DSA & Covid-19

Dunwoody School for the Arts is committed to the safety, health, and well-being of everyone who visits our campus. We want to reassure you that we are have been closely monitoring the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) since the start of the outbreak, even prior to our emergency closure in March.

As we are preparing to resume classes on campus for the 2020-2021 School Year, we are implementing a number of new procedures to help protect the DBC community and our DSA families, which are described in the first section below. Being part of this family, you also have some responsibilities to help us ensure the safety of everyone on campus and those details follow in Part II.

Part I: DSA’s Response

We can proudly say that we've already implemented several additional measures in order to prevent illness within our community. Here are a few highlights:

  • Our facilities team is using recommended antiviral cleaners to properly disinfect public access areas of the church on a daily basis. We have increased sanitizing measures for bathroom fixtures, doorknobs, light switches, water fountains, and other high-contact surfaces.
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations are readily available in gathering, educational, and recreational spaces throughout the church campus.
  • In the Sports Centers and Fitness, equipment will be thoroughly sanitized each day. New signs will encourage good hand-washing practices. Locker rooms will receive special treatments every day.
  • Instructors will wash their hands upon arrival and will apply hand sanitizer between student lessons. Special cleaning products will be provided for shared instruments. New signs in restrooms and dressing areas will encourage good hand-washing techniques.
  • An established carpool system will be available for our dance students. Staff members along with a volunteer parent will facilitate the carpool line for our little dancers to be taken to and from their cars to the dance studio.

*If you are a dance parent interested in volunteering, please let us know.* 

New Policies for Instructors

  • Sanitation materials will be provided for each instructor - they will be wiping down instruments, seats, and door handles before and after each session
  • Teachers will wear their personal masks when interacting with students
  • Private music instructors must add a 5-10 minute gap between scheduled lessons to ensure the sanitation of the space and to reduce the cross-traffic of families as they enter and exit their lessons.  
  • Dance Instructors must have 10-15 minutes between classes to sanitize studio (bars, props, etc.)
  • When possible, Dance Instructors may place markers 6ft apart on the dance floor to encourage students to maintain social distance.

We wish to emphasize, however, that while we are taking a best-effort approach, we cannot guarantee a germ-free environment.  We encourage you to consider the circumstances and continue to make the most appropriate decisions for yourself and your household.

Part II: Your Response

While we are ready to reopen, you still have a part to play in the process as well! According to the latest data, primary Coronavirus transmission occurs when a sick person coughs or sneezes in close proximity to someone else. Infection can also occur by touching a recently contaminated surface and then touching your own eyes, nose, or mouth. Here are some important steps for your household to observe:

  • Stay home if you are sick. If you exhibit any symptoms of illness, we must insist that you refrain from visiting the DBC campus. You must be completely free of symptoms and have a normal body temperature for at least 24 hours without using a fever-reducing medicine before returning.
  • Establish and maintain a habit of frequent, thorough hand-washing with hot water and soap. Use hand sanitizer regularly between washings.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If a tissue is not readily available, use the upper part of your arm/sleeve. Please do not carry used tissues around in a bag or pocket. Discard tissues immediately after the first use.
  • If you are traveling abroad, please pay attention to travel notice warnings from the CDC. If you or a household member visits a country under Level-2 or Level-3 warnings, we must insist that you wait 14 days before returning to our campus.

New Policies for Students & Parents

  • Encourage your student(s) to use the restroom before arriving for lessons.
  • For those who are taking private music lessons, please limit the company to one parent/adult in the room with the student and instructor - NO siblings 
  • We strongly encourage parents to wait in their vehicles for their child(ren) instead of in the DSA Reception Room or waiting areas in the Sports Center.
  • OPTIONAL: Students can wear gloves when playing an instrument (DSA will provide supplies)
  • OPTIONAL: Use the carpool line for dancers being dropped off and picked up - staff or volunteer parents will be available to facilitate carpool line for the little dancers to be taken to and from their cars to the dance studio, limiting any contact with additional people between lessons. 

*If you are a dance parent interested in volunteering, please let us know.* 

We look forward to seeing you all soon. With these new policies and reopening procedures in place, we believe this will be a great school year. Please know that as we move forward, we will continue to pray for God's wisdom and protection over you and your family during this time. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact us via email at 

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