A few things have
changed since the CDC and Virginia have loosened mandates. Please remember that our first priority is the safety of our students and their families, so a few of our protocols may be a bit
different than the ones provided by the government.
--New mask directive ALL persons in the building must wear a mask at all times. If you are vaccinated, you will not have to wear a mask in class (please wear it as you enter the building), but proof of vaccination must be verified with the office, and you will be added to a master list. We are working on a way to make this process easier, but for now, we will rely on the master list. The faculty is fully vaccinated, but will continue to wear masks while in the building. Remember that most of our clientele are not of vaccination age, and we want to ensure that the space is safe for everyone.
--NO temperature checks We will no longer be taking temperatures at the door. Last summer, since it was hot, temperatures read high anyway, and we would have to wait for the child to cool down. Since COVID now displays different symptoms, we do not see the value in checking our students daily. If your child has a fever, or is displaying any signs of COVID, please keep them at home to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
--Entrances and Exits will now be the front office and lobby doors, just like before COVID. Students may now use the dressing rooms and out lying areas to store their belongings.
--Hand Washing Once your child enters the building, they will be taken to wash their hands. Hand sanitizer will be available in all studios, but we prefer hand washing.
--NO parents will be allowed to hang out in the lobby or other areas. If you have to use the bathroom or talk to office staff, you may come into the studio, but we would like to keep the occupancy at a minimum for now. Depending how things go, parents will more than likely be able to come inside (to sit) in the fall.
--Students will now be allowed to "hang out" in the studio on their breaks. This may change if we see the kids not maintaining social distance, or defying mask directives. Please remember that we are not a babysitting service, and we cannot watch children who are on break from class to class. Students will be asked to wear a mask at all times on breaks, even if they are vaccinated.
--Social distancing is expected AT ALL TIMES. There will be no exceptions to this rule, and if it cannot be followed, we may send students, who are breaking the rule, home.
--NO ONE should enter the building if they are sick, and ANY COVID-19 cases that arise should be brought to our attention immediately. In the event that a student tests positive, we will notify the entire studio immediately, and make sure the building is well-sanitized before letting anyone else reenter (we may also close again if we feel the case may have infected others).
We will take EVERY precaution to help keep your children safe, but please understand that this does not mean we can guarantee their safety when it comes to COVID-19.