COVID-19 FAQ

Community Education Parent COVID-19 FAQ

What is the Operational Plan for the Child Development Centers (Lil' Pioneers and Little Cubs)?
Program Name Lil' Pioneers and Little Cubs
Program Hours Child Development Centers are open 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
# of Student Contact Hours 11 hours per day
Session Time August 5, 2020 - May 20, 2021
Program Location(s) Varies
Licensed Space Lil' Pioneers will have four rooms, Little Cubs will have five rooms
Program Overview All early childhood programs are DHS licensed
Student Enrollment / Max Vary per program - see Ratio
Ratio DHS Ratios: Infants 1:5/2:11 (1's); 1:6/2:13 (2's); 1:8 (3's); 1:13 (4's);
Health Screening Staff Refer to Health and Wellness Operational Plan
Isolation Guidelines Should a student exhibit signs of illness, he/she will be immediately moved to a place of isolation. Parents will be notified and will need to pick up their child from the program. Refer to Health and Wellness Operational Plan
Grouping Guidelines Students will remain in their classroom and become a cohort. Cohort groups will remain together and will not interface with other cohorts
COVID-19 Confirmed When a student is confirmed with the COVID-19 virus, the nurse will notify the Maricopa County Health Department.
Communication will be distributed to the school community (parents and staff) indicating that a student was confirmed to have had the COVID-19 virus. The classroom will be sanitized before students return. Students who are positive will remain at home for 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medication AND symptoms have improved AND 10 days have elapsed since the student first had symptoms.
COVID-19 Contact A student must stay home and isolate for 14 days, or as directed by current CDC guidelines under the following conditions:
  • When the student has come in contact with someone confirmed with the COVID-19 virus.
  • When a member of the student’s household has come in contact with someone confirmed with the COVID-19 virus.
Daily Procedures  
Drop Off Each program will follow the drop off procedures established at the school site
Screening Protocol Parents will sign in their child each day. A parent's signature indicates that their child does not have any of the following symptoms: Cough, Fever, sore throat and has not been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days. At arrival students will wash their hands and staff will informally screen students for respiratory symptoms. CDC COVID-19 Screening for Childcare
Snack One morning snack and one afternoon snack will be provided to students. Snacks will be provided from the district Nutrition Program. One staff member will pick up the snack and deliver it to classrooms. Students will eat snacks in their classroom. Students (Over the age of 2) will place their masks into an individual container while they eat and put it back on when done.
Breakfast and Lunch Students may provide their own breakfast or lunch otherwise it will be provided from the district Nutrition program. Students (Over the age of 2) will place their masks into an individual container while they eat and put it back on when done. All meals will be in the classroom.
Bathroom Use Bathrooms will be cleaned throughout the day
Nap At nap time, ensure that children’s naptime mats (or cribs) are spaced out. Place children alternating head to toe in order to further reduce the potential for viral spread. Students are not required to wear their masks during this time.
Pick Up Each program will follow the pick up procedures established at the school site
Cleaning Protocol Follow CDC Guidelines and Community Ed Cleaning Protocol
Student Self-Care Hygiene All staff and students (above age 2) are required to wear masks. All staff and students will wash their hands upon arrival. Students will be encouraged to wash their hands regularly throughout the day.
Program/Schedule Due to variety of program curriculums, the schedule is posted in each room and online weekly
What is the Operational Plan for Preschool Programs?
Program Name Early Childhood Academy, Gifted Preschool, Little Scholars, Mini Scholars, Montessori, Spanish Immersion, Title Preschool
Program Hours Preschool programs are 8:30-2:30 or 9:00-3:00 depending on location.
# of Student Contact Hours 6 hours per day
Session Time Return to School - October 8, 2020
Program Location(s) Varies
Licensed Space One classroom per program
Program Overview All early childhood programs are DHS licensed
Student Enrollment / Max Early Childhood Academy (15), Gifted Preschool (20), Title Preschool (15) Little Scholars (22), Mini Scholars (15), Montessori (22), Spanish Immersion (22)
Ratio 1:8 (3's); 1:13 (4's); 1:15/1:20 (5's)
Health Screening Staff Refer to Health and Wellness Operational Plan
Isolation Guidelines Should a student exhibit signs of illness, he/she will be immediately moved to a place of isolation. Parents will be notified and will need to pick up their child from the program. Refer to Health and Wellness Operational Plan
Grouping Guidelines Students will remain in their classroom and become a cohort. Cohort groups will remain together and will not interface with other cohorts to the extent possible.
COVID-19 Confirmed When a student is confirmed with the COVID-19 virus, the nurse will notify the Maricopa County Health Department. Communication will be distributed to the school community (parents and staff) indicating that a student was confirmed to have had the COVID-19 virus. The classroom will be sanitized before students return. Students who are positive will remain at home for 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medication AND symptoms have improved AND 10 days have elapsed since the student first had symptoms.
COVID-19 Contact A student must stay home and isolate for 14 days, or as directed by current CDC guidelines under the following conditions:
  • When the student has come in contact with someone confirmed with the COVID-19 virus.
  • When a member of the student’s household has come in contact with someone confirmed with the COVID-19 virus.
