Spring 2021:
IN-PERSON OUTSIDE PROCEDURES




(may be updated and refined as needed)

All Students and Staff must wear face masks throughout class, except when sipping water. Parents must wear masks at drop-off and pick-up. Masks must be worn correctly, covering mouth and nose. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable as masks.

 

BRING A THEATER BAG!

Have a dedicated Theater Bag so your child can keep all of their theater stuff together. Check their Theater Bag the day before each class, so they’ll never be without the things they need:

  • A Sit-Upon*
  • Water Bottle
  • your script – don’t forget that!
  • a pencil
  • a highlighter
  • sunglasses
  • a hat
  • sunscreen
  • extra sweater or jacket
  • umbrella (just in case!)

*Don’t know what a Sit-Upon is?? No worries! See instructions at end of memo.

 

DROP-OFF PROCEDURE:

  • Park in ACME lot – no cars will be allowed in front of theater or on Alvin Place
  • Walk down the parking lot stairs (next to Kidville)
  • Wait with your child at the Check-In area (by fire hydrant) until students are given a temperature check and then admitted
  • No parents will be admitted past the Check-In area
  • Students will get an assigned area to deposit their belongings. This is their Home Base for the class.
  • Students can bring a chair to their Home Base from our storage space – return at end of class

If a student shows a high temperature at check-in, student will be sent home. Please do not send your child if they have a fever or show any symptoms of illness.

PICK-UP PROCEDURE:

  • parents line up at Check-In area – please socially distance and wear a mask
  • students are released one at a time to parent at front of line

 

hand sanitizer will be available in designated areas
hand soap will be provided in bathrooms – students must wash 20 seconds after using restroom
facility will be completely cleaned and sanitized at the end of each day

 

HOW TO MAKE A SIT-UPON:

  • Get a reusable shopping bag made from waterproof material
  • Get cushioning:
    • something soft like left-over carpet padding, a yoga mat, a cushion, towels, even scrunched up plastic bags…
  • Stuff cushioning into shopping bag and flatten
  • Use duct tape to close the top edge
  • The shopping bag’s handle will make the Sit-Upon easy to carry!
  • Decorate if desired
  • Voila! Instant outdoor seating anywhere!








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