Reopening Plan 2021
The Director, Dana Antonette will be the designated Safety Coordinator.
Parents/Guardians can contact her with any questions or concerns.
The Staff upon arrival to school will be screened. They are required to wear face-covering at all times.
PPE equipment is recommended.
For children the wearing of a face-covering or mask can be very unsettling. The sooner your child gets used to wearing one, the easier the transition of having to wear one in school will be. Be a role model and practice at home, explain why we need to wear them. There are many articles on the internet with tips for parents.
Parents are asked to do a home screening of their child(ren) before coming to school. Take their temperature and observe for signs of illness that may require them to stay home.
Anyone who has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home and
maintain social distancing for 14 days.
Any visitors to the school building will need to wear a face–covering,
have their temperature checked and hand sanitize.
There will be staggered arrival times in order to ensure appropriate health screening.
Children will arrive at their designated entrance with a parent/guardian/caretaker.
The Adult dropping off the student will need to answer questionnaire questions:
• My child has not had a temperature over 100.0°F in the last 14 days.
• My child does not have any COVID-19 symptoms: sore throat, new uncontrolled cough, chills, diarrhea, vomiting and/or abdominal pains.
• My child has not had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
• My child has not traveled to a high infection area in the last 14 days.
• My child is wearing a face-covering or disposable mask. As per Executive Order 202.17. Any individual over the age of two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering must cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining social distancing.
Temperature of the parent and child will be taken. If both are under 100.0°F the child will sanitize their hands and proceed to class. If either the parent or child has a temperature over 100.0°F the child will not be allowed to attend class that day and advised to contact their Health Care Provider. It is up to the discretion of the school to allow admittance of staff and students.
Classrooms will be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis. When possible the windows will be opened for increased ventilation in the classrooms. Same cleaning procedure will be in effect for the bathrooms.
There will be no interaction between the classes.
Social distancing of keeping a physical distance of 6-feet will be enforced when practicable. Students will wear their face-covering whenever social distancing is not practicable such as during Circle Time and when they are in the Activity Center. The classrooms will be set up so that social distancing can be practiced during their lessons and snack time. They are not required to wear a face-covering when using the outdoor playground.
There will be frequent hand washing throughout the day of both the children and staff such as before snack, after playground activities and usage of the bathrooms.
All classrooms will also have cleaning disinfectant and hand sanitizer available.
Snacks will be provided by the school until further notice except for children with allergies
that need to provide their own snack.
Unless notified otherwise classes will begin in September on their scheduled date for in-person instruction. If the school is closed, we will be offering remote instruction on the day of your classes only. These classes will be approximately from 30 to 40 minutes. Packets with the classwork for the week will be available for pickup from the school on your child’s class scheduled day and time frame. These packets will include lessons and projects that will be used during their remote learning. Any questions in regards to the classroom should be directed to the teacher. This can be done through the ClassDojo.
Part of the classroom instruction will be reinforcing how to stay healthy by covering coughs and sneezes, handwashing and staying socially distanced during certain parts of the day. The focus will be on how to stop the spreading of germs that can make us sick not COVID-19.
If a student or staff member test positive for COVID-19 that classroom will be closed down. If there is a sibling in another class, that classroom will also be closed. The classroom will be cleaned and disinfected before reopening. According to the Department of Health once this is completed the classroom can be reopened for use. The entire school will be notified of any positive cases. After accessing the level of risk, classes will resume.
These procedures are subject to change as requirements from the Department of Health are updated. All families will be notified of any changes. There are still many challenges ahead of all of us. Together we can do our share to provide a safe and healthy environment for all our families at the Christian Nursery School.