Rio Rancho Public Schools is thrilled that our performing arts students and teachers will be presenting concerts, plays, and recitals in person beginning this week. It has been too long since we were able to experience live performances where our students can demonstrate their talents with family and friends. Before these performances take place, we want to tell you about some COVID-19 safety protocols that will be in place for these performances. We ask that you review these protocols and follow them carefully when you attend our events.

What we are doing to keep students safe

  • All students will be masked during the performances.
  • Students will be socially distanced from one another.
  • Band instruments will be equipped with instrument bell covers.

What we are doing to keep the audience safe

  • Audience members will be required to wear masks over their mouths and nose at all times while indoors. All masks should adhere to face covering guidelines created by the NMPED on page 13 of their current COVID-19 Response Toolkit for New Mexico’s Public Schools.
  • All audience members are asked to sit at least six feet apart, unless they are part of the same household.
  • Depending on the performance, entire rows of seats may be taped off in order to ensure proper social distancing. We ask that audience members not sit in these areas.
  • Announcements will be given prior to each performance reminding all in attendance about masking and social distancing.