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Covid-19 Procedures & Guidelines

LIGHTS UP – COVID-19 Procedures & Guidelines

1, Drop off and pick up to take place outside.

Our staff will be outside to facilitate drop off and pick up. Parents will not be permitted to enter the building. Further details on drop off and pick up procedures will be e-mailed before the start of term. 

2, Masks

Our staff will be wearing masks at pick up and drop off. Masks will be worn during class at the discretion of staff, depending on their ability to distance from students and the requirements of their instruction. All staff and students will be required to wear masks when moving to different locations in the building.

3, Surfaces to be wiped down between room changes

High touch surfaces (doorknobs etc) to be wiped down between each class.

4, Handwashing or sanitizing at frequent intervals throughout the session.

Special attention to hand cleanliness before and after snack breaks. Hand sanitizer to be used on entering a new environment. Hand washing on arrival and before leaving the building. 

5, Strictly limited class sizes. 

Students will be divided into groups of 10. Each group of 10 will work with one other group to form a cohort of 20 students. Special attention will be given to placing siblings and those who are currently in the same “social bubble” or school cohort together at Lights Up. 

6, Singing

While the weather is good, we will be singing outdoors with adequate distancing between students and teachers. Later in the term, we will move our focus to other aspects of musical theatre, whilst keeping music a central part of our program though games, exercises, and music appreciation activities.

7, Performance pieces filmed and e-mailed to parents.

Each cohort will be working on a video production that will be emailed home to families for viewing and sharing.

8, No students or staff to attend if they or anyone in their household has any cold/flu symptoms.

Parents will be required to verify this at sign in each session throughout the term.

9, Any student showing symptoms during the day will be supervised away from their classmates by a staff member and parent will be contacted for collection.

10, Less rotation of students

Our usual structure involves rotation of students to different “stations”. This will be minimized this fall with students remaining in their designated area in the building. 

11, Being mindful of Social Distancing.

The BC Centre for Disease Control recognizes that physical distancing for children is difficult. Instead, the focus should be on avoiding physical contact where possible. With this in mind, we will be avoiding dance activities and games that involve physical contact. We will be using floor markers to encourage distancing in the classroom setting. 

For more information on current recommendations and operating guidelines Lights Up will be following during this pandemic, please see the following links:

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