Covenant Community Preschool Families
CCP’s number one priority is upholding our commitment to maintaining a safe, healthy school environment for your children. We understand and share the continued concern about COVID-19 and its effects on your families and the broader community. We want to provide you the information you need to make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones.
We've created this page to share the measures we're taking to keep the children, families, and the staff members safe.
We are grateful for your continued trust and confidence. We will get through this situation only by working together and remaining focused on doing the right things.
CCP follows the guidance and directives from North Carolina State and the Gaston County Health Department as we make decisions about our operations. Also, we're reinforcing CDC -recommended preventative measures, which we describe below.
HOW WE'RE KEEPING SAFE
Nothing is more important to us than our children, families, and faculty's health and safety. That's why we've been working hard to implement additional policies and procedures to keep our school clean and combat germs.
Our new routines for drop-off and pick-up are designed to ensure everyone in our school stays healthy and safe. We will implement a staggered drop-off and pick-up schedule allowing ten minutes for each class to check in and dismissed. Please be patient. We will conduct a quick health screening to ensure your child does not have a fever above 100.4 degrees or other symptoms; chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new cough, new loss of taste or smell. To limit exposure, adults will not enter the building at arrival; a classroom teacher will take children to the classroom.
At pick-up, each class has a designated time and location. Your child's classroom teacher will bring children to their location for parent's to sign out of school. Please be mindful of keeping a six-foot distance from others during drop-off and pick-up.
Families are asked, whenever possible, to assign one family member for drop off and pick up to minimize exposure to multiple people.
Classrooms are reserved for teachers and children. To limit non-essential personnel in our schools, we have temporarily discontinued all specialized activities such as music and physical education encore classes and have discontinued chapel services outside of classrooms. Our teachers are prepared to offer these experiences with the children in the classroom. Families are asked to not enter the school buildings to curb exposure to the children. However, of course adults who have a particular reason for entering the building are allowed.
Our teachers will implement an even more rigorous cleaning routine, and all high-touch surfaces and objects will be sanitized regularly throughout the day. These include, but are not limited to, learning materials, playground structures, light switches, and door handles.
Children and adults who are able, will wear masks at the morning drop off. All adults are asked to wear masks at any time they are on-site. Teachers will wear masks in the classroom and common areas during the school day when socail distancing is not possible.
Families can help familiarize children with the idea of seeing their teachers wearing masks. Masks may be scary for young children because it makes it harder to recognize "their people" (family, friends, teachers), which is an essential process in feeling safe and secure. Practice by showing children that you are the same person with or without your face covering.
For the safety of children, families, and staff at CCP, anyone who is ill must stay home. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with covid-19, immediately alert us and stay home. Please follow the CDC's recommendations if you're unwell or if you have been diagnosed with covid-19.
If you have questions, please reach out to us. We are happy to share with you.