Dear LCMS Families,
I hope you are all well and keeping safe. I promised further communication at the end of spring break, and I am writing to confirm that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person teaching at Langley Community Music School remains suspended until further notice.
We are working to be able to continue to offer as many of our lessons, programs and classes as possible online. In times of uncertainty, it is very important to keep continuity of learning, and to remain engaged with what you love to do.
I know that many of you have already spoken with your teacher about continuing private lessons online. If you haven’t already heard from your teacher, you will soon. You are encouraged to try this as a temporary solution, until teaching can return to normal.
For our group and enrichment classes, each class has its own unique considerations. If you have a child in a group or enrichment class, you will be contacted soon regarding your specific program.
We understand that many of you are going through a difficult and uncertain time. To help out our families who are paying for private lessons in installments, LCMS will change the due date for this year’s final tuition payment from April 1 to April 27. Please notify the office by email at email@example.com if you are choosing to suspend or cancel lessons.
If you do not complete all of the lessons you have registered for this year, you will have the option of a credit towards next year, or a refund.
Finally, there have been some requests to continue in-person lessons off-premises, such as at a teacher’s or family’s home. For the health and safety of everyone, this is not permitted.
We will provide you with regular updates as this situation evolves. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through these challenging times together, and for being a part of our extraordinary LCMS musical community.
Langley Community Music School
We regret to announce that Langley Community Music School will be temporarily closed in order to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All in-person instruction is suspended. This closure will be re-evaluated at the end of the spring break period, as further information and recommendations from the health authorities become available.
We continue to monitor the situation and use guidance from Canadian public health authorities to make informed decisions. Please be sure to watch this page for updates.
In the meantime, we ask that you consider contacting your teacher to discuss online lessons.
For more information about COVID-19 please visit the Fraser Health website: https://www.fraserhealth.ca.
We sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time, and hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns at 604-534-2848.
The health and safety of students, faculty and staff is of the highest importance. We are all concerned about the risk posed by COVID-19 virus, and would like to assure you that the situation is being closely monitored. LCMS is using guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), and Fraser Health to inform decision-making, and is also monitoring the actions of the Langley and Surrey school districts.
At this time, the BCCDC is not recommending school closures. Taking this lead, LCMS remains open. Events and group activities are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If information changes, we will comply with any instructions and take appropriate steps to protect everyone.
We are taking every precaution to ensure a healthy environment. Steps include:
If you or your child is ill with respiratory illness symptoms (fever, cough, fatigue, and/or muscle aches) please keep them at home to rest and recover. As always, please remember to keep the school informed of any absences.
Many people have been travelling recently, or are planning to travel during spring break. As of March 12, the BC Health Officer has announced new guidelines for travellers. The Provincial Health Officer is advising against all non-essential travel outside Canada, including to the United States. If you do travel outside of Canada, you should self-isolate and stay away from school or work and avoid contact with others for 14 days upon return.
We ask that anyone who has been travelling, or who has been in close contact with someone who has, to follow the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) Instructions for self-isolation.
If any symptoms arise, connect with your primary care provider, local public health office or call 8-1-1.
Currently, our private lessons are running as usual. Students and parents will be informed about any changes to specific events, classes and activities they are involved in by email.
As a precautionary measure, and keeping the health and safety a top priority, we are addressing upcoming events and on a daily basis:
We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure the health and well-being of our students, faculty and the community.
Please continue to follow the following sites for current information about COVID-19:
We will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and keep you posted with any relevant information. We ask that you stay in touch with your teacher, and do not hesitate to call the office at 604.534.2848 with any questions or concerns. Please stay tuned for updates on this page.