Sixth Grade Choir

  • AISD FINE ARTS CLASSROOM GUIDELINESHello 6th Grade Choir and Choir parents!

     

     

    Dear Choir parent for In-person learners,

     

    I hope all is well and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! 

    As you know, this year has been so different than previous years in choir with social distancing and wearing protective gear during rehearsal.  I am attaching the FINE ARTS CLASSROOM GUIDELINES for this year with new requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.  These guidelines are set by the district in an effort to keep the students, faculty and staff as safe as possible.

    I am highlighting the portion addressing choir and requiring goggles & masks while singing.  The district has provided each 6th Grade choir student with a pair of goggles.  They are also wearing their own masks as required for Grades 4 and up in our district.  After rehearsal, students place them inside their labeled Ziploc bag and they are stored in a closet until the next rehearsal.  They are the only ones to handle their own goggles.  Each student also uses hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the choir room.  I try to give students opportunities to take their goggles off briefly for a break while we are not singing then put them back on when we start singing.  It is important to note that while all of the other classes come to music as cohorts that are together throughout the day, choir is made of a mixture of students from different cohorts.  This is just one of the reasons for the extra precaution with social distancing, facing the same direction, as much as we can and adding protective gear.  The other reason is because our primary purpose and activity is singing and the risks for spreading droplets that can be taken in through the nose, mouth or eyes are increased just like they are when talking loudly or yelling.

     

    I know that this is sometimes not the most comfortable thing for any of us but it has been put in place for the purpose of health and safety.  Please help your child understand the importance for following these guidelines for their own protection and for the safety of the other people in our choir.

     

    Best Regards,

    Mrs. Till

    Bolin Choir Director

    paula.till@allenisd.org

    Dear Choir parent for In-person learners,

     

    I hope all is well and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! 

    As you know, this year has been so different than previous years in choir with social distancing and wearing protective gear during rehearsal.  I am attaching the FINE ARTS CLASSROOM GUIDELINES for this year with new requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.  These guidelines are set by the district in an effort to keep the students, faculty and staff as safe as possible.

    I am highlighting the portion addressing choir and requiring goggles & masks while singing.  The district has provided each 6th Grade choir student with a pair of goggles.  They are also wearing their own masks as required for Grades 4 and up in our district.  After rehearsal, students place them inside their labeled Ziploc bag and they are stored in a closet until the next rehearsal.  They are the only ones to handle their own goggles.  Each student also uses hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the choir room.  I try to give students opportunities to take their goggles off briefly for a break while we are not singing then put them back on when we start singing.  It is important to note that while all of the other classes come to music as cohorts that are together throughout the day, choir is made of a mixture of students from different cohorts.  This is just one of the reasons for the extra precaution with social distancing, facing the same direction, as much as we can and adding protective gear.  The other reason is because our primary purpose and activity is singing and the risks for spreading droplets that can be taken in through the nose, mouth or eyes are increased just like they are when talking loudly or yelling.

     

    I know that this is sometimes not the most comfortable thing for any of us but it has been put in place for the purpose of health and safety.  Please help your child understand the importance for following these guidelines for their own protection and for the safety of the other people in our choir.

     

    Best Regards,

    Mrs. Till

    Bolin Choir Director

    paula.till@allenisd.org