COVID-19 Update: School Closure & Distance Learning

These are unprecedented times for the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) community as we deal with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. In these extraordinary circumstances, we must come together to help one another, to show care and compassion for those who are vulnerable, and to each do our part in service of the greater good.

At the recommendation of the California Department of Education, OCSA has shuttered its Santa Ana campus and transitioned to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. OCSA will continue online distance learning instruction through the last day of school on Wednesday, June 3, and the OCSA campus will not reopen for on-campus instruction until the start of the Fall 2020 semester. Although this is a difficult time, we are grateful to our faculty and staff, who are providing meaningful instruction, creative projects, and collaborative opportunities for our students in both the academic and arts conservatory classes. In addition, the arts conservatories have transitioned several end-of-the-year performances to a virtual format. Thank you to all of our students and families for their patience, understanding, and support during this time.

Below, please find resources and links to the communications OCSA administration has distributed to the community regarding COVID-19 and our response:

School Resources:

Textbook & OCSA Equipment Return Map

Email Communication:

Friday, May 29: Stay Healthy & Updated: Administrative Team News

Friday, May 22: Stay Healthy & Updated: Administrative Team News

Wednesday, May 20: Important Updates for OCSA Seniors

Friday, May 15: Stay Healthy & Updated: Administrative Team News

Friday, May 8: Stay Healthy & Updated: Administrative Team News

Tuesday, May 5: Important Updates for Seniors

Friday, May 1: Stay Healthy & Updated: Administrative Team News

Friday, April 24: Stay Healthy & Updated: Administrative Team News

Tuesday, April 21: Important Updates for OCSA Seniors

Friday, April 17: Stay Healthy & Stay Updated: Administrative Team News

Friday, April 10: Stay Healthy & Stay Updated: Administrative Team News

Friday, April 3: Stay Healthy & Stay Updated: Administrative Team News

Thursday, April 2: Important Notice: School Closure Extended

Friday, March 13: Important Notice: Temporary School Closure and Information on Distance Learning

Thursday, March 12: OCSA is postponing all performances and large-scale gatherings through Spring Break

Thursday, March 12: OCSA 2020 Gala is rescheduled for June 19th

Tuesday, March 3: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

 

Additional Resources:

Orange County Department of Education

Orange County Health Care Agency

California Department of Education

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization