Is Your Child Too Sick for School?
Determining if a child is too sick to attend school is a judgment that can change minute-by-minute; however, there are some guidelines to follow. A child should not attend school if:
As always, an opinion can always be sought from your pediatrician as to how contagious your child may be. In addition, using the “golden rule” (Would you want to see another child at school with the same symptoms or in the same condition?) will help stop the spread of colds and other sicknesses to other children and families in our school.
CHCNS follows the District of Columbia Public Schools’ (DCPS) inclement weather policies. So, on a morning with snow on the ground, listen to the radio or watch television to learn if DCPS is opening on time or at all. Typical policy for days with two-hour delays has been to have students begin school at 11 and continue until 3. However, parents are welcome to pick their children up at 1 as well. Each incoming class can determine how they’d like to deal with these delays.
We have a very strict pick up and drop off policy. All church doors remained locked throughout the day. Teachers wait at the 5th street entrance to allow families in at 8:30am and out at 1:30pm. Each child is checked in when arriving and checked out upon departure via Jovial. Parents/guardians use a QR code to to sign in/out daily. Approved guardians are added through your family dashboard in Jovial.
We take our children’s’ s health very seriously. While we have gotten back to normal, we still maintain high levels of cleaning and extra care to our classroom and children.
What do we clean: Bathrooms, door knobs, switches, faucets and handles will be wiped down multiple times throughout the day. Toys will be cleaned at the end of the day, along with a thorough cleaning of the bathrooms and the classroom. The church has a cleaning service in addition to the cleaning that our teachers do. We will have plenty of supplies to keep wiping down everything again and again.
Parents are responsible for proving disinfectant wipes throughout the year.