Covid - 19 Questions
You've got Questions...
So do we! But we'll do our best to answer them.
Are you open?
Yes! We are so excited to announce that we are now open for summer school. We have missed the kids so much! You can sign up for summer school here. If you are not yet comfortable sending your child to school, no worries, summer school is completely optional.
Will you be open for in-person school in the fall?
That's the plan!
What does school look like now that Covid-19 is a concern?
Here are some of the things that we are doing to keep the kids and staff as safe as possible:
We are strictly enforcing out sick policy, which you can read here.
The teachers will wear masks and/or face shields all day.
When you arrive at school, we will take your child's temperature before getting him out of the car. Your child's temperature must be below 100.4 degrees to be allowed to attend (without the use of any fever reducing medicine.) Parents must also ensure that nobody in their household has had symptoms of Covid-19, or been exposed to somebody with Covid-19. If you have specific Covid-19 questions (symptoms, etc.) please check the official CDC Coronavirus website here.
Before getting your child out of the car at the beginning of class and before helping her back into the car at the end of class, the teacher will use hand sanitizer. Additionally, we will help your child use hand sanitizer when she gets out of the car and immediately before getting back into the car.
We have smaller class sizes (max of 15 students) for summer school and only one class at a time.
We will have our 2 classes separated during the schoolyear to limit the "social circle" for each child.
Between classes we will will sanitize frequently touched objects.
Instead of having pencils, glue sticks, and colored pencils stationed throughout the classroom, each child will not have his own set of these items that will be kept in his drawer.
We will help the children learn about wearing masks and the importance of doing so. Currently, masks are required for children ages 5 and up. It is optional (and often difficult) for 3 and 4 year olds. We will help them with this.
We have hand sanitizer stationed throughout the classroom and will encourage the children to use it whenever necessary.
Perhaps the most valuable thing that we will do, (and have always done) is teach the children about germs. We teach them how germs are spread, why we sneeze into our elbow, why we don't put our hands in our mouths, how to properly blow our noses, how to wash away germs, etc.
Will you be doing online learning?
No. It is simply not realistic to do Montessori education online - especially with preschool and kindergarteners! If Covid-19 requires us to close for a certain amount of time (a few weeks), we will likely send out some resources for you to have while your child is at home, but we will also make every attempt to make up the lost school days at a later time. We will not give online lessons for you to do at home with your child and charge tuition for that.
Can I take a tour?
We are not currently scheduling tours, however, we hope to do so soon. If you are interested in taking a tour, please contact Jillian@CKMontessori, who can answer questions about our enrollment process during this unprecedented time and contact you once we are ready to do tours again.
Can I talk to somebody about my questions or concerns?
Yes. You can email or call the school at (360) 698-7620.