Dear NMS Community,
Thank you for your patience and continued support of NMS throughout the past four months as we have all coped with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Your adaptability, resilience, and goodwill are deeply appreciated.
Throughout the time our building has been closed, we have closely monitored evolving city and state guidelines and consulted with public health experts about our plans for the fall. After careful consideration, we have decided that we will begin fall instruction online, with the exception of the Preschool and ATLAS Middle School.
The health and safety of our students, families, faculty, staff, and community members continue to be our top priorities and guide our decision-making. Nearly 4,000 people enter our building each week when it is open, and we want to do all we can to keep each one of you safe. We will evaluate the situation monthly and will update you regularly throughout the fall. We look forward to sharing our building reopening plans when it is determined that we may safely reopen.
Due to our exceptional faculty, with the support of our dedicated staff, we have had great success with online lessons and classes over the past four months and we have the ongoing ability to maintain this programming online. As a learning community, we also aim to continually improve. We will share recommendations for enhancing your at-home learning experience, we will offer new classes, and we will continue to provide performance opportunities through online recitals and concerts.
Despite all of the unknowns, NMS continues to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of so many. We will not be side-by-side in September in the way that we had hoped, but we will still work beside you as we continue doing everything we can to make NMS the special place we all have come to know and love.