Musikgarten and COVID-19
While Valparaiso Community Schools (VCS) and Immanuel Lutheran School (ILS) have reopened at this time, we are following strict new protocols outlined by our national, state, and local health authorities. Immanuel is prepared to return to distance education at a moment's notice should it become necessary. In order to avoid the potential for outbreaks among children too young to wear masks, and to avoid potential interruptions due to possible school closures, our classes will be offered over live Zoom this fall.
While music certainly cannot fix the problems we are facing, it is a gift that can lift our spirits. Church reformer and musician Martin Luther (who lived through a plague in his own time) once said, "Beautiful music . . . can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us." While we are enduring the challenges brought on by this pandemic, we hope that you will be able to take a break from time to time with your children; hold them close, play musically with them at home, and sing lullabies to them. They are such a blessing!
According to our Policy, Immanuel Valpo Musikgarten does not refund tuition. However, we will be offering Covid make-up classes at no additional charge. These classes are offered exclusively for students who were already enrolled in March, and there is no need to register. The teacher will send reminders at the dates approach.