September 14, 2022

    Hello Performing Arts School Families,

    It is a pleasure to see your students arrive at school every morning ready for a new day of learning. Their focus and curiosity in math, science, social studies, and English are inspiring. Their passion for performing arts and willingness to try new things is exactly the reason this school was created. Thank you for helping us create such a wonderful ensemble!

    As I shared in an earlier message, we are fortunate that our academic building will be completely renovated and restored to mitigate any possible damage from the rainstorm at the beginning of the school year. While this is happening, we will temporarily relocate all of our classes to the Mapleton Arts Center building on campus and return to the Performing Arts School building as soon as it is ready for us.

    As we prepare to move all of our classes to the Mapleton Arts Center (MAC) we are making every effort to ensure that the new spaces are ready for students. This will require time for our staff to prepare materials to move from our current building and then time to ready the new classrooms in the MAC.

    In order to accomplish this, students will have a non-contact day on Friday, September 23rd. Students will not have school this day.

    Monday, September 26th is already scheduled as a district Professional Development Day (no classes for students).

    Tuesday, September 27th will be a Remote Learning Day for students. Teachers will provide asynchronous instruction for students to access from home using their district-provided Chromebooks. Please ensure that your students have a place to work at home on this day.

    We will return to our regular schedule on Wednesday, September 28th, when students will have all instruction at the MAC building while renovation begins at the Performing Arts School on Broadway.

    While we know this is a change to our calendar, we also know that this restoration of our building will ensure students are able to learn in a beautiful space for years to come.

    Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or need clarification.


    Jackson Westenskow
    The Performing Arts School on Broadway