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Dear Greenwich House Music School community,
Due to the rapidly evolving and complex situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to temporarily close Greenwich House Music School. The building will close today, Friday, March 13 at 9 pm until further notice. We are also cancelling GHMS outreach programs at our local public schools and senior centers.
Even though, we do not have a report of infection within the Greenwich House community. We are closing out of an abundance of caution for our students, families, faculty, and staff at a time when city and state officials are universally recommending social distancing and limiting movement around New York City.
We can, however, utilize a variety of media to stay virtually connected and provide some continuity with music education and community engagement. At this moment in time, we are planning the following:
· Private lessons will be scheduled by faculty with their students through remote learning options such as Zoom, Facetime, or Skype. Your teacher will be in touch with you individually about how these will proceed.
· For our Music, Art & Play students, we will establish ways for them to communicate with their teachers and connect to online learning and arts resources.
· Stay connected to each other through our social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram.
GHMS continues to follow the recommendations provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the New York City Department of Education, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are carefully monitoring developments, and we will be issuing e-mail and website updates as necessary. At the very least, by April 1, we will re-evaluate the situation and reach back out to you with further information.
We ask that you please be patient with us during this time as we move to remote learning. This is all new territory for us. We are trying to keep all of our part-time staff and faculty on payroll during this shutdown. For this reason, we will be in touch at a later date regarding any credits and make-ups. If you have questions or concerns about this situation, please contact us at email@example.com. I sincerely hope these measures allow our community the space it needs to get the outbreak under control. I look forward to welcoming you back as soon as this crisis is over.
Stay healthy and be well.
Greenwich House Music School
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2019/20 Year At a Glance:
September 9: School opens
September 30 & Oct 1: Rosh Hashanah – school closed
October 9: Yom Kipper – school closed
October 14: Columbus Day – school closed
November 27-30: Thanksgiving – school closed
December 20-Jan 1: Holiday Recess – school closed
January 2: Classes resume
January 20: Martin Luther King Day – school closed
February 15-22: Presidents’ Day/ Mid-Winter Recess – no classes
April 9 – 18: Spring Recess – no classes
April 20: Classes resume
May 25: Memorial Day – school closed
June – Aug TBD: Summer Term
Class Start and End Dates
Monday Classes: Start September 9th, end February 3rd
Tuesday Classes: Start September 10th, end January 21st
Wednesday Classes: Start September 11th, end January 29th
Thursday Classes: Start September 12th, end January 16th
Friday Classes: Start September 13th, end January 17th
Saturday Classes: Start September 14th, end January 25th
Monday Classes: Start February 10th, end June 15th
Tuesday Classes: Start January 28th, end June 2nd
Wednesday Classes: Start February 5th, end June 10th
Thursday Classes: Start January 23rd, end June 4th
Friday Classes: Start January 24th, end June 5th
Saturday Classes: Start February 1st, end June 13th