COVID-19 Update

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

You can just imagine that each family and employee have at least three questions for us which makes it difficult to answer each one individually. We will try to answer some of the frequent questions we received and I hope this will clarify the situation for now.

1. For the next few weeks, children will be screened in the classrooms, after drop-off including temperature measure. Students
with over 100.4 degrees will be dismissed home (unless medically instructed differently).

2. Small rugs will be removed from the classrooms.

3. We ask that drop-off will be quickly done at the entrance to each classroom.

4. Classroom sensory tables will be temporarily suspended from being used.

5. Students’ beddings will need to go home DAILY and not WEEKLY.

6. Common areas drinking water fountains will be covered and not allowed for use.

7. Instead of sanitizing eating tables and food preparation surfaces, we will disinfect these surfaces (higher bleach concentration).

8. Buckets were provided to all classrooms to sanitize mouth toys/frequently used toys during the school day (exceeds regulation requirements).

9. Shenker Academy will allow up to 16 people in the classroom (including teachers and caregivers). We will NOT have 50 children gatherings at this time.

10. We assign the same teachers in the same classroom during the day except for playground time when a few classes enjoy recess together.

11. Children do not have to wear masks but are supported through the day if they wish to do so (ages 3-6). Teachers are provided with masks and it is at their discretion to wear a mask in their classrooms. We sanitize toys and food prep surfaces all day in the classrooms. Toys that are being used are put in a sanitizer bucket at noon and return to use at 2.30 pm after a nap. Same at the end of the day, and then return to use the next morning.

12. CDC information about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) which is associated with COVID19 is learned and implemented. All skin rash and or inflammatory symptoms will be redirected to the main office for evaluation and will be communicated with parents promptly.

13. Our diaper changing rooms use alcohol-based Purell to disinfect diaper changing tables and surfaces.

14. For guests, students, and parents, we have provided all classrooms with hand sanitizers, and we have hand sanitizers all around the lobby.

15. The Lobby’s restrooms, surfaces, classrooms/lobby door handles, playgrounds, are disinfected at 10 am, 12 pm, at 3.30pm. The cleaning crew attends after hours (6.00 pm 12.00 am) to clean the facility thoroughly.

16. Water play for summer is going well. It’s going to be a hot summer, and we added misters and water hoses on both playgrounds. Standing water is replaced after every group use (i.e. water sensory table).

17. Lunches resumed on 6/1/20.

18. We will have all returning children/families signing a waiver that states their health & responsibilities.

19. Children with fever, rash, vomiting, will have to be picked up and return with medical clearance. We will not administer Motrin unless the parents delay and there’s a risk to the child’s health.

20. Returning staff were tested negative for Covid-19 on 5/28/20. The next test day for returning employees Covid-19 swab will be June 25.

21. Please stay tuned as we are updating you and our teachers constantly.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Dr. Sharon Knafo

COVID-19 Update

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

You can just imagine that each family and employee have at least three questions for us which makes it difficult to answer each one individually. We will try to answer some of the frequent questions we received and I hope this will clarify the situation for now.

1. For the next few weeks, children will be screened in the classrooms, after drop-off including temperature measure. Students
with over 100.4 degrees will be dismissed home (unless medically instructed differently).

2. Small rugs will be removed from the classrooms.

3. We ask that drop-off will be quickly done at the entrance to each classroom.

4. Classroom sensory tables will be temporarily suspended from being used.

5. Students’ beddings will need to go home DAILY and not WEEKLY.

6. Common areas drinking water fountains will be covered and not allowed for use.

7. Instead of sanitizing eating tables and food preparation surfaces, we will disinfect these surfaces (higher bleach concentration).

8. Buckets were provided to all classrooms to sanitize mouth toys/frequently used toys during the school day (exceeds regulation requirements).

9. Shenker Academy will allow up to 16 people in the classroom (including teachers and caregivers). We will NOT have 50 children gatherings at this time.

10. We assign the same teachers in the same classroom during the day except for playground time when a few classes enjoy recess together.

11. Children do not have to wear masks but are supported through the day if they wish to do so (ages 3-6). Teachers are provided with masks and it is at their discretion to wear a mask in their classrooms. We sanitize toys and food prep surfaces all day in the classrooms. Toys that are being used are put in a sanitizer bucket at noon and return to use at 2.30 pm after a nap. Same at the end of the day, and then return to use the next morning.

12. CDC information about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) which is associated with COVID19 is learned and implemented. All skin rash and or inflammatory symptoms will be redirected to the main office for evaluation and will be communicated with parents promptly.

13. Our diaper changing rooms use alcohol-based Purell to disinfect diaper changing tables and surfaces.

14. For guests, students, and parents, we have provided all classrooms with hand sanitizers, and we have hand sanitizers all around the lobby.

15. The Lobby’s restrooms, surfaces, classrooms/lobby door handles, playgrounds, are disinfected at 10 am, 12 pm, at 3.30pm. The cleaning crew attends after hours (6.00 pm 12.00 am) to clean the facility thoroughly.

16. Water play for summer is going well. It’s going to be a hot summer, and we added misters and water hoses on both playgrounds. Standing water is replaced after every group use (i.e. water sensory table).

17. Lunches resumed on 6/1/20.

18. We will have all returning children/families signing a waiver that states their health & responsibilities.

19. Children with fever, rash, vomiting, will have to be picked up and return with medical clearance. We will not administer Motrin unless the parents delay and there’s a risk to the child’s health.

20. Returning staff were tested negative for Covid-19 on 5/28/20. The next test day for returning employees Covid-19 swab will be June 25.

21. Please stay tuned as we are updating you and our teachers constantly.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Dr. Sharon Knafo

702.255.5437

9001 Hillpointe Road | Las Vegas, NV 89134

info@shenkeracademy.com