COVID-19 Studio Updates
Studio Email 4/4/2020 at 10:00am
Hi PCDC Dance Families,
I hope everyone had a great first week of classes! It was so good to see all the smiling faces and I was so impressed with attendance. Great job dancers!
A few parents have reached out with some concerns about Zoom. There have been some news reports of “Zoom bombing” where random people are joining meetings. In a blog post on April 1st, Zoom CEO and founder Eric S. Yuan acknowledged Zoom’s growing pains and pledged that all regular development of the Zoom platform would be put on hold while the company worked to fix security and privacy issues. Nothing is more important than the safety of our students. Here is what our studio is doing to keep kids safe:
-Private Zoom links through our customer portal. Please make sure that you are not sharing these through pictures of social media.
-No one can enter a class before the teacher. This way the teacher is present for the whole meeting.
-PCDC admin are on every class and can “boot” off anyone who is not supposed to be in class.
-Locking classes after all students are present or have been contacted. This prevents anyone from joining classes, even if they have the Zoom ID.
-Only the host (our teacher) can screenshare.
-Parents can choose dancer’s screen name. We recommend only using your dancer’s 1st name.
We’re confident in our additional precautions and are thankful that Zoom is being proactive in their security measures. Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Ms. Steph and the PCDC staff
Studio Email 3/30/2020 at 3:20pm
Studio Email 3/23/2020 at 2:00pm
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- WHAT ABOUT TUITION?
- WHAT ABOUT RECITAL?
Studio Email 3/18/2020 at 1:30pm
- Join us for a soft launch of online classes on Monday, March 23rd from 5:30-6:30pm. An email invitation will be sent to you shortly.
- Interactive, online classes through Zoom starting Monday, March 30th. Your child’s class day and time will remain the same as it’s been this season. In addition to an engaging class, our teachers will be adding on to recital choreography.
Studio Email 3/16/2020 at 11:10am
Studio Email 3/12/2020 at 8:20pm
Studio Email 3/11/2020 at 5:00pm
Subject: COVID-19 Information
Hello Amazing PCDC Families,
As most of you know, the Coronavirus is starting to make its way around the world, and in the last week has hit our state. At PCDC, we take the safety and well-being of our students, families, and employees very seriously. We are monitoring the reports from our local public health officials who are tracking COVID-19 carefully, and making plans should it present a more significant threat to the health of our community. We are also utilizing daily studio disinfecting procedures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. This includes using recommended disinfectants to wipe down common frequent contact areas, such as bathrooms, door knobs, light switches, etc.. We have also asked that our staff, if not feeling well, please stay home. We appreciate the understanding of substitute teachers in the classrooms.
For your part, we are asking that you please arrive ten minutes early to classes to assure that your students have time to thoroughly wash their hands or use disinfectant before entering the classrooms. We will be removing the lobby items for siblings for the time being (blocks, books, chalk). We will be amending our policy for the remainder of our season and will be allowing for makeup classes. If your child is feeling unwell, please err on the side of caution and keep them home. Please call or text the studio to schedule a makeup class.
If anyone in your family has the following symptoms, please stay home.
-Fever – 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Remember that you should be fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever-reducing medication before returning.