Safety - Covid 19



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The health and safety of our school community is our main priority and we have taken the need to limit the spread of Covid-19 very seriously.  We consulted with a number of health experts and believe we have implemented some of the most sophisticated protocols possible. Here are the steps we are taking at our schools:

  • Bi-weekly COVID-19 testing for all team members
  • Temperature-checks and symptom-checks mandatory for entry into the school
  • Pre-arranged drop-off and pick-up schedule to maintain social distancing of six feet
  • Mandatory masks and/or face-shields for all adults and children over two years old, when feasible
  • New HEPA air filtration systems in both schools capable of 5 air exchanges per hour
  • Daily professional cleaning and sanitation.
  • Installation of touch-free hand soap and hand sanitizer dispensers
  • Enhanced hand-washing protocol for all team members and students
  • Comprehensive PPE for all staff members including masks, shields, gloves and smocks (changed daily)
  • Strict adherence to no symptom policies. All team members or students with symptoms and/or a fever of 100.4 and higher are not allowed to enter the school and will need to present either a negative COVID-19 test or a note from a medical provider documenting no clinical suspicion of COVID-19 infection in order to return to school 
  • Strict isolation of all staff and children to individual classroom pods
  • Expanded sick days and implementation of company sponsored health benefits to ensure teachers are comfortable staying home and can seek medical care should they have any symptoms
  • Expanded overall staffing levels to eliminate need for outside substitutes to cover teacher absences
  • Reduced access to facility to teachers, children and those required for daily operations
  • Mandatory quarantine for all children who have a family member who is required to quarantine for any reason including hot-spot travel and possible exposure