Hello WCS Families!
The end of summer is flying by and the start of the school year is rapidly approaching! We’re looking forward to seeing you all for our ’20-’21 school year, which will run from August 24, 2020 – May 29, 2021. Registration for the school year is due by August 15th, so this is the last week to sign up!
We’re planning on starting the year with private lessons on Zoom, but we hope to be able to transition back to in person lessons just as soon as possible when we see a decline in COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County specifically, and are able to asses how schools reopening affects the student body, teachers, and the population at large. We’re thankful that Zoom lessons have been working so well for so many students, but if your child isn’t one of them please contact your teacher as soon as possible to discuss alternatives.
We’re also planning to start the year with outdoor in person group classes on Tuesday evenings, as weather allows. Group is so vital for retaining review repertoire, developing artistic, expressive playing of pieces, and building the ensemble skills that allow students to engage and succeed in a wide variety of musical endeavors. Plus, small class sizes in an outdoor space will allow us to have students socially engage in a time that they need it more than ever!
Due to registration being pushed back 15 days this year, we have a quicker turnaround time before the start of the school year than ever before. If we receive everyone’s registrations by the end of registration, we’re generally able to create a schedule that comes very, very close to giving everyone one of their preferred times. However, if we receive your registration after August 15th, we may have already assigned all of your preferred times to other families – and we don’t want that to happen!
As always, let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!