Health Policy

St. Andrew’s Day School COVID Safety Protocols

St. Andrew’s Day School COVID Safety Protocols

To ensure the health and safety of the children and staff, only children and staff are allowed on our grounds during operating hours. The only exception will be for an urgent repair necessary to keep the school open such as a plumbing problem. All efforts and precautions will be taken to limit any potential exposure.

Child to teacher ratios will be the same 12 children to the same 2 teachers daily. Siblings age 2 and up will be placed together in the same group of 12 children. Teachers and children over age 2 will wear face coverings at all times when leaving the classroom, and while entering and exiting the facility and in the classroom. Each group of 12 children will have their own classrooms and will not mix or combine with other classrooms. Teachers will not enter other classrooms. Bathrooms will be sanitized after each use. Playgrounds will be divided into sections and only used by one classroom at a time. Playground and equipment and toys will be cleaned and sanitized after each classroom's use.


ALL CHILDREN WILL ENTER THROUGH THE SIDE GATE BY THE NURSURY.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Temperatures will be taken for all staff at the start of their shift with no touch forehead thermometer and cleaned with an alcohol wipe after each use. Staff will not be permitted to work with a temp, over 100.1 Staff or director taking temperatures will be wearing a mask and gloves. (gloves will be changed for each individual.) The following health questions will be asked to parents: Has the child had a fever or been given fever reducing meds in the last 24 hours? Has the child or anyone else living in the child's household been exposed to anyone with Covid in the last 14 days? Does the child have any unexplained rashes? Does the child have any respiratory issues? The child's temperature will be taken before entering the premises, with a no touch forehead thermometer. Cleaned with an alcohol wipe after each use, Staff or director taking temperatures will be wearing a mask and gloves. Gloves will be changed for each individual. Anyone with a temperature of 100.01 will not be admitted. Anyone with a fever of 100.1 or higher will be required to stay home for 36 hours and may return as long as they have been fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing meds and the 36 hours requirement has passed) and have not developed any respiratory symptoms or have a written negative diagnose of Covid, from their doctor. Parents will sign children in and out at the side gate, using their own pen. A container of back up pens will be provided and placed into a container for sanitizing after use. As children enter they will immediately be taken to the bathroom to wash their hands, then they will be walked to their classrooms. 2 available staff members will be extra on staff to assist with sanitizing the bathrooms and playgrounds after each use. Extra staff will fill in as a teacher, if one becomes ill. A schedule will be made for individual class time to use the playground and then extra staff will sanitize in between each use. Parents are not to be admitted on site unless absolutely necessary, in these instances you will be required to wear a face covering and wash your hands upon entry, Have a temp. Check and you will be asked not to have contact with others and to wear disposable gloves. Older siblings not attending St. Andrew’s will not be permitted on the school campus.

School hours will be reduced to 7:30am - 5:00pm (to lower operations cost and accommodate CA labor Laws)

SOCIAL DISTANCING: Parents are asked not to remain in the parking lot any longer than it takes to drop off or pick up your children. This way we can ensure the health and safety of the children and the program. It will also prevent children from gathering and playing in the parking lot. Also, at drop off or pick up, please remain in your car until the previous child has signed in/out and left the gate area. As much as possible we ask that the same parent do the drop off and pick up to minimize exposure risk. We also ask that the school campus and parking lot not be used to socialize or mingle with other families and staff. These precautions are the recommendations from state and licensing entities in the best interest of keeping everyone safe and healthy. We thank you in advance for your much-needed cooperation and compliance.

CLASSROOMS: Each class will have two teachers to ensure teacher breaks and to assist with sanitation throughout the day. Classroom toys, furniture and surfaces will be sanitized often throughout the day and at the end of the day. Dramatic play centers will be closed until social distancing guidelines are lifted. Sensory bins will only contain washable materials. Staff will wear masks and gloves while diapering, assisting with toileting and when serving meals and snacks.

LUNCHES: Lunches will continue to be brought from home. To minimize food handling contact we are asking that only ready to eat foods be sent and we will not be heating foods or serving condiments.

NAPPING: Children will be placed 6 feet apart and arranged with a head to toe placement. So that they will not be breathing on each other's faces. No toys are permitted from home.

CIRCLE/STORY TIME: mats or spots marked with tape will be used to ensure children are placed 6 ft away from each other to ensure social distancing.

WATER: Our water fountain will be closed , so to insure all children have access to water at all times we are asking that each child bring their own reusable water bottle filled and ready to use and labeled with the child's name. We will refill as needed throughout the day. Children under 2 will have cups provided.

MASKS: All children over the age of 2, parents and staff are always required to wear a face covering while on school property. Please make sure your child's mask is labeled with the child's name. Children under two are excluded from this policy.

 

These policies will remain in effect until further notice and are subject to change at any time with authorization from the state of Californian and its licensing facilities.
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Medications At Saint Andrew's

ONLY PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS CAN BE ADMINISTERED AT SCHOOL.

If it is necessary for a staff member to administer medication, the parent MUST sign the medication book located in the office. The Parent is to indicate the amount of medicine to be given, name of medicine, time to be given and sign the form. This is to be done each day medication is to be given. Medication must come in original bottle showing prescription. If over-the-counter medication needs to be administered; written directions must first be obtained from your childs doctor. When picking up your child, always check our medication log to see time it was given and staff signature for conformation. For a copy of our medication protocol, ask the office.

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