Bonjour Chers Parents,
The Little French School (LFS) is a private nonprofit school that has been serving the community since 1987! We would like our families to know that our top priority is the safety and well-being of our students, staff and their families we were able to do so thanks to our internal health and safety guidelines and the diligence of our families and staff.
GUIDELINES FOR ILLNESSES REQUIRING EXCLUSION
The staff will monitor every child’s health on a daily basis. If any of the following symptoms are detected, the child will not be admitted to school or the child will be sent home, unless excused by a physician’s note. This will apply to the staff as well.
Exclusion: One of the symptoms below:
Fever over 100.4 degrees F
Diarrhea (more than one abnormally loose stools per day)
Unusual yellow color of skin or eyes
Skin or eye infected lesions / rashes, severe, weeping or pus-filled
Chicken pox or any communicable illness
Yellow/green discharge from nose which could indicate an infection
Continuous crying that cannot be soothed
Stiff neck and headache with one other symptom listed
Difficulty breathing or wheezing
Complaints of severe pain
Head lice/nits/other contagious parasites
Contagious infection, such as conjunctivitis
Child is unable to participate in normal daily activity
Positive with Covid-19
Students or staff may come back 48 hours after all symptoms have resolved without medication.
Or two of the symptoms below:
Muscle or body ache
Cough (atypical, no asthma or allergy)
Nasal congestion or runny nose associated with any other symptoms
New loss of smell and taste
Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
If staff, students or family members are unwell or showing any two of the following symptoms, please stay home and keep your child home for 48 hours after all symptoms are resolved without taking any medication. Please get tested or test your child for Covid-19 before sending them to school. PCR or antigen tests are accepted but proof of negative test results will be required to return to school.
We thank our families and staff for their continued vigilance keeping everyone healthy.
1. General Guidelines.
2. Vaccination Recommendation
3. COVID-19 RESPONSE
If staff, students or parents are exposed to an individual who tested positive for Covid-19, please be vigilant and proactive.
If a student or staff member tests positive, notify the school immediately, isolate at home
In order to come back to school, the individual must quarantine for 5 full days, and get tested on Day-6 with a Covid-19 antigen test. For example, if a positive diagnosis is received on a Monday, then Day-1 of quarantine starts on Tuesday and testing can be done, at the earliest, on Sunday, which would be Day-6. Families may get tested later than Day-6 if they prefer.
Individuals may come back to school with proof of a negative test and if symptom free.
There will be no classroom closure. Only the individual who tested positive will be excluded from the classroom. We ask that everyone remains diligent and gets tested if any symptoms arise. Please keep in mind that if a staff member tests positive and we are not able to find a substitute teacher to maintain the student/teacher ratio, the classroom may temporarily close.
If a member of the household tests positive, notify the school immediately
Due to the age group we are serving, we will provide two options:
Option#1: The student or staff from that household with the positive Covid-19 case may come to LFS; however, they will have to wear a high quality face mask (N95, KN95, or KF94) for 10 consecutive days with testing on Day-3 and Day-5 from the initial date of exposure to the positive case.
Option#2: Stay home for 5 days and get tested on Day 6. May come back to LFS with proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test.
The household member who tested positive will not be able to drop off or pick up a student until proof of a negative test is provided and if the individual is symptom free.
We want to remind families of the importance of following the LFS Internal Health and Safety Guidelines. Our goal is to keep everyone safe while providing high quality care to families in our community. Please remember that children are still at risk.
We are grateful for your flexibility and due diligence while we navigate this together.
Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.