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COVID-19 Health & Safety Information

8/1/2021 Update on Health and Safety Protocols for August

Our number one priority is to provide a healthy and safe environment for our students, families, and staff while continuing to deliver an excellent early childhood experience. Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, we are intensifying our prevention strategies to minimize the spread, effective August 1.

We appreciate the cooperation of all our families in helping to protect our school community. We will continue to monitor the conditions and update our protocols as needed.

  1. Screening Procedures/Wellness Checks upon Arrival - Before allowing entry into the school, we will screen all individuals, including taking the temperature of each person upon arrival at the school each day, and deny entry to any person who meets any of the following criteria:

    1. A temperature of 100.0℉ or above; If a student temperature is 99℉ or higher, we will record the temperature, monitor the child, and take their temperature again later in the day.

    2. Signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, including:
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Chills, repeated shaking with chills
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Loss of taste or smell
      • Diarrhea
      • Feeling feverish or measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.00

    3. In the previous 14 days, has had contact with someone who*:
      • Has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19
      • Is under investigation/being tested for COVID-19
      • Is ill with a respiratory illness (see list above for symptoms of respiratory illness).

      *Fully vaccinated individuals who have had contact listed above but are ASYMPTOMATIC may enter with a mask covering their nose and mouth.


  2. Social Distancing Strategies
    • Class ratios will meet the state and local requirements.
    • Children will not rotate to different classrooms or mix with other groups.
    • Extra outdoor activities are added, as feasible, based on health recommendations.
    • The distance between children at circle time, table activities, in line, and at other activities, is increased, where feasible.
    • For rest time, nap mats will be placed head to toe and as far apart as possible.

  3. Mask Requirements and Capacity Limits
    • All staff and parents/visitors regardless of vaccine status must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth. Masks for enrolled SSH students are at the discretion of parents.
    • A maximum capacity of parents/visitors in the school will be enforced. Individuals are advised not to congregate or linger.

  4. Intensified Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures
    • We are maintaining our intensified cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting procedures using hospital-grade, EPA certified disinfectants throughout the day.
    • Classrooms are professionally deep-cleaned each night with a special focus on high-touch surfaces, doorknobs, light switches, sink handles, etc.
    • Bathrooms are cleaned 3x/day.
    • Toys are cleaned and disinfected daily.
    • Children and staff will wash hands consistently throughout the day, including before and after eating, using the restroom, playing outside, handling trash, etc.

  5. Additional Measures
    • Parents are asked to please err on the side of caution and keep children home if they have any symptoms of a respiratory illness or if there is someone in the household with a respiratory illness or a pending COVID test.
    • We ask parents to please refrain from sending any toys from home.
    • Parents are also asked to send a change of clothes with the children.

Keeping our students and staff SAFE while still learning and having fun remains our highest priority. We are continuing to do what we do best - educating young children while immersing them in the Spanish language, giving them unique cultural learning experiences, and "letting kids be kids."

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions!

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