Eliasha Gibbs, Orchestra Director
Letter to Collins Orchestra
Dear Collins Orchestra Family,
I hope that this letter finds you healthy and well, and that you have all had a nice summer. I know that we find ourselves in a time of uncertainty, and we all just want answers now. Unfortunately, I do not have all of the answers but I will let you know what answers I do have:
First, and most importantly, everyone who wants to be in orchestra can be, regardless of how you choose to attend school. I am committed to teaching you whether you choose to attend school in person, once we do return, or online.
The district does have a guide of what you can expect as either an online or in person learner. Here is the link to the specific Fine Arts Expectations https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/FINE-ARTS.pdf
I encourage you to also explore the Roadmap to Reopening webpage on the district site because there is a lot of information on there that you need to be aware of. https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/
Once we do open, in order to distance ourselves in the orchestra class, chairs will be placed at a safe distance from each other. We will also not be sharing stands or music. Therefore, it is vital that all students have their required supplies for class. Cello and bass players will be assigned to a specific instrument and bow. Instruments, bows, stands and chairs will be sanitized after each class.
All students and staff will be asked to wear a mask in the orchestra classroom. We will do our best to spread out as much as possible, but masks will still be an important part of our classroom procedures. Anyone entering the classroom will be asked to use hand sanitizer.
This year is going to be challenging, there is no doubt about that. However, I truly believe that we can accomplish great things this year. I challenge you all to embrace what is, and I am looking forward to exploring the educational opportunities we would not have had, if this was a normal year.
With that, stay well, and I wish you and your family all the best! See you somehow, someway on August 12th.
Collins Intermediate Orchestra Director
Welcome incoming students! Look in the sidebar for links to more information about the instruments offered in orchestra. We have fun and are successful in orchestra!
Email Mrs. Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or for more information.
Summer Instrument Selection Events: TBA
Parent Info/Vendor Meeting: TBA