Welcome to Howe Middle Music 2020!! We are so glad you are here. This school year is proving already to be an unusual year to say the least, but I am confident that by following the guidelines we have been given, much music learning can still occur for our students. Safety is our first priority, followed by learning and fun!
The music performance group class schedule is included below. Please note that, until the restrictions are lifted, students will be assigned to come to ONE class per week per subject. This will allow our groups to stay small so social distancing can be strictly followed. When you have an early morning class, the music room will also be available to you that same day for extra practice during lunch hour. On days that you don't have early morning class, the music room will NOT be available to you during lunch.
It is also important to know that, because the groups are being kept small (14-15 per group), some students will not be able to participate, and will be put on a waiting list. Students will be notified soon as to what list they are on.
Health checks must be completed BEFORE coming to early morning music classes. This form will be different than the form you will fill out on days that you don't have early music. Once filled out, the student will be allowed to continue on to their regular classes for the day.
IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: I will be outside confirming health checks at 7:15am each day, and will be bringing students in to set up for our class promptly at 7:20am. Any students that are late or without a completed health check will not be allowed into the school or to participate in early music that day. I will provide my cell number to parents in case of emergency. Students that are showing a pattern of absence for any reason will be removed from the ensemble to make room for someone on the waiting list. I wish I didn't have to be so strict about this, but consistent safety during the pandemic makes such procedures necessary.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Our early morning music classes will start next week. Our afternoon classes will start the following week. The schedule is below.
Congratulations on your choice to be a Howe Musician. I look forward to a great musical year with each of you!