The health and safety of our staff and the children entrusted to our care is our top priority. We are proud to maintain high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
During this time of enhanced concern, we are continuing to stay up-to-date with the latest Virginia State guidelines, licensing requirements, and CDC guidelines regarding the safety and well-being of your family and our staff. With a clear appreciation of the trust you place in them, our school continues to commit to follow Primrose’s stringent health and safety requirements as well as exceed the guidelines from local and state officials.
The Primrose School at Moorefield Station has implemented enhanced procedures to limit the spread of COVID-19 and we will continue to communicate with families and staff to convey our enhanced measures in place within our school.
a. Increased daily sanitization of common spaces, including high touch areas like doorknobs and counter tops
b. Extra sanitizing of all iPads (both teacher and curriculum) between teacher/student use.
c. Sanitizing the front office throughout the day.
d. Sanitizing the all touch screens throughout the day.
e. Sanitizing the staff room and Resource Room throughout the day.
f. Sanitizing faucet handles (sinks in classroom & bathrooms) periodically throughout the day.
g. Cleaning toys with our Sanitizer every afternoon.
h. Daily laundering of crib sheets for infants; for older children, individual cots and blankets are provided for each child and laundered weekly
2. Sanitizing Fogger with Hospital Grade Disinfectant:
a. Every Wednesday night after hours, our cleaners will do an extra cleaning with a fogger that generates a cloud of extremely small droplets of a safe disinfectant liquid. The application of disinfectants and biocides using this method can significantly reduce the number of pathogens both on surfaces and in the air.
b. This disinfectant is environmentally safe and child safe as well.
3. Frequent Hand Washing
a. Frequent hand washing by children and staff, which is embedded in our curriculum and daily staff protocols
b. Students and staff wash hands upon arrival in the classroom.
c. Students and staff wash hands when returning to the classroom after outside time
d. Students and staff wash hands BEFORE and AFTER meal times.
e. Students and staff wash hands after using the restroom
f. Students and staff wash hands after using a tissue and after sneezing or coughing
4. Drop Off and Pick Up
a. Children will be dropped off and picked up outside the building by a staff member.
b. At this time ONLY staff members and children are allowed to enter the building. Parents must drop off and pick up in front of the school- following our procedure.
5. Temperature Checks
a. ALL students and staff will have their temperature checked my management BEFORE they enter the building.
b. Staff will be RECHECKED when returning from their break.
c. Students will be RECHECKED after nap time.
d. No one will be permitted in the building with a fever of 100 degrees. They will be sent home and will be required to stay home until 24 hours fever free without use of fever reducing medication.
e. Any staff or student will be sent home if they have a fever or have any signs of illness. They will be required to stay home until fever free and/or symptom free for 24 hours.
a. We are limiting visitors inside the school.
b. Tours are limited to 1 person wearing a face covering. Temp checks taken before the visitor comes in the building along with a Health Check and Recent Travel Questionnaire. Tours are restricted to the hallways and will not be permitted into the classrooms.
7. Masks (revised September 25, 2020, effective September 25, 2020)
8. Social Distancing
a. Social distancing will be practiced to the maximum extent while still allowing for the care of children. We understand that staff need to be in close proximity to children when providing care, but teachers will keep children apart from each other and limit physical proximity as best as they are able given this is a child care setting.
b. Parents will keep 6 feet from all staff members at drop off and pick up unless face coverings are worn.
With a clear appreciation of the trust you place in us, we are committed to following the stringent Primrose health and safety protocols, and ensuring our school meets or exceeds the guidelines from local and state officials.