Guidelines for Music Classes in NL During Covid-19

The NLTA Music Special Interest Council is pleased to release Guidelines for Music Classes in Newfoundland and Labrador During Covid-19. This living document was created by the MSIC Executive in collaboration with several other provincial MEAS as well as consultation with local music specialists. Please share this document with your colleagues and administrators. We hope that you will find this useful as we move towards school reopening in September. This document does not replace or serve as medical advice in any way. Nor is it a recommendation of procedure or of disinfectants; we will leave the recommendations to the health professionals. Instead, this document serves to give educators support for possible directives that the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and health professionals may give. The evolving evidence surrounding the COVID–19 health crisis is constantly changing and this document will be updated periodically as new information becomes available.

IMPORTANT! Google Form For Music Teachers

Dear Colleagues, As you can imagine things are moving rapidly right now regarding education. The MSIC received an important invitation today. On Wednesday, July 15, the MSIC Executive will be meeting with the NLTA and the Assistant Director of Programming for the NLESD. We are quite happy that the District has reached out for a meeting with each individual SIC to discuss concerns and solutions surrounding the reopening of schools in September. This is meant to be a collaborative session where concerns are brought forward and hopefully some possible solutions to those concerns are presented by the SICs. It is also important to note that we will not be given any indication of “final decisions” on the plan during this session itself. This is purely an information gathering session for the District as they look to put a plan together for September. The District will be communicating with other stakeholders as part of this process. We want to be as prepared as possible for this meeting and it is important we hear from YOU, our members. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by Sunday, July 12. We will then review the data and prepare a presentation for our meeting. Thank you!

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MEA Professional Development Travel Fund

The MEA Professional Development Travel fund is to assist members who are travelling to conferences and/or professional development opportunities over 250km from their residence. This grant can be combined with other travel grants such as those from the NLTA.

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