The big ways we hope to eliminate any spread of germs include:
1. Strict enforcement of the stay home when you’re sick (even a little bit sick) rule. Children are allowed to make up their classes the following Tuesday in their respective Online Junior or Senior class.
2. This year we will utilize the larger Youth Room. Instructors have taped 12 equal 6X6ft squares with 2.5 ft walk ways between rows.
3. We’re looking for volunteers to wipe the floors with a pure vinegar cleanser in between classes. We’ve invested in antimicrobial hand soap and hand sanitizer, lysol disinfectant wipes, and will be wiping all the things. The washrooms on the main floor will be cleaned frequently according to the hall’s maintenance schedule, but upstairs cannot be cleaned between classes. We STRONGLY encourage you to use the washrooms before you come to class.
4. Wear clean cloth masks or fresh disposable masks to class (not the ones worn to school that day). Whenever possible, including (but not limited to) stretching and cool down.
5. Wear an extra layer to dance, the windows will be propped open to increase fresh air ventilation. We have access to space heaters in inclement weather, but this seems crucial. So add a dance wrap or hoodie to your outfit.
5. New drop off and pick up protocol: Our instructors will gather the children from the main doors at the beginning of class. Please have their shoes on ready to go onetime. The instructors will walk the children to the hall in an orderly fashion and hand sanitize/wash before entering the room. Parents we kindly ask you to remain in your vehicle, or outside. Following the lessons, the instructors will escort the children downstairs to say goodbye, and hand sanitize them on the way out.
Thank you for your utmost patience and persistence as we navigate through these unchartered terrain. We will get through this together. We are all striving toward the same goal: a healthy, near normal, fun year of increasing our Ukrainian dance skills and learning about our Ukrainian culture with our favourite dance instructors in the whole wide world.