What will drop/off pick up procedures be like?
All three morning classrooms will drop off at the chapel door/playground entrance. We ask that all individuals including adults and children, stay distanced to the greatest extent possible.
All students and staff will self-certify no symptoms of COVID-19. If a staff member has concerns about illness they will screen each child before entering the building with an infrared touchless thermometer.
Is my child required to wear a mask? Are teachers wearing masks?
When COVID-19 community levels are high, we recommend that children and staff wear masks indoors. We understand some children may need help learning to wear a face mask. Teachers will work to help children build tolerance for a face mask, but having your child practice wearing a mask before school starts is encouraged.
Will children be able to play together?
Yes! Activities and classroom set up will be structured to allow for distanced interaction, but children will not be prevented from playing together.
How is snack time being handled?
During snack time, children whose parents wish to be masked will be spaced 6 ft apart and allowed to remove their face masks.
How big will classes be?
The two year old Green class will have a maximum of 12 students. The Blue class has a maximum of 18 students and the Yellow class will have a maximum of 20 students per day.
Will classes be outside more often?
Yes, recommendations from the CDC and other health experts state outside is the safest place to interact. Teachers and staff are working to allow for more outside time and activities as weather permits.
What if my child becomes sick but does NOT have COVID-19? When can they return to school?
Any child or staff member suspected of having COVID-19 should take a test. If the test is negative, the child may return to school but must wear a mask for 5 days. If the child is not capable of handling mucous while masked, we ask that the child remain at home to be more comfortable, until symptoms subside.
What if a child or staff member has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
If a child or staff member has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the classroom teachers and parents in which the child participates will be notified by the director via email. The child will NOT be named in these communications.
What if a child or staff members’ family member is diagnosed with COVID-19?
If the child is a Close Contact; Persons identified as close contacts (persons not up to date with COVID 19 vaccination who are within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more in a 24 hour period) should quarantine for five days consistent with CDC guidance and mask for 5 additional days, or 10 days if unable to mask properly.
For those up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, masks should be worn for 10 days after exposure.