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COVID-19 Protocol

Physical Distancing

  • The Conservatory will observe physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Enrollment has been capped at lower numbers, so our studios are able to accommodate physical distancing among students and the teaching artist.
  • We will have multiple points of entry, depending on the location of your child’s class. As you arrive here at the Conservatory, please take note of the signs indicating which door you should use in order to check your child in.
  • Parents are no longer permitted to wait in the lobby area.

 

Face Coverings

  • Face masks or coverings are worn by all (including all teaching artists, staff, students, parents, guests, vendors, and visitors) indoors and outdoors while in or around our facility. This excludes Pre-K through 3rd graders. Exceptions to this requirement apply to team members when working individually in a space without others, and for those with a medical exemption.

 

Hygiene & Cleaning

  • Hand sanitizers, with a minimum of 60% ethyl alcohol, have been placed in each of the studios as well as the lobby. Upon entry in the facility, students will be asked to wash their hands or utilize the hand sanitizer station. Students will be encouraged to wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap, rubbing thoroughly after application and using paper towels to dry hands.
  • Thorough cleaning regimens will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Studios and other common spaces such as restrooms and the lobby area will be cleaned in between classes or every four hours, whichever is more frequent.
  • Students are not permitted to leave the classroom unless escorted by a teaching artist, teacher’s aide or other Arts & Learning Conservatory team member.
  • Students are no longer permitted to share instruments, electronic devices, clothing, toys, books, or other objects.

 

Ventilation/HVAC Systems

  • The facility has been assessed for ventilation functionality to ensure adequate air exchange. (edit this)
  • Supplemental solutions such as air filters or air purifiers will be installed where necessary.

 

Screening

  • While temperature checks will be conducted daily with a contactless thermometer, parents and students are being asked to self-identify and report COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, chills, dry cough, shortness of breath, recent loss of taste or smell, headaches, muscle pain, or sore throat.

 

In-Class Procedures

Instrumental Ensembles, Musical Theater and Studio Classes

  • Masks are observed for all individuals. Masks may be removed by brass and wind students only when playing their instrument.
  • Wind and brass instrument bells will have covers.
  • Physical distancing of a minimum of 12 feet is observed.
  • Utilize plexi shields for flutes and trumpets in lieu of face shields.
  • Rehearsals are limited to no more than 60 minutes.
  • 30- minute room vacancy between rehearsals and ensembles to allow for adequate air exchange (upon roll-up doors being closed).
  • Wind and brass instrument bells should not be directed towards.
  • Teaching artists and students will share the responsibility for cleaning of music stands, piano keyboards and other surfaces with EPA approved disinfectant wipes before and after each lesson.

 

Choral Ensembles

  • Masks are observed for all individuals, including when singing.
  • Physical distancing of a minumum of 12 feet is observed.
  • Limit of no more than 12 individuals per room (teaching artist, teacher’s aide plus 10 students), regardless of room size (REMOVE this line).
  • Rehearsals are limited to no more than 30 minutes.
  • 30-minute room vacancy between each rehearsal to allow for adequate air exchange (upon roll-up doors being closed).
  • Teaching artists and students will share the responsibility for cleaning of music stands, piano keyboards and other surfaces with EPA approved disinfectant wipes before and after each lesson.

 

Private Lessons for Strings, Guitar, Percussion, Piano

  • Masks are observed for all participants.
  • Lessons are limited to no more than 60 minutes.
  • 30-minute room vacancy between each lesson to allow for adequate air exchange
  • Teaching artists and students will share the responsibility for cleaning of music stands, piano keyboards and other surfaces with EPA approved disinfectant wipes before and after each lesson.

 

Private Lessons for Wind and Brass

  • Masks are observed for all participants and is only to by removed by the student when playing their instrument.
  • Physical distancing of a minumum of 12 feet is observed.
  • Lessons are limited to no more than 30 minutes.
  • 30min room vacancy between each lesson to allow for adequate air exchange.
  • Teaching artists and students will share the responsibility for cleaning of music stands, piano keyboards and other surfaces with EPA approved disinfectant wipes before and after each lesson.
  • Instrument bell should not be directed towards other.

 

Private Lessons for Singers

  • Teaching artist and accompanist will wear mask and or face shields.
  • Physical distancing of a minumum of 12 feet is observed.
  • Student singer may be unmasked when performing.
  • Lessons are limited to no more than 60 minutes.
  • 30min vacancy to allow for adequate air exchange.
  • Teaching artists and students will share the responsibility for cleaning of music stands, piano keyboards and other surfaces with EPA approved disinfectant wipes before and after each lesson.

