“We have been on a virtual platform since mid-March and there is great excitement within our community to return to in-person instruction with safety and health leading the way,” Alexander Diaz, the school’s Creative Director, said. “Students have an opportunity to learn live or online. We have it all!”
The onsite classes will follow safety protocols based on the CDC and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s guidelines. The plan, which was designed in consultation with local health authorities, is posted on the school’s website.
Fall classes begin Sept. 14 and will initially be run just online. Starting Sept. 29, a selection of theater and dance classes will add the option to attend onsite. All the classes will still be livestreamed. School officials hope this provides families the flexibility and comfort to do what they feel is best for their children as they continue to pursue their artistic passions.
All Early Childhood classes will remain online-only programs for now.
The classes will culminate with a livestream sharing presentation at the end of the school year for families and friends to enjoy. The school also plans to present its annual Showtime Junior show, which will be Aladdin, Junior this year.
To view the class schedule and safety guidelines, visit www.bergenpac.org/education/programs
Parents with questions can also feel free to email [email protected]
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