Frequently Asked Quesitons about WP procedures during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

What adjustments has the school made to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
The Weekday Program is employing several different mitigation procedures to prevent the spread of COVID 19. Entry to the school is limited to essential personnel, teachers, and students. Additionally, anyone who enters the school must pass a health screening and those who are ill must remain at home. Children and staff who exhibit symptoms while at school will be isolated and sent home as soon as possible. All children and staff engage in proper handwashing techniques multiple times throughout the day as recommended by the CDC. Cleaning and disinfecting measures have been intensified and social distancing strategies are also being utilized such as curbside drop off and pick up at busy times and limiting the mixing of groups of children.  

 

What sanitation procedures are in place at the Weekday Program?
We have intensified our sanitation procedures and have a dedicated cleaning specialist who cleans common areas and items outside of the classrooms such as the gym, bathrooms and buggies multiple times a day. Each classroom teacher has a cleaning checklist which they adhere to daily based on NAEYC’s standards for sanitation as well the CDC’s sanitization guidelines. To learn more, please visit

https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/globally-shared/downloads/PDFs/accreditation/early-learning/clean_table.pdf and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility-H.pdf.

 

What is your screening procedure, and how do you ensure children and staff are healthy?

Anyone needing to enter the building is screened upon arrival. This health screening includes taking the individuals temperature and observing for any symptoms of a respiratory infection. Any person who meets any of the following criteria are denied entry:

  • A temperature of 100.0 or above
  • Exhibiting signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection or symptoms of possible COVID-19 as defined by the CDC such as but not limited to coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste, diarrhea, etc.
  • In the previous14 days has had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, is under investigation for COVID-19, or has travelled internationally to countries with widespread, sustained community transmission.
  • Students who have a 99°-99.9° temperature at intake and are not exhibiting signs of illness will be observed and rechecked in 30 minutes to verify their temperature and determine whether the child can stay for the day.

 

What happens if a staff member or student is confirmed to have COVID 19?
If a staff member or child is confirmed to have COVID 19, the local health authorities and Child Care Licensing will be immediately notified. During the testing phase, the teacher is suspended, and the room is preemptively cleaned. The Weekday Program will work with officials to determine any additional steps to be taken.

 

Are teachers wearing masks?
We encourage teachers to wear masks if they desire. We are only allowing healthy adults and children into the school. The important moment is when they are dropped off and we check to see if they are well, or if any symptoms are noticed, we immediately isolate the child during the day. Children cue much of their understanding and learning from speaking and facial expressions, especially infants and ones. By wearing masks, we remove so much of that input from them for up to 10 hours of their day. We feel that this is not healthy mentally or socially for the children in a long-term circumstance. 

 

Are there video cameras in the classrooms?
Yes, there is a video monitoring system throughout the school allowing administrative staff to observe the classrooms. The DVR cycles approximately every thirty days. The viewing of any available recorded monitoring is only obtainable with a subpoena.

 

What is your tuition policy should the Weekday Program suspend operations?
The Weekday Program board will decide whether to credit forward payment while the school is closed. Please read the Weekday Parent Handbook for full information on school policies and procedures.

 

What if I am not ready to send my child back to school or am nervous about keeping my child in school because of the coronavirus?
Ultimately, it is up to parents to decide what is best for their children and families. Per school policy, once a child is enrolled, there is a two week notice to withdraw.

 

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