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    Drawing of a Heart that says "We love Each Other."

    Drawing by a Rising Star Elementary student from a lesson on line in the SPS Learning Extension Packets.

    The closure of Seattle schools starting on March 12th has been an enormous challenge for all of our arts learning community while at the same time offering opportunities to teach, learn and create in innovative ways, and most important, to face existing inequities in arts learning head on. Below you’ll find information on how Creative Advantage schools and partners are impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and how we are responding together as a community. We will continue updating this site. If you have a critical question that is not answered here, please email akquerns@seattleschools.org.

    School Arts Planning: School arts planning meetings can either happen remotely this spring over Teams/Zoom or can be postponed until next Fall. The school leader and their Arts Leaderships Coach should mutually decide which is appropriate for their schools arts team.

    Interrupted arts partnership contracts with Creative Advantage partners and schools: Partnerships can be re-designed for distance learning or postponed until next year. More information.

    Current and future Creative Advantage partnerships funding: Per the funder, the Office of Arts & Culture, all unspent Creative Advantage funds held by schools will be rolled into next year. More information about partnerships funds here.

    Regional Arts Festivals: The Southeast and Central Regional Arts Festivals were postponed. We are still going to celebrate our student artists. We will either re-schedule the festivals for winter, 2021 or, if public gatherings are still not possible, we will organize a virtual arts festival.

    Arts Integration Professional Development SeriesAll Arts Integration Workshops that were scheduled for March 10th and beyond have been cancelled while schools are closed due to Covid-19. Once schools are open again, we will coordinate with our arts integration partners and the SPS professional development department to reschedule all of cancelled workshops. 

    Creative Advantage PD Series: Update to be announced.

    On-line arts learning from Creative Advantage partners: See what our Creative Advantage partners have already created in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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