In-Person Summer Camp Guidelines

This is how we plan to address the COVID California Guidelines & health challenges to keep your family safe, we appreciate your cooperation in the following social distancing and sanitation procedures (Procedures are preliminary assessment more details TBD):

Program & Classroom Protocols per California Standards:

  1. Fairmont classes will be limited to 10 children per class. We are opening all nine of our classrooms in the same group each day, and the same teachers will remain with the same group each day.

  2. All Staff will wear face masks. (We will decorate masks to make them more welcoming :)

  3. Fairmont will not have special events such as festivals, holiday events, assemblies, and special performances.

  4. We will take all steps possible to limit daily group activities that may promote transmission. These will include but are not limited to:

    • Keep each group of children in a separate room.

    • Limit the mixing of children, such as staggering playground times and keeping groups separate for special activities such as art, music, and exercising.

    • At nap time, ensuring that children’s naptime mats are spaced out as much as possible, ideally 6 feet apart. Placing children head to toe in order to further reduce the potential for viral spread. Blankets must be sanitized by family daily.

We’ll be keeping you updated about your child’s health throughout the day through the Brightwheel App Health Check

Child’s Arrival and Pick-Up/Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up (MORE DETAILS COMING SOON)

  • Hand hygiene stations will be set up at the entrance of the facility so that children can clean their hands before they enter.

  • Parents will use their personal phones to sign children in and out in Brightwheel to avoid any contact with staff and touch any devices at the school.

  • We will have staggered times for pick up and drop off so that parents won’t leave their car. A  teacher will be at the drop-off/ pick up location to walk all children to their classroom, and at the end of the day, walk all children back to their cars.

Arrival Health Screenings

  • Every child will be screened upon arrival using a laser thermometer. Children who have a fever of 100 degrees or above or other signs of illness will not be admitted to the facility. We request parents to be on the alert for signs of illness in their children and to keep them home when they are sick.

  • Every staff member will be screened upon arrival using a laser thermometer. Staff members who have a fever of 100 degrees or above or other signs of illness will not be admitted to the facility. Staff will be required to certify they have had no symptoms daily.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • We will be intensifying our disinfecting efforts to avoid cross-contamination:

  • Routinely clean, sanitize, and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched, especially toys and games. Including objects/surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, classroom sink handles, countertops, nap pads, toilet training potties, desks, chairs, cubbies, and playground structures.

  • Fairmont will provide EPA-registered disposable wipes to staff members so that commonly used surfaces can be wiped down before each use. 

  • All cleaning materials will be kept secure and out of reach of children.

What happens if there’s a confirmed COVID-19 case at Fairmont?

We will follow this protocol:
  • Once learning of a COVID-19 case in someone who has been in the school, we will immediately notify local health officials. These officials will help us determine a course of action for our school. We will dismiss students and staff for 2-5 days. This initial short-term dismissal allows time for the local health officials to gain a better understanding of the COVID-19 situation impacting the school. This allows the local health officials to help the school determine appropriate next steps, including whether an extended dismissal duration is needed to stop or slow the further spread of COVID-19.

  • We discourage staff, students, and their families from gathering or socializing anywhere. This includes group child care arrangements, as well as gathering at places like a friend’s house, a favorite restaurant, or the local shopping mall.

Fairmont will clean and disinfect thoroughly it’s facilities.
  • A certified cleaning company will clean and disinfect all areas (e.g., offices, bathrooms, and common areas) used by the ill persons, focusing especially on frequently touched surfaces.

Fairmont will make decisions about extending the school dismissal.
  • Fairmont school will work in close collaboration and coordination with local health officials to make dismissal decisions. 

  • We will seek guidance from local health officials to determine when students and staff should return to school and what additional steps are needed for the school community. In addition, students and staff who are well but are taking care of or share a home with someone with a case of COVID-19 should follow instructions from local health officials to determine when to return to school.

Fairmont will make decisions about extending the school dismissal. 
Fairmont will ensure continuity of education through our online program.
  • In the course of this dismissal the children will continue with their learning program through our online learning platform: Brightwheel

Additional information:

Healthy Hand Hygiene Behavior
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If hands are not visibly dirty, alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol can be used if soap and water are not readily available.

  • All children and staff should engage in hand hygiene at the following times:

    • Arrival to the facility and after breaks

    • Before and after preparing food or drinks

    • Before and after eating or handling food, or feeding children

    • Before and after administering medication or medical ointment

    • Before and after diapering, even if gloves are being used

    • After using the toilet or helping a child use the bathroom

    • After coming in contact with bodily fluid

    • After handling animals or cleaning up animal waste

    • After playing outdoors or in sand

    • After handling garbage

  • Children will be supervised when they use hand sanitizer to prevent ingestion.

  • We will assist children with handwashing, including infants who cannot wash hands alone.

    • After assisting children with handwashing, staff should also wash their hands.

Toys and Games
  • Toys that cannot be cleaned and sanitized should not be used. We encourage parents not to let their children bring unsanitized toys.

  • Machine washable cloth toys will not be allowed.

  • Toys will not be shared with other children.

  • Toys that children have placed in their mouths or that are otherwise contaminated by body secretions or excretions should be set aside until they are cleaned by hand by a person wearing gloves. 

  • Children’s books, like other paper-based materials such as mail or envelopes, are not considered high risk for transmission and do not need additional cleaning or disinfection procedures.

  • The child’s bedding will be kept separate, and consider stored in individually labeled bins. Cots and mats will be labeled for each child. Bedding that touches a child’s skin will be cleaned weekly or before use by another child.

Care for Infants and Toddlers

When diapering a child, gloves will be used. After diapering is finished the child’s hands will be washed and the changing station will be disinfected.

Washing, Feeding or Holding a Child

We know how important it is to comfort crying, sad, and/or anxious infants and toddlers, and they often need to be held. To the extent possible, when washing, feeding, or holding very young children: Staff will protect themselves by wearing an over-large button-down, long-sleeved shirt and by wearing long hair up off the collar in a ponytail or other updo.

  • Fairmont staff should wash their hands, neck, and anywhere touched by a child’s secretions.

  • Contaminated clothes should be placed in a plastic bag and washed at home.

  • Infants, toddlers, and their care providers should have multiple changes of clothes on hand at Fairmont.

  • Fairmont staff should wash their hands before and after handling infant bottles prepared at home or prepared in the facility. Bottles, bottle caps, nipples, and other equipment used for bottle-feeding will be sent home to be cleaned in a plastic bag.