All updated COVID 19 related information from DaySpring one place!

Updated  July 23, 2020

Check back soon for Fall 2020 return to classes for Enrichment and Evening & Saturday Arts Classes. 

 

DaySpring Academy - Fall 2020 Return to Classes - July 20, 2020

We look forward to welcoming everyone back for the 2020-2021 school year! Our goal is to make sure everyone is safe in our building and feels comfortable returning to school.  We will be adjusting our protocols as the need and the local authorities require.  The following measures have been implemented for the safety of everyone.

General Policies for Everyone

  • Health screenings: DaySpring will be screening the health of everyone who enters the building through a questionnaire and temperature check. Please complete this Health Screening Form before arriving at DaySpring each day - the temperature check will occur as you enter the building. 

 

  • Face Coverings: We ask that All adults wear a face covering (mask or shield) when in the building.

    • Parents:  Please bring your own face coverings.  We have a limited supply of disposable masks if you forget yours.

    • Preschool through 4th grade:  Face coverings are encouraged, but optional.

    • 5th through 12th grade: Must wear a face covering while in the building IF not socially distanced.
       

  • Cleaning: Classrooms and public spaces will be cleaned regularly throughout the day.
     

  • Sanitizing supplies will be available in every room and used throughout the day for tables, chairs, doorknobs, etc.
     

  • Social/Physical distancing

    • Plexiglass barriers have been placed at the front desk and reception area to minimize exposure.

    • Directional markings will be put in all public areas and hallways to facilitate one way traffic.
       

  • Personal Hygiene - Everyone should…..

    • Avoid physical touch with anyone and will wash hands immediately afterward if touch is necessary. Everyone should avoid touching their own eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

    • Cover coughs and sneezes. Practice good respiratory etiquette.

    • Avoid close contact at all times with people who are sick.

    • Wash hands before and after each class with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer


 

Procedures

  • Tuesday/Thursday and Preschool Academy

    • Parents should

      • Complete Health Screening for your family each day before you enter the building.

      • Drop off and pick up students at the classroom door. Wear face covering.

      • Socially distance.

      • Keep discussions with teachers brief.

      • Take conversations with other parents outside.

      • Please prepare your students to be able to open their own containers or use containers your child will be successful in opening.

    • Students

      • Face coverings are optional, but students must have a clean mask in a plastic bag with them everyday in case a situation arises where they are needed.

    • Teachers will...

      • Complete Health Screening each day before you enter the building.

      • Wear gloves when assisting with lunch boxes and water bottles. Gloves will be changed between assisting students.
         

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday Academy

    • Parents

      • Morning Drop off students at the front of the building

        • Parents may enter the building, if necessary, but must wear a face covering and complete the health screening

      • Afternoon Pick up - 

        • DawnTreaders - Parents enter the building to get students from their classroom. Must wear a face covering and take health screening , if not already done that same day.

        • SpringBoarders - Teachers walk students to the Back (Blue) Door and release them to parents in the back lot.

        • High School - Teachers walk students to the dock door (by the Circus Barn)

        • Students who drive and do not have after school classes must leave upon dismissal

        • Students who have an arts class after Academy will go to their next classroom to wait and socially distance

    • Students

      • All Students 5th through 12th grade must wear a face covering while in the building IF not socially distanced. Please bring at least 2 masks so you can change after lunch or when necessary. 

Illness

  • If you are sick:

    • If your student is exhibiting any cold or flu symptoms or fever please keep them home.

    • If a parent/guardian is exhibiting cold or flu symptoms or fever do not enter the building.  

  • If you know you have been exposed to COVID-19:

    • Please quarantine yourself until you are tested and are shown to be negative. 

  • If you or anyone in your Immediate family tests positive, please report to the Executive Director immediately. 

  • In the case of a positive case reported within DaySpring, the Executive Director will notify the St. Louis County Department of Public Health;  we will then follow their recommendations for the safety of everyone at DaySpring. 

 

We’re committed to keeping DaySpring a safe, clean, and healthy place for everyone, and we will be adjusting our protocols as needed as time goes on.
 

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Updated  July 13, 2020

DaySpring is working on what the fall will look like for all the different departments of the school. 

We will be sending a survey to the families of our community and will publicize our final plans on July 20th (when the St. Louis County schools release their plans as well). 

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Updated  July 6, 2020

DaySpring is pleased to welcome you back to in person private music lessons.  We have allowed our teachers to decide on their own level of comfort when to resume in person lessons, please be sure to check-in with them regarding their plan. We will be adjusting our protocols as the need and the local authorities require.

 

The following measures have been implemented for the safety of everyone.

 

General Policies

  • Who: For the remainder of the summer we are allowing only students, teachers and staff in the building.

  • Health screenings: DaySpring will be screening the health of everyone who enters the building through a questionnaire and temperature check immediately upon entering the building. Feel free to complete the Google Health Screening Form before arriving at DaySpring. Click here for Health Screening Form.

  • Face Coverings: We ask that everyone wear a face covering (mask or shield) when in the public spaces of the building, such as the lobby and hallways. These are not required for students under the age of 9.

    • Plastic see through Shields or masks will be worn by teachers during private lessons  

    • Please bring your own mask.  We have a limited supply of disposable masks if you forget yours.

