Fine Arts

  • Fine Arts and CPSElementary@Mizzou (Elementary Online Learning)

    Will my student still have access to PE, Art, Music, and Media? 

    Yes.  Your student will still have time designated for these classes. Students will be able to access content for each course. A CPS teacher will be available for questions and troubleshooting. Columbia Public Schools Library Media Specialists will be available to support CPSElementary@Mizzou students. They can assist families seeking information about using instructional technology tools and resources.  Technical questions or concerns should be directed to the CPS Helpdesk.

    Print and digital materials from CPS Media Centers may be borrowed by CPSElementary@Mizzou students.  Circulation procedures will be determined at the building level and shared with all CPSElementary@Mizzou families this fall.

     

    Fine Arts and Elementary In-Person Learning

    Will kids move to different rooms for PE, Art, Music, and Media? 

    We will begin the year by keeping elementary students in their homeroom classes for specials classes.  In this model, teachers will visit classrooms to deliver instruction.  This will allow us to maintain stable grouping in a room and it will allow us to easily track who comes into contact with each classroom. PE can be outside when possible. All students attending in-person CPS instruction in the fall will continue to learn foundational technology skills during the media specials rotation. These lessons, available for face-to-face learning in the students’ home classroom or virtual learning, will be delivered utilizing student-assigned iPads. 

     

    Fine Arts and CPS Virtual (Secondary Online) 

    How will Performing Arts be handled?

    • Most performing arts classes within the Fine Arts Department will continue with enrolled students. There are some classes that will be presented only in an online model (ex. Music Theory and AP Music Theory). Other classes will be suspended for this year due to the inability to not offer the course in an effective online manner (ex. Beginning Piano).
    • All students regardless of attending in-person or with CPS Virtual will be following the same course expectations, scope, and sequence. 
    • Students enrolled in performing arts classes who are attending CPS Virtual will have access to all lessons, materials, and class opportunities and will be expected to keep up with assignments and course expectations. 
    • Students attending CPS Virtual may have to participate in CPS Performing Arts courses through streaming technology (ex. Zoom) to receive instructor assistance and lessons with peers who are receiving in-person instruction when schools are not closed.

    How will Visual Arts be handled?

    • Most visual art classes within the Fine Arts Department will continue with enrolled students.
    • All students regardless of attending in-person or with CPS Virtual will be following the same course expectations, scope, and sequence. 
    • Students enrolled in visual arts classes who are attending with CPS Virtual will have access to all lessons, materials, and class opportunities and will be expected to keep up with assignments and course expectations.
    • Students enrolled in visual arts classes who are attending with CPS Virtual will be asked to supply basic supplies that will allow them to successfully complete class activities and lessons. Specialty supplies and equipment will be provided for students or loaned as requested and available. 
    • Students attending CPS with CPS Virtual,may have to participate in CPS visual art courses through streaming technology (ex. Zoom) to receive instructor assistance and lessons help with peers who are receiving in-person instruction when schools are not closed. If available and there is enough enrollment, a dedicated online teacher may be provided.

    Fine Arts and Secondary In-Person

    How will Performing Arts be handled?

    • Most performing arts classes within the Fine Arts Department will continue with enrolled students. There are some classes that will be presented only in an online model (e.g., Music Theory and AP Music Theory). Other classes will be suspended for this year due to the inability to not offer the course in an effective online manner (e.g., Beginning Piano).
    • All students regardless of attending in-person or with CPS Virtual will be following the same course expectations, scope, and sequence. 
    • Classes will be reorganized to emphasize social distancing and may require reductions in typical class sizes. This will potentially include alterations to traditional class expectations. Playing instruments, singing, or acting scenes may only happen in small groups while other students complete CPS Virtual course activities and work on other curricular expectations until they can meet with the instructor.
    • We will utilize all available digital tools and classroom resources for sectionals or group rehearsals where social distancing is achievable.
    • Students will use their own equipment to avoid sharing. When this is not possible appropriate cleaning and sanitizing will take place.
    • If CPS has to close a school or the district closes due to health concerns, some students will be allowed limited access to instruments or practice spaces that can not be achieved at home (e.g., Percussion students accessing large percussion equipment for practice and skill advancement).

    How will Visual Arts be handled?

    • Most visual art classes within the Fine Arts Department will continue with enrolled students.
    • All students regardless of attending in-person or with the CPS Virtual option will be following the same course expectations, scope, and sequence. 
    • Classes will be reorganized to emphasize social distancing.
    • We will utilize all available digital tools and classroom resources to maximize student learning.
    • Students will use their own equipment to avoid sharing. When this is not possible appropriate cleaning and sanitizing will take place. Teachers will demonstrate proper hand washing and cleaning of tools, equipment, and media so that students can properly clean shared items when appropriate. Students will follow teacher demonstration and expectations.