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December News

Dear Evergreen Academy Families,

We hope that you all had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with loved ones. As the winter holidays approach, we have many special activities planned for our students and look forward to spending the season with them. We’ve also enclosed several important winter and holiday reminders in this newsletter. Please read through it carefully and reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Happy holidays!

Sincerely,

Akanksha Sims, Principal

School Closure Reminders

 As a reminder, we do not always follow the closure schedule of the local public schools. Our goal is to be open as many days as possible to support our working parents. If we must close for any reason, you will receive a notification via Links 2 Home as soon as the closure is announced. We also post notifications on our website.

Winter Clothing Reminder

If you’ve not already done so, please check with your child’s teacher to ensure they have an extra set of weather appropriate clothes. Students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warmly enough to play outside for part of the day. We want everyone to be able to participate!

Love Our School? Review Us!

In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about the reputation of schools. Just a reminder that you can find our school on Facebook, Google, Yelp and other online directories. We’d love more families like yours, so please consider spreading the word about our school.

Important Dates

December 3rd—Winter clothes check!

December 18th—Deadline to sign-up for Winter Break Camp

December 24th- CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE

December 25th- CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY

December 31st- CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

January 1st-CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY

How We’re Keeping Our School Safe

The health and safety of our children and families is always our highest priority. That is why we have been working diligently to continue creating a safe and fun learning environment for our students.

A recent study by Yale University confirmed that childcare centers practicing safety protocols do not pose an increased risk of spreading COVID-19 in their communities. As a reminder, below are the health and safety measures we’ve implemented based on CDC guidelines, state and local regulations, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We will continue to update as necessary.

Health Checks

We screen temperatures of all staff and children. Anyone with a temperature of at least 100.4 degrees or showing other signs of illness is not permitted to enter the facility. If a child becomes ill during the day, they will stay in a separate area while awaiting pickup.

Safe Distancing

Staff are the only adults permitted to enter the building. Pick up and drop off take place outside the facility. Seating areas are spaced a minimum of six feet apart and swimming and field trips are currently suspended.

Facial Coverings

All staff members wear facial coverings while caring for children. Children wear facial coverings where required.

Sanitation

We continue our focus on handwashing and disinfecting throughout the day. Staff wear disposable gloves for serving food, changing diapers/toileting, etc.

Meals

Meal safety guidelines vary by state and may involve serving individual portions instead of family style or requiring that food be brought from home.

Sleep

Teachers place nap mats head to toe, not face to face. Each child’s bedding is stored separately and sent home for washing frequently.

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