Hygiene and cleaning protocols

Handwashing

Since handwashing is one of the best ways to protect our community against the spread of disease, students will be provided ample opportunities to wash their hands throughout the school day, including before and after meals. Hand sanitizer will be available in all classrooms and in common spaces throughout campus.

Teachers will reinforce the importance of frequent handwashing and instruct students on the proper way to wash  (using soap and warm water for 20 seconds) and use hand sanitizer (apply and rub hands together for 20 seconds to spread gel over all surfaces of the hands).  Teachers will also remind students to:

  • avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth, especially with unwashed hands
  • cough/sneeze into a tissue or sleeve

By making handwashing part of our everyday routines we can set a good example for our students and help keep our community healthy.

Cleaning and Disinfecting the Buildings/Classrooms

The school’s facility team has taken several measures to enhance its daily cleaning protocols.  Abbreviated campus hours will allow additional time for more through and frequent cleanings with an increased focus on high touch surfaces and objects (e.g., desks, chairs, door handles faucets, light switches, etc.). The school uses EPA approved disinfecting products that are effective against viruses. 

Cleaning supplies (i.e., surface cleaner spray, paper towels, and hand sanitizer that is 60% alcohol based) are available throughout common areas of the buildings.