Face Coverings & Temperature Checks
Face coverings are required for children. Staff members are also required to use face coverings; face shields will also be available in the sick room if needed. Gloves will be used for cleaning. We will be asking families to take your child’s temperature before coming to school each day, and that you please keep them home if they are ill, if they have been exposed to someone that has been ill, or if anyone in the household has traveled to “hot spot” areas. In the event of illness, we will follow the guidelines from our local health officials, VDSS, CDC, and Fairfax County. Our procedures are detailed in our Parent Pandemic Handbook below.
***additional reminder – personal items from home are not permitted at school – this includes any soft items (pillows, blankets, toys, accessories, etc.).
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures for 2020-21
In keeping the safety of our families and children a priority, we are using a new arrival and dismissal procedure:
This year we are asking staff members to park in the two lower lots off Spring Street. This is a change from last year.
Parents are asked to arrive using the Moore Street entrance. This is also a change from last year. Parents will be asked to use the parking spaces beside the Fellowship Hall and beside the playground to park for drop off. We ask that the closer spaces to the entrance door be used by parents who may have other children in the car not being dropped off at Wesley (ALL VEHICLES MUST BE TURNED OFF). We are unable to offer the Teddy Bear parking this year due to COVID-19 protocols.
Parents are required to wear a mask to escort their child from their vehicle. The student must also wear a face covering. Our staff will be conducting temperature checks of the student, along with a verbal health screening at the entrance doors. Please abide by the 6ft. social distancing when waiting for your turn for your student to be screened. If you see a long line, please stay in your vehicle until it is safe to wait socially distanced on the sidewalk for the health screening. Our staff will also be using hand sanitizer with your child (adult supervised) at the entry door in to the school. This will allow your child to enter the classroom. In the event of any symptoms the student will not be able to attend school, and the health protocols will be followed.
Parents will arrive for dismissal using the same entrance direction as the arrival into the parking lot. Again, please allow the closest parking spaces for vehicles that may have other children occupants. (ALL VEHICLES MUST BE TURNED OFF). Dismissal will occur from the entrance door one child at a time. Please have your student’s name card with you (and a photo ID handy until we are readily able to identify all families). Please adhere to the 6ft. socially distanced protocol while waiting on the sidewalk. If there is a long line, please wait in your vehicle for a short time to allow for proper spacing. Parents are required to wear a mask for dismissal. We will be using a walkie-talkie system to dismiss your student from their classroom. After greeting your child, please return to your vehicle as quickly as possible so we are able to keep the line moving for families.
Please use extra caution while driving in the parking lot.