For Teachers, Parents & Students:
The Province of Ontario has declared a State of Emergency on March 17th (read here
). Although a "lockdown" has not been instituted, ORMTA advises that teachers teach lessons online.
• If you have not previously taught via video conferencing, please take some time to research your options and equipment needed. There are many resources available for this, some of which are listed to the right and have also been shared on ORMTA's social media pages.
• If you are teaching in a more rural area and the internet is not as reliable, you may be able to use your cell phone's data to connect. Many providers now offer unlimited data but please check with them for any costs that may be incurred.
Should in-person lessons continue:
• Students should wash their hands or use hand sanitizer as soon as they arrive for their lesson
• Teachers should use alcohol based wipes on their instrument and other surfaces that students would be using
• If students are experiencing any symptoms of cold or flu (sneezing, coughing, runny nose, fever, upset stomachs, etc.) they should not attend their lesson
• If a student arrives for their lesson and is not feeling well, a teacher may ask that they return home immediately
• If students are not experiencing any symptoms but wish to stay home out of caution, teachers may conduct an online lesson (using FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc...)