Policies and Procedures
My Village will make every effort to keep our staff and students safe, however, there are many unknowns. We have done our best to plan for these circumstances. In these uncertain situations, families should understand the risks and benefits of in-person classes. We will be thoughtful and fair in our decisions regarding the COVID situation. With that in mind, there are fixed costs that My Village incurs to open our doors. Our policy reflects a fair and reasonable solution for all.
* These policies may need to be changed as things unfold.
Will My Village open in August?
Baring any orders to stay closed, My Village will open in August. We will have both in-person and online classes available. See appropriate tabs for more information.
Will My Village require students and staff to wear masks?
Unless mandated by the county, masks will be optional for students and staff. If you choose to send your child with a mask, we will do our best to remind them to keep it on while indoors. Please label your child’s mask if you chose to send them with one. Due to high temperatures, students will not be allowed to wear masks outside, however, we will remind the children to give each other personal space.
If schools are required to close again, how will My Village handle that? Will tuition be refunded?
In the event Martin County public and private schools are required to close, My Village will also close for in-person classes. Some classes will temporarily be moved to online classes in a similar format to the Monday/Wednesday classes. We will follow the procedures that private schools are required to follow. Since we will offer an alternative, we will not offer refunds. There may be exceptions, depending on the circumstances.
What steps will take place to help minimize the spread of germs at My Village?
To help minimize the risk of spread of COVID-19, each student will be monitored for fever and flu-like symptoms before entering the building. My Village staff will take extra precautions to prevent the spread of all diseases by disinfecting commonly used hard surfaces, allowing time for thorough hand washing and providing instructions to students, and monitoring for symptoms. Hand sanitizer is available, however, thorough hand washing is preferred. Students may bring their own hand sanitizer as an extra precaution.
What if someone in my household is diagnosed with Covid-19?
Students who have members of their household that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 will be asked to self-quarantine for 2 weeks. A one week credit will be given the proceeding month.
What if my child is diagnosed with Covid-19?
Students who have tested positive for Covid-19 will need to isolate/quarantine until there are no more symptoms or have tested negative. In addition, classes will be cancelled to quarantine for 2 weeks. A one week credit will be given to families the proceeding month.
What if a teacher or staff member is diagnosed with Covid-19?
Teachers who have tested positive for Covid-19 will need a negative test result before returning to classes. The same policy from above with a child being sick with COVID applies including closing for two weeks and a one week credit will be given to families the proceeding month.
How will drop-off and pick-up be organized?
- Child’s temperature is taken by a staff member before entry
- Parent answers questions regarding child’s health and health of their immediate family
- Teacher will mark attendance of students as they arrive (no parent signature required)
- This procedure will take place outside.
- Parents will not be allowed in the building unless they have an appointment for a parent/teacher meeting or their student needs their assistance.