Welcome to Birch Creek's 2022 Page for Parents

COVID-19 Modifications for a Safe and Healthy Summer

Academy Students, Adult Program Participants, Summer Staff, Faculty and Teaching Assistants

Because our academy students and summer staff are required to live on campus for a two-week duration or more, full vaccination (as described by the CDC at the time of the program session) is required. A negative test is required for everyone within 48 hours of arrival. Students are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing primary vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine, with, if applicable, at least the minimum recommended interval between doses. Booster shots to stay up to date are highly recommended.

Acceptable vaccines include any approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, including Pfizer (for all students) and Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (for those 18 and over.) Students must be fully vaccinated to attend their session, ensuring they have completed their vaccine regimen at least two weeks prior to arrival on campus. Proof of vaccination is required. The definition of “fully vaccinated” as provided by the CDC to include booster shots or additional protocols, will be required as well.

If any student tests positive for COVID-19 while at Birch Creek, they will be isolated and the family will be contacted to remove the student from the program.  Students within the sleeping pod and performing group(s) will be tested for covid after 5 days of exposure or per recommendation of our consulting physician.

Upon entry to the program with vaccination proof and a negative PCR test, masking is optional for students, faculty or summer staff. Performance masks will be required for rehearsals and performances if someone within the academy tests positive for covid after arrival.

Updated May 2022

 

COVID-19 Pre-Screen and Self-Monitor

COVID-19 Pre-Screen and Self-Monitor

All students and faculty must agree to pre-screen and self-monitor 7 days prior to the start of camp. A form is NOT required, but please inform the office if you develop any symptoms prior to your arrival.

MANDATORY: 

Vaccinations are required. Students, faculty, staff, volunteers are to provide proof of full vaccination. The definition of full vaccination is provided by the CDC and can be found here: When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated | CDC

A negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of arrival is also required upon entry. A PCR test OR a rapid test is acceptable. If you are doing the rapid test, you will need to bring it with you to campus and we’ll have your child do the test on campus with a staff member for verification purposes. A negative test within 48 hours of arrival AND a vaccine receipt will be required upon arrival for all students and staff. Parents are advised to check into the new home testing kits if it is difficult to get a test in your area.

Communicable Disease Evacuation Policy

Communicable Disease Evacuation Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic remains a concern at Birch Creek, despite progress made on vaccination and treatment of the disease. Due to increased awareness about the need for protective measures for this (and other) communicable disease, Birch Creek has adopted a policy for communicable disease control. Health and safety is of the greatest importance at Birch Creek. Our approved health and safety protocols require that any student displaying a contagious disease is to be isolated until parents or guardians can evacuate the student. Birch Creek requires that all students be protected by appropriate evacuation procedures.

Birch Creek would be in a difficult predicament if a student was displaying symptoms, but unable to be evacuated. Simply, we are not be equipped to keep a student isolated for the duration of a positive COVID-19 case or other communicable disease. Therefore, due to health and safety protocols established to help mitigate risk of all facets of Birch Creek programming, the following procedures will be in force for the 2022 season:

o  Students will not be accepted into the program unless there is a designated adult contact/individual who can arrive at Birch Creek within a day of notification by Birch Creek of the student’s illness and preliminary diagnosis.

o  If any student tests positive for COVID-19 while at Birch Creek, they will be isolated and the family will be contacted to remove the student from the program.  Students within the sleeping pod and performing group(s) will be tested for covid after 5 days of exposure or per recommendation of our consulting physician.

o  The designated individual shall provide for necessary medical treatment and immediately evacuate the student by appropriate means. All students must provide Birch Creek with emergency contact and evacuation information prior to arrival.

o  The student’s parent or legal guardian shall execute a Designation of Legal Guardian form to identify the name and address of the designated individual, the intended method of evacuation appropriate to the student’s residence and method of transportation, and other information required by Birch Creek to assist in the student’s care and treatment.

May 20, 2022

Communicable Disease Evacuation Policy

PLEASE READ! IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

This packet contains important information about what to pack, required materials, concert attire, arrival and departure details, placement auditions, concert ticket discounts, and more.

We will be scheduling a Zoom meeting on a Tuesday night for each session.

Percussion Packet

Symphony Packet

Jazz I Packet

Jazz II Packet

Online Registration Forms:

COVID-19 Modifications and Screening (Printable PDF)

COVID-19 Pre-Screen and Self-Monitor

All students and faculty must agree to pre-screen and self-monitor 7 days prior to the start of camp. A form is NOT required, but please inform the office if you develop any symptoms prior to your arrival.

Liability Waivers & Permissions Form
WHO: Required of all participants
DUE: Not less than 30 days prior to start of session

Health Form
WHO: Required of all participants
DUE: Not less than 30 days prior to start of session

Medication Form
WHO: Required for all students bringing medications to campus
DUE: Not less than 30 days prior to start of session

Shuttle Service Request Form
WHO: Anyone needing transportation from Green Bay bus station or airport.
DUE: Not less than 30 days prior to start of session

Online Payment Portal
WHO: Optional. Balances due may be paid online, by phone, or by mail with personal check or money order
DUE: Balance Due must be paid in full not less than 30 days prior to start of session (some exceptions apply; see your invoice of contact the Registrar for details)

Transgender Policy (Printable PDF)