PNB School Parent Updates2021-03-05T11:18:05-08:00

Parent & Family Updates

Memorial Day Closure – No Classes Sat & Mon

Hello PNB School Families,

This is a reminder that there will be no PNB School classes Saturday, May 28th and Monday, May 30th for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

May 27th, 2022|

School Performance COVID-19 Testing and Masking Requirements

Hello PNB Families,   

As we prepare for our upcoming School Performance on June 17th and 18th, we have some updates to our testing and masking protocols for participating students.  We will have additional protocol information as we get closer. We are aware that our testing policies are strict and thank you for understanding that safety for all involved in the performance is our top priority.  

Students will need to complete testing steps 1 and 2 below in order to participate in the School Performance.    

1. Baseline test (PCR or rapid) – Families are responsible for providing this baseline test – resources below  

a. PCR: June 13-14  

OR

b. Rapid: June 15-16  

All baseline test results must be submitted to PNB School – pnbschool@pnb.org – by 12:00 Noon on Thursday, June 16

2. Rapid test at theatre day of performance (provided and administered by PNB)  

Upon completion of steps 1 and 2 (above) and negative test results, fully vaccinated students will have the choice to remove their face mask before performing on stage. Unvaccinated students must remain masked on stage. Students wearing masks on stage will be given matching disposable masks. All students will be required to wear masks backstage and while in dressing rooms.   

If you have not yet submitted proof of vaccination and would like your student to have the option to remove their mask while on ​stage, please send proof of the student’s completed COVID-19 vaccination to pnbschool@pnb.org.  

Thank you for your understanding and commitment to PNB School’s safety. Please contact the School if you have any questions.   

Hello PNB Families,   

As we prepare for our upcoming School Performance on June 17th and 18th, we have some updates to our testing and masking protocols for participating students.  We will have additional protocol information as we get closer. We are aware that our testing policies are strict and thank you for understanding that safety for all involved in the performance is our top priority.  

Students will need to complete testing steps 1 and 2 below in order to participate in the School Performance.    

1. Baseline test (PCR or rapid) – Families are responsible for providing this baseline test – resources below  

a. PCR: June 13-14  

OR

b. Rapid: June 15-16  

All baseline test results must be submitted to PNB School – pnbschool@pnb.org – by 12:00 Noon on Thursday, June 16

2. Rapid test at theatre day of performance (provided and administered by PNB)  

Upon completion of steps 1 and 2 (above) and negative test results, fully vaccinated students will have the choice to remove their face mask before performing on stage. Unvaccinated students must remain masked on stage. Students wearing masks on stage will be given matching disposable masks. All students will be required to wear masks backstage and while in dressing rooms.   

If you have not yet submitted proof of vaccination and would like your student to have the option to remove their mask while on ​stage, please send proof of the student’s completed COVID-19 vaccination to pnbschool@pnb.org.  

Thank you for your understanding and commitment to PNB School’s safety. Please contact the School if you have any questions.   

Testing Resources:

· Free King County Testing Sites

Curative Sites – Offers both Rapid PCR (free with insurance, results in 1-2 hours) and 1-2 day PCR testing

§ Direct link to Curative booking site for Cornish Playhouse location

UW Free Testing Sites

· Kaiser Permanente Testing

o If you have Kaiser Permanente insurance you can make an appointment, and if you explain that it is a return-to-work requirement it is free.

· Lab Rapid Antigen Tests

GS Labs

CVS

Walgreens

· At-Home Rapid Antigen Tests (not acceptable for baseline test) – can be purchased at Walgreens, CVS, etc.  Households can also request free tests through federal and local programs:

Federal Test Kit Request

Washington Test Kit Request

May 20th, 2022|

Spike in COVID-19 Numbers – Safety Reminder

Hello PNB School Families,

We have seen a spike in positive COVID-19 cases the past couple of weeks. We want to remind you that if your student is experiencing any symptoms or has been in contact with a positive case they should not attend classes and should test for COVID-19 if possible. Please keep the school office informed of any symptoms, exposures and positive or negative test results by emailing pnbschool@pnb.org

King County is currently in the moderate/medium contagion range.  Below is some guidance on how best to keep healthy at this level: 

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines: Get vaccinated and boosted. Vaccines are available for everyone ages 5 and older. Booster doses are available for everyone 12 and older.
  • Wear a face mask in public indoor settings. Upgrade to higher-quality masks, including KN95, KF94, N95, or a cloth mask on top of a surgical mask. Higher-quality masks will most benefit people who are at high risk of severe illness, are over 65 or are unvaccinated.
  • Get tested. Testing is especially important if you have COVID-19 symptoms or were recently in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. You should also get tested before and after traveling or getting together with others.
  • Stay home if sick or recently exposed. Follow all isolation and quarantine guidance, including wearing a face mask. COVID-19 is highly contagious. You can spread COVID-19 even if you do not have symptoms.
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer.

Below are some testing resource links:

Free King County Testing Sites

Curative Sites – Offers both Rapid PCR (free with insurance, results in 1-2 hours) and 1-2 day PCR testing

Direct link to Curative booking site for Cornish Playhouse location

UW Free Testing Sites

At-Home Rapid Antigen Tests – can be purchased at Walgreens, CVS, etc.  Households can also request free tests through federal and local programs:

Federal Test Kit Request (you can now request a second set of kits per household)

Washington Test Kit Request (you can request one set of kits per month per household)

This season of rehearsals and performances is so important and we hope to have as many students safely with us for this last month of classes as possible.

We wish you all a safe and healthy May and June! 

May 9th, 2022|

PNB School 2022-23 Financial Aid Application

PNB School Now Accepting Financial Aid Applications for 2022-23 School Year

Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s financial assistance program grants financial aid based on the need of the family and the student’s potential for a professional career. In addition, a student’s classroom performance, attendance and behavior at the School are expected to be exemplary, and are also considered in determining assistance.

Our financial assistance application process utilizes the services of the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). The SSS does a comprehensive, standardized analysis of the information received and, upon completion, submits a report to PNB, which provides a “measure of the ability of parents to contribute toward total educational expenses”.

Financial assistance is determined in the summer for the following academic year. Previously awarded financial aid does not transfer from year to year; families must reapply.

Click here for the 2022-23 Financial Aid Application. Applications are due July 1, 2022.

Please contact the School if you have questions regarding financial aid.

May 2nd, 2022|

No More Online Daily Health Screenings Starting May 1st

Hello PNB Families,

Starting May 1, 2022 we will no longer require students to complete a daily online health screening before class. We do still request that students self-screen every day and notify the school office of any symptoms or exposures before coming to the studios.

Please contact the school if you have any questions!

April 30th, 2022|

Rehearsals, Warm-ups and Performance Day Info – School Performance 2022

Hello PNB Families,

Please click on the link below for your student’s level to find rehearsal and performance day information for the 2022 School Performance!


Info for Levels I, II & III
Info for Levels IC & IIIC
Info for Levels IV, IVC, Int. Boys, & Men’s Division
Info for Levels V, VI & VII (please note that the level VII warm-up schedule was updated on May 18th to be 3:45-5:00pm on 6/17)
Info for Levels VIII

April 27th, 2022|

Get Updates Sent to Your Email!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Go to Top