Based on CA State Licensing Department and CDC recommendations, we have put together a set of guidelines that will allow us to operate in the safest possible manner under the current COVID-19 situation. Regulations are changing weekly and the school will do its best to stay current and compliant. We intend to continually update and improve these guidelines to ensure best practice.

Drop-off/Pick-up and Screening Procedures

    • Daily temperature-taking will be carried out for all students and teachers. 
        • A teacher will take each child’s temperature with a no-touch thermometer at drop-off and provide hand sanitizer for the child. If anyone has a temperature of 100.4°F/38°C or higher, they will not be allowed in school.
          • This data will not be stored by the school.
        • Students and staff who are unwell, or who have members of their household who have exhibited flu-like symptoms such as fever and cough, will be required to stay away from school. 
      • Parents must also notify the school if the child has taken any fever reducing medications in the past 24 hours.
  • Parents are required to drop-off and pick-up children in the outside hallway. Parents will not be allowed inside the classroom.
      • Parents and teachers are required to wear a mask (or face cover) during drop-off and pick-up.
      • Parents will bring their own pen to sign children in and out. Additionally, sign-in and out sheets will be changed from one page per student to one page per day to reduce flipping through the binder. 
    • Drop-off and pick-ups should be as brief as possible, while maintaining 6-feet of distance from teachers and from other parents. If a parent has to talk to a teacher at length, please call the school at 323-928-2244 to do so.

Social Distancing Measures

    • To allow for as much social distancing as possible, children will be separated into three groups with one teacher assigned to each. Throughout the day, one group will be outside while the other two will be inside in each of the two classrooms. 
    • Tables and chairs will be moved further from each other.  
  • Identifiable markers will be placed in the classroom floor so that children can sit further from each other.

School Timings

  • School times are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

General Guidelines

    • Children will only be allowed to bring their lunch box and water bottle to school. No toys or backpacks are allowed. Extra clothes should be sent in a ziploc bag and will be stored in the bathroom cubby.
    • Please ensure your child has an extra pair of shoes to wear in the classroom.
    • As per our regular practice, we will monitor children throughout the day for signs of illness. If a child exhibits flu-like symptoms during the day, the child will be physically distanced from the rest of the class, and parents will be asked to pick them up as soon as possible.
    • Toys and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned, sanitized and disinfected as needed daily.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available in each room; teachers will supervise the use of hand sanitizer.
    • We will give the children instructions on maintaining a reasonable distance from each other, proper hand washing techniques, and the importance of frequent hand washing.
  • To encourage community cooperation of these guidelines, we will be asking teachers and parents to sign a waiver acknowledging these guidelines before attending Bright.