1. Outdoor Drop Off/Pick Up:
    We will continue with our outdoor drop off and pick up routines at 9, 12 & 2:30-3:00. A full description of these procedures (“deck times”) will be included with your parent packet before school starts. A staff member will meet your child in the morning to take them to their class and bring your child to you in the afternoon if dropping off or picking up outside of these regular times. Please call 405 321-0087 and let us know this is needed. Please make every attempt to drop off and pick up at our regular “deck times” (see above). Adults in classes are limited to staff and children.
  2. Temperatures will be taken of staff and children when they arrive at school. Children with a temperature of 100.0 or lower may join us at school.
  3. Social Distancing:
    Each class has it’s own building, and will alternate recess times on our shared play yard. We are fortunate to have almost 50,000 square feet of outdoor space, allowing spacing even when an entire class is outside at one time. Music times, class meetings and other group events (show & tell, friend of the week) will be held outside whenever possible. Spacing within the houses will be monitored. Staff will be wiping down large outdoor equipment. All adults will wear masks or face shields when inside the classrooms and all other indoor spaces.
  4. Enhanced disinfection and cleaning protocols:
    There will be emphasis on teaching the children to be more aware of germs and how they spread. Teachers will be sanitizing surfaces and engaging the children in wiping down materials.
  5. Air Scrubbers:
    These appliances have been installed on each heat and air unit to purif y the heated/air conditioned air. Please go to airscrubbersbyaerus.com for information on this technology.
  6. Modified Schedules:
    Common areas will be scheduled for one class at a time, disinfecting after each use.
  7. Hand Washing Prioritized:
    Exemplary hygiene practices will be modeled and practiced. Additional sinks are being installed outside and we will find a cue to use school wide that will signal wash time throughout the day. Each class will demonstrate effective hand washing techniques and will monitor these practices.
  8. Hand Sanitizing Stations:
    Hand sanitizer stations will be installed in each classroom and in common areas.
  9. Air Flow:
    All windows in the houses will be open whenever possible for fresh air circulation. Fans will be supplied for additional air circulation.
  10. Snack/Lunch Protocol:
    Snacks and meals will be consumed with individual classes.
  11. Outbreak Response:
    In the event of an outbreak, Gingerbread will close 3-5 days based on CDC recommendations. Classes will be sanitized. Parents are advised to consult their child’s doctor for testing recommendations.
  12. Field Trip Modifications:
    Field Trips will be scheduled but may be rescheduled or cancelled based on community outbreak information.
  13. Visitors/Vendors:
    We will ask that visitors are limited and checked in through your child’s classroom. Masks for visitors are required. Vendors will drop off shipments at the deck for limited contact.
  14. Privacy:
    In the event of an outbreak, student and family privacy will be protected, with classes notified of a positive Covid-19 test.
  15. Best Practices:
    We will reevaluate and modify our practices on a regular basis. Our goal is to provide a safe, clean environment, encouraging personal responsibility while maintaining our child centered practices. Please contact Gingerbread at 405 321-0087 or gingerbreadnurseryschool@gmail.com for more information. Thanks.