Protocol for Summer Re-opening
Stable Cohorts: 10 students to 2 teachers. This structure helps to mitigate the spread of germs, enables health providers to trace contacts in the event of an infection and isolates the need for potential closers.
- Same group of 10 or fewer children in the same group each day
- Students should not change from one cohort to another
- Each group will be in a separate room and will not mix with other cohorts
- Teachers will remain solely with one group of students, if feasible
- Staggered drop off times
- Drop off needs to be as brief as possible
- Social distancing tape on ground
- Parents are asked to bring own pen and wear a mask for sign in
- Wipes will be available at sign in
Daily screening upon entry
- Children will have temperature taken via a scan touchless thermometer. Any child with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will be sent home
- Visual check of eyes, nose, how the child is carrying themselves
- Health screening questionnaire (to assess child and family’s health)
- We must be notified if a child was given fever reducing medication in the prior 24 hours
- Children will enter school and wash hands
- Setting and following a hand washing schedule for staff and students upon arrival, before and after meals or snack times, before and after going to the restroom, and regular intervals throughout the day. We have touch less soap dispensers and trash cans
- All staff and children will take off shoes inside
Staff Personal Protective Equipment
- Wearing of face coverings at all times
- Wearing of gloves when cleaning, disinfecting, and using high touch areas like restrooms, copy machines, light switches, etc
- All staff will implement regular cleaning and disinfecting procedures throughout the day
- SAMS will be equipped with cleaning and sanitation supplies (i.e. hand sanitizer, gloves, disinfecting wipes, and disinfectant)
- All staff will be trained to regularly clean and disinfect high touch areas and surfaces in their work areas in accordance with CDC
- SAMS will additionally be cleaned each day by a professional
- Each cohort will be assigned a bathroom
- Bathrooms will be cleaned after every use
- Handwashing will happen after use
Early Care, Lunch and Afternoon Program
- At this time, due to the cohorts we do not have the space and staff to provide the lunch and afternoon program. Early care is not offered in the summer program.
Garden time and playground time
- We will try and spend as much time outside as possible. Each cohort will have garden and playground time. Each area will be cleaned after use. Water play is not allowed at this time.
- Please apply sunscreen to your child before you arrive at school.
- SAMS has air purifiers in each classroom. We will also open windows and doors whenever possible.
- Snacks will be available and given by a teacher with gloves on. We will use disposable plates and plasticware when needed
- Handwashing will be done prior to eating
- Please do not bring any personal items to school. This includes and is not limited to backpacks, toys, water bottles, etc.
Signs of Illness during the program
- Students and staff will be monitored for signs of illness throughout the day including:
- Headache or tiredness, unable to participate in routine activities
- Fever with behavior changes
- Runny nose with colored mucus
- If a student or staff member is exhibiting any of the above symptoms, they will be physically separated from the group and if not already wearing a face mask will be provided one. Parents/guardians are required to and must agree to come pick up their children without delay if they are exhibiting these symptoms
- Social and physical distancing is a practice recommended by public health officials to slow down the spread of the disease.
- Children should remain in cohorts
- Open widows and ventilate facilities before and after children arrive
- Arrange furniture and play spaces to maintain 6 feet separation, when possible