Posted: September 9, 2021.
With September upon us, Act One wishes to keep all those interested in its programs updated on current registration status and the school's plans for the upcoming Fall Term.
The topics below represent the five most common subject areas that we have been asked about over the past few weeks:
Act One’s approach for 2021/22 is to focus all our efforts on establishing and maintaining conditions that enable our students to comfortably and safely learn drama in person. Unless required to by Durham Health, all Act One classes will take place at the school facility. As long as the positive benefits of in-person classes are possible, there will not be an on-line option.
On-line registration for Act One’s 2021 Fall Term classes is now available. Classes begin Sept 12/21. We can accept late registrations up until Thanksgiving week, so long as there is still space in the desired class.
For those considering classes for 2021/22, here is the status of classes close to being full (as of Sept 9/21):
If a class is not mentioned above, then its registration level is considered “open”, as opposed to “close to being full”.
To help prospective students with advance planning, key registration, term and performance information/dates for the 2021/22 school year can be found here. Please note that these dates reflect our best planning given current pandemic circumstances. They are all subject to change, depending on future Durham Region Health Department COVID-19 measures.
I have thought long and hard on this difficult question. After much consideration and discussion with the school staff, the following is the official Act One Vaccination Policy for the 2021 Fall Term.
Important Vaccine Policy Notes:
The following outlines the general measures and procedures that Act One will have in place to mitigate any risk from COVID-19 and enhance student/staff safety and comfort.
This past summer was unexpectedly and incredibly busy and unfortunately very demanding on my available time. As a result, I have only managed to complete editing about half of the year end class performances. For those whom I have not yet gotten to, I apologize. I have not forgotten about them and continue to work on them every chance I get.
For last year’s students, if you have not yet received an update e-mail from me regarding your class performance, it means it is one that I have not yet completed. I expect to get the remaining ones done over the coming two weeks. I will send an e-mail when each is available.
We hope the above information helps answer many of the common questions we have had over the past couple of weeks and keeps everyone updated with respect to Act One's current and planned future actions, as this Fall Term begins.
If anyone has any questions regarding this update or any other topic, please feel free to contact the school.