    • Lessons for certain instruments will have other accommodations to keep students & teachers safe.

    • Please contact your teacher ahead of time if you have questions.

  • Cleaning: Private lesson studios will be cleaned in between lessons.

  • Hand sanitizing supplies will be available in every room.

  • Rooms: Some lessons will be adjusted to take place in larger rooms to accommodate lessons including singing which need more space for safety. 

 

Drop off and pick up procedures

  • Arrival at DaySpring 

    • Phone: Please phone the front desk, 314-291-8878, to let them know you have arrived in the parking lot.  If you have not already completed the Google Form Health Screening, the staff member will ask the questions over the phone.

    • Enter: When the teacher appears we will call for the parent of children under age 9 to walk the student to the front door where the teacher will receive them. (For students 10 and older enter at that time)

    • Temperature: The front desk staff member will take the temperature of the student and record that information. 

    • Sanitize: Students will sanitize hands with available hand sanitizer and proceed with their teacher to the lesson.

  • Pick Up

    • Sanitize: Students will sanitize hands with available hand sanitizer before leaving the music rooms while teacher also sanitizes instruments and area

    • Come to front: Private Lesson teacher will walk the student to the front door.

    • Call: If needed, the front desk staff member will call the parent’s cell phone to let them know the lesson is complete and the student is ready to be picked up. 

 

Thanks so much for being here at DaySpring. We’re committed to keeping DaySpring a safe, clean and healthy place for everyone, and we will be adjusting our protocols as needed as time goes on.

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Updated June 12, 2020

 

We hope you are all safe and healthy during this challenging time. DaySpring’s staff and teachers have successfully continued to provide programming during the last 3 months, using live zoom meetings and some recorded videos for the students to play again and again!  Currently, our admin staff is hard at work (at home), preparing for summer camps as well as our fall programming in our newly expanded space!  We have a “Return from COVID” Task Force working hard reviewing guidelines and preparing our space to safely return to gathering on July 6th. 

 

As it stands now, we are planning for the following regarding summer scheduling: 

  • Summer Camps will largely take place between July 6 and August 14

  • Our June STEAM camps are rescheduled for July

  • Performance related camps are still under review. However performances from the Spring are being planned for August. 

  • Private lessons will begin to resume in person in July

  • Some virtual camps will also be offered.

 

For ALL camps we will be following the guidelines for summer camps set out by St. Louis County, including:

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing regularly

  • Creating smaller groups of students who will stay together all day

  • Utilizing face shields for teachers

  • Student drop off at the front door (to limit the number persons in the building)

  • Health checks

  • ….and more

 

As we adapt to the most up-to-date information, please know we will continue to evolve our safety protocols and communicate additional changes in the coming weeks.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are deeply grateful for your continued, sustaining support during these challenging times.

 

 

Be sure to check out the summer tab or click here for more specific information on our camp offerings.

 

 

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Updated May 5 2020 

All of our lives have been impacted by the current health crisis over the last few weeks and now for many weeks and months to come. I want you to know that the teachers, staff and leadership at DaySpring have been working diligently to continue DaySpring’s mission and vision, inspiring and cultivating growth and creativity with rich training and experiences. This hasn’t been easy for you or for us, and we are grateful that most of you have continued in the training and classes that our awesome teachers are providing. We are all doing some things we’ve never done before, and on the other end I think we can all see that we will be better for it. 

 

Here is the most updated information concerning DaySpring Events & classes. 

  • Spring Classes: We will not be continuing “in person” classes this Spring, having moved almost all our classes to online

  • Previously Cancelled Events: We are creating tentative scenarios to produce the events we had planned earlier in the year, including musicals, Actors’ Spotlight, Finale and more. We will be updating more specific info about the rescheduling scenarios we are considering, based on the government’s impending rollout of the changes in restrictions and appropriate numbers of people being allowed to converge;

  • Summer Classes: Currently most are still on the schedule to be held, either online or in person, with some being rescheduled, again depending on safety and the timing of the local government permissions to congregate. If you are considering our summer programs, you may hold a place in them with a $25 tuition deposit, and turn it into an official registration when the dates are confirmed. Click here for more information and to download the registration form!

 

We are doing everything we can to prepare for next year as well. Fall Registration is:

  • Open now for DaySpring Academy- Preschool through High School (If interested you can contact the Academy director, Angie at angiemather@dayspringarts.org

  • Open now for Enrichment classes 20-21- during the day on Fridays (If you are considering fall Enrichment class, you may hold a place in them with a $50 registration fee per child, and turn in a registration form with desired classes) Click here for more information on Enrichment and to download the registration form!  Enrichment Brochure PDF coming soon! 

  • Open soon for Fall Arts classes beginning on Sept. 8 (be on the lookout for an announcement!)


 

When the doors do open again, we will be able to welcome you all to our newly finished spaces as well!! Construction is continuing and on schedule with 3 new classrooms, a large rehearsal space, a new music classroom, a flex room, more bathrooms and an enlarged black box.

OFFICE HOURS

 

Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

The best way to contact us is through email, if you do not know who to send your email to please use office@dayspringarts.org.

 

We are accepting mail for payment or registration forms.  

DAYSPRING ARTS & EDUCATION

2500 Metro Blvd.

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

314-291-8878

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