Covid-19 Health & Safety Guidelines
LAST UPDATE: April 2022
Bonjour Chers Parents,
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 are currently revising our COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines. After almost three years into the pandemic, we feel confident that our policies will equally value family practicality and ensuring that everyone stays safe.
We will share the new guidelines with all of our families as soon as it is available.
We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding while we navigate through these challenging times.
2022-2023 School Year
The Little French School will be potentially providing full-day care availability if we have adequate staffing.
LFS Operating Hours for 2022-2023 Academic Year:
Because of the extra cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting that the staff need to do this school year, the Little French School will close at exactly 5:30pm to allow enough time to perform the daily sanitation protocols. We ask that parents pick up students no later than 5:30 pm.
Each child will have their own set of materials, mat, book bin, and manipulatives to prevent spread in the classroom.
Seating / Meals / Napping / Airing
Children will have assigned seating. Shared tables will be equipped with clear dividers. For students 4 and under, children will be able sit at their assigned table and remove their mask for brief periods of time. We will then encourage them to wear a face shield. Students who are five years old may temporarily replace their mask with a face shield to take a break from wearing a mask.
At snack and lunch time, children will again be seated at their assigned table (and seat) with clear dividers.
Children will nap without wearing a mask, so they will be spaced out with a head to toe positioning throughout the classroom.
We will be regularly airing out (doors open if weather permits) our classrooms throughout the day and each class will be equipped with a portable air purifier device.
LFS Cleaning Protocols
We are going to strictly follow all the cleaning guidelines from the Office of Child Care. We will clean, disinfect and sanitize the following items daily or after each use:
Classroom doors, handles/knobs, restrooms, flush handles, sinks, paper dispensers, soap dispensers, high touch surfaces, circle mats, nap mats, light switches, coat hangers
Chairs, tables/table guards, ALL USED TOYS and manipulatives
Toilet seat, flush handle, restroom door handle, sink, soap dispenser
Sign in/out tablet
Carpets will be vacuumed daily
Please note that the safety of students, staff and our families is our top priority at LFS. For that reason, the above internal safety guidelines and protocol will be subject to change to continue keeping everyone safe.
For questions and concerns, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids & Masks
Suggestions for Children Face Masks and how to help them get used to wearing them.
If you are still looking for a well-fitting face mask for your child, here are different styles that have worked well for children last year. Please make sure your child wears a clean, well-fitting mask every day.
Some of you are still trying to buy KN95 masks for your children. Many brands are unfortunately sold out. We came across this site on amazon. Masks are still available at this point.
We hope this will be helpful. They can be a little too long under the chin. No problem, however. At school, we cut a little piece under the chin so it is more comfortable and it works great :)
3. Home Depot
Here are some resources to help your child get used to wearing a face mask:
Children's Health: 7 Tips to Help Your Child Wear a Face Mask
Zero to Three: Mask Up! Talking to Young Children about Wearing Masks
HealthyChildren.org: Face Masks for Children During COVID-19
COVID-19 PCR Testing Sites in Eugene
Free PCR Testing Sites
Below is a list of free PCR testing sites in Eugene. You can register online with one of these testing clinics. Walk-ins are also available. Some of the sites use saliva and others use nasal swabs.
1. Lane County Fair Ground - You stay in the car and an agent will give you a small plastic bag with everything you need to collect the saliva sample. All is done while you and the children stay in your car. Click here for pre-registration link.
2. The University of Oregon also has a testing site. Here is the link to pre-register for testing on campus. It is for everyone and it is also free.
3. Valley River Center there is a Covid Clinic at Valley River Center. Their technicians do the nasal swab on children through the car window, and PCR results are emailed within under two days. Here is the link .
For all the testing sites, all you need to do is pre-register online using the links, and results are received via email. It is a very simple yet efficient process!
Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe and healthy!