2020-21 Wilmington Montessori School COVID-19 Policies & Procedures
Updated October 16, 2020
This policy has been established based on guidance from the Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing, the CDC and the Delaware Division of Public Health. Families will be informed as guidelines and restrictions change. This policy will also be updated, with the date of the latest update noted above.
Please also see our Return-to-Campus FAQ for additional information.
The purpose of sharing this information is to communicate WMS’s plan to help ensure the health and safety of all students, staff and families. There is an inherent risk that viruses will spread among students and staff, including but not limited to COVID-19. While WMS cannot eliminate this risk, we have adopted policies to help reduce the risk.
In preparation for the start of school, a complete cleaning and disinfection procedure was conducted by our facilities crew, and HVAC filters were replaced. The facilities crew continues daily cleaning and disinfection procedures, and our entire staff has received training that requires them to follow the implementation of cleaning and disinfection of classroom surfaces and materials. In October, we upgraded our HVAC filters to MERV 13 filters.
We have adopted our cleaning and disinfection procedures from the information shared by OSHA, the CDC, the Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing, and the Delaware Division of Public Health. As best practices are shifted, so will our practice. Our staff is trained to follow the guidelines and will explain and model safety, physical distancing, handwashing and hygiene procedures to students in an age-appropriate manner. In order for this plan to be most effective, WMS staff and families with students attending WMS must comply with the plan outlined below and any future changes in this plan.
Contact Kathy Wittig-Valtos, school nurse, for more information.