Our COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 Precautions

PVUMC Preschool prioritizes the health and safety of our community. With COVID-19 rates on the rise in Maricopa County and the spread of new variants of the virus, the preschool has adopted the mitigation measures outlined below.

 

PVUMC Preschool will continue to follow all health and safety recommendations set forth by the CDC, Arizona Health Department, Maricopa County Health Department, and PVUM Church as it relates to cleaning, sanitizing, wearing masks, social distancing, etc.  In the event that COVID-19 cases greatly escalate again in Arizona and the measures outline below are not effective to keep our community safe, the preschool will consider splitting classes and following PVUMC Preschool’s 2020-2021 COVID-19 mitigation procedures.

For the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Preschool staff members (and After School Programs providers) will wear a mask or face shield while in the classroom with the children. Staff members do not need to wear a mask when outside.

  • Preschool children do not need to wear a mask or face shield, although they are free to wear one if they would like.

  • The preschool requests that parents wear a mask while on the church campus and to please socially distance when possible. 

  • Parents are asked to wear a mask in the Preschool Office and limit individuals in the office to more than two adults at any time.

  • Parents will drop off their child at the classroom door and will not enter the classroom.

  • Teachers will not perform temperature checks at the beginning of the day. However, teachers will do a visible check of each child at the beginning of the day, and we will reply upon parents to assess their child's wellness to attend preschool each morning.

  • Children will wash their hands frequently, including at the beginning and end of the day, before and after snack time, and when going to and coming from the playground.

  • Snacks will continue to be served individually rather than "family style," and each child must bring a refillable water bottle each day.

For a full summary of PVUMC Preschool's COVID-19 Mitigation Policy for the 2021-2022 school year, please click HERE.

For an outline of when a PRESCHOOL CHILD may return to the preschool after testing positive for COVID-19, displaying COVID-19 symptoms, or is a close contact of someone with COVID-19, please click HERE.

For an outline of when a VACCINATED STAFF MEMBER may return to the preschool after testing positive for COVID-19, displaying COVID-19 symptoms, or is a close contact of someone with COVID-19, please click HERE.

For an outline of when an UNVACCINATED STAFF MEMBER may return to the preschool after testing positive for COVID-19, displaying COVID-19 symptoms, or is a close contact of someone with COVID-19, please click HERE.

Illness and Communicable Disease Policy

For the well-being of all our children and staff, a child who is ill may not come to preschool. If a child becomes ill at school or if a child's condition is suspected to be contagious, a member of the child's teaching team will bring the child to the Preschool Office where office staff will contact parents or other persons authorized by the parents to pick the child up from school. If the parent does not respond to the phone call or text message within 5 minutes, the next person on the authorized pick-up list will be called to come get the child. PVUMC Preschool is unable to watch ill children at preschool for any length of time and would ask for your prompt attentiveness in picking up your ill child. The child will be made comfortable and will remain with office staff in an isolated room located away from the preschool classrooms and office.

With the COVID-19 pandemic going on we would ask for all of our PVUMC Preschool families err on the side of caution and keep your child home if you suspect your child is coming down with anything or has been exposed to any type of illness.