Posted April 15, 2021
April 14, 2021
Dear APA Parents,
Wow, what a year (and then some) it has been. I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, and we have our first APA live performance, indoors with an audience this weekend!
In order to have live indoor performances, we are required to test every student and staff who will be participating in a show. Creative Forces folks are first out of the gate, and there have been some glitches — I am so sorry for any confusion and undue stress that this may have caused. I truly apologize as this is our first time testing and we are learning from the process. Athletics has been testing for some time now, but this is all new to APA, and we just did not know what questions we would run into this first time.
In regard to questions about insurance:
Most likely, the school-sponsored COVID testing will take place in the HBHS Student Center on the Monday prior to the show, at approximately 4:30 pm. We realize this is vague, and more details will follow to each specific department depending on the show and the size of cast and crew.
In order to be prepared as to what to expect, here is the information that each student/staff member will need when testing:
We are looking forward to Creative Forces and all of the amazing APA shows to follow, and are confident that these safety precautions will allow APA students to continue to do what they love most — perform in front of an audience!
If a student or staff does not test negative for COVID within 72 hours of the performance, they will not be allowed to participate.
I understand that this situation does not fit for every family, so students’ grades will not be affected if they choose not to participate in COVID testing.
Thank you for your patience and support in this process, and of APA. We can’t wait to see you again at the shows!
Special Program Administrator, APA