Through out the COVID-19 pandemic ,we have faced significant challenges in the necessary transition to distance
learning, and through it all, our staff remains stead fast in the commitment to keeping our community safe by following the
guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and our federal, state, and local officials.
The health and safety of everyone is always a top priority, and the most important aspect of our whole-child approach is making sure your child is safe, secure, and supported while continuing to receive the beneﬁts of attending school.
In line with safety measures, we are continuously implementing protocols and policies in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
To ensure a safe and successful return to school, we have several entry restrictions on the campus that apply to everyone, including children, parents, and staff members.
Anyone in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or traveled internationally or domestically to anywhere that is the subject of travel restrictions under applicable state and local guidance must remain out of the school 14-days after the last potential exposure.
Children or guardians may enter the campus-based upon meeting all the following criteria:
- No symptoms of infectious illness.
- Any family member experiencing Covid-19 symptoms showed improvement.
- All family members are fever-free for at least 72-hours without any medication.
The CDC and WHO recommend wearing face masks in public places where close contact with others is unavoidable, and MSODT campuses are no exception.
As we navigate unprecedented circumstances together, we appreciate your cooperation to follow restrictions before entry into our school:
- Students and Parents must participate in a temperature and health check.
- Drop-off and pick-up of children are limited to the main lobby or outside the school to ensure safe and efficient transportation.
- Children and teachers should wash their hands frequently and practice good hand hygiene, such as covering of faces when they cough or sneeze and then rewashing their hands.
- Children 3 years of age or above are encouraged to wear masks during their attendance at least.
- We monitor your child every day for the signs of Covid-19; If anyone shows cold or flu symptoms, we immediately separate them from other children and ask parents to take them home.
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces can help reduce the risk of illness. So we ensure sanitizing high-touch areas, toys, and objects as per established protocols every day.
Staff members also set a good example for students by modeling behaviors around social distancing, face coverings, and hand hygiene.
- To prevent cross-contamination between children, we keep toys clean and disinfected.
- Toys and learning objects are cleaned and sanitized after every use with an EPA-approved disinfectant.
- Cloth toys are limited to one child only and washed after every use.
- We encourage children to use touchless hand sanitizing stations located at the main entrance of our campus.
- Our teachers guide children to ensure that they thoroughly wash their hands multiple times per day; and refrain from touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
Following strict physical distancing can conflict with ideal academic and social-emotional learning standards.
We take extra steps to encourage social distancing during in-person schooling while minimizing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. To accomplish this aim, we are:
- Limiting classroom occupancy according to the state guidelines
- Retaining children within one group for the duration of the school term.
- Limiting capacity on play areas for social distancing
- Disinfecting all seating and playground areas before a new group of children uses them.
- Preventing family meal and food-sharing
OUR NOTE TO PARENTS
We know that the return to school is vital for your child’s education and wellbeing; therefore, we ensure all children to be back safely.
We want you to be confident while bringing your child to our school as we are doing all we can to make sure that each child is physically and mentally safe in our learning environment.
For any concerns, we encourage parents to reach out to us any time. No matter what life holds, let’s join hands to stay safe, strong, and determined to work together for our families.