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Classes will start on October 4, 2021 and all classes will be virtual.

We remain hopeful about welcoming students, families and our staff back for in-person activities at our facilities for spring semester, but will reassess the safety conditions throughout the year and keep families and students updated. 

Read more about our decision.

COVID-19 Information and Protocols

Minimizing the Risk of COVID-19

In preparation for the return to in-person learning, TPMS has taken several steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19, including but not limited to:

  1. Requiring that all teachers and staff be fully vaccinated.
  2. Requiring masks for anybody who is inside the building.
  3. Investing several thousand dollars in a new HVAC and air filtration system for the Uptown Academy building.
  4. Requiring that anybody entering the building verify that they have no symptoms
  5. Requiring hand sanitizer and frequent hand-washing of all people inside the building
  6. Putting in place enhanced surface cleaning procedures.

In-Person Protocols & Guidelines

For any in-person events or interactions, we have provided several protocols and guidelines that all families will be expected to follow and implement, which are based on CDC and local public health agency guidelines:  

  1. Parents and students will follow all building health and safety protocols, including completing sign-in sheets if requested, wearing a mask at all times, and frequent hand-washing and sanitizing.

In the event of return to in-person classes, protocols & guidelines will be as follows:

  • If a student needs to be absent for any reason, the parent will notify their teacher and site Program Manager of the absence whether it is due to COVID-19, general sickness or any other reason.
  • If a student is showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or any other sickness, the parent will immediately notify their teacher and keep the student at home.  If possible, the student will continue to participate in class through Zoom if they are feeling well enough.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19, the parent will immediately notify the school (specifically the teacher and site Program Manager) and provide details on when and for how long the student was at a TPMS facility and when they received a positive test result.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19, the parent will isolate the student in line with the most up to date medical guidance, and the student will not return to class unless they have been symptom free for 24 hours without using any medicine and after it has been at least 10 days since they first got sick or from when they received a positive COVID-19 test (whichever came first).  TPMS may require a negative test result before resuming in-person instruction. 
  • If a student is asked to quarantine after being exposed to another person that has COVID-19, the parent will follow medical guidelines and not return the student to school until the 10-day (if student has no symptoms) or 14-day quarantine period has passed.
  • If another person in a family tests positive for COVID-19, the parent will not send their student to school during the quarantine period (10-14 days).  TPMS may require a negative test result before resuming in-person instruction.
  • Parents will not come inside the building unless they are there for approved service hours or otherwise asked to do so by TPMS staff.

Questions? Contact info@peoplesmusicschool.org.