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Oakland Elementary Winter Program Goes Virtual
Oakland Elementary Winter Program Goes Virtual
Tim Mitchell
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

OES Winter Program Goes Virtual

Music is alive within the walls of Oakland Elementary School, but even though the joyful sounds are still heard, much about the program is different this year.  The most noticeable change will occur in December when the gym-packing all-school winter program will be virtual instead of live.

With COVID19 guidelines, students are staying with their own cohort, or bubble, all day with specialists moving from room to room.  For music classes, this also means students are singing lightly with masks on, and any movement done must consider the space in individual classrooms.  

This year’s program, “Around the World at Christmas Time,” will feature each classroom singing a song or two from a specific country, with 2nd-grade speakers sharing customs from that country.  These will be recorded and edited into a video for families to enjoy together at home.  It is hoped that guidelines will change and a live all-school music program will be held in March for Music in Our Schools Month.  Keep watching the school newsletter and website for more information.