PEREGRINE SCHOOL

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Peregrine School aims to provide students with an enriching environment as they explore specific themes. One of our goals, particularly during these uncertain and challenging times, is to provide our students with a nurturing and consistent environment where they feel welcome and safe to explore, learn and socialize while taking safety precautions. While we cannot prevent COVID-19, we are taking steps to reduce the exposure and spread of COVID-19 on our campuses. We will do our best to creatively accomplish our goals while maintaining physical distancing, as much as possible, and practice hygiene and sanitizing routines.

We have put together this Frequently Asked Questions page to remain transparent in our plans and provide our community a look at what this school year will be like.

 

This page is updated as information becomes available. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Extracurricular Coordinator, Rachel Warner, at rachel@peregrineschool.org.

RECENT CHANGES

 
What are some changes that will occur?

School Wide:

  • Reduced schedules will allow our staff and students to slowly transition back to our routines amidst the new regulations and guidelines set forth by the CDC, Yolo County, and state licensing; in cases of inconsistency, we are following the stricter guidelines.

  • Class sizes will be substantially reduced in all programs and will always be limitied to 10-12 students depending on classes.

  • Student quarantine groups will not mix during recess, lunch, or after school.

  • Only staff and select vendors will be allowed on campus to minimize foot traffic. 

  • Staff will be designated to specific classes to minimize foot traffic into rooms. 

  • All students from all classrooms will need to bring and leave shoes to use indoors.

  • For Fall, food will be served by the school for the ECC Students. 

    • Elementary students will need to bring their own lunch and snack.​

ECC:

  • Nap/Rest Time will be determined by class.

  • Students will use individual trays for projects and toys, as much as possible.

ELEMENTARY:

  • Students will use individual tote bags of basic school supplies provided by the school to prevent mixing.

Where will I drop-off and pick-up my child?

Please reference the chart below to determine where to pick-up and drop-off your child this summer. 

Class       -    Site   -  Pick-up/Drop-off

Elementary   South    Elem Side Gate

El Nido        South   Main Entrance  

El Nido        West    Front Gate       

Esceulita      South    Main Entrance 

Esceulita      West     Front Gate       

Pandas        South    ECC Side Gate

Primaria      South    ECC Side Gate

Primaria       West    Front Gate       

What will drop-off look like?

School Wide:

  • Drop-off will begin 20 minutes before the start of the program. 

  • Students enrolled in Before Care can be dropped of at 7:30 AM.

  • There will be designated drop-off and pick-up areas for each program to reduce foot traffic in any one area.

  • All adults and students 3 years and older must wear masks at drop-off and pick-up 

  • All students will sanitize their hands upon arrival at school.

  • All students will be screened for symptoms of illness prior to entry into the school; adults must remain with the student until screening is over. 

  • A staff member wearing a face mask and face shield will take temperatures, ask screening questions, and sign-in each student with drop-off adult present.

  • A teacher will take students to their classroom. Upper Elementary students may go to their classrooms on their own.

  • Students will wash their hands once in the classroom.

  • Staff will also be screened for symptoms of illness before their shift begins.

What will pick-up look like?

ECC:

  • Parents are asked to pick students up in the first 10 minutes of every hour, or anytime between 5-5:30 PM. Parents will need to ring the doorbell and a staff member will come out, confirm who they are picking up, and radio it back to the classroom teachers. At South,Students will be brought through the front entrance (El Nido South, Escuelita South, and Pandas) or the side gate (Primaria South). At West, students will be brought out through the front gate (El Nido and Primaria West) or the back gate (Escuelita West).

ELEM:

  • Parents are asked to pick students up in the first 15 minutes of every hour, or anytime between 5-5:30 Parents will need to ring the doorbell and a staff member will come out, confirm who they are picking up, and radio it back to the classroom teachers. Students will exit out of the Elementary side gate

What are the online program options?

Currently, we have 2 different online program options. We are offering our After School classes online this year, as well as the Little Mandrain Institute classes online. To see more about these, please visit this page.

How do I help my child transition back to school as smoothly as possible?

What to talk to your child about:

  • Talk to your child about changes to the school, their classroom and yard; and plant other details provided by the teachers.

  • Talk to your child about their teachers.

