Covid - 19 Questions
Doing Our Best to Keep You Safe!
Are you open?
Yes! We are so excited to be open for in-person school!
Can I talk to somebody about my questions or concerns?
Yes. You can email or call the school at (360) 698-7620.
Will you be open for in-person school in the fall?
Yep! We have made adjustments ensure we are as safe as possible for the students and staff.
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 our 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 her 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, the teacher will use hand sanitizer. She will also help your child use hand sanitizer when he gets out of the car and immediately before getting back into the car at the end of class.
Our 2 classes, which normally have a shared space, will be separated by shelves 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 her own set of these items that will be kept in her drawer. The school will provide these.
We now have touchless soap dispensers at our sinks, and one with hand sanitizer by the car line.
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 sometimes 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 or distance learning?
No. It is simply not realistic to do Montessori education online - especially for preschoolers and kindergarteners. If Covid-19 requires us to close for a certain amount of time (a few weeks, for example), 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?
Yes! We are happy to announce that we are once again offering tours. You can read about the tour process and sign up for a tour here.