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
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 COVID-19, please call as soon as possible and leave a message at the school office 253-630-6072.
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. 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.
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 reccommended 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.
The Department of Health regulates what is to be done if we have a 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 confirmed case of COVID-19. Emergency COVID Line: 253-630-6072.
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 5 days and a negative COVID test with a mask for an additional 5 days. If the COVID test is positive on day 6 they must stay home for 5 more days.
If COVID -19 cases can be linked to multiple students or staff class will be temporarily closed.