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COVID-19 UPDATE

Information From The Creative Circus About the Coronavirus

April 8, 2020 Update

For Spring 2020 Quarter, the hours of operation for administrative offices are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The facilities are closed to students during these hours unless there is a scheduled appointment. The building is closed to everyone on the weekends.

April 1, 2020 Update

Hello Students,

So. Here’s the latest update regarding the State of the School.

As you know, the events surrounding COVID-19 are as unprecedented as they are unsettling. Our collective hearts are with those affected and with those who are tasked with keeping us all safe and informed. Never before has the nation virtually shut down. And never before, in the 25-year history of The Creative Circus, has a quarter been delayed more than one week, much less taught remotely. 

At The Creative Circus, we have two immediate priorities:

  1. Your safety and the safety of our instructors is paramount, and we would never want to create a situation that puts anyone in the Circus family at risk. In accordance with the Executive Order signed last week by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, while the building remains open for essential roles such as Admissions, Financial Aid, IT, and the Registrar’s office, our program directors and senior instructors have been working from their home offices and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
  2. Second in importance to your safety, but also a critical focus for all of us, is continued delivery of the world class education you, and the industry, have come to expect from The Creative Circus.

With these two objectives in mind, the program directors have been working closely with every instructor to ensure every class will be taught with consistency, engagement, energy, and the same intensity The Circus expects from its instructors and students. Although your classes will be online, there should be no compromise in the quality of the teaching and learning.

Over the next two weeks, leading up to the start of classes on April 13th, be on the lookout for detailed information from each of your instructors regarding how they plan to run their classes. Be sure to read all emails; we will start the quarter online with the hope that we can get into the building before the end of spring quarter, taking leads and following best practices as determined by our local government.

This situation is fluid, and that unpredictability can cause anxiety for us all. But know this: We are all in this together. We’re all figuring it out as we go. Some things will work surprisingly well, but there will also likely be hiccups. We will assuredly come out the other side having learned things – about ourselves and the world – we never would have predicted just one month ago.

We are here for you. If you want to chat, vent, laugh, or lament, let us know.

In the meantime, get some rest. Talk to your parents regularly. And trust that we are working hard to get the most out of this very surreal situation.

Sincerely,

The Creative Circus Directors

 

 

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March 23, 2020 Update

Hello wonderful Circus students!
We hope all is well and that you are safe and practicing social distancing. As you know, we are working in an environment that is changing daily. Given that change, The Circus has made the decision to move the start one more week. The new Spring start date is Monday, April 13th and classes will be online for that week. The week of April 20th classes will be held on the ground at The Circus. The quarter will end on Friday, June 26th.
The Academic Department is diligently working to with each instructor to insure success.
The school is currently closed to students and will reopen to students on Monday, April 20th. The administrative staff is here for you to answer any questions you may have. As always, stay tuned for updated.
Please stay safe and healthy. We are looking forward to your return.
The Circus Family

March 13, 2020 Update

Dear Students –
After much deliberation and discussion around the Coronavirus, the administration at The Circus has determined that it is best to move the date of the Spring 2020 Quarter. The start date has been pushed to Monday, April 6th, 2020. Classes will be held online for the week of April 6th, 2020. In room classes are scheduled to start the week of April 13th, 2020.The quarter will end on Friday, June 19th.  As the situation develops, we will provide updates.
Twenty-Four hour will end at Midnight on Sunday, March 15th and we have made arrangements for panels to be conducted from a distance. You should have received instructions from Melaney on how the panel process is going to work. If you have not received that information, please let us know asap.
During the break, the school will be closed to students.The administration and staff will be on site if you have any questions or concerns,
Please use caution in any of your travels and follow the CDC hygiene guidelines. We want everyone to return safe and healthy from the break.
Wishing everyone the best of luck panel week and a safe and healthy break.
Warmly –
The Circus Family
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