May 13th, 2021: IMPORTANT NOTICE
We understand we operate a valuable service in our community and we take that responsibility very seriously. That is why the health and safety of our children and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Even though COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to most of the population in America, we will continue to take all measures to ensure health and safety of our students and staff. We will make regular updates as new information becomes available.
Our Health and Safety Practices
We are closely following guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local officials and health authorities, as we take extreme care to maintain our safe, healthy school environment for children, families, and staff. Once we reopen, here is the list of rigorous health protocols we will abide by:
Protective Masks: We will provide protective face coverings for all staff members to wear when working on-site with children.
Taking Temperatures: We will screen all staff members and children upon arrival to check for raised temperatures or evident symptoms.
Limited Classroom Access: To curb the spread of germs and control group size, we will require parents and family members to request for check-in in advance; otherwise, they must remain outside of the center.
Wellness Checks: Regular wellness checks will be conducted throughout the day. The parents of unwell children must notify immediately to help stop the spread of illness.
Enhanced Health Practices: We will strengthen our hygiene practices (including more frequent hand washing; air-circulation; cleaning and sanitizing surfaces and items in classrooms).
In general, we require children and staff to stay home for 14 days following the last potential exposure, if any member of the household has (or may have) a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. In addition:
We will thoroughly observe the children’s health throughout the day and respond appropriately as needed if we detect any potential signs of illness.
If your child does become ill at school, we will call you immediately so they can be picked up as soon as possible. Should that occur, please be sure to pick up your child promptly for their well-being, and to help us limit the spread of illness.
Overall, the best way to ensure our students have limited exposure to germs is by keeping children at home when they are ill and/or contagious. We ask that you please watch your child closely and contact your physician if your child appears to be feeling under the weather. Please remember your child must be kept home if they display any signs of illness.
We’re following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for child care providers (CDC Childcare and K-12 Guidance) and their Travel Advisory (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices).
The Travel Advisory lists areas of the world that are heavily affected (Level 3), which will require those who have traveled to these locations and members of their household to refrain from entering school for 14 days upon return. This applies to our children, families, and staff members. The list is being regularly updated.
** For any questions or concerns, please contact us at (310) 373-9193 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.