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COVID JenF Studio Guidelines

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by Jennifer Farnsworth | Uncategorized

Jen F Studio COVID Guidelines                        9/14/2021

*these guidelines will change as more information becomes available

As a general outline, I have stated that I’d follow Nebo School District policy with COVID guidelines… I have recently learned some details into those guidelines.

For licensing reasons, I am not allowed to zoom or record class.  I have brought up my concerns with this and will hopefully get some clarification in a Regional Meeting I have in a few weeks.

Family Exposure:

If you don’t mind testing often, it is my understanding that non sick family members must quarantine for 10 days after a family member's 10 day quarantine is over.

It is my hope that no one will need to miss more than 2 weeks of class with COVID.  If it makes a different in your child getting to class, I feel comfortable with family members getting testing at day 10 (of the sick family members) and again on day 7.  If all other families members tests are negative with both these tests, we can welcome them back to class with a mask on.

School Exposure:

Your child should be quarantined following one of the guidelines below using date of exposure as the start date: • 

Quarantine at home for 10 days • Quarantine at home for 7 days and then test on day 7. If that test is negative, and your child does not have symptoms, they may return to school • Wear a mask at school for 10 days • Wear a mask at school for 7 days and then test on day 7. If that test is negative, and does not have any symptoms, they may return to the classroom.

Overall, if your child is sick, they should stay home. If your child has a lingering runny nose or cough, which often happens this time of year, and they can manage care on their own (wiping nose, covering mouth, etc.,) and symptoms are related to allergies or lingering cold symptoms; I would suggest wearing a mask but still allowing them to come to class.  

Please be in contact with me with your child’s absence.  If you or your child is out sick, I can provide Marco Polo videos that can help with homework or new things we covered in class.  There is no reason for Marco Polo Sound Beginnings classes (just allow family play time). All classes should continue to listen to the CD, especially when out sick.

September News

Sunday, September 5, 2021 by Jennifer Farnsworth | Uncategorized

No Monday Classes on

Mon., Sept 6th for Labor Day

Mon., Sept 20th for NSD no school - this is a studio make up day if we need to cancel classes for any reason before this date.

You may want to get in the habit of checking your "Calendar" link, it can be more descriptive than your Homepage Events list.. unless you click on each event arrow.   Also, as I've been figuring out invoicing, I've noticed that Calendar Description can sometimes be messed up (weird, but they are connected), so I've actually updated the calendar a few times, and will work to keep it updated... just know I follow the No School Days as Nebo School District (with back up days being an exception).

We have started all our classes!  It is so exciting to see all of your students back at the keyboards; and new faces or siblings start up in Red Balloons or Brown Teddy Bears.

There are just a few spaces open for Sound Beginnings and 1st Year classes if you have younger siblings, friends, family, or neighbors who may be interested.  Contact me about inviting them to a sample class.

As you begin a new year, establish a pattern of practice. Know when, where, and who is helping with practices.  What will your back up plan be for when those plans don't work one day?  Mostly, strive to make it up.  Find a silly or fun way to bond with your child.  Practice can be frustrating when we go into with too many expectations.  "Wow, that was so much easier to play today" "You only played 1 hand last time" "Let's play this song together" "Can you tell show me correct fingers?"