Dear Parents,

 

Please read below for our updated Covid Policies. 

UPDATED POLICIES AND GUIDELINES

Please bear with us as we continue to monitor changes and updates from local health agencies and CDC guidelines.
 

BEFORE CAMP

COVID-19 training for staff: All teachers and staff will undergo comprehensive training to ensure understanding of the symptoms, methods of transmission, strategies for prevention and mitigation of COVID 19. 

 

SANATIZING & CLEANING
We will continue to implement a higher standard of sanitizing & cleaning. The maintenance and cleaning policies have been updated to include vigorous disinfection on a routine basis. Bathrooms, toys and furniture will be disinfected periodically throughout the day and again at the end of the day. 

  • A nightly cleaning and disinfecting will take place.

  • If your child remains for nap – the nap mat and all pillows and blankets will remain in school  and will be sent home Fridays for wash and return. Only the infant tot cot mats are accepted, as they allow for a non touch application.

  • Children cannot bring toys from home.

UPDATED SICK POLICY

Please see our parent handbook for our detailed sick policy.
COVID-19 sick policy overrides any previous sick policies.

JIT Chabad Preschool is dedicated to the well-being and health of our students and staff. For this reason, the sick policy is less flexible going forward.
 

  • If a child becomes symptomatic with itchy eyes, dry cough, and/or has a fever during the school day, the student will be immediately brought to the office and isolated. A parent will be required to pick up the child within a reasonable amount of time.

  • We reserve the right to decide if your child is demonstrating symptoms that require us to have the child return home.

  • JIT Chabad Preschool's sick policy is updated to reflect a 24 hour wait time after fever or illness is over, (without the use of fever reducing medicines) including the procuring of a Dr.’s note that no COVID-19 testing is necessary.

  • Hard copy note or tele-doc note is acceptable.

  • We reserve the right to ask you to keep your child home if another child or family member in the house is sick.

    If a positive COVID case is identified in school, JIT Chabad Preschool will work with the local Department of Health and  and Child Care Licensing and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding the need for initiating quarantines or temporarily closing. Affected students or staff will be notified immediately if they have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive person. As more people chose to vaccinate we will reassess the need of class closures periodically.

DAILY SCREENINGS

Staff:
All persons except the following will be prohibited from accessing our building: Operation staff, Law enforcement officers, Child Care Licensing staff, and Department of Children and Families protective services staff; professionals providing services to children; children enrolled at the operation;
 

  • Parents will not be allowed in the building during summer camp.

  • Anyone with a temperature over 99.5F will not be allowed into school.

    Students:

  • Please do your own screening at home before sending your child to school.

  • Be sure they do not have fever, runny nose, cough, diarrhea or any of the illnesses listed in our parent handbook or any COVID-19 like symptoms. Do not medicate your child before sending to school.

  • Children will be escorted to class by one of our staff members.

  • The children will remove their ‘home’ shoes before entering the class and change into their indoor shoes/socks, they will then sanitize and/or wash their hands.

HAND WASHING & OVERALL CLEANLINESS

Additional hand washing times for minimum of 20 seconds, has been updated and added to the class routine and schedule and has been posted in each room.

FACIAL COVERING MASK WEARING

  • Staff members who have not been inoculated or have not had Covid will wear masks when feasible.

  • We are not mandating masks for the children.

  • If you choose to send your child with a face mask, a new or freshly washed one must be sent daily.

  • We reserve the right to remove a child’s mask when deemed unsafe or being used inappropriately.

SCHOOL HOURS

  • Extended care will be taking place outdoors (weather permitting). Limited capacity for Extended Care. Drop in care is available at this time, but must be prearranged with the office with 24 hour notice.

  • School will be from 9:00am-3:00pm. (Friday 2:00) Drop off begins at 8:30am and Pick up ends at 3:30pm (Friday 2:30pm)

TUITION POLICY

JIT Chabad Preschool is committed to a full camp session of growth and development, fun and excitement. Our intentions are to be open for all of camp.
We understand that this may not be in our control as the uncertainties of COVID 19 continue to change our lives and schedules.
To avoid further financial loss to our school, and allow for a smooth summer camp experience, the following policies have been set in place:

As of 01/01/2022

  • Non-Refundable Registration and Tuition paid by July 1, 2022.

  • No refunds will be given due to a child’s illness, temporary quarantine mandate (up to 10 days), inability or change of mind to attend camp.

  • If a class is closed for more than 10 consecutives days parents will be reimbursed for that time. 

WAIVER

If you are uncomfortable with sending your child to school with these precautions in place, please keep your child at home. These precautions are in place to provide every effort to keep every child and family safe; however, this does not provide any guarantee of any kind. As the parent of the child attending, you assume all risks and responsibilities associated with allowing your child to begin attending. We are doing everything we can in our power to keep every child safe during this time. Working together during this time is important.

Each family must sign and return the waiver before the start of school

THANK YOU

We are blessed to have YOU as part of our school family!
We are grateful to be able to open ‘in person’ with your support, dedication and love. We know these are uncertain times and we appreciate your compliance with our guidelines. Last year has shown us that the most effective way to prevent class closures is for children and staff to remain home when exposed or symptomatic. A child staying home over what might seem  like a minor cold, could prevent an entire class from having to quarantine for 7 days. Asymptomatic spread is always a possibility and not preventable, noone will be shamed for having contracted and potentially spread the virus, we are here for our JIT Chabad Families should they need help through any illness. 

 

With prayers to the Almighty to keep our community safe and healthy,


Rivkie Barash

JIT Chabad Preschool Director

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