Reopening After COVID-19 Plan

Updated August 14, 2020

We have decided to open all classes the week of September 8, for in-person learning.  This is REGARDLESS of the Phase King County is in.  

There are more details for us to still work out as we get closer to the first days of school.  But here are some important details re: each class for now.

IN-PERSON LEARNING:

Early Preschool (Blue) Classes:

    • The EPS Classes will meet Tues/Thurs, 9:30-12:00.  
    • There will be no more than 8 kids in each class, and two teachers.  
    • Teachers will wear masks, but kids will NOT be asked to in this age group.
    • Kids will be dropped off and picked up outside the classroom—no parents or siblings will be allowed into the classrooms.  We will have 6 ft markers outside to use while you are waiting.  The drop off and pick up will be scheduled over a 15 minute period, to avoid crowding.
    • Frequent hand washing and sanitation protocols will be followed.
    • The Lunch Club will not be available for this group until further notice.

Preschool (Red) Classes:

    • The PS Classes will meet Mon/Wed/Fri, 9:00-12:00.
    • There will be no more than 10 kids in each class, and two teachers.
    • Teachers AND KIDS will be as to wear masks.
    • Kids will be dropped off and picked up outside the classroom—no parents or siblings will be allowed into the classrooms.  We will have 6 ft markers outside to use while you are waiting.  Drop off and pick up will be scheduled over a 15 minute period, to avoid crowding. 
    • Frequent hand washing and sanitation protocols will be followed.
    • The Lunch Club will not be available for this group until further notice.

 

PreK (Purple) Classes:

    • The PreK Classes will meet Mon-Fri, 1:00-4:00..
    • There will be no more than 10 kids in each class, and two teachers.
    • Teachers AND KIDS will be required to wear masks.
    • Kids will be dropped off and picked up outside the classroom—no parents or siblings will be allowed into the classrooms.  We will have 6 ft markers outside to use while you are waiting.  Drop off and pick up will be scheduled over a 15 minute period, to avoid crowding. 
    • Frequent hand washing and sanitation protocols will be followed.
    • The Lunch Club will not be available for this group until further notice.

 

Kindergarten (Green) Class:

    • The Kindergarten Class will meet Mon-Fri, 8:00-12:00.
    • There will be 12 kids in the class, and two teachers.
    • Kids will be dropped off outside the classroom over a 15 minute period.  No parents or siblings will be allowed in the classroom.  We will have 6 ft markers outside to use while waiting.
    • Pick up will happen at 12:00 (unless your child is signed up for Lunch Club).  Parents will wait outside on the 6 ft markers, and we will release kids to them.
    • Teachers and kids will be required to wear masks.  We will provide masks with “windows” to the kids in this class, which we’ll keep at school, and sanitize daily.
    • Frequent hand washing and sanitation protocols will be followed.
    • The Lunch Club WILL BE AVAILABLE, AT $10 PER DAY, FOR THIS CLASS.  Kids will stay in the kindergarten classroom for lunch on the days they are signed up, and can be picked up outside the classroom at 1:00.

 

After School (Orange) Program:

  • The After School Program will be open Monday-Friday, 2:00-6:00, as long as SPS is offering distance-leaning only.
  • Parents can drop off and pick their kids any time in the 2:00-6:00 window, outside the classroom.  Parents and siblings will not be allowed in the classroom.
  • If/When SPS offers in-person learning, we will go back to picking up children from Magnolia Elem. and Blaine K-8 when they are dismissed from school.  Note: If SPS offers a hybrid program at some point, we will pick up kids from school on days they are there, and they can be dropped off by parents at Kaleidoscope on days they are not in school.
  • Teachers and kids will be required to wear masks.
  • Frequent hand washing and sanitation protocols will be followed.
  • The Lunch Club is not available to this age group.

 

DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION:

If you are not comfortable sending your child to Kaleidoscope in September, but want to keep them enrolled, we will offer a “distance learning” program for them.  NOTE: This is available to the EPS, PS, and PK Classes only—not Kindergarten or After School.

It will involve:

  •  Weekly drop-offs (masked, and from 6 feet away) of materials, and time for your child to chat with the teacher on the porch.
  • Weekly (or several times per week) FaceTime calls with the teacher.
  • Weekly Zoom meetings where teachers will sing and read stories with your child.
  • Stories, yoga, and dances posted daily on our Facebook page.
  • And knowing our dedicated and wonderful teachers, more creative ideas as well!

 

TUITION:

Whether your child is participating in-person or distance-learning, we will require that you pay full tuition (or, partial tuition if you have already asked for and received a scholarship).

 

WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME:

It should not surprise anyone that we will need to be very strict about not letting kids attend who show even mild symptoms of illness.

All teachers will be required to test for COVID-19 within one week of school starting, and must test negative to return to work.

In addition, we will be taking children’s and teacher’s temperatures daily when they arrive, and again during the day at school.  Kids or teachers with temperatures of 100 degrees or higher will not be able to attend.

If a child or teacher attending Kaleidoscope is confirmed positive for COVID-19, we will close for 2 weeks (all classes.  Although the kids won’t mix, teachers teach more than one class) and required all kids/teachers to be tested negative before returning.
If a family member of a child or teacher attending Kaleidoscope tests positive for COVID-19, our current plan is to have that child quarantine for 2 weeks (not attend), and have a negative test before returning, and informing all other parents in that child’s class.
If a teacher or a family with a child attending Kaleidoscope is notified that they have been in contact with someone outside of school that has tested positive for COVID-19, that teacher/child will be required to quarantine for 2 weeks (not attend school), and test negative before returning.
If the governor requires a state or county wide “stay at home” order, we would close and move to the distance learning model for everyone.