OrKidstra on coronavirus/COVID-19
The health and safety of our students, families, teachers, staff, volunteers, supporters and organization is our priority during the developing situation surrounding the COVID-19/novel coronavirus pandemic. In response to these concerns, the Government of Ontario’s Declaration of Emergency and the Ministerial Order to close all publicly funded schools in Ontario, OrKidstra has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person, location-based programming until September, 2020. This is a challenging situation for all of us, but we continue to be here for you – we are all in this together.
By focusing our energies on OrKidstra @ Home, we can continue to offer virtual music education programming! OrKidstra @ Home, 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 this exciting new initiative.
OrKidstra families, please connect with Mr. Nico, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in your child participating in OrKidstra @ Home, our exciting online programming!
In line with recommendations from the federal government, 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 email@example.com. Parents and guardians are urged to check their emails for updates from OrKidstra. For additional questions regarding programming, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Updated May 22, 2020, at 1:00 PM