COVID-19 Policies & Procedures 

Masks: Students are highly encouraged to wear a mask while they are at school. We ask that you send your child to school with 2 Ziploc bags.  One with a few extra clean masks and one marked dirty.  If their mask gets dirty throughout the day, they will change masks and place the dirty one in the proper Ziploc. If they forget a mask, we have disposable ones they can use.

Absences: If your student is going to be absent for any reason, please call the school office at   253-630-6072 and leave a message with your student’s name and the reason for their absence (including symptoms). Please do this each day that they are absent.

If you, another parent or caregiver, or your student has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, please call as soon as possible and leave a message at the school office 253-630-6072. 

Arrival: Classes will be starting at staggered times to help maintain social distancing guidelines.
 
  •AM Kindergarten class will be held from 8:30am to 11:30am
   
•PM kindergarten class will be held from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
                 
  •4 year old am class will be held from  9:00am to 11:00am

•4 year old pm class will be held from 12:30pm to 3:00pm
                   
•3 year old am class will be held from 8:45am to 10:45am
                   
•3 year old pm class will be held from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Current Department of Health regulations prohibit us from allowing a student with more than one symptom of illness to attend at this time. Before you leave home, take a moment to check your child for signs of illness. If your child is not feeling their best or have any signs of illness at all, please keep them at home for the day and let us know. We are legally prohibited from allowing a student with signs of illness to attend school. It is important that we all do our part to keep Sunshine Mountain healthy.

When you and your child arrive at school you will line up at the entrance and then proceed into the building together.
Once in the building you will help your child to hang up their coat and then get in line to enter the classroom.
You will then proceed through the building where you will exit on the backside into the parking lot.

We ask that parents do not congregate in the check in area or parking lot and try to maintain social distancing during this time for the safety of all of our families and staff.

As required by the Department of Health, we will frequently open windows in the building to increase ventilation. Please send your student to preschool each day with a light sweater/sweatshirt that they can easily take on and off if needed.

Staff and students will wash/sanitize their hands upon entering the classroom, and before exiting the classroom as well as frequently throughout the day.

All toys and surfaces, including tables, chairs, and doorknobs in the building are cleaned before and after every class.

COVID-19 

The Department of Health regulates what is to be done if we have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 reported. Please be sure to call our Emergency COVID Line, available 24 hours/day, to notify us right away if your student or a parent/caregiver has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or has been in close contact to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Emergency COVID Line: 253-630-6072.

Suspected Cases: If an unvaccinated student, staff member, parent or caregiver has a suspected case of COVID-19 or has been in close contact with a known COVID-19 carrier they must quarantine, and they are excluded from preschool for 10 days or 7 days with a negative test. All classmates will be notified and should be monitored for symptoms but may attend.

If a student develops signs of COVID-19 while at preschool, such as a fever of 100.4 or higher, cough or shortness of breath, we will place that student in a room away from others, but supervised, until they can be picked up. Staff members that develop signs while at preschool will immediately go home. 

Confirmed Cases: If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID -19, they are immediately excluded from school.  They can return to school after 24 hours with no fever reducing medicine AND 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND other symptoms have improved.     

If a parent or caregiver tests positive for COVID-19 their student is immediately excluded for 10 days from last day of contact with that person.  Classmates will be notified and should be monitored for symptoms but may attend.

If COVID -19 cases can be linked to multiple students or staff class will be temporarily closed. 

Exemption: Anyone who has previously tested positive for COVID-19 does not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to three months, as long as they do not develop symptoms again. People who develop symptoms again within three months of their first bout of COVID19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms.

 Click Here for Washington State Guidelines