Welcome to Encore Kids
COVID 19 Information
Staff members, and volunteers, will wear a face covering. Staff members, volunteers, and participants will be properly socially distanced.
At this time students under the age of 10 are not required to wear face coverings, however, it is recommended those students wear a face covering at drop off and pick up time. If your child is under the age of 10, please let us know if you require your child to wear a face covering.
According to the state of Texas, students over the age of 10 must wear a face covering at drop off and pick up times and wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing. Once in the acting area and social distancing can be implemented, those students over the age of 10 may remove their face covering.
The rehearsal space does allow for social distancing. In addition, students will be staged to meet those recommendations. Students will be on stage (distanced) during the entire show.
Students who choose to wear face coverings will be given every opportunity to be without their face coverings as often as social distancing is maintained.
***Please note that we are required to follow, monitor, and implement the recommendations of the state regarding face coverings (we will update those recommendations as they change)
Students must provide their own water (students are not permitted to use any water fountain) and everyone will need to provide their own mask. (We do not have extra masks) It is also recommended that students bring their own hand sanitizer and tissues.
Staff members, volunteers, and participants will receive daily temperature checks. It is recommended that parents take their child’s temperature prior to coming to class.
You must inform us if your child or a member of their household has (1) recently traveled outside the country (2) recently been exposed to someone that has Coronavirus.
Hand sanitizer will be made readily available, and participants will be asked to regularly wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer. Again, students are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.
All staff will be trained on appropriate cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette. Common surfaces will be sanitized daily. Props will not be shared and there will be no costume changes.
Parents or guardians of participants will be informed if a staff member, volunteer, or participant at Encore Kids classes has tested positive for Covid-19
No parents or guardians will be allowed into the rehearsal/class area during or between camp/class/rehearsal sessions.
While rehearsals, classes, and camps are restricted due to COVID-19, all students should observe the following rules:
Students will bring their own mask, pencil, and water bottle to rehearsal. (It is recommended students bring their own hand sanitizer and tissues as well)
Students will be staged to meet social distancing guidelines. All water fountains will be closed. All students must bring their own water to rehearsal. Students may not share water, snacks, scripts, or pencils with other students/actors.
Upon arriving for temperature checks, please come to the door one at a time. If you see another student already standing at the door having their
temperature checked, please practice social distancing, and wait until they enter. Once at the door, an Encore Kids staff member or volunteer will take the student’s (actor’s) temperature. If it is above 99.9, the student will not be allowed to attend rehearsal/class/camp. (Parents, please consider taking your actor’s temperature before coming to Encore Kids) Wait until their temperature is checked before you leave after dropping off.
Again students 10 and under are not required to wear a face covering at any time, however it is encouraged to wear one during drop off and pick up times. Students over the age of 10 must wear a face covering during drop off and pick up. Once in the acting area and social distancing can be implemented, those students may remove their face covering. Any adult who is picking up or dropping off must wear a face covering.
Students should refrain from hugging or touching when greeting each other.
Students will be assigned a chair/space to sit in. Chairs will be spaced out as much as possible and you may not sit in another actor’s chair when you are not in a scene.
Students are encouraged to maintain social distancing outside of the rehearsal space.
Students may bring a snack, but cannot share food with others, including candy or mints. Students should promptly throw away their trash and disposable water bottles as soon as they are finished. No gum is allowed.
Students should cough or sneeze into a tissue and then throw that tissue away immediately and wash/sanitize their hands. ***Students are encouraged to bring their own tissues.
Chairs, benches, tables, or props used during a scene will be wiped down by an Encore Kids staff member or volunteer when a scene is finished.
When rehearsal/class/camp ends, students waiting for a parent will wait in their assigned chair until they are picked up. Understand that these rules may change at any time.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK
Before being allowed to participate in a camp, class, or rehearsal at Encore Kids all participants/parent guardian acknowledges the following:
Acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and/or myself may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by participating in any activity outside of our home, including activities organized by Encore Kids (the “Activities”), and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death.
Understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may be increased by participation in the activities, and that such exposure or infection may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Encore Kids employees, volunteers, and other participants and/or their families.
Agree to notify Encore Kids immediately if I find out that my child or a member or our household has tested positive for COVID-19.
Acknowledge that if I notify Encore Kids that my child or a member of our household has tested positive for COVID-19, Encore Kids will inform the rest of the participants in my camp, class, or show that they have potentially been exposed. (Please note: Encore Kids will maintain confidentiality /protection of identity)
Acknowledge the enhanced risks of participants being in direct contact with anyone age 65 or older for 14 days after participating in a camp, class, rehearsal, or performance.
Acknowledge that I received and read the Safety Rules setting forth the protocols that must be adhered to by all participants and their parents/guardians/chaperones in connection with the activities until
Understand that these protocols are necessary for the health and safety of all participants in the activities.
Take full responsibility for both mine and my children’s adherence to all such protocols including self-screening prior to every participation in the activities. I will not allow my child(ren) to attend activities if he or she exhibits any of the following symptoms: fever, shortness of breath, cough, or sore throat.
Acknowledge that my child(ren) will have his or her temperature checked before all activities and that a temperature above 99.9 will result in my child being prohibited from participation.
I agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless Encore Kids, its employees, directors, officers, operators, volunteers, affiliates, vendors, invitees or agents from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or causes of action, of any kind or nature, arising out of or related to any Covid-19.
I hereby acknowledge that I know of no medical reason that would preclude me from participation, attendance and/or engagement with Encore Kids.
By enrolling in Encore Kids activities, I acknowledge I have read and understood the safety risks, protocols, and guidelines.
Thank you for your cooperation. Our hope is that this will be a successful, safe, and fulfilling experience for you and your child.
Thank you for your support for this and for the support of Encore Kids.
Stay tuned for Fall 2020 project and performance information
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**Fall Production/performance information coming coming soon!
COSTUME INFORMATION At Encore Kids we put the focus on students acting accomplishments rather than on elaborate sets and costumes. This keeps the cost of our program down and keeps parents from having to spend extra money on purchasing a costume. We do provide costumes for our students. NOTE: We do allow students the option to wear/create their own costume if they choose (nothing too fancy) Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Costumes are always provided for students. We do however realize that kids are very creative and some really enjoy putting together their own look, so we do allow students the option to wear/create their own costume if they choose to. We have a variety of accessories such as hats, vests, etc. to choose from. Note we spray all of our costumes and especially our hats. You are always welcome to provide your own head gear. (Note we do not provide shoes or wigs)
*If your child is opting to wear any type of make-up, please apply it at home as we have very little time to get ready before the performance. The same goes for special hair styling and/or wigs. Make-up is optional and never required.
***IMPORTANT: We have a variety of costumes and accessories available for ALL students to wear. We try our best to give students a couple of options, HOWEVER we may not always have a huge variety in sizes, colors, patterns etc. for students to choose from. We realize that some children are particular about wearing costumes and/or accessories, so we will not require them to wear the things we provide. Because, we will never force someone to wear a costume there may be times when your child is dressed in the clothing they arrive in.
If you have any questions about costumes, hair or make-up, please email us at email@example.com or speak with your child’s instructor. If your child is wearing one of our costumes, we ask that your child come dressed as indicated below: (Note: please no logos, brand names, sports team etc. on any clothing shirts/tops)
Footwear – no flip-flops, light up-shoes or high heels
Please check back for Fall 2020 Costume Information!
Costume List: NOTE: If your child is playing more than one part please have them dress as their main character. If both characters are the same in length, please have them come dressed in the character of their preference.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
QUESTIONS: Please email us at email@example.com