Chris Ford
Expressions Week - Important Details

Dear BSA families,

This is a busy week at BSA with 4 sold-out Expressions performances and lots of preparation for these events.

I wanted to review the changes from our normal schedule, and update you about school system steps regarding the coronavirus.

On Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll have classes from 8:30 to 12:30, with lunch available until 1 PM. If your child is not working with Expressions, they should leave the building by 1:10 on those days.  Students involved with Expressions will be involved in rehearsals on both days and a performance on Thursday evening. There are no tickets left for the show run (Thursday, Saturday & Sunday).

To help kids rest after the Thursday show, we’ll be starting late on Friday. Lunch will be available starting at noon and classes will run from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. There are no evening activities on Friday.

We will hold 3 performances of Expressions over the weekend—students who are involved have received detailed information about call times and the schedule for those performances. The students are doing magnificent work in the show! We are all very proud of them.

Monday will be a normal day with classes running from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Please note that we’ll be holding parent teacher conferences on Friday the 13th, so we’ll have no students present that day. You’ll hear more about scheduling appointments with teachers very soon.

I’m sure you’ve been following the stories about the coronavirus. Baltimore City and the school system have circulated protocols for health professionals and the building staff. These protocols include steps we must take if students present with symptoms. 

For the entire community, we have soap in all the bathrooms and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands thoroughly throughout the day. We have some sanitizer, but purchasing additional dispensers is proving difficult—every vendor I’ve approached has been out of this item. When our order is fulfilled, we will have dispensing stations throughout the building for everyone’s use.

Best wishes,

Chris Ford