How we are staying safe

 

We know that during these uncertain times, the health and safety of our families must always come first. Here at Elevate Learning Project we strive to create a safe space for everyone in our community. Through research, discussions with the Department of Health, and q&a sessions with concerned families, we have developed a plan which includes taking precautions as necessary.

We are taking the situation seriously and will act responsibly inside and outside of school. We will constantly be monitoring the progression of the situation in our area in order to make the best and safest choices possible for our families and the families of Elevate. We will be staying up to date with new technologies developed to enhance the safety of all programs.

 

We are taking a proactive approach including but not limited to:

  • Families sign a "social contract" pledging their desire to be safe both inside and outside of school

  • Masks are required during drop off and pick up for all adults 

  • Temperature checks at the door for anyone who enters the building

  • Daily screening (answering a few questions) each day at the door prior to entering the classroom

  • Increased daily sanitation and UV sterilization

  • Sanitation of shared resources between uses

  • Sanitation will be done without the use of harsh chemicals 

  • Small class size 

  • Over 70 sq. ft. of school space per student

  • Over an hour of outdoor time per day on average

  • Frequent hand washing

  • Diffusing thieves essential oil throughout the school to aid in inhibiting airborne bacterial growth

  • Restricted access to visitors

  • Strictly enforcing that no sick adults or children are allowed in the building

  • Indoor shoes: Montessori utilizes indoor shoes in which students change into their indoor shoes to help with the transition from outdoors to indoors. It also helps to mitigate the spread of germs within a space. Anyone that comes into the classroom will have to wear indoor shoes or socks.

  • We have a brand new HVAC unit that will be regularly serviced. We are using HEPA filters.

  • Ability to go virtual (whole class or individual students) if mandated by the state or preferred by a caretaker. 

  • If a student or teacher tests positive for COVID-19 we will immediately notify all families while keeping the identifying information confidential. We will work closely with the local health department to ensure we are making the best decisions for our families. Depending on the situation of those affected, our response will range from additional cleaning to closing down for a short period of time.

We will be continuing to build upon and refine our plan to ensure the best possible environment for our students as this unpredictable situation continues to evolve. We sincerely thank everyone for their patience and understanding. 

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250 Seven Farms Drive, Suite C

Charleston, SC 29492

P: 843-471-2180

E: info@elevatelearningproject.org