Daily Procedures  
Drop Off Each program will follow the drop off procedures established at the school site
Screening Protocol Parents will sign in their child each day. A parent's signature indicates that their child does not have any of the following symptoms: Cough, Fever, sore throat and has not been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days. At arrival students will wash their hands and staff will informally screen students for respiratory symptoms. CDC COVID-19 Screening for Childcare
Snack One morning snack and one afternoon snack will be provided to students. Snack will be provided from the district Nutrition Program. One staff member will pick up the snack and deliver it to classrooms. Students will eat snacks in their classroom. Students will place their masks into an individual container while they eat and put back on when done.
Lunch Students may provide their own lunch or purchase lunch from the cafeteria. Students will put mask into their lunch box or individual container while eating and then put back on when done. Lunch will be in the cafeteria. Social distancing will be in place where possible.
Bathroom Use Bathroom breaks are scheduled throughout the day. Students who need to use the bathroom outside of the scheduled break will be taken by a staff member. Bathrooms will be cleaned throughout the day, not after every use.
Nap Nap time will not be offered for Little Scholars, Montessori, Gifted, ECA, Title Preschools. Mini scholars will offer naptime. At nap time, ensure that children’s naptime mats are spaced out. Place children alternating head to toe in order to further reduce the potential for viral spread. Students are not required to wear their masks during this time.
Pick Up Each program will follow the pick up procedures established at the school site
Cleaning Protocol Complete the daily Community Education Cleaning Protocol and follow CDC Guidelines
Student Self-Care Hygiene All staff and students (above age 2) are required to wear masks. All staff and students will wash their hands upon arrival. Students will be encouraged to wash their hands regularly throughout the day. Refer to Health and Wellness Operational Plan
Program/Schedule Due to variety of PreK program curriculums, the schedule is posted in PreK rooms and online weekly
Expectations Parents will complete the COVID 19 Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement and Disclosure Form
What is the Operational Plan for Mascot?
Program Name Mascot
Program Hours 6:30 am until thirty minutes before school starts and school dismissal until 6:30 pm
# of Student Contact Hours 6.5 hours per day
Session Time Return to School - October 2020
Program Location(s) Varies
Licensed Space Varies by location
Program Overview Mascot is a DHS licensed program
Student Enrollment / Max Determined by site (staffing and licensed space)
Ratio Preschool 1:15; K-6 1:20
Health Screening Staff Refer to Health and Wellness Operational Plan
Isolation Guidelines Should a student exhibit signs of illness, he/she will be immediately moved to a place of isolation. Parents will be notified and will need to pick up their child from the program. Refer to Health and Wellness Operational Plan
Grouping Guidelines Students will remain in their classroom and become a cohort. Cohort groups will remain together and will not interface with other cohorts as much as possible. Students will be grouped by families and then by grade and teacher. Students may be in groups of 20.
COVID-19 Confirmed When a student is confirmed with the COVID-19 virus, the nurse will notify the Maricopa County Health Department. Communication will be distributed to the school community (parents and staff) indicating that a student was confirmed to have had the COVID-19 virus. The classroom will be sanitized before students return. Students who are positive will remain at home for 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medication AND symptoms have improved AND 10 days have elapsed since the student first had symptoms.
COVID-19 Contact A student must stay home and isolate for 14 days, or as directed by current CDC guidelines under the following conditions:
  • When the student has come in contact with someone confirmed with the COVID-19 virus.
  • When a member of the student’s household has come in contact with someone confirmed with the COVID-19 virus.
Daily Procedures  
Drop Off At the mascot designated entrance, staff will meet parents and check in students. Parents and staff will maintain social distancing. Parents and guardians should assess their child’s health daily prior to arriving at school. Parents will sign in their child. Parents signature indicates that their child does not have any of the following symptoms: Cough, fever, or sore throat and has not been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days. At arrival students will wash their hands and staff will informally screen students for respiratory symptoms
Screening Protocol Parents will sign in their child each day. A parent's signature indicates that their child does not have any of the following symptoms: Cough, Fever, sore throat and has not been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days. At arrival students will wash their hands and staff will informally screen students for respiratory symptoms. CDC COVID-19 Screening for Childcare
Snack One afternoon snack will be provided to students. Snack will come from the district Nutrition Program. Students will eat snacks in the mascot designated space. Students will place their masks into an individual container while they eat and put back on when done. Students will have assigned seats to allow for contract tracing.
Lunch N/A
Bathroom Use Bathrooms will be cleaned throughout the day following the cleaning protocol
Nap N/A
Pick Up At the Mascot designated entrance, staff will meet parents and check out students. Parents and Staff will maintain social distancing. AZHDS childcare sign out regulations will be followed requiring photo identification at pick up.
Cleaning Protocol Follow CDC Guidelines and Community Ed Cleaning Protocol
Student Self-Care Hygiene Staff will wear masks. Students will wear a mask provided by the parent. Parents are requested to use a mask at drop off and pick up.
Program/Schedule Schedule is posted monthly.
Expectations Parents will complete the COVID 19 Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement and Disclosure Form
Where can I find infomation about PVSchools Reopening Plan?
Information about PVSchools Reopening Plan can be found on the PVSchools Reopening FAQ.