Our goal at Do Re Mi Academy is to provide a safe, enjoyable, and nurturing learning environment for our students. We understand that entrusting your children to the care of others is a serious decision and one that parents do not take lightly. We are continually following recommendations by the WA State Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, and World Health Organization to stay up to date on the most current Coronavirus information.

In an effort to keep our learning community as safe as possible, Do Re Mi Academy is abiding by state and local government mandates. 

Drop Off and Pick Up

Drop off and pick up is designed to maintain physical distance. We ask that one adult bring the child to the door and wait in a line near the building with a 6 foot distance between them and others.  A teacher will greet families at the door and admit children one at a time.  Prior to entrance, a child’s temperature will be taken with a touch-less thermometer and the child will be assisted with using hand sanitizer.

Health Screenings

Daily health screening will be required for all students and staff. Anyone showing or reporting symptoms of illness, has a fever (temperature of greater than 100.4F) or has had exposure to a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 will not be allowed to attend program.  The timeline for staff or student to return to school is listed in the Covid screening flow chart link below:

Covid screening flow chart

Masks and Face Coverings

Teachers will wear face coverings, per state mandate.  Though highly encouraged, this will be optional for children under 5, based on comfort level and capability. Children 5 and older are required to wear a face covering to enter the building.

Rigorous Cleaning

Cleaning and sanitizing of high touch and shared surfaces is done frequently and throughout the day.  Materials and toys will be rotated out and cleaned as used.  Proper hand washing is required for all staff and children before and after snack time, as needed and prior to departure.

Stable Class Groups and Social Distancing

For preschool, children will remain in the classroom in a stable group, or pod, with the same teachers and classmates. For added safety, different classes will not interact with one another, and all special events and visitors will be postponed until further notice.  For piano classes, every student uses an individual piano, spaced 6 feet from each other.

Adapting to Changes

Procedures will be adapted to follow state guidelines. Frequent communication will be sent to keep parents up to date, particularly with any changes. If circumstances indicate we cannot hold classes in person at the facility, we are prepared to teach all programs remotely. Online learning was a format we quickly adapted to for the end of the last school year and we are set up to allow for that if needed.

What if my child is sick or has been exposed to COVID-19?

Utmost caution must be taken to ensure our learning community stays safe.  Our illness policy has been expanded to follow guidance from the public helath department.  If you are unsure if your child should come to class, please reference below, or read more details at the King County website.

If you are at all concerned that your family or child has been exposed to COVID, there are many testing sites that offer fast results.  Visit this page for more information regarding testing and locations.

For the safety of children, families and staff at Do Re Mi Academy, anyone who is ill must stay home.  If you or a family member has been diagnosed with or had a confirmed exposure to COVID-19, immediately alert the General Manager at nicole@drmacademy.com and stay home. We are required to check for signs of illness for all staff and students at entry each day, following CDC and public health guidelines. Please reference the COVID screening flow chart to help understand how decision will be made.

Covid screening flow chart

What happens if my child becomes sick during class?

Teachers will stay vigilant during classes to look for potential symptoms exhibited by students.

Children showing new symptoms will have their temperature checked and will be taken to a room separate from other students if there is concern of illness.  The parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up the student as soon as possible.  Common symptoms of infectious disease can include flushed cheeks, cough, sneezing, unusual fussiness, fatigue, breathing difficulties and high temperature.

We will follow the Covid screening flow chart for illness and timelines:

Covid screening flow chart

Will snack still be served in preschool classes?

A small snack is served each day in our preschool classes.  We are a nut free school and ask that parents provide us any allergy information so that safety remains paramount.

Tables are cleaned and sanitized before and after snack time.  Disposable plates and cups are used to serve children individually.  Teachers will serve each child and will discourage sharing of food.

Returning to program after suspected signs of COVID-19

If a confirmed exposure is reported by Do Re Mi Academy staff or students, we will follow Department of Health guidelines for processes, cleaning procedures, and communication with possibly affected persons.

Per Department of Health guidelines:

If a child, youth or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, all members of the infected person’s group in the program is a close contact and should self-quarantine for 14 days.

A staff member, child, or youth who had signs of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 can return to the program as indicated in the following link:
Covid screening flow chart

If a person believes they have had close contact to someone with COVID-19, but they are not sick, they should watch their health for signs of fever, cough, shortness of breath, and other COVID-19 symptoms during the 14 days after the last day they were in close contact with the sick person with COVID-19. They should not go to work, child care, school, or public places for 14 days.

If a positive test result is reported in relation to anyone at Do Re Mi Academy and it is determined that any students or staff are considered a close contact, we will follow Department of Health guidelines for a quarantine period and to carefully determine who is potential close contact.  If a class group is quarantined, Do Re Mi Academy will offer online learning during that time.  

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Enroll today for preschool or piano classes and keep those young minds engaged!

To allow for a stable learning community, registration is required for all programs prior to attendance.  Reach out for more information on current class openings or to register.