We at Ingleside want to balance the very real concern of illness with the very real need for a safe, peaceful environment where learning thrives.
Since the pandemic began, we have taken sensible measures to respond to COVID-19 and promote safety without creating a fearful environment.
If a student is sick whether it’s potentially COVID or another illness, we ask that the student stay home. Our general policy is children must be fever free without the aid of fever reducing medicines for 24 hours before returning to school. If the student has COVID, we ask that current CDC guidelines be followed.
What is Ingleside doing about COVID-19?
Protecting ourselves against illness is an individual responsibility. We as families are the first line of defense: instilling healthy hygiene habits happens at home. While your child is at Ingleside, we are committed to reinforcing these habits. Here’s how we’ll work to minimize risk:
Have lessons outdoors whenever possible
Clean and sanitize school areas each day
Have school areas supplied with tissues, touch-free trash cans, and hand sanitizer.
Train and encourage personal responsibility for covering coughs and hand washing (classes will sanitize their hands before and after field time and meals.)
Train staff on protocols, so students hear one clear message from all staff.
Create a roster of trained backup staff in the event a staff person must stay home.
Wearing a mask is a personal matter. If your student is more comfortable or you as a parent are more comfortable having your student wear a mask at Ingleside, we fully support your decision.
Please note Ingleside will not take responsibility for making sure your student keeps on her/his mask. We will, however, take opportunities to encourage students to obey their parents/honor their authority including the wearing of masks, social distancing, etc. Likewise, we will encourage students to honor and respect others’ various opinions and responses to what’s happening in the world around us.