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School Policies

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Operating Policies

FOOD: 

Every day our schedule includes snack time and lunch. Please pack your child a lunch box with an extra snack that can be pulled out at snack time. Also, send your child with a labeled cup that we can fill throughout the day with water. We prefer you do not send juice or juice boxes. **Please see our Safety and Sanitation Guidelines section for more details 


HEALTH INFORMATION:  

Parents are required to supply up-to-date health information and Immunization Form 121 before a child can be admitted to the program. If your child has had a rash, fever, diarrhea or vomiting within the past 48 hours, a nasal discharge that is not clear or any other contagious condition, DO NOT bring them to MMO. If your child should become ill at MMO, we will call you to come pick up your child. We cannot administer medication of any kind. Please notify the Teacher and/or Director if your child contracts any contagious diseases, such as chicken pox, so we can alert other parents of possible exposure. Please note that the program does not offer health or accident coverage for children.


HOLIDAYS: 

the Crossings My Morning Out follows the Orange County Public School’s calendar for holidays as well as school closures for weather.

              

CLOTHING:  

Please dress your child for play. Tennis shoes are the best footwear. Pack a full change of clothes in your child’s backpack to use in case of any accidents. Please mark all of your child’s clothing, pacifiers, cups, bags, etc. with your child‘s full name. 


DIAPERS and POTTY TRAINING:


For children in diapers: You will need to send diapers, wipes and an extra complete change of clothing (seasonal) for us to keep in their cubby. We will notify you as their diaper supply gets low.


For children potty training - Please let us know if you are potty training your child. We will work with you on this endeavor. Since, accidents do happen, please send a complete change of clothing (seasonal) in the event this occurs.

 

DROP OFF

Drop off is at 8:30am. The back double doors to the classroom hallway will be opened at 8:20am. We ask that parents who arrive early enjoy the BreakRoom space or wait in the check-in area until 8:20. 

The front double doors from the BreakRoom to the hallway will be locked daily at 9am. Drop off needs to occur before this time. If, in extenuating circumstances you are running late for emergency reasons please message Mrs. Jamie and your child’s teacher on Bloomz so they know you will be arriving late. You will need to ask the barista to unlock the doors for you when you arrive. Please note: if the barista is busy with customers you will need to wait until they are taken care of.


PICK UP

Pick up is at 12:30pm. The front double doors from the BreakRoom to the hallway will be unlocked at 12:15pm. At that time, you are welcome to come back and pick up your child. If pick up needs to occur before 12:15 please message Mrs. Jamie and your child’s teacher on Bloomz to make alternative arrangements.


ABSENCES

Prearranged absences (Ex. Vacations, Dr appointments, etc.) – Directly communicate with your child’s teachers the dates ahead of time either in person, on paper, or message on Bloomz.

Last minute absences (Ex. Illness, family emergency, etc.) – Directly message your child’s teachers on Bloomz before 9:30am



STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

At MMO our teachers are highly qualified in childcare, however, most of them do not have any formal training in special-needs care. We are happy to welcome a child who has special needs as long as they are able to meet the general expectations of their age group, maintain a safe environment for themselves and for others, and are benefiting from being part of the program. 


BLOOMZ:

We use a private communication app called BLOOMZ to share all information throughout the school year. Upon enrollment, parents will be required to join the MMO group as well as their individual class group. It is mandatory that all persons are enrolled in both groups so that they are receiving updates, pictures, and notifications from Mrs. Jamie as well as your students’ teachers.


REMOVAL FROM THE PROGRAM: If a child is repetitively physically rough with other children an accident report will be filled out to document the behavior concern. If more than three accident reports of this nature are filled out in a one-month time frame then a conference will be scheduled to discuss and come up with an action plan for how to help the child interact more gently. If upon the conference the child continues to be too rough with other students, therefore putting their safety in jeopardy, we will ask that the child seek care at another facility that may be more equipped to handle their specific needs.

Safety and Sanitation Guidelines

Here are the safety and sanitation guidelines we will be following to ensure a healthy environment. 


Drop off and Pick up distancing 

  1. Adults dropping off students will remain 6 feet apart from another family. Large dots have been placed on the floor in the hallways to aid in this.
  2. Only 1 family at the door at a time.
  3. Please do not touch the door or gate, wait for the teacher to open.


Student’s personal items

  1. Student back packs and any personal items from home should remain in hallway on hanging hooks. This includes a full change of clothes for student to use in case of accidents. (socks, underwear, shirt, shorts/pants)
  2. At drop off the following items will be handed directly to the teacher:
  3. Lunch box containing ALL food items for lunch and snack (lunch box MUST fit all items). All food items must be prepped so little ones can eat with minimal teacher help. Fruit should be pre-peeled and/or cut up. Teachers will remove twist-off or peel-off covers or open bags. Bento boxs and ziploc bags are preferred. 
  4. Water bottle that closes. (The mouth pieces must be covered when not being used) No twist off caps.
  5. For students that are in diapers we request that you drop off a large pack of diapers and a pack of wipes that will remain in the classroom. Label everything with your child’s name. If your child may require diaper cream please put that in a Ziploc bag with their name on it. All these items will remain in the classroom and the teacher will request refills as needed.
  6. For potty-training students, we ask for a pack of pull-ups to be kept in the room. Label with your child’s name. 

*Students that are potty-training must wear pull-ups until they have gone an entire 2 weeks with no accidents. 


Sick Policy

  1. If a student is showing signs of illness (fever, runny nose, cough, vomiting, diarrhea) parent will be contacted immediately to come pick up the child. 
  2. That child will be removed from the classroom and will play in a separate room supervised until parent arrives.
  3. See our Covid-19 response document for more information regarding policy on this specific illness. 


