Given the ongoing COVID pandemic and the Omicron variant, we all have to do our part to stop the spread of COVID and protect ourselves and our community. In response, the School will require that all eligible students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending the summer program. Eligible students include those who are old enough to be vaccinated (5 years of age and older), and have not been granted an accommodation. Additionally, students who are too young to receive the vaccine must be vaccinated within 6 weeks of becoming eligible.
“Fully-vaccinated” for purposes of this policy will be determined in accordance with CDC guidelines. At present, that would mean that participating students 12 and older would need to have received their primary vaccination series as well as their booster shot once they are eligible. Students younger than 12 would not have to receive a booster shot, provided they have received the full dose of the primary vaccination series. See, COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens | CDC for the most up-to-date information.
The School will consider exceptions to this policy for students who are unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons and request accommodation prior to June 1. Such exceptions are not guaranteed, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis and consistent with applicable legal standards. To request an accommodation, parents or guardians should contact Euan Oswald at email@example.com.
Masks must be worn at all times by anyone who is on campus regardless of vaccination status. The only exceptions are in designated mask break areas and when students are eating. The school follows the CDC mask guidance. The school has a stock of masks on hand that can be handed out if a mask gets soiled or needs replacing. We ask that families send 2 masks with their student in case one needs to be replaced.
If an indoor space is being used, all windows will be open to allow good ventilation. Additionally, our HVAC system uses MERV-13 filters and the settings have been adjusted to maximize air refreshment rates in the rooms – approx. every 10-12 minutes. Each classroom is also equipped with a HEPA air purifier.
All eating times will take place outside. Students will sit at least 6 feet apart while their masks are off. There will be no talking allowed while masks are off. Once they are done eating, masks will go back on, and they will be able to talk with other students who are masked.
Hands will be washed or sanitized during the following times: on arrival, when transitioning to a new class, after recess, before and after eating, or any time the teacher feels it is needed.
Students will be in cohorts for the week and rotate through the activities in this group. Max cohort sizes will be between 10-14 based on age group. Cohorts in Levels 1-3 will not mix with any other cohort during the week. At Level 4 there may be some mixing depending on activity choices. In these cases all guidelines will be followed to ensure there are no close contacts.
If your child has any medications that need to be stored at school please complete this medication authorization form and email it back to us. Alternatively, your doctor’s office can fax it to us at 425-562-4035.
There are two options for medication drop off. You can either drop off the week before your child’s program begins or you can drop it off with a staff member during drop off on the first day of camp.
Please place the medication in a Ziploc bag and write your campers name on the outside.
No, you will need to pack your child(ren) a lunch as we do not have a lunch program. We also have a snack period in the morning and afternoon so please pack two snacks. We will not have the capacity to heat any food at lunch time.