PDF Document Link: COVID-19 Safe Return to School Plan
Hello Parents and Guardians,
We are pleased to share that our COVID mitigation protocols have been successful thus far. We’ve provided in-person services since September of 2020. Thanks to your support and the diligence of our staff members we have remained open for in-person services and had minimal spread of the virus in the school. We are committed to creating a healthy and safe place for your child to receive in-person instruction to the extent possible.
For this school year:
If your child is exhibiting any symptoms or if your child has been exposed to anyone within your household who has tested positive for COVID, then he or she would not be permitted to attend school until symptoms are gone and/or the quarantine period is completed. We are taking every proactive approach to reduce the spread of the virus within the school, so we need your help to keep our students and staff members healthy.
Our COVID-19 Safe Return to School Handbook will provide information for you about mitigation efforts, daily operations, and expectations for the opening of school. There are a few important items in the handbook that I would like to highlight for you:
- Students will have temperatures checked daily upon arrival.
- Students are encouraged to wear masks as they are able. Masks should be provided by the parent/guardian and must comply with the dress code.
- Students should not bring backpacks to school for the first 30 days.
- Students will be required to practice social distancing in the building.
- We always encourage parent involvement. At the current time, parent meetings will be held virtually. If a parent needs to meet in person, he/she must make an appointment and will be required to wear a mask when entering the building.
Keeping students and staff safe is a priority. We would ask that you assess the health of your child before sending him/her to school. Additionally, your child’s transportation provider will be asked to check his/her temperature when boarding transportation. Once your child arrives at school if he/she has a temperature of >100 you will be called to pick your child up. Any other symptoms will be evaluated by a designated person to determine if your child is unable to remain at school. Please make sure you have provided the LEAD Center with updated contact information so that we may reach you in the event that your child is ill.
The LEAD Center staff is committed to responding to your questions and/or concerns. Please contact Chrissy Fukushima at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-452-3730, ext. 348 if you have questions.
Chrissy Fukushima, Executive Director