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
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:
- 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.
- 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.
The Creative Circus Directors