Kaleidoscope School COVID-19 Protocol SUMMER, 2021
We will need to be very strict about not letting kids attend who show even mild symptoms of illness.
Symptoms which will exclude children/staff from attending are:
—shortness of breath
—temperature of 100 degrees or higher
—congestion or runny nose
—muscle or body aches or chills
—new loss of taste or smell
—other signs of new illness unrelated to preexisting
condition (such as seasonal allergies)
Each child and teacher will have their temperature taken upon arrival to school daily, and parents will be asked a series of screening questions, required by the King County Health Department. If a child or teacher shows any (even very mild) symptoms of illness, answers yes to any screening questions, or has a fever of 100 degrees or higher, they will not be allowed to attend school.
All Staff and children 3 years old and older are required to wear masks at school.
All parents are required to wear masks for drop off/pick up, regardless of their vaccination status.
- If a child or teacher attending Kaleidoscope is confirmed positive for COVID-19, we will immediately inform all families, and will close for 10-14 days, following current advice from the King County Department of Health.
- If a family member or close contact of a child attending Kaleidoscope tests positive for COVID-19, that child will need to quarantine for 2 weeks (not attend), and have a negative test before returning. We will inform all parents in that class.
- If a member of your household is sick, but has NOT tested positive for COVID, any household members showing NO SYMPTOMS do not need to be quarantined. They can continue to attend school (or work) but should monitor their health. If any symptoms arise, they should also stay home and contact a healthcare provider.
If the original sick household member tests positive for COVID-19, that person must stay home and isolate. At that time all household members would be considered close contacts and must also quarantine.
- If the governor requires a state or county wide “stay at home” order, we would close. Any tuition paid for Summer Camp Sessions that need to be cancelled for this reason would either be refunded, or applied to school year tuition.
- If a child/teacher is absent (or sent home) from school due to illness consistent with COVID symptoms, they may return after:
-If they have had a negative COVID test, they may return as soon as they are fever free for at least 24 hours, and symptoms have improved.
-if they have not had a COVID test, they must stay home for 10 days from the onset of symptoms. After that 10 days, they may return when symptoms have improved and are fever free for at least 24 hours.
If your travel involves air travel and/or contact with other non-vaccinated friends/families, your child will need to quarantine for 10 days and have a negative COVID test before returning to Kaleidoscope.
If you are traveling within Washington State, not flying, and wearing masks while interacting with people outside your household, we will follow the CDC’s slightly less strict guidelines–your child will not need to quarantine or test upon return, but we ask that you strictly monitor your child for COVID symptoms.