Parents are required to scan a QR code on the Brightwheel app to check students in and out of GAELC.
All students are required to enter through the main door so that their temperature may be scanned.
Teachers will continue to assist students in the Academic Programs (who arrive between 7:45 – 8:00) in entering the building, however, parents must assist the students in exiting the car. Teachers will bring the QR code to the parent’s car.
Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is important, especially after having been in a public place, or after blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing. Individuals should avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
All children and staff will wash their hands:
upon arrival and before departure,
before and after eating,
after playing outside,
after participating in water activities,
after using the restroom, and
any time they are visibly soiled
after touching/adjusting masks
Additional child-sized sinks have been added to all Academic Program rooms.
Sanitizing stations are located in each classroom and at each entrance.
A sink for hand washing has been added to the GAELC playground.
COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises his/her voice. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
All faculty and staff are wearing masks.
Students in our Academic Programs are requested to wear face masks, unless a reason not to exists. Please discuss with administration if this is the case.
By offering in-person instruction and child care for children under the age of 5, we acknowledge that we will not be able to maintain six-feet of physical distance consistently. By decreasing the ratios and class sizes, we will reduce contact. In addition,
Hospital grade, fire-retardant curtains have been installed in all classrooms that have two exit doors, allowing us to accept more students while still maintaining ratio/group sizes.
Children will each have a container to hold his/her supplies. There will be no shared sets of crayons, markers, glue sticks, etc. Please be sure your child’s supplies are marked with his/her name.
Teachers will be encouraged to use the outdoors for classes and lunch when weather permits.
Children run fevers for many reasons, such as teething or colds.
If your child is running a fever of 100 degrees or more, do not bring him/her to GAELC. Your child should stay home for at least 72-hours after their fever subsides.
Watch for symptoms of COVID-19, such as sore throat, cough, fever, headache, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. If your child is exhibiting any of these symptoms, contact your pediatrician and keep your child home.
If your child has been in contact with someone who is suspected of having COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19, your child should quarantine for 10 days.
If your child has tested positive for COVID-19, and they had symptoms, they can return to school after all of the following has occurred:
it has been 3 days with no fever without use of fever-reducing medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen,
respiratory symptoms have improved, and
it has been 10 days since symptoms first appeared.
If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms, they can return to school after 10 days have passed since the test if no symptoms have developed.
If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 but has no symptoms and their healthcare provider advises testing, they can return to school after receiving two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.
Mrs. Lorek's office will be used as an isolation area for children who develop symptoms during the school day.