Safety Harbor Montessori Academy Re-Entry Plan| Phase II
Each morning in carline, a staff member will take your child's temperature before he/she exits the car. Children with a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius) or higher will not be permitted to enter the school.
We will also ask a series of COVID-19 screening questions. Those questions are as follows:
Does your child have a fever, respiratory infection, cough, or shortness of breath?
In the last 14 days, has your child had any contact with someone who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19?
In the last 14 days, did your child or anyone in your household travel to countries or states with wide sustained community transmission of COVID-19?
Parents need to be able to answer no to each of these questions in order for the student to join the class.
All SHMA Employees must answer these screening questions and get a temperature check before entering the building.
Personal Protective Equipment
While inside, staff members will wear masks when around others. Students in elementary and middle school are required to wear masks or face shields while inside as well. Students in primary are asked to wear masks or face shields. The Florida Department of Health guidelines state that masks should not be placed on children who are two years old or younger. If parents would like, two year olds may try a face shield. Children will not wear masks during rest time. If your child does not have a mask or shield, we can provide one. We understand students in preschool and kindergarten may not be able to wear masks to the same extent as older children.
Staff members and children will wash hands regularly at CDC recommended times. Please see the resources below if you would like to know which guidelines we are following or if you would like to talk to your children about handwashing.
We understand maintaining a greater than usual distance from people will be difficult for children, but we will do our best to set up the environment to more naturally encourage this behavior. We will offer multiple activities spaced out around the rooms.
Lunch and food prep procedures
Children will eat in their own classrooms or areas. We will have children spread out. For the time being, we ask for parents to send lunches and snacks in disposable bags. We are temporarily asking parents to provide at least two snacks for the day. We will have individually packaged snacks on hand for children who need something. Please limit the number of personal items your child brings to only items that are needed. Disposable paper products are recommended over cloth bags.
Staggered drop-off and pick-up
You will receive information about your child's specific drop-off time and pick-up time in a back-to-school email. We hope to keep these times as close to the regular pick-up and drop-off times while staggering them so that the groups do not mix. As an added layer of protection, we are asking adults to wear masks during drop off and pick up while in the carline.