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The Edge School of Performing Arts 

Sickness / illness / COVID Prevention Measures & Policies to help stop the spread of Sickness / illness

(RSV, Croup, Common Cold, Flu, Stomach Bug, Strep Throat, Head Lice, Sinusitis, any contagious symptom/virus) & COVID

The Edge School of Performing Arts uses Victory Innovations Electrostatic Sprayer and hospital grade disinfectant that is VOC Free, Fragrance Free, Hypo Allergenic, Non-Irritating to Skin.  The safety of our dancers, families and staff are most important.  See how it works here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b7xpYYTq2Y&t=2s

Last Updated: September 3, 2022

The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy for Reporting A Symptom of Sickness/ illness/ COVID:

1. When a parent/guardian/dancer reports by email or verbally to The Edge School of Performing Arts that the dancer or household has Sickness / illness / COVID symptom (RSV, Croup, Strep Throat, Sinusitis, Stomach bug, Common cold, Flu, Head lice, Sore throat, Headaches, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, any contagious virus) or COVID symptom that are not caused by another condition, the dancer can not be in the facility for 7 days from the onset of symptoms. The dancer may return to the facility after 7 days from onset of symptoms as long as symptoms have been improving for 24hours (or 48 hours of gastrointestinal symptoms)

Negative COVID Test does not permit early return in order to eliminate the possibility of a false negative and to help stop the spread of COVID-19


2. Dancers that are not feeling well due to food sensitivity / allergies and symptoms cease after 24-48 hours.  Email info@TheEdgePA.ca in your response include the type of food sensitivity / allergy.  


3. If your dancer is absent due to Appointment / Schedule Conflict / Homework / Studying / Birthday / Vacation / Religious or Bereavement in your response please include the reason for absence


Maintaining confidentiality is critical. As per The Edge School of Performing Arts Privacy Policy we continue to be careful when communicating about these matters and respect the right of privacy of every student. 

The Edge School of Performing Arts continues to demonstrate kindness, compassion and respect for each of our Edge members. 

*The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy for Reporting A Symptom of Sickness/ illness/ COVID subject to change*

The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy for COVID Testing and Results:

When a parent/guardian/dancer reports to The Edge School of Performing Arts that the dancer or household is a Covid positive, The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy is: the dancer must not enter the facility for a period of no less than 7 days from the onset of symptoms even if symptoms cease.  The dancer may return to the facility after 7 days from onset of symptoms as long as symptoms have been improving for 24hours (or 48 hours of gastrointestinal symptoms) and wear a well fitted mask 7-10 days from onset of symptoms while in the facility. 


Negative COVID Test does not permit early return in order to eliminate the possibility of a false negative and to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  Individual can still be contagious after 5 days. 


If you choose to carpool with another dancer both would be considered close contact if one reports to The Edge School of Performing Arts that they are Covid Positive / someone in their household is Covid positive / identified as close contact to a Covid positive case. 


When a parent/guardian/dancer reports to The Edge School of Performing Arts that the dancer or household has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy is: the dancer must not enter the facility for a period of no less than 7 days from the day of contact prior to entering the facility.  Negative COVID Test does not permit early return in order to eliminate the possibility of a false negative and to help stop the spread of COVID-19


When a parent/guardian/dancer reports to The Edge School of Performing Arts that the dancer or household is waiting for a COVID-19 test result, The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy is: the dancer/siblings can not be in the facility for 7 days from onset of symptoms even if symptoms cease. Negative COVID Test does not permit early return in order to eliminate the possibility of a false negative and to help stop the spread of COVID-19


When a parent/guardian/dancer reports to The Edge School of Performing Arts that the dancer or household has received a Negative Test for COVID-19, The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy is: the dancer can not be in facility for 5 days from onset of symptoms even if symptoms cease. The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy is: Negative COVID Test does not permit early return in order to eliminate the possibility of a false negative and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Maintaining confidentiality is critical. As per The Edge School of Performing Arts Privacy Policy we continue to be careful when communicating about these matters and respect the right of privacy of every student. 

The Edge School of Performing Arts continues to demonstrate kindness, compassion and respect for each of our Edge members. 

*The Edge School of Performing Arts Policy for COVID Testing and Results Subject to Change*

The Edge School of Performing Arts COVID Prevention Policies

When screening questions are mandated by Government / Public Health, they pertain to dancers, parents and siblings, anyone in the household - not dancer only

My child (or my other child) was instructed by their school to self isolate due to another student presumed COVID case:

The dancer can not enter the facility for 7 days unless public health clears them to return, The Edge School of Performing Arts will review the situation and inform the dancer when they may return to the facility.  Email info@TheEdgePA.ca in your response include dates that the school provided. 


