Keeping Your Child and Family Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At Shining Stars Academy, our #1 Priority is the safety and well-being of our students and their families.  

During this unprecedented time, we are taking the following precautions:

Temperature Checks:

Temperatures will be taken for all adults and children upon entry.

If any child or adult displays a temperature over 98.9 degrees F, they will not be able to enter the school, or will be sent home immediately.

Hand Washing/Sanitizing:

Children’s hands will be washed with soap and water upon entry and dried with paper towels.

Paper towels will be used for all hand-drying.

Children's hands will be sanitized prior to and upon completion of playtime, mid-playtime, entering and exiting each room, exiting the school, and snack time

Children’s hands will be sanitized if the child touches their face.

Masks:

Teachers will wear masks when they are in close proximity to students.  What that will look like is:

If a teacher is standing in front of the room teaching or giving instruction, they will not wear a mask, so as to be able to give instruction and enunciate. However, once teachers begin the class portion that they are right next to students, they will put their masks on so as to protect both teachers and students.  

All volunteers will be required to wear masks as long as the mask mandate is in effect, until we reach the "green phase", or until it is safe to move forward without masks.  

Families will have the choice to send their children to school with or without masks, but masks for the children will not be mandated by Shining Stars Academy.  

 

Symptoms:

If any student or teacher displays any signs of COVID-19, they will not be allowed to enter the school, or will be sent home immediately.

An isolation area will be provided if a child or staff member displays signs of COVID-19 while in the school.

 

Sanitization

Toys will be disinfected between groups and sanitized daily.

Door handles and high-touch areas will be disinfected between groups.

CDC Guidelines for Preschools will be followed for disinfecting the building if someone is sick.

 

Preventing the Spread:

Girls whose hair touches their face (nose or mouth) (or girls who chew their hair) will have their hair pinned back with a bobby pin.

Children who frequently pick their nose will have band-aids put on fingers to discourage nose-picking and to decrease the spread of germs.

CDC Guidelines for Preschools will be followed for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 as found at the following link: