COVID-19 HEALTH ADVISORY

JADE DRIVE INTERNATIONAL PRE-SCHOOL

COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS POLICY

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As the COVID-19 crisis subsides and we try and get back to a new normal, it is essential that we implement new policies and considerations to keep our students, staff, and community safe.

With this in mind, the school has created this policy (with reference to the government circular on advice to re-open pre-schools & day-care centres) to highlight the steps that we at Jade Drive International Pre-school are taking to keep you and your little one safe.

POLICIES FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY:

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Screening and Prevention:

  • All visitors, parents, teachers, management, and support staff must produce proof of vaccination (at minimum two doses) against COVID-19.

  • If you or anyone living in your household is sick or is showing signs of illnesses such as coughs, sore throat, or slight fever, please refrain from attending school. This applies to parents, students, teachers, and support staff.

  • We will limit the number of outsiders entering the school premises during school hours. The school security will maintain a register with the names and contact information of such people.

  • If a member of your family is under quarantine, please make sure your little one does not attend school until the stipulated time has passed and health officials have given you the all-clear.

  • If a member of your family has been subjected to a PCR test or Rapid Antigen test, please make sure your little one does not attend school until health officials have given you the all-clear.

  • Teachers and support staff will be subjected to health screening questions upon arrival each day. 

  • Children will also be subjected to a general screening of any illnesses before admitting them to the classroom. 

  • All children, parents, support staff and teachers will be subjected to temperature checks upon arrival.

  • We further request parents not to attend kids to school if they have any of the illnesses noted on page 13 of the parent handbook.

  • Please contact the office if your little one is not able to attend school due to them being sick.

  • If any child develops fever, cough or flu-like symptoms while at school, we will isolate him/her in a safe place, accompanied by a guardian, and inform parents to pick them up.

Hygiene:

  • Parents, teachers, and all support staff are required to wash or sanitize their hands before entering the premises.

  • Students, parents, teachers and all support staff must disinfect their shoes by stepping on the disinfectant carpets at the beginning of the walkway.

  • Teachers and all support staff are also required to sanitise their hands before entering the classroom.

  • Parents, support staff and teachers will be required to wear face masks when entering the school (face masks will be provided to teachers and other staff members).

  • Parents or visitors who fail to wear a face mask, will not be allowed into the premises.

  • It is advised not to use face masks for kids as they may lead to breathing difficulties.  

  • Your little one’s hands will be sanitised by the teachers upon arrival.

  • Once at school, children’s hands will be washed frequently (every 1.30 hours).

  • Teachers and support staff will also be subjected to mandatory hand-washing every 1.30 hours.

Cleaning and Disinfecting:

  • Cleaning frequently used items such as doorknobs, faucets, etc., will be done daily and at required intervals.

  • Classrooms will be cleaned and sanitised daily.

  • Play area equipment will be cleaned and sanitised daily.

  • Classroom materials, including furniture, will be cleaned and sanitised daily.

  • All sanitising liquids will be stored in a safe place away from children’s reach. 

Drop-off & Pick-up Procedures:

  • It is recommended that the same adult drops off and picks up their little ones.

  • If possible, refrain from letting elderly persons (e.g. grandparents) or other persons diagnosed with severe health conditions, to pick up and drop off.

  • Please arrive early to allow time for washing hands and temperature screenings.

  • Please always maintain a safe distance between other parents.  

Staff Training:

  • Teachers and support staff will be made aware of the school’s new protocols. This will include training on how the virus spreads, requirements for face masks, hand washing requirements, material sanitising, proper cleaning techniques and what to do if a child displays symptoms.  

Extra Considerations for Parents:

  • It is recommended that you only pack home-cooked meals in your little one’s lunch box. 

  • Please make sure to clean and disinfect your little one’s school gear daily. Such as their bag, hats, shoes, lunch box. (Note: Only use child-friendly disinfectants and allow plenty of time to dry before your little ones use them again)

  • Make sure that your little ones have a wash or bath after coming home from school. 

  • It is recommended that you do not visit any crowded places such as supermarkets, book shops, or restaurants right before or after attending school. 

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These policies will continue to evolve as the country moves through the phases of re-opening, and as impacts of initial re-opening regulations become understood. Jade Drive international Pre-school will continue to monitor changes to these policies by the government and convey any updates to parents and staff when necessary.

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