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Sanitation and Health Practices at New Hope

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Health and Wellness Plan for New Hope Education, Inc.

Due to the outbreak of COVID 19 and the risk factors involved, New Hope Education has adopted stricter regulations and policies regarding sanitation as well as student health and wellness.  Please read thoroughly.

Sanitation Procedures

New Hope Education, Inc. has instituted strict daily building sanitation throughout all classrooms and hallways. Sanitation of the facility is done a minimum of 3 times a day throughout regular school/daycare hours. Another thorough disinfecting is performed at the end of each day.  This includes all equipment, toys, desks, table tops, light switches, door handles, sensory wall, water fountains, buggies, etc.  Sanitation foggers are used in each classroom every other Friday as well.  

Students are required to wash their hands after using the bathroom, after recess, after PE, and before and after lunch. Touchless hand sanitizer dispensers are available in every classroom (containing alcohol-free sanitizer, which is safe for children) and it is encouraged to be used frequently.  

Each student has a personal seating arrangement (individual desk and labeled seating), as well as school box with their own personal supplies (crayons, books, pencils, scissors, glue, eraser, etc.).  Any replacement supplies must come from the teacher, not another student.  

New Hope Education will provide personalized masks for all students, to be used when doing close, collaborative work such as projects, science experiments, etc.  We have laundry facilities on property, and the face masks will be washed after each use.  

Student Health and Wellness

Our policy with regard to student wellness remains basically the same and will be strictly enforced.  If a student has fever at 100 degrees or greater,  is vomiting, has diarrhea, a rash, and/or yellow or green mucus from the eyes or nose, the student will be sent home.  They must be fever free, and have experienced no vomiting or diarrhea for a minimum of 24 hours before they are allowed to return to school – NO EXCEPTIONS.  Any student sent home with a rash will be unable to return until there is no rash for a minimum of 24 hours  or a doctor has given written permission to return to school.  A student may return 24 hours after beginning antibiotics. PLEASE do not mask a fever with Tylenol or Advil and send a student to school (generally your children tell on you when that happens).

All students and staff will have their temperature checked daily upon arrival.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or greater will be unable to enter the building. If a student or staff member develops a temperature of 100 degrees or greater after the start of the day, they will immediately removed from the classroom, sent to the school office, and sent home, regardless of the suspected reasons.  Teachers will all be equipped with a touchless thermometer in the classroom, to monitor students as needed.    

We want to serve our families, and serve them well.  Taking extra, more strict precautions will allow us to do what is best for our school community with regard to the health and wellness of our students, parents, and teachers. 

Teacher/Staff Professional Development

All teachers and staff employed at New Hope Education, Inc. will be completing training in Coronavirus (COVID-19). This training is provided by the CDC.  This training consists of 6 courses:

Coronavirus 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Coronavirus 102: PREPARING YOUR HOUSEHOLD

Coronavirus 103: MANAGING STRESS AND ANXIETY

Coronavirus 104: TRANSITIONING TO A REMOTE WORKFORCE

Coronavirus 105: CLEANING AND DISINFECTING COMMUNITY SPACES

Coronavirus 106: CDC GUIDELINES FOR MAKING AND USING CLOTH FACE COVERINGS

Other Resources:

CDC Guidance for Schools and Childcare Programs

Checklist for Teachers and Parents

Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019

How to Help Educators and Students Adapt (Quickly) to Online Learning

Sanitation and Disinfecting Products Used at New Hope Education, Inc

All products used for sanitation and disinfection at New Hope meet the EPA's criteria from List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, as well as Norovirus.

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