Your child’s health and safety come first at Sunshine House. Social and physical distancing is a practice to slow down the spread of disease. It requires the intentional creation of physical space between individuals who may spread contagious and infectious diseases.
Here is how you can help:
Screen yourself and children daily, prior to coming to school.
Check-in and pick-up at the entryway, wearing a mask. We wear masks to protect you and we appreciate you protecting us and all who we care for, in return. You are welcome to bring your own stylus for using Procare screen.
Maintain social distancing from other families.
Please be quick about drop-offs and pickups. We are happy for you to contact us by phone/text/zoom for any longer conversations.
All children wear a mask indoors at school.
Your child needs to come with as many masks as they will need throughout the day. We sell masks, at our cost ($5 for 20 disposable masks kept in your child’s cubby, that are available if you forget yours).
Notify us if your child has taken any fever reducing medications in the prior 24 hours.
If anyone has a temperature of 100.4°F or higher they must be excluded from school.
Children are to be fever free for 48 hours before returning to school.
If your child should show signs of illness, we will isolate them and call you for immediate pick-up. You need to have someone available to do that, within a 30-minute time frame.
If your child displays cold symptoms consult your doctor. If they display more than one Covid-19 symptom, they will need a negative test to return to school.
Teach effective handwashing…20 seconds and all parts of hands.
Teach children to use a tissue when using the handle to flush the toilet.
Role-play what social distancing looks like by practicing with your child. We have the children extend their arms. Other children should not be within that space.
Teach children to use tissue to wipe their nose and to cough inside their elbow.
Wash your hands when you arrive home.
For now, share items, including toys have to be excluded.
Text us when you are 5 minutes out, before pickups. That will allow us to have your child ready for a speedy exit.
Here is some of the items we are doing:
We conduct visual wellness checks of all children upon arrival and ask health questions when concerned.
Daily temperature checks on forehead at drop off and mid-day for all children.
We are extending the indoor environment to outdoors, so that we can spend as much time as possible in the fresh air.
We monitor staff and children throughout the day for any signs of possible illness.
We teach and monitor strict handwashing guidelines for all staff and children.
We teach and model social and physical distancing and movement.
We teach children to use tissue to wipe their nose and to cough inside their elbow.
We offer more opportunities for individual play and solo activities, such as fine motor activities (i.e., drawing, coloring, cutting, puzzles, and other manipulatives).
We plan activities that do not require close physical contact between multiple children.
We serve snacks to children vs family-style.