floor Plan at the end of the page.

    BEFORE YOU ATTEND

    DO NOT ATTEND IF:

    • YOU, OR SOMEBODY IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD IS SHOWING ANY SYMPTOMS OR FEVER, OR HAD ANY CONTACT WITH COVID
    • ALSO STAY HOME FOR 2 WEEKS IF YOU HAVE TRAVELLED OUT-WITH BC OR CANADA
    • REPORT TO THE ADMIN IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING OR ARE IN QUARANTINE - USE ONLINE RESOURCES 
    • USE THE ONLINE VIDEOS OR LIVE FEED IF NOT ATTENDING
    • PLEASE HAVE GOOD HAND HYGIENE AND USE SANITIZER 
    • HAVE A BAG TO PUT SHOES, BOOKS AND PERSONAL ITEMS IN
    • ADULTS MUST WEAR MASKS IN THE SCHOOL AT ALL TIMES

    WHAT MEASURES DO WE HAVE IN PLACE SINCE SEPTEMBER:

    • CLEANING ALL AREAS & FLOORS, BEFORE AND AFTER CLASSES
    • SOCIAL DISTANCED LEARNING AREAS & TEACHER AREA
    • NO SHARED INSTRUMENTS, WE HAVE MUSIC BAGS FOR SALE
    • AIR PURIFIER AND HUMIDIFIER RUNNING ALL DAY
    • WINDOW & DOOR VENTILATION 
    • PLASTIC SCREENS AND SANITIZERS IN SCHOOL AND WASHROOM
    • ALL ADULTS, TEACHERS AND 6 YEARS + MANDATORY MASK WEARING
    • LIMITED ACCESS FOR PARENTS, WE HAVE MARQUEE TENTS OUTSIDE DURING BAD WEATHER - ALSO CAFE MELO IS ACROSS THE STREET.

    PLEASE READ OUT PROTOCOLS BELOW:

    ARRIVING AT THE SCHOOL  - DROP OF AREA 

    ALL TEACHERS & ADULTS MUST WEAR A MASK WHEN ATTENDING CLASSES AND ADULTS WITH YOUNGER CHILDREN & IF ENTERING OUR SCHOOL 

    KIDS CAN WEAR MASKS IF THEY ARE ABLE, AND WE RECOMMEND MASK WEARING FOR ALL STUDENTS 6YRS AND ABOVE

    WE ARE LIMITING THE ACCESS OF ADULTS AND PARENTS INTO THE SCHOOL 

    DO NOT ENTER THE SCHOOL, WE WILL HAVE COVERED AREAS FOR YOU TO WAIT OUTSIDE AS WE HAVE CLEANING BREAKS BETWEEN CLASSES

    THIS WILL ALLOW US TO START CLEANING AND ORGANIZING THE NEXT WAITING CLASS 

    LINE UP  ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE MAIN DOORS PLEASE, KEEPING SOCIALLY DISTANCED (6FT / 2M) THE AREA WILL BE FULLY SIGN POSTED AND MARKED OUT ON THE GROUND

    DO NOT TRY AND OPEN THE DOOR

    WASHROOMS ARE FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY

    THE ADMIN ASSISTANT (IN MASK) WILL HELP WITH YOUR ARRIVAL

    USE THE HAND SANITIZER STATION AT FRONT DOOR

    REMOVE SHOES AND JACKET READY FOR CLASS

    PLACE THEM IN YOUR BAG / OR IN THE SANITIZED CUBBIES

    NO OUTSIDE DRINKS, FOOD OR TOYS

    FOLLOW DIRECTIONS INTO THE CLASS AREA WITH YOUR BAG

    CLASSROOM WILL BE DIVIDED INTO 6 SEPERATE AREAS (AREA MARKED ON FLOOR) FOR 6 STUDENTS MAX PER CLASS, WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING

    AND A TEACHERS AREA (IN SEE-THROUGH MASK)

    THERE IS NO PARENT WAITING IN THE LOBBY OR CLASSROOM

    SHOP AREA IS CLOSED

    VENTILATION/ WINDOWS/ DOORS WILL BE OPEN/ AIR PURIFIER RUNNING/ HUMIDIFIER RUNNING

    HAVE FUN !!!

      

    PICKING UP AT THE SCHOOL - PICK-UP AREA

    ALL ADULTS MUST WEAR A MASK WHEN DROPPING OFF/ PICKING UP IN THE SCHOOL  

    LINE UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE MAIN DOORS PLEASE, KEEPING SOCIALLY DISTANCED (6FT / 2M) THE AREA WILL BE FULLY SIGN POSTED AND MARKED OUT ON THE GROUND

    DO NOT TRY AND OPEN THE DOOR, PLEASE KEEP THAT AREA CLEAR

    WASHROOMS ARE FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY

    THE ADMIN ASSISTANT (IN MASK) WILL HELP WITH YOU PICK-UP

    USE THE HAND SANITIZER STATION AT THE FRONT DOOR

    KIDS PUT SHOES AND JACKET READY TO LEAVE

    KIDS FOLLOW DIRECTIONS TO LEAVE FROM ADMIN AND TEACHER 1 BY 1 

    THERE IS NO PARENT WAITING IN THE LOBBY OR CLASSROOM

    KIDS WILL COME TO THE FRONT DOOR IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.

