OrKidstra on coronavirus/COVID-19
The health and safety of our students, families, teachers, staff, volunteers, supporters and organization continues to be our priority during the developing situation surrounding the COVID-19/novel coronavirus pandemic. In response to this situation, OrKidstra @ Home online programming will continue this fall: all classes will be virtual in the fall 2020 semester. This decision has been made based on recommendations from the Government of Ontario, OrKidstra’s Board of Directors and consultations with the entire OrKidstra family. The fall programming semester will most likely start in early October so that students have time to adjust to their new school routines before adding OrKidstra @ Home online programming to their schedules. We will continue to provide regular updates about our plans moving forward throughout the fall semester, using the most up to date and reliable information available. We plan to start meeting in person as soon as we are confident it is safe to do so, we have the necessary permissions in place and we have appropriate measures established to keep everybody safe and healthy. This is a challenging situation for all of us, but we continue to be here for you – we are all in this together.
OrKidstra @ Home is a multi-layered, virtual learning strategy for its students and beyond. This new approach combines creativity and technology in a fun and accessible way to help benefit OrKidstra students of all ages and empower them to continue building success – and brighten their days – with music at home. Please click here for more information on OrKidstra @ Home.
OrKidstra families, please connect with programming staff, email@example.com, for more information about OrKidstra @ Home, our exciting online programming!
In line with current recommendations, OrKidstra staff continue to work from home and the OrKidstra office is not open to the public. All staff can be reached via contact information found here. For questions related to the office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents and guardians are urged to check their emails for updates from OrKidstra. For additional questions regarding programming, please contact email@example.com.
We encourage everyone to continue following advice from public health agencies and other trusted sources. Take good care ♥
- Physical (social) Distancing and Self-Isolation Instructions for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Ottawa Public Health.
- Check out this 5 minute video from Ottawa Public Health.
- Here is a resource to help you speak with children/your child about COVID-19/Coronavirus.
- Here is a fun video to learn about sneezing.
- Information on Hand Hygiene and Handwashing.
- Public Health Canada Coronavirus Fact Sheet.
- Government of Canada Travel Advisories.
- Frequently asked questions (Ottawa Public Health).
Originally published on March 12, 2020. Updated August 14, 2020