Welcome to the Neighborhood Orientation Fall 2020 Wonder

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Welcome to the Neighborhood Orientation Fall 2020

Welcome to the Neighborhood Orientation Fall 2020

Wonder ~ Curiosity ~ Capability “Teaching children about the natural world should be treated

Wonder ~ Curiosity ~ Capability “Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives. ” -Thomas Berry “There is substantial evidence that children have a strong and deep-rooted sensitivity to the natural world and that play, a biologically-driven instinct, is the primary mechanism through which they encounter and explore their immediate physical environment. ” -Adrian Voce

Pick Up & Drop Off ● Please have your child wash their hands before

Pick Up & Drop Off ● Please have your child wash their hands before leaving the house each morning. ● Please complete the online health check form each school day before 8: 30. The link to the form is on our fall reopening page. ● One parent can walk your child to the designated drop off area. ● Neighborhood staff will escort each child to their morning meeting area ● The Y 3’s, Os’s & Y 4’s, and the O 4’s will be dropped off at the top of the playground. ● The 4 / 5’s will be dropped off at the Reno Garden. ● Please apply sunscreen and/or bug spray in the morning before leaving the house.

What to pack in your child’s backpack ● Labeled water bottle ● Individually packed

What to pack in your child’s backpack ● Labeled water bottle ● Individually packed snacks ● Please pack snacks that children can open and eat independently as much as possible ● Please remember that we are a strict nut-free environment. Take extra care to read the labels of the foods you send in with your child. ● A change of clothes ● An extra mask ● Slippers to be worn inside

Dressing for the weather ● ● Please be sure to dress your child for

Dressing for the weather ● ● Please be sure to dress your child for the weather and remember to send a change of clothes. Please send your child in footwear that allows them to run, jump. Play, and climb appropriately. You may want to consider rainpants in addition to a raincoat and rainboots this year. We have a few extra pairs at the school.

What to expect in a day ● ● ● ● Welcome & circle A

What to expect in a day ● ● ● ● Welcome & circle A shared story Inquiry related activities Time spent on our Pre-K HWT curriculum Time spent exploring the outdoors Time spent in clean and organized classrooms when necessary Snack-time Community walks

Classroom updates will be complete this week. Air filters have been installed in each

Classroom updates will be complete this week. Air filters have been installed in each room. Blueair Filters ● Electrostatic charging ● mechanical filtration ● Traps even the smallest particles ● Kills 99% of germs** ● The combination of electrical charging and high air flow kills viruses and bacteria

Additional reminders The following forms are required by the Department of Early Education and

Additional reminders The following forms are required by the Department of Early Education and Care for each child. Child’s Physical Exam/Immunization Record Please send a copy of your child’s most recent physical exam and immunization record. This can be obtained directly from your pediatrician’s office. This is valid for one year from the child’s most recent physical. Your child’s physical record must be updated each year and sent to us. Also, we should be made aware in writing by you and your physician of any special circumstances regarding immunizations. The Department of Public Health has added a new influenza vaccine requirement for all children 6 months of age and older attending childcare or preschool. This requirement was put in place to reduce influenza-related morbidity and to reduce the overall impact of respiratory illness in a population still facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Children will be expected to have received an influenza vaccine for the current influenza season (July-June) by December 31 unless they have a medical or religious exemption.

Please visit our website to view this slideshow, for more information on reopening, and

Please visit our website to view this slideshow, for more information on reopening, and to review the EEC Compliance Addendum. https: //www. neighborhoodcoop. com/ Q & A to follow