COVID-19 Protocol

2021–22 Elementary School Year Plan

Keeping our school open for in-person learning is important to us, given the many known and established benefits of in-person learning. In order for us to stay open, it is important to adopt and diligently implement actions to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

 

While your children are in our care, we will:

  • Ensure adequate supplies to minimize sharing of high touch materials to the extent possible.

  • Discourage sharing of items that are difficult to clean or disinfect.

  • Require students to wash hands or use hand sanitizer regularly throughout the day.

  • Follow CDC-recommended enhanced safety procedures for cleaning and disinfecting​

 

Drop-off & Pick-up:

  • Drop-off and pick-up will occur outside or in the front room (library) to maximize safety.

  • Parents are encouraged to come into the front room and remain with your child until we have brought them to the classroom.

  • Hand sanitizer is located at the entrance of the school so that children can clean their hands before they enter.

  • If a student shows symptoms during arrival check-in, he/she will not enter the building and will return home with parents.

  • Pick-up of children will be completed outside of the building or in the front room, as well. Please ring the doorbell and allow us time to bring your child to you.

 

​Students, staff, or volunteers with any new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19 will be sent home. If a child becomes sick while at school, we will move the student to a dedicated separate room until parents arrive. We will implement CDC recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in the isolation room after the sick child has been picked up, as well as deep cleaning the building according to CDC recommendations. If COVID-19 is confirmed in a child, staff member, or person on site, we will contact all parents, as well as our local health authority to report the presence of COVID-19 in our facility.

 

Quarantine Protocol:

  • In the scenario that we get a positive COVID-19 case within our school, we ask that the person who tests positive quarantine for a period of 5 days from the date of the onset of symptoms or the positive test, whichever came first.

  • The decision to quarantine the entire school will be made by administration on a case-by-case basis and is dependant upon whether the person who tests positive is symptomatic, how long they were symptomatic before testing, and how much time they spent with others before alerting us to the positive test. 

  • If a household member of a student or teacher tests positive for COVID-19, we ask that the student/teacher who was in contact with the infected person gets tested and receive a negative result before returning to school.