 

Dance Classes

  • Masks are observed for individuals while dancing.
  • No contact dancing is permitted.
  • Limit of no more than 12 individuals per room (teaching artist, teacher’s aide plus 10 students), regardless of room size.(Remove this line)
  • Classes are limited to no more than 60 minutes.
  • 30-minute room vacancy between each class to allow for adequate air exchange.
General

Recurring/Automatic/Multiple payments –  $25 per additional payment. Square – $10 per transaction

Instructors and Substitutes

For all Arts & Learning programs (ASAP Music/Theater, conservatory, HAP, camps, etc.) Arts & Learning will provide a professional instructor. If for any reason an instructor is absent, a qualified substitute will be provided.

Student Drop-off and Pick-up Procedure

For all of our on-site programs, classes, and camps, a parent/caregiver over 18 signs your child in and out each day.  Parents are not allowed to wait in their car and have their child come to them.  They must sign the child in before class and out after class. If your student is attending more than one class or camp following the first, they must be signed in for both classes when they arrive and signed out for both when they are picked up.

Students 16yrs and older may sign in & out with approval from parent/guardian.

Policies

Cancellation Policy: All student registration, course and installment fees are non-refundable except when a course is canceled by the Arts & Learning Conservatory or a student provides staff with a Notice of Withdrawal prior to the first class session. Exceptions for exigent circumstances are granted by the CEO on a case by case basis and may be applied on a pro-rata basis.

  • Musical Theater: While we realize that unforeseen circumstances occur, it is difficult to recast a role after casting decisions have gone out. As a result, you are responsible for paying the entire tuition cost, regardless of whether you choose to attend rehearsals and/or participate in the production. No refunds will be given.

 

Attendance: It is important that students are here every day of class and arrive on time. If a child needs to miss a class or will be late, please call 714.728.7100, email the teacher, or email info@artsandlearning.org in advance with as much notice as possible. Students on scholarship must attend every class in order to stay eligible for the scholarship.

Placement: Class placement is primarily decided upon by grade/age. The teaching artist does reserve the right to place students in another class due to ability and/or needs.

Class Size:  We limit class size to provide quality instruction.

  • Camps/Classes for younger ages (5-8 yrs) typically range from 8 up to 16
    students.
  • Camps/Classes for older ages (9-12; 13-18) typically range from 10 up to 30 students.
  • Theater Production size will range based on need of show.

 

Wait lists: Please complete the registration form and contact the office to be placed on a waitlist. Online registration will not permit “overbooking” . For wait listing on classes or camps, you will not be charged tuition. If space becomes available, we will contact you and you will have 24 hours to enroll.

Transfer: If a class isn’t the right fit and another class is available, you may choose to transfer to a different class.

Late Registration: You may register for classes past the start of class up to the 3rd session. However, prorated prices are not available for students who choose to enroll after the class has begun.

What to Bring: For partial day summer camps, students will need to pack a snack each day of camp. For full day camps, students need to bring a lunch each day. Please pack items that do not require refrigeration or microwaving. We also encourage students to bring a water bottle with his or her name on it. For classes, students do not need snacks due to the shorter duration of the class.

For theater, scripts will be distributed. Students will be expected to return each day with scripts.

Music classes and camps, students will be expected to arrive with instrument, folder, pencils and music.

What to Wear: Students are very active in our classes. No flip-flops or slip-on shoes should be worn. Comfortable clothes that permit movement are helpful. If classes demand other specific attire (such as makeup or tech class), students will be notified.

ALC reserves the right to adjust programming or cancel sessions based on the number of registrations. In this event, ALC will attempt to transfer the student into another class. If the schedule doesn’t permit that, a full refund will be given.

Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions required for participation in any of ALC’s programs.

Media Release By registering for this class you are permitting ALC to use pictures and video of you and those in your party as program participants in promotional materials. PLEASE inform us immediately if you do not wish your child to appear in any content. *Please also note that our performances are filmed by a videographer, and made available for purchase on DVD.

Waiver & Assumption of Risk I, the undersigned Participant of any educational event organized or authorized by Arts & Learning Conservatory (herein referred to as ALC), do voluntarily sign this waiver and assumption of risk in favor of the following business, ALC in consideration for any and all of the following: The opportunity to use facilities, owned, leased, or operated by the business and/or The opportunity to receive instruction in an activity from the business employees and/or volunteers, and/or the opportunity to engage in the activities sponsored or conducted by the business. Agree to hold harmless ALC, any employees and/or volunteers from any conduct or content which may be injurious, damaging or insulting to myself or others with me whether intentional or unintentional from the performers. I fully assume the risks and dangers involved as acceptable to me, and I agree to use my best judgment in undertaking these activities, and I agree to follow all safety instructions. I waive, release, covenant not to sue and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the business of ALC from any claims, actions, suits, costs, expenses, damage or liabilities, including attorney fees or personal injury, property damage, accidents, illness, death, or any incidental damages that may arise from my use of the facilities, equipment or from my participation in the activities or receipt of instructions.