Health & Safety

Precautions & Guidelines for In-Person School
The Early Childhood School will adhere to current Office of Childcare and Maryland State Department of Health precautions. Our staff and substitute teachers have completed all required training for COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Masks:
All staff, B’nai Shalom of Olney personnel, and maintenance crew are required to wear masks at all times.
✐ Children between two and five years old are expected to wear masks. If your child has a specific reason where s/he cannot wear a mask, please notify the Director. A medical note is required if a child is not able to wear a mask.  

Daily Health Checks:
All families will be required to complete the Daily Health Assessment for all children and completed by 8:30am. If there are concerning responses to symptoms, exposure or temperature, the front office will call before school begins.
✐ Parents are required to be truthful when responding to the health assessment questions. Failure to do so puts the staff and children at risk. Potential termination of school contract will be discussed if family is found negligible.

Physical Distancing Expectation:
✐ At this time, only staff, children, and B’nai Shalom of Olney personnel are allowed in the building. No parent or guests of any kind are allowed in the building. Please call in advance if you need to speak with staff or drop off items. We will meet you outside or plan a private call.
✐ Tours of the school will be held virtually. Appointments must be made in advance with school administrators. Click here for appointment.

Cleaning and Sanitization:
✐ ECS staff will wear fresh masks and gloves when diapering and handling food.
✐ ECS staff cleans and rotates toys, books, supplies for a 24-hour period away from the hands of the children.
✐ BSO cleaning crew cleans and sanitizes door handles, key pads, bathroom stalls, sink, and countertops. Our evening crew cleans all classrooms including chairs, tables, floors, and sinks.
✐ Each classroom is equipped with Colzer Air Purifiers with True HEPA air filter. In addition, windows are open (weather permitting) for air flow and ventilation.  

Questions about our health & safety information?
Please contact Eve Margol or Christine Nguyen