COVID-19 Considerations (from Jessa Depew, Owner)
Since both my husband and I have medical backgrounds (Jim is both a Plastic and General Surgeon, and I am a Pulmonary Clinical Pharmacist), we are taking extra health safety precautions and are following the current guidelines & recommendations very closely to keep both families and teachers as safe as possible.
On a personal note, I will have 2 children at the school, and I’m also pregnant with a little girl arriving in the Fall. As a mother, wife, and daughter, I want to keep the risk of transmission as low as possible for everyone.
I would encourage you to come by and see the school, how we’ve designed the classrooms, and we can further address any concerns. Please contact us to schedule a 1-on-1 tour before June 15th, or a time on June 12th-13th to attend our Open House (by appointment only).
Because children are learning multiple foreign languages, it’s not realistic to ask our teachers to wear masks with the children, but they will have clear face shields on in the mornings when parents are in the building. Social distancing with children of this age is impossible, but we have sinks in 6 rooms for frequent hand washing with the goal of adding sinks to the final rooms before August, and hand sanitizer throughout the building. We’re currently looking into fogging the classrooms/playground every evening with a food safe disinfectant, and teachers will be cleaning rooms frequently throughout the day as well.
The Quad is full of Heart. Making connections with people of different backgrounds is exactly what you’ll see the teachers and students do every day. How will we help you raise tolerant (and brilliant!) International Citizens that have endless curiosity about the world they live in? For starters, they’ll see how normal it is for people to look different, speak multiple languages, and have different traditions.
We’re creating a community that is welcoming and inclusive. Students will love all of the events to celebrate what makes us unique and figure out along the way that what we’re celebrating isn’t so different after all.