School Closure Update | Pacific Northwest Ballet

School Closure Update

Friday, March 13 2020

Dear School Families,

We wanted to update you on our operations at the end of a long week. We hope you’ve heard that by mandate from the governor, Seattle Public Schools and Bellevue School District are closing all locations through April 25th and thus PNB School classes will be cancelled through April 25th. Leadership has been working with state and local authorities to make the best decisions for our students and greater PNB community. We learned this morning of a presumptive case of COVID-19 among our large employee group. To be clear, this is not yet a confirmed case; testing is in process. The Phelps Center and the Francia Russell Center are closed. We have canceled dress rehearsal for Beauty & the Beast, and over the weekend, cleaning crews will be brought in for thorough disinfection in our spaces, over and above what they’ve been doing since the COVID-19 outbreak began.

Look for info from us in the coming days with resources for keeping up with your ballet training while we’re away from the studios.  School staff will be working remotely in the coming days; email is the best way to reach us.

It goes without saying our world is changing by the hour, and this is having a devastating impact on our operations. We will be reaching out in the coming days with more information and how to help PNB School continue to thrive. Your patience and understanding as we navigate this together is very much appreciated.

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