Learning at The Landers

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We know many of you are seeking solutions for the 2020-2021 school year. SLT is thrilled to offer a childcare opportunity for students this fall: Learning at the Landers. Students will be able to work on their virtual education with our tutors and also have options to participate in theatre games, dance, and improvisation. Bring a sack lunch, a book, headphones, your Chrome Book or iPad, and an awesome attitude!

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COVID Policies:

Springfield Little Theatre Education Department Response to COVID-19:

  • All students and staff are required to stay home if they are running a fever or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, difficulty breathing, chills, shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, etc.)
  • Staff will be vigilant for observation of symptoms in children and will immediately inform the Lead Registrar if they notice signs of illness
  • Children and staff who become sick while at The Landers will immediately be separated from well children and staff and sent home as soon as possible
  • When notified, parents are expected to pick up their sick child as soon as possible
  • Staff members will clean and disinfect surfaces in the area after the sick child or staff member has gone home following exclusion guidelines from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Section for Child Care Regulation
  • Springfield Little Theatre will ensure daily cleaning, and the disinfection of all frequently touched surfaces will become regular practice
  • Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up and Screening of Children
    • Each vehicle will be greeted by a SLT Staff representative in front of the Landers.
    • The passenger side rear window should be rolled down, allowing the SLT Staff representative to perform a temperature check with a non-contact thermometer
    • The designated staff member will have washed their hands with soap and water and will wear disposable gloves and a mask
    • Children will not be allowed to attend camp if their temperature measures 100.4 or if they exhibit signs consistent with fever, such as a flushed face, glassy eyes, or chills
      • Children will be dropped off for camp from the car line
      • Children will be provided with hand sanitizer at a hands-free station prior to entering the building
  • Delivery
    • To the extent possible, Springfield Little Theatre workshops will be delivered in stable groups of approximately 15 students (“stable” means that the same 15 children are in the same group each day)
    • Each group of approximately 15 children will be assigned to their own home room in order to limit the mixing of children as much as possible 

City of Springfield, MO Mask Ordinance In Effect 7/16

  • Anyone who enters The Landers is required to wear a mask. The mask should be worn upon entering, while moving through the hallways, in common areas, and in most classes.
  • There is an exemption for exercise and fitness classes when six-foot social distancing is possible. We are able to ask our students to distance themselves during dance classes and they may remove their masks for the duration of the dance class period.
  • There is an exemption for speaking to groups of people and performing when six-foot social distancing is possible. With our current class sizes, a student in an acting class who is performing a monologue or a student in a voice class who is performing a solo may remove their mask when they are standing up in front of the class and are properly distanced from their audience and other performers.
  • There is an exemption for eating and drinking when six-foot social distancing is possible, so masks may be removed when eating and drinking.
  • Please continue to be diligent about distancing, handwashing and staying home when symptomatic, as we continue to be diligent with our cleaning and disinfecting procedures. We are so grateful for the opportunity to continue to provide artistic, social, educational, and performance outlets for our young people.

For more information, please call our Education Department at (417) 413-ACTS. Learning at The Landers will be located at The Landers Theatre, 311 E Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806

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