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Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year RIVMA Households! 

The health and safety of our students and staff is our utmost priority. As such, the following protocols are specific decisions and plans that RIVMA will institute for all students,  families, and staff participating in our on-campus learning:

VISITORS ON CAMPUS
 

  • RIVMA will be a CLOSED CAMPUS. All nonessential visitors will be restricted from campus during this time. Parents/Guardians must drop off students outside the classroom door.

  • Essential deliveries will be received at the door of our facilities.

 

ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

 

  • Upon arrival, both student(s) and Parent/Guardian will be screened for fever and illness prior to entering the facility. Parent/Guardian and/or Student(s) with a temperature reading of greater than 100.4° will not be allowed to enter the facility and will be asked to return home. In addition, children who appear unwell despite a fever less than 100.4° will not be permitted entry. 

  • Parent/Guardian, or Student must be fever-free without medication for a total of 72 hours before returning to school and must not exhibit any other signs of illness such as cough, sore throat, headache, or shortness of breath.

  • Upon arrival to the child’s classroom, the teacher will receive your child at the door along with their personal belongings.

  • Backpacks are not allowed at this time

  • Parents/Guardians will not be allowed to enter the classroom or loiter outside.

  • We would like for drop-offs to be brief and run quickly and smoothly for all parents, especially those on their way to work.  If your child is having a difficult time during drop-off, please pull your child aside and away from others in order to calm them down and reassure them.

  • While we can understand that socializing and catching up with friends and others in the parking lot, classrooms, and other areas inside the school buildings was a key part of the relational culture at RIVMA, at this moment, we are asking parents not to loiter in such areas.

PICK-UP PROCEDURES

  • Only one Parent/Guardian will be allowed to enter the facility when picking up their child.

  • Parents will be required to clock out children through their phone on the brightwheel app, 

  • Please wait outside your child’s classroom door for the teacher to bring him/her to you. A staff member will accompany the child outside with their belongings. Please do not enter the classroom, if necessary, ring the doorbell or knock on the door to get the teacher’s attention.

STUDENT CLASSROOM PRACTICES 

  • Scheduled hand washing times will be implemented throughout the day. Children will wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap & water upon entering their classroom, before and after snack, lunch, recess, nap time, and pick up time.  Hand sanitizer will be available as needed throughout the day. Teachers will reinforce healthy hygiene practices to the students daily. 

  • Children may only bring necessary items to school. All child belongings such as a lunch bag, water bottle (no taller than 7 inches) blanket, pillow, jacket, crafts, classwork, extra clothes shall be transported inside a small backpack to and from home.  No loose items are to be brought into the school or classroom. All items brought to school for lunch including water bottles must be disposable. Disposable lunch bags are recommended.

  • Blankets and pillows will stay on the child's personal cot and be sent home weekly to wash. The cot area will be disinfected with disinfectant spray at the end of each day.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting tables, chairs, door handles, bathrooms & toys will be conducted throughout the day.  Extra staff will be assigned to clean heavily used areas inside and outside throughout the day.  At the end of the day, all surface areas and supplies will be disinfected with an electrostatic sprayer. 

 

STUDENT/STAFF ILLNESS 

 

  • If a student shows signs of illness, we have arranged an isolation area where they can wait until the child can be picked up.  The child’s identity will be kept confidential and the school will notify parents and the Health Department in order to obtain direction.

  • Staff showing symptoms of illness or fever will not be allowed to work. In-house staffing has been arranged to substitute, if necessary.

  • Affected areas will be closed off and disinfected thoroughly.

  • A decision to close the school, if necessary, would be made in partnership with the local health department and Parents/Guardians would be notified immediately through the brightwheel app.

  • Please keep in mind that if directed to close the school it could be for a period of 2 to 12 days in order to properly clean and disinfect. No refunds will be given for tuition in the event of school closure. 

 

STAFF PROTOCOLS 

  • All staff will conduct health checks prior to their work shift.

  • Staff with a temperature reading of greater than 100.4° will not be allowed to enter the facility and will be asked to return home. In addition, staff who appear unwell despite a fever less than 100.4° will not be permitted entry.  

  • Staff must be fever-free without medication for a total of 72 hours before returning to school and must not exhibit any other signs of illness such as cough, sore throat, headache, or shortness of breath.


 

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU 

We are confident that we will create a safe and nurturing environment for our children. Our staff is deeply committed to the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of our students.  We hope that this document answers some of the questions that you may have had and feel assured that our team is collectively dedicated to making safety and hygiene a priority. 

HOW PARENTS & GUARDIANS CAN HELP 

We see our center as a safe and clean facility in which your child can learn, explore and grow and need your partnership in order to sustain this type of environment. Here are some ways our parents/guardians can help:

 

  • Take your child’s temperature and evaluate them for any illness symptoms before bringing them to school.  If your child is ill, keep them home until they are symptom/fever free without medication for at least 72 hours. 

  • If you choose to keep your child home, please call us to keep us informed.  This is a commitment we trust our RIVMA families will take seriously. 

  • Help keep our Teachers/Staff safe by using the brightwheel app, and use email and/or phone to communicate about your child.

To request more information:


Contact the Admissions Office

Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm

(951) 533-8119

Admin@rmakids.com

You can also request more information with this form:

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