Dear SLC Families,
School for Little Children continues to monitor the quickly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The safety and well-being of our students, parents and staff is always our top priority. While we remain fortunate that there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in our school community, we do know that there is at least one confirmed case in the local community.
Outlined below are the steps we are taking, as well as helpful precautions for individuals from the CDC and IDPH (IL Department of Public Health):
School Environment: In addition to our regular cleaning protocol, we are using CDC approved disinfectant. Frequently touched surfaces are being wiped down, and teachers continue to wash hands and wipe down the classrooms throughout the day. In addition, reminders for hand washing instructions and sneezing/coughing protocol have been posted throughout the building.
Visitors in the Building: We are asking that all visitors to the building wash their hands after checking-in at the front office. This will include parents/guardians during next week’s scheduled conferences.
Travel: SLC recommends that families use the guidelines put forth by CDC, to evaluate their travel plans. In accordance with District 65 protocols, individuals who return to the US from China, Iran, Italy or South Korea (CDC level 3 travel health notices) will be asked to remain home for a period of 14 days from the time they left the country. Family members who live in the same household may also be asked to self-quarantine based on advise from a medical professional.
Recommended Precautions for Families: Families can take basic precautions to help slow the spread of this virus. The following recommendations follow the guidelines of the CDC and the IDPH.
- Wash your hands often for 20 seconds with warm water and soap
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (60% alcohol)
- Wipe down surfaces regularly with disinfectant spray.
- Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw it away immediately
- Do not send your child/ren to school if they are sick. Children who have had a fever cannot return to school until they are fever-free without medication for 24 hours.
SLC does not currently have any large group gatherings planned. At the time of this writing, we will continue with all classes and parent-teacher conferences as scheduled. We will notify you immediately of any changes based on this dynamic situation. In the meantime, SLC has a dedicated team to monitor and respond to this rapidly changing situation. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.
Chrissy Cornell & SLC Governing Board of Directors