COVID-19 Studio Protocols, Procedures For the 21-22 School Season
LISTED BELOW ARE OUR STUDIO OPERATING PLANS:
AT THIS TIME ALL STUDIOS WILL BE OPERATING UNDER OPERATION PLAN A
All plans are subject to change based on CDC & State Regulations and Guidelines.
Plan A –“In Studio” – We will be offering “In studio” classes operating at 100% capacity. We will be following all CDC & state-regulated guidelines. We will also have a virtual option available via Zoom to students who do not feel comfortable attending class in person or if they have underlining health conditions. Please note, virtual classes are not automatically offered studio wide and you must pre-register. You can register for virtual classes by emailing the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan B- Hybrid – If our capacity were to be reduced below 25% by state mandate, the studio would need to enter into the hybrid plan. All affected classes will be split in half (half virtual, half in-studio) to follow the new capacity level per classroom and help slow the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, we would divide the students by groups each week with one group attending class in-studio. The second will either be split within the studio or at home on Zoom (Depending on the Studio). The student groups will be rotated each week.
Please Note: We have the appropriate equipment for all classes split within the studio. In those classrooms, we will be setting up our large projector screens and live feed to their appropriate classes. We will also be rotating the students each week so everyone will be able to take class with the teacher in person. If you are unable to attend class for any reason, you must notify the office as soon as possible.
Plan C- Full Virtual – In the event of a State Mandated Shut Down, we will switch to full virtual classes. All weekly class schedules would remain the same studio-wide unless the size of the class changes. All classes would be fully virtual using the platform Zoom and attendance would be taken for each class. If we were to go back to full virtual and your child is unable to participate, refunds will be available as per COVID-19 Refund Policy.
Covid-19 refund policy – in the event of a state-mandated shut down due to covid-19 during the 21-22 school season (9-13-21 thru 6-5-22), this policy will be available to families whose students are unable to participate in virtual classes. Pro-rated refunds will be available and are based on the number of classes attended as of the first of each month. A confirmed written notice must be submitted to the kc office to be eligible for a refund using this policy. This policy is only available if the studio is using plan c, all other operating plans will be subject to our normal refund policy as per our parent handbook.
Studio closure due to positive case: in the event of a positive case of covid-19, we will be closing all affected studio locations for a 24hr extreme deep cleanse and sanitation. Classes will then resume the following school day. All classes cancelled due to a deep clean closure, will be made up as soon as possible.
Updated on 1/10/22
You must wear a mask upon entering the building (Even if you received the Covid-19 Vaccine). Parents are permitted to escort their dancers into the building and to class. However, no one will be allowed to wait/remain in the lobby area during classes. Parents with younger students are encouraged to wait outside or in their cars. If you have a question or would like to make a payment, you can either call the office or ask while you are dropping off your child. Please note that you may be asked to wait outside until the classes are started if you are asking in person.
Exposure & Travel Information
As of May 17, 2021, New Jersey’s travel advisory is no longer in effect.
If your child or someone in your direct family was exposed to Covid-19 or if you traveled outside the tristate area (states listed in travel policy above), please keep your child home, and notify the studio for further instructions.
Based on the CDC guidelines (as of 12/27/21):
- If you or your dancer were exposed and received the booster or fully vaccinated (within the last 6 months) you do not have to quarantine unless you start to show symptoms. However, you should get tested 5 days after the day of exposure and wear a mask for additional 5 days after receiving the negative results.
- If you or your dancer were exposed and are fully vaccinated (over 6 months ago) or are unvaccinated, you should quarantine for 5 days and get tested on the 5th day. Upon receiving the negative result, you can return to normal activities; however, you should continue to wear a mask for 5 additional days.
- If you choose not to be tested or testing is unavailable, you must remain symptom-free for 7 days minimum (starting the day you were exposed to a positive case of covid-19) before returning to the studio.
Positive Test – Updated 1/10/22
If you or your dancer test positive for COVID-19 you should quarantine for 5 days minimum regardless of vaccination status. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5-6 days, you can end your quarantine; however you must be symptom-free 6 days before you can return to the studio and must wear a mask for 5 additional days (after ending quarantining). If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
If your child is required to quarantine, virtual classes will be available via Zoom for the duration of that time. If you chose to opt-out of the virtual classes, your child will be able to make up all the classes missed upon their return (this is only available under operation Plan A). As per our attendance policy, there no are refunds/credits for classes missed.
Wash or Sanitize hands before entering the classroom with the teacher and upon exiting the classroom.
As of Monday, 1/3/22, all students, faculty, staff will be required to wear a mask during all classes (regardless of vaccination status) for the month of January due to the increase of cases in our area. Teachers will be giving mask breaks during classes. For the theatre program and group voice class, students are recommended to wear face shields in lieu of a mask. Please understand that masks and face shields are not provided by the King Centre.
Students must pre-register for all classes before they attend, making it possible for the King Centre to properly adhere to all mandated safety requirements.
Please arrive 5 minutes before your class, as we would like to limit the amount of activity in our lobby. If your dancer has a break throughout the day, we have cleared several spaces in each studio where they will be able to do some homework or have a small snack socially distancing.
All Faculty and Staff will be wiping down and sanitizing all areas each day. Acro Mats will be sanitized between each student’s lesson. We will continue to deep cleanse all of our facilities once a week.
There will be a designated area for your child to put their belongings in each studio. Please bring only the necessary items your child will need for class (Dance Shoes, Water Bottle, Etc.).
Please come dressed and ready to participate for each session (camp, private, intensive, etc.). If your child needs to change they can use the bathroom as a changing room.
All protocols, procedures and guidelines are subject to change as per the CDC & State Regulations. Thank you for your cooperation!
– KC Management