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BCMEA - Check-In - Shared screen with speaker view
Janet Brucker
11:30
Janet Brucker SD23 Kelowna Elementary
jan
11:31
Janet Penhale , Quesnel
CJ Kumar
11:33
CJ Kumar SD39, Vancouver
Carmen Mcdowell
11:34
Carmen McDowell - SD23 Central Okanagan
mhoncoop
11:39
Michelle Reed - she/her - SD 83 (Salmon Arm)
Susan Kiddie
11:40
Susan Kiddie, Coquitlam School District (43).
Daniel Nguyen
11:41
Daniel Nguyen! he/him UBC teacher candidate
Janet Wade
11:41
Janet Wade (she/her) - SD34 Abbotsford
Bethany Elsworth
11:45
Bethany Elsworth she/her District 22 - Vernon
Patti Radies
12:27
Patti Radies SD#5 Cranbrook
Colleen Sheridan
29:59
has any district been successful in acquiring ppe (masks, bell covers, puppy pads, barriers etc) for their members/classes?
Kathy Fester
30:23
Yes! Colleen Sheridan
Karen V Lee
30:24
hi colleen, apparently NWSS has
jfisher@sd57.bc.ca
30:24
Our district just purchased bell covers for all band instruments.
Nic Renaud
31:04
Our district (#42: Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows) got puppy pads covered. Nothing else though
Mandart Chan (he/him/his) - President BCMEA, President Sooke MEA
31:10
Sooke took our bills for fabric for masks & bell covers and paid our department back, under the COVID resources budget line.
mhoncoop
32:20
Colleen - I have acquired bell covers, pads, spit rags for My District. I found ways to do this for very little money. I do have access to a Music Budget but I have worked out a deal with custodial to cover wipes for Band Rooms over and above the regular spray provided
Janet Brucker
33:05
Thanks for all of your work on this! :) I'm representing our elementary teachers and they would like to know about 1) singing in class, 2) playing recorders, 3) sharing ukuleles between classes in the same cohort. I am going to assume these questions would be answered in the new document (which I haven't yet read), but if they are not specifically addressed there, maybe you could address them now. Thanks.
Colleen Sheridan
33:19
where is this file Mandart?
Kathy Fester
34:39
scroll up a bit Colleen - its a link - open now and look at later.
Mandart Chan (he/him/his) - President BCMEA, President Sooke MEA
34:44
@Colleen - scroll up in the chat. I just uploaded two files.
Tricia Liversidge
35:08
I've downloaded it Colleen. I can share it with you if you need
Janet Brucker
38:06
Perfect....thanks for the clarification.
mhoncoop
38:24
SD 83 is using VitalOxide on a cloth, then wiping instruments with no damage...so far.
Tricia Liversidge
38:40
Good to know Janet. I was told not to use Sterisol on ukes, etc. I was told isopropyl was ok unless its a high end finish. But fret boards need lemon oil more often when using iso
Crystal-Anne Howell
41:41
Wondering about fogging: are there any protocols on how often fogging is supposed to take place in certain rooms (like band rooms)? Ours seem to get fogged at random times, but nothing consistent.
mhoncoop
42:35
Just an FYI, here is the solution/wipes that we are using. Each school gets a bucket and the custodian mixes the solution (which lasts forever) and then we buy Wipe replacements (think industrial Lysol wipe scenario) We use these wipes for wipe chairs and stands between classes.
Kathy Fester
43:40
My admin. informs me when our area is being fogged - when that happens, the instruments get covered (double basses, pianos, drums). Mostly done school to school depending on the outbreak level.
Tricia Liversidge
46:01
Some of that depends on how zealous the custodians are with the fogger too
Colleen Sheridan
46:22
I’m not sure this is the case with all Surrey schools but we are fogged twice a day. it’s leaving a residue on everything
Kathy Fester
47:05
Wow Colleen.
Kathy Fester
47:22
Talk about the money/cost of the instruments.
jfisher@sd57.bc.ca
47:35
Yes, bring it back to money. That always gets their attention!
Kathy Fester
48:20
That’s great Patti
Karen V Lee
48:46
yes, that’s great, Patti.
Kathy Fester
50:43
I rotate the computers in my music composition classes as well. I always wipe down everything at the end of every class and if that can’t be done, I rotate so there is time to clean - it’s work, but safer in the end.
Dawn Haylett
52:54
My admin came and said to me that I do not need to clean anything between cohorts any more. They are just expected to use their own instruments and clean their hands.
Karen V Lee
53:10
i’m travel to different schools to supervise practicum students . while some schools seem to follow covid policies, there are some that don’;t seem to be as strict - is this something i might mention to admin ?
Colleen Sheridan
55:21
I think surrey’s position has changed in favour for teachers not having to use sick days if they’re told to isolate via FH
Colleen Sheridan
56:08
we need to supply the letter from FH stating a directive to isolate
mhoncoop
59:18
Our staff has to use up their sick days first, but if a teacher does not have enough sick days, there is an opportunity to 're-deploy' by having teachers work with our EOP (education outreach - online) then SD83 will allow a teacher to 'keep working from home' (even though it means possibly marking science exams, for example). However, this is worked out on an individual basis with HR. If an entire school goes out, the Music teacher just works from home as normal (we had an entire school go home for two weeks).
Kathy Fester
59:45
Thanks for that. Good information.
Kathy Fester
01:01:32
Thanks for the information Patti.
Kathy Fester
01:01:56
Coquitlam is really a good district - it just sounds really bad tonight - good grief.
Colleen Sheridan
01:06:00
mention to admin or mention to the teacher? what COVID policies?
Colleen Sheridan
01:06:38
are these COVID practices in class?
Will Clements (He/Him)
01:07:26
Hi Everyone! Will Clements President of the UBC Student Music Ed Association here. As a practicum student, curious about any advice to bring up concerns about sanitization / masking / distancing when approaching admin and the teachers that are supervising me?
Will Clements (He/Him)
01:07:58
Thank you for this session today!!
Dawn Haylett
01:10:39
I am on our JOSH and completed the checklist today. There was nothing about creating an action plan. There is a lot of language about “doing the best possible”.
Karen V Lee
01:10:57
absolutely — !! thanks, Janet
Will Clements (He/Him)
01:11:03
Appreciation post for Karen <3
Will Clements (He/Him)
01:11:56
Thank you Janet!
Crystal-Anne Howell
01:12:03
Thank you Janet and team for getting the info out SO quickly and for continuing to support us all!
Nic Renaud
01:12:35
Thank you so much Janet and everyone on the BCMEA exec!!
jfisher@sd57.bc.ca
01:12:43
So interesting to hear what is going on everywhere else in this beautiful province of ours (Yukon included:)
Karen V Lee
01:12:52
thanks SO much Janet , mandart, carmen. . . . and BCMEA exec
Bethany Elsworth
01:14:02
Thank you Janet and all. Appreciate the clarification of information.
Kathy Fester
01:14:12
Thanks so much everyone! Thanks Janet. This was very informative and you’re all great. Hang in there everyone!
Susan Kiddie
01:14:31
Thank you Mandart, Janet and CMEA executive.
Tricia Liversidge
01:14:39
Thanks so much everyone!
Patti Radies
01:14:44
Thanks everyone!
Daniel Nguyen
01:14:52
Thank you Janet and everybody on the BCMEA exec! Hope you have a good night! :)
CJ Kumar
01:14:53
Thanks everyone and Thanks Janet!