Lake Mary Montessori Academy
COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy
At LMMA, we are committed to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. LMMA Administration, in partnership with the LMMA COVID-19 Medical Task Force, and with guidelines set by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), FLDOH (Florida Department of Health), and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), has worked to create specific health and safety guidelines as they relate to COVID-19.
One-on-One In-Person Learning Drop-Off and Pick-Up
Staff and students will enter school one at a time for optional one-on-one in person learning sessions, following the recommended social distancing guidelines. Parents must remain in their cars during this time. Masks will be worn by teachers and should also be worn by parents, students, and all other passengers riding in the car during drop-off and pick-up.
Temperature checks will be conducted when a child is dropped off for in-person one-on-one learning sessions prior to the child exiting the car. The child’s temperature must be below 100.4º. Faculty and staff will also have temperature checks each morning upon arrival.
Staff and students will wash their hands regularly, including, but not limited to: upon arrival and after using the restroom.
Each child participating in in person one-on-one learning sessions will be issued two face masks to be worn while on campus as well as a pair of goggles. The children and teachers must wear a mask during drop-off and pick-up and while working in the classroom.
Sick Staff and Students
We ask that any member of the LMMA community (students, faculty, and staff) remain home if they are showing any symptoms of illness which could be passed onto another child or adult. If any member of the household has symptoms of COVID-19, do NOT send your child to school. If a student has tested positive or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive, the school must be informed immediately and the student must quarantine for a 14-day period.
If a student, faculty, or staff member shows signs of illness or tests positive for COVID-19, then the following actions need to take place:
- The individual must quarantine for 14 days.
- If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, he/she may return to school if:
- 1 negative test result (SARS-CoV-2 RNA)
- Each student, faculty, or staff member who has been in close contact with the individual within the last 48 hours must self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. If symptoms appear, then testing is required for that person immediately and the 14-day quarantine period starts over.
If a student, faculty, or staff member has a family member who tests positive for COVID-19 and the individual tests negative for the virus, they are to self-quarantine for 14 days and it is recommended that they are re-tested around day 10. If the test is negative, they can return to in-person one-on-one learning sessions after day 14. If the test is positive, and they do not show symptoms, they must have a negative test result before returning to school.
Students who are required to quarantine will automatically switch to the Zoom one-on-one learning model.
If a student, faculty, or staff member becomes sick during their one-on-one in-person learning session, they will immediately be isolated to help prevent the spread of illness. If your child becomes sick, you will be required to pick them up within thirty minutes of receiving notification of their illness.
Visitors on Campus
In order to prevent the spread of germs, we will not be allowing parents or visitors on campus for the 2020-2021 school year.
We have enhanced our cleaning efforts here at LMMA. Teachers have developed a system to allow for the cleaning of materials in-between each student’s use. Teachers will also be cleaning and disinfecting the restroom and door handles regularly throughout the day. Our cleaning service will be utilizing an extra layer of precaution with the implementation of cleaning devices which electrostatically charge cleaning solutions to cover all surfaces within a classroom; this new cleaning method will be used daily in addition to our regular daily cleaning procedures.