Summer Theatre Workshops

Safety Policies and Procedures: Summer 2021

for Grades 7-12 and C.A.S.T. Summer Showtime

* Updated as of July 12, 2021

 

 

FORMAT & DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS:

 

In order to provide students in Grades 7-12 with rigorous, age-appropriate training, workshops will be held indoors in the largest, most well-ventilated spaces at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, apart from vocal or singing classes, which will be held onsite, outside. Grades 7-12 students are expected to follow enhanced safety protocols including social distancing, frequent handwashing, and wearing appropriate face coverings.

 

What is the maximum number of students in a workshop?

12 students per section, with a maximum of 3 sections onsite at one time.

 

What if my child is taking the class with a friend?

Each class offered will have multiple sections. Each Student taking the same class may NOT be in same section. Students that are NOT in the same section will have limited interaction. With this fact, it is IMPORTANT that the STC staff is notified if your student is taking the class with a friend (either during the registration process, or by emailing the Education Registrar prior to the first day of class).

 

How will lunch work?

Students will eat lunch with their group in a designated outside area, weather permitting. Snack breaks & water breaks will also be held in outdoor spaces, weather permitting.

 

Are you taking any extra precautions for singing?

Yes. The singing portion of Song & Dance Bootcamp for Grades 7-12 will take place outside in an outdoor learning space at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Students will be required to maintain social distance, but not required to wear masks when singing outdoors.

 

How will the sharing of skills at the end of the week work?

We will not have audiences for in-person performances this year to lower the number of individuals in our spaces. Families will be provided with all details the week of your camp session. Performances will be recorded, and shared with families after the workshop week has concluded. 

 

ENHANCED SAFETY PROTOCOLS

 

Will masks be required? If so, what type of masks or face coverings are acceptable?

Students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks when they are inside the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Students are not required to wear masks when outside. Each class will spend part of their day in our outdoor classroom location, and students will be given mask breaks throughout the day.

 

Why are they masking inside, if they are vaccinated?

The age range for these workshops sits right on the bubble of when students begin to be eligible for vaccination. Students entering Grade 7 will turn 12 by September, but not all will have turned 12 by the time of workshop or will have turned 12 with enough time to complete the vaccination process. Because of this, we are asking that students attending workshops for Grades 7-12 continue to mask when indoors. All students will be given mask breaks, as well as time in our outdoor classroom spaces, in which they do NOT need to be masked. 

 

Will you do health screenings at drop-off?

Parents & guardians will be asked to complete a brief health screening when dropping off on the first day of workshop. For the remainder of the week, we ask that you continue to self-screen their student for COVID-19 symptoms prior to each day of workshop. 

 

What is your cleaning/sanitizing protocol? 

High-touch areas will be sanitized after each use. Bathrooms are deep cleaned and sanitized daily. 

 

COVID-19 TESTING AND CONFIRMED CASES

 

What happens if a student or staff member experiences symptoms of COVID-19?

If a student or staff member experiences COVID-19 symptoms while at workshop, they will be removed immediately and quarantined. Parents will be notified to pick up the student. Anyone with a fever must be fever-free for at least 72 hours without medication before returning to workshop. Additionally, any staff member who runs a fever will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test before returning to workshop. We highly recommend campers have a negative COVID-19 test before returning to workshop as well.

 

What happens if a student tests positive for COVID-19?

If a student tests positive, the group the student is enrolled in will transition to a virtual format. All families with a child participating in workshop at the site of the positive case will be notified by Stages Theatre Company staff. A refund will not be given should workshops transition from in-person outdoor classes to virtual classes.

 

What happens if a staff member tests positive for COVID-19?

If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the individual will be removed immediately and any camps the individual has had contact with will transition to a virtual format. All families with a child participating in workshop at the site of the positive case will be notified by Stages Theatre Company staff. A refund will not be given should workshops transition from in-person outdoor classes to virtual classes.

CANCELLATIONS AND TRANSFER POLICY

 

Can I cancel my camp?

You may cancel your workshop at any point, for any reason up to 4 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop and receive a full refund – minus the $5 handling fee.

 

Can I transfer to another camp session?

Students may transfer camp sessions based on availability without a processing fee but will have to make up any cost difference if the camp tuitions are not equal.

 

What is the refund policy in relation to a camp cancellation due to a positive COVID-19 case? 

In the event of a positive COVID-19 case within a workshop, the workshop will not be cancelled but instead transition to a virtual format. For more information regarding the virtual workshop format for your student’s age group click here:

 

WORKSHOP DIRECTORY