    THIS WILL ALLOW US TO START CLEANING AND ORGANIZING THE NEXT WAITING CLASS 

    CLEANING

    All areas, floors and chairs, high touch areas, washroom, doors will be disinfected opening and between classes.

    Laura or Risa will remain in the teaching area and we will have an admin assistant at the front of the school.

    TAKING ONLINE CLASSES /OR
    YOU ARE SICK / CAN’T MAKE IT/ PANDEMIC CLOSURE

    ZOOM LIVE LINK & PASSWORD
    Will be sent to you 

    RESOURCE FOLDER WITH VIDEOS & HANDOUTS
    Will be sent to you 

    MUSIC INSTRUMENTS - WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO BUY ONLINE

    We will have "music bags" available, prepared with care and they will come in a large zip lock colourstrings bag for $15. They are all new instruments, that can be used by child and parent, and cleaned at home then re-used. Everything you will need and more.We will not be handing out any instruments for multiple use, so you can bring something small this week for something to shake, to tap, to wave (scarf) and a small teddy to cuddle. We are waiting on a couple of more items coming in, but should have them ready either this week or for next.

    FLOOR PLAN IS POSTED AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE SCHOOL

     

    Thank you from Laura and Colourstrings Conservatory of Music

     

     

    ** UPDATED: MAY25TH **

    Hello From Colourstrings Conservatory of Music

    PHASE 1 - MARCH 16TH - MAY 18TH

    Thank you form Laura, Dougie and Isla for your patience, kindness and understanding as we navigate through this difficult situation. We can’t thank you enough for embracing the online formats, and also taking credits. By holding the Credit offered for a year, it allows us to not pay reverse payment charges, and admin fees associated with refunds. We are hoping still to get some kind of Government assistance with our family business. Thank you.

    We have managed to keep the school running online and we now find ourselves working towards an opening plan in the future - remember this will change and develop as we go!

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    ** PHASE 2 - MAY 19TH - AUGUST 31ST **

    We are working hard with the new BC and WCB Protocols that have just been released for us to open, as you can imagine things are going to be different, and there are a lot of guidelines for us to get in place, to make sure our school is safe to open for everybody. We will need more time to get this in place and also to judge safely when it’s a good time to return.

    REMAINDER OF SPRING SESSION - TO JUNE 30TH
    Classes will remain online as organized.



    JULY 2020 - SUMMER SESSION
    We will be offering ONLINE:

    1. MUSIC AND MOVEMENT -- LIVE CLASS & RECORDED CLASSES

    2. INSTRUMENTAL SUMMER SESSION
    We will offer a 7 week summer session, still online for existing students. Look at possibilities of students moving up from the 5-6yrs.

    3. SUMMER CAMPS - one hour per day 

    We will be offering online camps, and fun musical workshops. Schedules will be posted soon. We are getting creative with our ideas, and hope to offer a fun, interactive set of camps!

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    AUGUST 2020 - SUMMER SESSION

    1. MUSIC AND MOVEMENT - ONLINE - LIVE CLASS & RECORDED CLASSES. We are working on possible smaller in school lessons with safety protocols in place.

    2. INSTRUMENTAL SUMMER SESSION - ONLINE
    We will offer a 7 week summer session, still online for existing students. Look at possibilities of students moving up from the 5-6yrs.

    3. SUMMER CAMPS - one hour per day

    We will be offering online camps, and fun musical workshops. Schedules will be posted soon. We are getting creative with our ideas, and hope to offer a fun, interactive set of camps! We are working on possible small group, in-school lessons with safety protocols in place.

    PHASE 3 - SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2020 -
    We are working on protocols and safety aspects, structure and content for the Fall for a return to modified schedules.

     

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    We hope you and your family are safe and well and look forward to hearing from you and seeing you all again at the school.

    Laura, Dougie and Isla

    Hello from Colourstrings 

    WE WILL BE RUN ONLINE LESSONS DURING APRIL AND POSSIBLY INTO MAY & JUNE.

    • 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: - ONLINE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW

    SCHOOL CALENDAR

     

     129 EAST 8TH AVE WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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    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) 

     

     

    ==== PLEASE READ CAREFULLY === AND CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

    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.

    Social distancing 

    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

    Regards

    Laura and Dougie and all the teachers at Colourstrings. 
    If you have any questions, please email : admin@colourstringsvan.com