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COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of the students, their families, and our staff is very important to us. The following protocols are in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19:

Staff members will be wearing face masks when interacting with children.

Each child must wear a face mask and his/her temperature will be taken inside the wooden gate by a staff member before entering the classrooms using a no-contact forehead thermometer. Children with a fever (above 99.3) will not be admitted. We ask that parents do not enter the building and also wear masks when dropping-off and picking-up children. Masks are not required for the children during snack time, lunch and afternoon rest period.

Each child will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entering the classroom.

For snack time and lunch time, students will continue regular hand washing routines before and after eating, and will be distanced with only two or three children assigned to each picnic table.

The food preparation activity has been removed and replaced with a sanitation station including antibacterial hand wipes. Each classroom will be sprayed with disinfectant between work periods.

Children will be provided with disposable paper cups for drinking cold water on the lanai after recess as well as bottled water in the classrooms – please do not bring plastic cups or water containers.

Children who stay for lunch will not brush their teeth at school as this requirement has been suspended by federal authorities until further notice.

To encourage social distancing as much as possible with our preschoolers, we will place blue painter’s tape on the floor to indicate where it is okay to sit. Children who stay until 2:30 pm will have their cots spread out at least six feet apart during rest time – please do not bring pillows or stuffed animals.

If your child will be attending school for the first time since the pandemic began, we ask that you please prepare your child for these protocols. We followed these procedures last school year as well as during our eight-week summer session and they worked well.

IMPORTANT

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safe re-opening of our school please do not bring your child to school if your child:

– has had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 5 days

– is experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, or any other upper respiratory problems

You will be required to answer a self-screening survey every day at drop-off in addition to your child’s temperature being taken in order for entrance to school to be permitted. 

Updated July 2022