OrKidstra on 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 spring/summer. 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.
We will continue to provide regular updates about our plans moving forward 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. 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. The first virtual classes of what is now a fully realized, online, after-school program began on March 24, 2020. OrKidstra @ Home online programming was offered throughout 2020 and continues into spring/winter 2021. Please click here for more information on OrKidstra @ Home.
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.
- Here is a resource to help you speak with children/your child about COVID-19/Coronavirus.
- Information on Hand Hygiene and Handwashing.
- Public Health Canada Coronavirus Fact Sheet.
- Government of Canada Travel Advisories.
- Frequently asked questions (Ottawa Public Health).
- Resources to help you with responding to stressful events (Ottawa Public Health)
Originally published on March 12, 2020. Updated April 15, 2021.