The Beckett School at Laurier is providing in-person instruction.
All BSL instructors continue to have the option to remain online, or use a hybrid model of teaching with a combination of virtual and in-person instruction. Please speak to your teacher for more details.
Theory and Composition group classes may be offered online or in-person, at the discretion of the instructor.
Please read the safety protocols below.
The Becket School at Laurier will continue to follow safety protocols as outlined by Wilfrid Laurier University.
HEPA filters are in place for voice, winds, and brass lessons.
In order to reduce the flow of traffic inside the school, we ask that you drop off your student at the studio door and then return to your car for the duration of the lesson. If you are a parent or caregiver and wish to communicate with your student’s teacher during the lesson, you can communicate via mobile text or video platform (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype – whatever the teacher preference is).
If you must attend the lesson with your child (upon mutual agreement with your teacher), you will be asked to sit next to them during the lesson and maintain recommended distancing from the teacher. When an instructor has multiple students scheduled back-to-back, lessons will alternate between adjacent studios, to allow time for ventilation and air exchange between lessons.
All rooms are equipped with hand sanitizer for use by students and teachers. Students will be asked to use the hand sanitizer before and after their lesson. Cleaning supplies are also available in every room and will be used by teachers between students to wipe down any shared/common areas. A more thorough cleaning of common areas will be completed regularly throughout the week.
The Beckett School at Laurier strongly encourages students (who are able) to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. With the strong support of public health officials, Wilfrid Laurier University will require all university students, staff and faculty to be fully vaccinated or have plans to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine to return to campus this fall as part of the university’s continued efforts to focus on the health and safety of the university community amid the ongoing risks of COVID-19, the delta variant, and other variants of concern.
Please note, some instructors may decide to offer in-person instruction or remain online only.
If you are a student who wishes to have an in-person class or lesson, but your instructor only offers an online option, please contact the Beckett School at Laurier office where the operations coordinator and your instructor will develop a working arrangement that best suits the student’s learning needs.
While vaccinations are not required for students, the Beckett School at Laurier strongly encourages students (who are able) to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
With the strong support of public health officials, Wilfrid Laurier University will require all university students, staff and faculty to be fully vaccinated or have plans to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine to return to campus this fall as part of the university’s continued efforts to focus on the health and safety of the university community amid the ongoing risks of COVID-19, the delta variant, and other variants of concern.
We are continuing to follow directives from Wilfrid Laurier University. Effective the first day of fall term on Sept. 8, Laurier will require masks for any indoor activity that is part of academic course delivery.
The only exception to the mask requirement during lessons is for voice, brass, and woodwind lessons, where additional safety protocols will be implemented, including extra HEPA filtration systems.
If a student feels uncomfortable with in-person instruction part way through a term and wishes to move online, they may do so after consulting with their instructor.
The same flexibility is available to instructors. They may choose an online only format part way through a term, if they feel uncomfortable teaching in-person due to rising COVID-19 cases in the region.
If you have one or more symptoms of COVID-19, you should not attend your lesson or class, get a COVID test and self-isolate.
No, our teachers are highly skilled and have been teaching remotely for the past 18 months, with significant student success and achievement.