We believe in science.
We believe in keeping our children, families and teachers as safe as possible.
We recognize that there is always risk involved when people gather together, and we believe the originalCDC guidelines offer us a clear road-map for protocols and procedures.
We believe we are stronger together.
Our goal is to remain open as much as possible, while providing the safest environment we know how to create. To that end, we appreciate our community's commitment to take Covid-19 seriously.
Our families and teachers all sign a disclosure agreeing to wear masks and maintain social distancing measures outside of school, as well as letting us know if they have had a possible exposure and staying at home if that is the case.
We installed UVC lights in the HVAC system to continually clean the air.
Teachers are required to wear a mask inside the building and anytime they are within 6 feet of a child outdoors.
Preschool children 2+ are strongly encouraged to wear masks and/or face shields inside.
School-age children are required to wear a mask indoors and anytime they are within 6 feet of another child outdoors.
We have temporarily suspended our open-door policy - only teachers and children are allowed in the building.
Morning drop-off means a health screening for each child and teacher, complete with temperature check, a squirt of hand sanitizer and a contactless sign-in process, led by a faculty or staff member in full PPE.
Teachers accompany children into the building where they change their shoes and wash their hands before starting their day.
We spend as much time outdoors as possible; we have rethought our day to incorporate singing outside only.
Everyone washes hands upon entering the school, everytime we come in from outside, before and after eating, toileting, diapering, before and after sensory play, AND least once an hour.
Each classroom has a medical grade air purifier with an H-13 filter that cleans the air down to .1 microns every 20 minutes.
Children have dedicated art and materials boxes to limit shared and communal supplies.
We place plexi-glass sneezeguards on tables to provide separation to children during meals and while engaging in table-top exploration and art.
We use our misting and fogging machines to disinfect the classrooms every time a class goes outside. We also disinfect the playground in between classes.
Children are spaced as far apart as possible at rest time
Each class remains separated; we don't blend the classes at the beginning/end of the day.
Dedicated teaching teams stay with their classes.
Because we know social distancing with young children is not always possible, classes are capped at 10 children each.
Parents send us a message through Brightwheel, our Parent Communication App, when they are in the parking lot and we walk the children out to their cars.
We will close for 3-5 days if we have a positive case of Covid-19 in our building. We will disinfect thoroughly before reopening, and the class that has the positive case will quarantine for 14 days from last exposure - we will provide virtual learning for that class.
Any time we need to close a class or the school, we will pivot to a virtual model within 3 days in the preschool and immediately to support our school agers.
Our goal is always to remain open and to reopen as soon as possible after a closure.
We will honor shelter-in place orders and recommendations by government leaders, both statewide and local.