My child (or a member of our household)  has travelled outside of Canada and has been asked to quarantine: dancer can not enter facility for 7 days. Email info@TheEdgePA.ca in your response include the date of return to Canada. Dancer may return to dance upon submitting The Edge School of Performing Arts Self-Attestation for return to dance. The Edge School of Performing Arts Self-attention for return to dance will be emailed to you on the morning of your return. 


Maintaining confidentiality is critical. As per The Edge School of Performing Arts Privacy Policy we continue to be careful when communicating about these matters and respect the right of privacy of every student. 

The Edge School of Performing Arts continues to demonstrate kindness, compassion and respect for each of our Edge members. 

*The Edge School of Performing Arts COVID Prevention Policies Subject to Change*

Sanitation Practice

Professional deep cleaning and sanitize products used for the entire facility  before / after operating hours and between classes. 


Dancers must use hand sanitizer or wash their hands with soap and water before entering the studio room.  You may use your own sanitizer but it must be visible to a staff member.

Arrival Time / Screening / Pick Up

Dancers and Parents enter through entrance door where a staff member will greet them and parents.  All students must be able to enter facility and class independently. Parents are not able to accompany student in class, Parents can view class through viewing windows indoors and outdoors.


Students will enter and exit the building single file following markings on the floor.  Students will remain physically distanced before, during and after class following markings on the floor.  


Please arrive 10 minutes before your lesson. Parents are asked not to enter the building to reduce traffic in and out of the building and overall head count inside the facility. 


Students will wash their hands/sanitize before leaving the studio room and exit one at a time through the front entrance facing the parking lot where parents can pick up their dancer. 


Dancers as soon as you are dismissed from class and have sanitized your hands, put on your shoes and any other belongings and exit the facility.  *No waiting for friends inside the facility.*


Dancers maintain physical distance outside of facility when waiting for your ride. *Be respectful of other businesses, no hanging out or playing in front of plaza*


Professional deep cleaning and sanitize products used for the entire facility  before / after operating hours and between classes. 

Face Masks

In line with the guidelines, as of March 21, 2022 it is no longer required to wear a mask anywhere in our facility.  Of course have your dancer continue to wear a mask any time you want.  Please discuss this clearly with your dancer. Staff can also choose to continue wearing masks or not. Follow current Federal Travel Requirements. 


We closely follow the guidelines from the Ontario Ministry of Health and The Regional Municipality of Halton By-Laws 

Smaller Class Size


The Edge School of Performing Arts offers smaller class size.  


There is only one class at a time taking place in our facility.  A 10min break has been put in place between classes to allow for sanitizing/disinfecting and to allow flow of traffic before the next class arrives into the building. 


When capacity limits are mandated by the Government of Ontario, limits are calculated based on maintaining the required physical distancing for member safety.

Front Desk Staff


A staff member is present at our front desk.  Front Desk Staff is responsible for sanitizing and managing Entrance and Exits. 


Viewing area in waiting room

Parents can wait in the waiting room or drop off and pick up.  Parents can view class through viewing windows inside or outside. 

Hygiene Practices

Dancers are encouraged to practice the following:

  • Wash/sanitize hands before arrival, sanitize when entering the building, before entering the studio room, in between classes, after using washroom and when exiting. 
  • Cough into elbows instead of hands.
  • Dispose of any tissues immediately.
  • No shaking hands, holding hands, hugging or touching.
  • Wash/sanitize hands before exiting the studio room, exiting the building.

Floor Markings

As young children may struggle to keep distance between them, the studio floors will be marked accordingly to ensure dancers stay in their space.

Professional deep cleaning and sanitize products are used for the entire facility before / after operating hours.

Outdoor Shoes

Outdoor shoes are be taken off at the main entrance and placed on the dancers designated tray.

Hair and Attire

Hair is to be secured back in a neat ponytail. Hair to be secured back to avoid brushing and restyling.

Dancers are to remain in the same outfit. 

Hair in a bun for ballet classes.

Bags

Only dance shoes and water bottle is brought to class sessions. Arrive in dance attire.  


Personal belongings brought to camp should be minimized. Items brought to camp (e.g., backpack, water bottles, food, etc.) should be labeled and kept on the camper/dancers designated tray.

Food

Campers bringing food/snack must be Peanut Free and all items labeled.


Dance Classes: No food/snack between classes. Food should be eaten at home, outside or in the car.

*Sickness / illness / COVID Prevention Measures is Subject to Change at the discretion of  The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.)*

Prevention measures align with the safety guidelines provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Halton Bylaws