The New Hampshire Music Education Coalition is pleased to provide to you, your school administrators, and your music teachers special considerations for teaching music during Covid-19. The document, New Hampshire Music Education: Return to School 2020, is available here: https://bit.ly/NHMECRTS2020 (link is case sensitive).
The Arts (dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts) are important academic areas. According to New Hampshire law for Adequate Public Education, these areas must be provided to all students every year.
This document will assist you and your staff with making decisions about best ways to support student learning as New Hampshire transitions to the 2020-2021 academic year. The document supports the NH Dept. of Education Grades K-12 Back to School Guidance and reminds school districts to continue to follow recommendations from the governor’s office, the CDC, and the medical community.
Teachers are ready and willing to step up, modify as needed, and collaborate with others to assure students receive a well-rounded education this upcoming school year that includes Music and the Arts. Making music together; exploring creative opportunities; being able to collaborate and engage with fellow students are all assets provided by the arts that are needed now as much as ever.
Thank you for keeping the best interests of your students, staff, and communities in mind as we work together and persevere into the next academic year during this most unusual time.
Bureau of Instructional Support|Academics and Assessment
Arts Education Consultant/Physical Education
REAP/RLIS Grant Coordinator New Hampshire
Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301
The above message was sent to New Hampshire Superintendents on Friday, July 31st.