DIGITAL FAMILY PICNIC
One of our favorite events is the yearly family picnic. A chance to meet ALL the new families in the program, relax, enjoy some good food and put faces to the names you hear about all the time.
Like with most things currently, this year we will be doing a digital picnic. You'll be emailed ZOOM link for you to join or call into.
There will be some icebreakers and activities with all the students , parents and staff. A chance to get to know everyone better, put some faces to names, and enjoy a little brevity during this stressful time.
We will see you all Sunday 8/30.
This is for ALL families that participate in any portion of the program.
SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED ACTIVITY HEALTH PLAN
The Mt. Lebanon Board of School Directors approved the District’s Athletic and Activities Health and Safety Plan, allowing our students to return to activities. Although we are looking forward to welcome our students back on campus, we know the larger goal is to do this as safely as possible.
The Mt. Lebanon Athletic and Activities Health and Safety Plan considers the necessary precautions and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, Allegheny County Health Department, Governor’s Office, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.
At its core, the Plan has three phases which allow for a measured and safe approach to return, and each phase has a health screening requirement for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 prior to any rehearsal.
The percussion program will be strictly following all of these guidelines on top of adding our own that are customized to our rehearsal needs.
The health and safety of students, our families, and our community is the percussion program and staff's number one priority.
We will not do anything that risks that.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PERCUSSION?
MARCHING BAND REHEARSALS ON CAMPUS
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS ON CAMPUS
STUDENTS WHO HAVE TRAVELED OUTSIDE OF THE STATE IN THE LAST 14 DAYS WILL BE DISTANCED MORE, OR SELF QUARANTINED.
SELF SCREEN BEFORE COMING TO SCHOOL
STAFF LEAD HEALTH SCREENING BEFORE ENTERING
INSTRUCTOR LEAD REHEARSALS ON CAMPUS
STUDENT LEAD SECTIONALS ON CAMPUS
STUDENT LEAD SECTIONALS OFF CAMPUS
MUST ADHERE TO THE SAME DISTRICT GUIDELINES
DIGITAL WORK STILL RECOMMENDED
MASKS WORN AT ALL TIMES OUTSIDE
UNLESS IN DISTANCED STRENUOUS ACTIVITY
MASKS WORN AT ALL TIMES INSIDE
OUTDOOR REHEARSAL SPACE WHEN POSSIBLE
SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES
SHARING MALLETS OR STICKS
PARENTS OR ALUMNI VISITING REHEARSAL
PERSONAL PRACTICE IN THE BUILDING
PRIVATE LESSONS IN THE BUILDING
VIRTUAL OPTIONS FOR THOSE UNABLE TO OR UNCOMFORTABLE WITH ON CAMPUS REHEARSALS
ALL STUDENTS/FAMILIES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE ACTIVITY WAIVER BEFORE PARTICIPATION
REFER TO DIRECT EMAIL FROM MR. DeLUCA
ABOUT HOW/WHEN TO TURN IN FORMS.
For more details and the full approved health plan, please visit the district website
NEW MARCHING PERCUSSION SECTION
More information will be out shortly as we transition into June's digital learning.
SCHOOL BUILDINGS CLOSED FOR SPRING 2020
Governor Wolf has closed all schools through the rest of the academic year. While details are still being worked out with the district, myself and the staff have been planning for many "what if's" and have multiple options to put a little more certainty in our uncertain future. More information will be coming to you about all our cancelled and future plans, but for now know that we're all still here making sure the percussion program can provide opportunities for everyone. We will keep playing.
I miss you. The staff misses making music with you. I'm sorry our school year and time physically together has been cut short. We're all going to be dealing with this in our way and time, but we still have each other.
I am here if you need ANYTHING, music or otherwise. WE are all here.
Talk if you need to. Cry if you need to.
Feel your feelings, they are valid.
Create, write, play, draw, move, mediate, share, rest.
I will see you all soon.
PLAY @ HOME
Mr. DeLuca will be coordinating, collecting, and sharing projects from our students to share with you all and the community.
Keep your eyes out on our social media and like & share!
If you are doing ANYTHING…something you wanted to play for recital night, writing music, playing a solo, experimenting on your bells, learning new drum set grooves, playing the cadence set on pots and pans…send it along to Mr. D!
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If you haven’t already followed our social media to stay up to date with what we’re doing daily, head on over! The more followers, likes, and shares we get, the easier it is for you to show off your kids fabulous work with the community.
We all know the students are amazing and the performances they give are phenomenal…let’s share it so it’s not a “best kept secret” in the community!