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By: Sahara Naini

Now that you’ve synced zoom with your phone’s calendar, follow these quick steps to set notifications for lessons to ensure that you never miss a lesson.

For iCal on iPhone/iPad:
If your iPhone’s notifications are turned on, skip to step 5 to set up reminders for a specific event.

  1. First, let’s make sure that your iphone settings will allow calendar notifications. Go to Settings.
  2. Under Settings, Tap on Notifications.
  3. You should see a list of all the apps on your phone that can send notifications. Tap on Calendar and make sure that Allow Notifications is turned on.
  4. You should also see Upcoming Events right below the allow notifications button. Tap this too and make sure that Allow Notifications is also turned on there. Here, you can also set the type of alerts you want to receive.

Now that notifications have been turned on, let’s go to the calendar app and set a reminder for the lesson.

  1. Go to your calendar and click on the scheduled lesson. This will take you to Event Details.
    How to Set Lesson Reminders iPhone w/Arrows 1
  2. Under Event details, tap Alert to choose when you’d like to receive a reminder notification. When you select an option, make sure to select Save for future events so that the reminder appears every week.
    How to Set Lesson Reminders iPhone 2
    How to Set Lesson Reminders iPhone w/Arrows 3

Now you will receive a notification before your zoom lesson each week.

For Google Calendar on Android:
  1. Go to the Google Calendar app.
  2. Go to your zoom lesson event and tap Edit.
  3. Tap add notification and select a reminder timing.
  4. Tap Save.

Alternatively, you can set reminders through your computer after logging in to Gmail.

  1. Go to Google Calendar.
  2. Tap on your zoom lesson event and tap Edit.
    How to Set Lesson Reminders Google Cal w/Arrows
  3. Next to the notification bell, you can select whether you’d like to be notified by a notification or email, and when you’d like to receive a reminder for the event.
  4. Tap Save at the top of the page to confirm.

You should now receive reminders before your zoom lesson each week.

By: Michael Stegner

Hi Everyone,

Protecting our students, families and teachers is a top priority at all times. But we are going to start taking some aggressive measures at CMA to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible during the COVID-19 situation. We will need your help on some of these, so please read below.

We will continue to be open and operate on the normal schedule..

Here are some things we will do in CMA during normal hours:

  • Teachers will be asked to stay at home if they feel even slightly sick - we have been lining up subs as a precaution so lessons can continue as normal if a teacher can't come in.
  • We will disinfect the instruments in each room after every lesson.
  • Staff will regularly disinfect all door knobs, railings, touchscreens, keyboards/keypads and common surfaces throughout the day/night.
  • We will require teachers to wash their hands between each lesson - for 20 seconds minimum.
  • All students will be asked to wash their hands before and after lessons - we will keep the bathroom door open at the top of every hour and half-hour since this is when most lessons changeover… If you need to use the restroom, try to wait until times between :05 and :25 and :35 and :55.
  • We ask students to stay at home if they aren't feeling well - please email if you plan on not coming to a lesson
  • We ask that you remind your kids to cover up when sneezing or coughing.

As I gather more information from CDC and medical authorities, we may take more steps in the future as things develop. But at the moment, the items above will be our operating policy until further notice.

I know that some of these things may make lessons run a few minutes off-schedule here or there, but hopefully everyone will understand that it is something that needs to be done.

Thanks for your help on this. Stay safe and healthy and we'll see you all soon.

Thanks again!

Michael S

By: Michael Stegner

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