  • Talk to your child about the PPE that their teacher and other school staff will wear.

  • Discuss with your child the importance of physical distance, hygiene, and keeping everyone safe by wearing a mask (part of the R for Responsibility in our SOAR model).​​

What can I do? 

  • Drive by the school a few times before their class starts, and discuss with your child the new drop-off and pick-up routine.

  • Practice wearing face masks in front of your child.

  • Attend your child’s camp Zoom Meet-n-Greet.

  • Show your child pictures of their teachers.

In general:

  • Keep your child home if you suspect they are ill.

  • If your child has COVID-19 like symptoms that are unrelated to COVID-19 e.g., known allergies, we recommend you obtain a doctor's note AHEAD of time verifying that your child’s chronic symptoms that your child has that are not infectious.

  • Maintain open communication with your child's Head Teacher/Camp Counselors.

  • Attend Head Teacher Virtual Office Hours.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What will be done to ensure sanitation? 

School Wide:

  • Students and staff will sanitize their hands upon arrival at school then wash their hands once in the classroom.

  • Hand washing at school will occur more frequently. 

  • Staff will wash hands upon arriving and leaving a different area of the school;

  • Students will wash hands 1) when they arrive into the classroom 2) when they put their hands in their mouths or noses 3) before and after eating.

  • Staff will use hand sanitizer when going in and out of their classroom and yard.

  • High touch surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day and at the end of the day.

  • Toilets and handles will be sanitized after every use.

  • Students will be taught to use a tissue when using the handle to flush the toilet.

  • Sinks and soap dispensers will be sanitized after every use.

  • Climbing structures will be washed at the end of each day.

  • The number of indoor and outdoor toy options will be reduced, used only by one cohort per day, and sanitized at the end of each day.

  • Indoor and outdoor toys will be and be sanitized at the end of each day. 

  • Cleaning crews will clean daily and after school is closed.

  • FDA approved disinfectant products to be used: Oxivir, DS1, and diluted bleach solution; Seventh Generation for simple dirt and project clean-up; Clorox wipes will be used to clean high touch surfaces in staff rooms and be back-up for classroom use.

How will we do our best to maintain physical distance?

School Wide:

  • Floor markers will be set where possible e.g., restrooms, Circle Time, school entry stations.

  • Classrooms and yards will be reorganized in ways to minimize large group gatherings, as needed.

  • Divide cohorts of students between indoor and outdoor spaces, when possible.

  • Find creative ways to provide comfort and nurture to students while avoiding face to face contact, as much as possible.

  • Educate students, in developmentally appropriate ways, on the importance of physical distance, hygiene, and keeping everyone safe and healthy (the R for responsibility in our SOAR model).

  • For Elementary, cohorts of students will be segregated on the playground during meal and recess times.

What Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be used?

School Wide:

  • Staff will wear masks while on campus; in addition, face shields will be worn during prolonged close contact such as during diapering.

  • All adults will be required to wear face masks at drop-off and pick-up.

  • Student 3 years and older are required to wear a face mask.

  • Gloves will continue to be worn during diapering, and will be worn by staff moving between different areas of the school.

What happens when my child/someone in the community gets sick?

If COVID-19 symptoms suspected, the student will wait to be picked up in a cozy designated temporary quarantine area.

If COVID-19 is confirmed:

  • Contact tracing protocol set by government agencies will be followed; families, just like teachers, will be required to report with whom they have been in contact.

  • Affected cohort(s) will be shut down, quarantined for 2 weeks, and move to distance learning.

  • Doctor’s note will be required before the student can return to school.

  • If non-COVID-19 related, a doctor’s note will be required before student can return to school.

What gives Peregrine the ability to open as safely as possible?

Peregrine classrooms and expansive outdoor spaces allow for our student cohorts to be divided into even smaller groups to maintain as much distance as possible.

 

HAVE A QUESTION?

PLEASE CONTACT US!

Extracurricular Coordinator:

Rachel Warner

 

Email: rachel@peregrineschool.org

South

(530) 753-5500

West

(530) 758-8845

Fax

(530) 753-5533

Peregrine South

2650 Lillard Drive

Davis, CA 95618

Peregrine West

2907 Portage Bay West

Davis, CA 95616