Health & Safety

     The health and safety of your children and our staff is always the top priority. We hold our school to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.

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Existing Health and Safety Policies
 Schools continue to follow our existing stringent health and safety protocols, including: 
  • Requiring any children or staff with respiratory illness symptoms or fever to return home and stay home, until fever free for at least 24 hours in an unmediated state.

  • Frequent disinfecting and sanitizing of high-touch toys and surfaces

  • Frequent hand washing by children and staff

  • Training teachers on common signs of illness in children, and placing signage or informing parents of classroom illnesses.

  • Daily sanitization of cribs for infants; for older children, individual cots are sanitized after each use.

  • Daily testing of all sanitizing solutions, to ensure proper concentration levels.

  • Observation of children, who may not feel well, and taking/watching body temperatures.

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Enhanced Health and Safety Practices
     During this time of enhanced concern, we are continuing to stay up-to-date with the latest state and local guidelines, licensing requirements, and CDC guidelines regarding the safety and well-being of your child. With a clear appreciation of the trust you place in us, we commit to following stringent health and safety requirements as well as to meet or exceed the guidelines from local and state officials.
 
    SEE has implemented enhanced health and safety procedures to limit the spread of COVID-19 and are frequently communicating with families and staff to convey the enhanced measures in place within our school. 
 
    Depending on the circumstances and guidance by local and state officials, enhanced procedures may include the following health and safety protocols:
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  • Limiting the people who enter the building to current team members and enrolled families only

  • Eliminated combining children from different classrooms

  • Temperature checks for children and staff, upon arrival and lunch time.

  • Reduced contact drop-off and pick-up of children

  • Increased frequency of hand washing

  • Revised sleeping procedures to increase social distancing during nap times.

  • Increased sanitation of frequently touched surfaces and toys

  • All staff are required to wear a mask

  • Mask for children aged 3 and over, is strongly recommended 

  • Suspending family-style dining

  • Substituting field trips with virtual field trip experiences

For more information and resources on coronavirus, please visit the CDC Coronavirus Page.
Additional Links & Resources

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 in babies and children

 

South Dakota Department of Health What should I do?

South Dakota Department of Health FAQ

South Dakota - Quarantine and Isolation calculator