Hand Hygiene Behaviors

  1. Hands will be sanitized with hand sanitizer upon entering the classroom at drop off
  2. Hands will be washed before snack
  3. Hands will be washed after recess/outside play
  4. Hands will be washed before lunch
  5. Hands will be sanitized with hand sanitizer upon exiting the classroom at pick up


Face Coverings

  1. We require masks for all persons ages 13 and up. 
  2. Kids ages 12 and under are exempt from the order because they are in a “childcare” setting.


Routine cleaning of objects and surfaces

  1. Classrooms are fully cleaned and disinfected by staff every single day at the end of class.
  2. Door handles, light switches, countertops, keyboards, faucets, sinks and heavily touched surfaces are sanitized at the start of each day.
  3. A professional cleaning crew cleans and sanitizes the bathrooms and floors in the entire building twice a week. 
  4. All soft surfaces (such as blankets, pillows, doll clothing, etc) are laundered in between each class day.
  5. Carpets are vacuumed daily.
  6. Children will use individual foam squares or carpet squares for circle time that are cleaned and sanitized every day.
  7. All toys and manipulatives are used in rotation. When finished using them the bin of toys are immediately removed from the classroom and are cleaned and sanitized.


Sensory play and craft

  1. Students will not share items. Each individual student will receive their own tray, bag or items that will remain theirs during that play time.


Birthdays

  1. We are happy to celebrate birthdays with our kids; however, family members will not be allowed in the room. A treat that has been store purchased and is individually sealed may be brought in.


Teacher precautions

  1. Teachers are advised to not hug or hold students
  2. Teachers are advised to wash hands and sanitize regularly 
  3. Teachers are advised to sit in chairs near students versus on the floor
  4. Teachers will wear face masks during drop off and pick up, but have the option to lower them once all children are in the room and the door is closed during instructional time. When masks are lowered teachers will responsibly social distance themselves from the kids. Teachers are not required to wear masks outside when appropriately socially distanced.


Covid-19 Response Plan

This document contains general guidance to assist MMO families in understanding the school’s plan to navigate health and safety considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic. These plans should not be considered all-inclusive, as procedures and protocols will continue to be monitored and updated, as necessary.


Health Monitoring/Screening

  • MMO will monitor federal, state, and local public health communications about COVID-19 regulations, guidance, and recommendations and ensure that staff and families have access to that information.
  • Staff will conduct periodic temperature screening and/or symptom checking of staff and students. Heath checks will be conducted safely and respectfully.
  • Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be taken to a designated area away from other staff and students.
  • We ask that all staff and families self-screen prior to coming onsite. Please stay home if any of the following is present
  • Symptoms of COVID-19
  • Fever equal to or higher than 100.4 F
  • Are under evaluation for COVID-19 (example, waiting for the results of a viral test to confirm infection)
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared to discontinue isolation


Covid-19 Case Management

  1. Student showing symptoms 
  2. Student will be moved to designated area and monitored/screened
  3. Parent will be contacted for immediate pick-up
  4. If symptoms resolve within 24 hours student is welcome to come back to school following normal school sick policy guidelines
  5. Family member living in immediate household shows symptoms OR is waiting for results of viral test to confirm infection
  6. It is asked that student be kept at home until symptoms resolve OR test results come back
  7. If family member’s symptoms resolve within 24 hours students is welcome to come back to school
  8. If family member’s symptoms persist or a positive test result is given, student is asked to quarantine at home for 10 days from onset of symptoms. 
  9. Student or family member living in immediate household tests positive for COVID-19
  10. Student must quarantine at home for 10 days. After the 10 days if no symptoms are presented student is welcome to return to school.
  11. Student, if infected, may return after:
  12. 10 days since symptoms first appeared,
  13. 24 hours with no fever without use of fever-reducing medication, AND
  14. COVID 19 symptoms have improved (Ex: cough, shortness of breath)
  15. Teacher showing symptoms 
  16. Teacher will be moved to designated area and monitored/screened and sent home if necessary. 
  17. A floating teacher is on-site 5 days per week and will cover the absent teacher.
  18. If symptoms resolve within 24 hours teacher is welcome to come back to school following normal school sick policy guidelines.
  19. Family member living in immediate household shows symptoms OR is waiting for results of viral test to confirm infection
  20. Teacher will stay home until symptoms resolve OR test results come back
  21. If family member’s symptoms resolve within 24 hours teacher is welcome to come back to school.
  22. If family member’s symptoms persist or a positive test result is given, teacher is asked to quarantine at home for 10 days from onset of symptoms. 
  23. Teacher or family member living in immediate household tests positive for COVID-19
  24. Teacher must quarantine at home for 10 days. If no symptoms are presented teacher is welcome to return to work.
  25. Teacher, if infected, may return after:
  26. 7 days since symptoms first appeared,
  27. 24 hours with no fever without use of fever-reducing medication, AND
  28. COVID 19 symptoms have improved (Ex: cough, shortness of breath)


Closure Considerations

  • MMO will take advisement from Orange County Public Schools, Florida Department of Education and/or the Florida Health Department officials regarding school closure. 
  • Ongoing communication will be provided through Bloomz.


NON COVID-19 SICK POLICY GUIDELINES:

Please do not send your child to school if they:

  • Have had a fever within 24 hours
  • Have yellow or green nasal discharge
  • Have a sore throat
  • Have an earache
  • Have had diarrhea or vomiting in the last 24 hours.