Back to School 2021 to 2022
August 24th, 2021
by Katrina Brooke
Back to school is coming soon!
Our new families and current students are visiting in their new class for transition visits.
If your child is having a hard time with transitions here are some ideas from National Association of Education for Young Children:
We will end our summer August 27th and be closed for a Teacher Work day Monday, August 30th. This will give us time to deep clean the classroom and set up for our new fall classes.
Our current Full day students will start in their new class on August 31st. Our new Full day students will start September 1st.
Our students that attend for an Only or Plus schedule will have a short summer break August 31st to September 7th and start their first day on Wednesday, September 8th.
Keeping students safe is a top priority for us. We follow mask mandates for all adults for WA, and follow the World Health Organization Recommendations for Masks for children 2 to 5.
WHO advises that people always consult and abide by local authorities on recommended practices in their area. An international and multidisciplinary expert group brought together by WHO reviewed evidence on COVID-19 disease and transmission in children and the limited available evidence on the use of masks by children.
Based on this and other factors such as children’s’ psychosocial needs and developmental milestones, WHO and UNICEF advise the following:
Children aged 5 years and under should not be required to wear masks. This is based on the safety and overall interest of the child and the capacity to appropriately use a mask with minimal assistance.
We are only operating well childcare per our current Covid Policies Shyne Covid Policy Feb 2021