Category Archives: Safety

Masks Still Required

Dear CHMS Families:
With COVID-19 on the rise again and our state being considered a “hot spot” and out of an abundance of concern that we do everything in our power to keep our students safe, we are still requiring that all children ages 3 and up wear a mask while at school.  
Please do not send them to school without their mask.  Additionally, we suggest that you send extra masks for your child’s supply bag to have on hand in the event that their mask becomes soiled.  
Many students are regularly coming to school without a mask.  We will no longer provide free disposable masks.  Starting next week, we will begin to charge $1 per mask in the event that a child comes to school without his or her own and requires a disposable one.  The fees will automatically be charged to your account at the end of the month.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Respectfully, 

Lydia Hall

School Administrator

on behalf of CHMS Administration

CHMS: COVID-19 Policies

Dear Families,
Thank you for your patience as we have been working to update our COVID-19 Policies regarding masks and quarantining as it relates to the newly released CDC guidelines.  As you know, guidelines are recommendations and not requirements.  As such we have had the difficult task of making a final decision on what our school’s policy should be.  Please know that we take very seriously our responsibility to protect the health and safety of our staff, students, and families.  Additionally, we want to be careful to not put an undue burden on you.  Please review the updated policies as follows:

Masks: 
We will require masks to be worn by all students 3 years old and older beginning Monday, December 14th.  Please send extra masks for your student’s bag so they will have a spare if needed.

Quarantine:

  1. For any student or staff who tests positive for COVID-19, we require a full 10 day quarantine from school.  Your student may be accepted for attendance on the 11th day from the positive test date if they have been fever free without medicine for 24 hours, without shortness of breath, and without uncontrolled bouts of sneezing and/or coughing.  If symptoms persist after 10 days, please contact the office to discuss.  We will need to re-evaluate and may require additional quarantine time.
  2. For any student or staff who has been exposed to a COVID-19 positive case, we require a full 10 day quarantine.  A COVID test will not be required. If the student/staff is not experiencing any symptoms after 10 days, they will be accepted for re-admittance on the 11th day from the first date of exposure.  

Since this is a fluid situation, these policies are subject to change and be evaluated on a case by case basis.  

Thank you in advance for adherence to these new policies.  

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies, please do not hesitate to call.  

New FDA Hand Sanitizer Warnings

hand sanitizer

The FDA has issued a warning about the use of hand sanitizer on the list below:

  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)
  • Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)
  • The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)

Be Safe, Stay Healthy!

 

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Dear CHMS Families:

Dear CHMS Families:

Greetings!  We hope you are all well and have been able to find some joy and peace in the midst of these uncertain days as our world is working hard responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and especially those of you who are on the front lines helping to care for the sick and working all essential jobs and those unable to work at non-essential jobs that have closed.

The CHMS Administration has been evaluating the situation constantly and have heard from some of you asking if we plan to re-open.  Additionally, we are aware that many of you have older children who are out of school and also in need of childcare.  While not mandatory, DHS will allow us to re-open.   Therefore, if the need among our student body families is great enough, we will re-open on Monday, March 30th.  If CHMS does re-open, we will allow siblings of our currently enrolled students to attend during this time.

While we have been closed our staff has sanitized the entire building and have established the following procedures:

–          No Parents will be allowed in the building
–       At morning drop-off, a staff member will meet you at the door to take your child’s temperature with a laser thermometer and collect information.  Please note, if your child has any of the  following, they will not be accepted for care:
o   Temperature greater than 100.3 degrees
o   Cough
o   If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in contact with anyone who is/was positive for COVID in the past 14 days
–          At end of day Pick-up, staff-member will bring your child to you at the door
–          Classrooms and playground equipment will be sanitized each evening after  6pm
–          During the work day, all staff members will wash hands every 30 minutes
–          Gloves, masks, and foot covers will be available for all staff members
–          Teachers and Children must have soft-soled freshly washed shoes for inside wear
–          All dishes are run through the High-Temp Sanitizer after each use
–       All towels, rags, bedding washed at school will be done so with an anti-bacterial/bleach solution and washed in hot water
–       A new, school quality air scrubber has been installed to filter the air in the main building and will be running 24/7.
–      A high-quality air cleaner will be running 24/7 in the outside classroom
–         We plan to keep groups of children small, 10 children or less per group

Here is what we need from you: Please let us know of your intention of whether or not you will send your child to school by replying to this email as soon as possible and no later than midnight on Thursday, March 26th

If you do plan to send your child(ren) back to school starting next Monday (or anytime during the mandated closure of non-essential businesses), let us know how many enrolled students and siblings from your family you intend to send to CHMS.  For those in need of sibling childcare, we will contact you to discuss pricing for this service. A staff member will supervise all elementary age children and will be available to help them with their school assignments.

For those of you who do not opt for your children to return to CHMS for the duration of the COVID-19 health crisis only, please let us know.  We must continue to charge your account for normal tuition only (NOT child care or lunches). This will make it possible for us to hold your spot AND pay our employees and overhead expenses in order to keep our doors open.

Finally, if for any reason, you have made other arrangements and do not plan to return to CHMS, the 30-day cancellation policy does still apply, so let us know right away.

On Friday, the Administration will evaluate the number of children we expect to attend and will determine if there will be enough available staff to cover the need and/or if it is financially feasible to re-open.  We will keep you updated as soon as we make a final decision.

Respectfully,

CHMS Administration

Children’s House Montessori School
4023 Lee Ave
Little Rock, AR 72205
Telephone: 501.664.5993
Fax: 501.664.2857
Website: http://chmlr.org/

“If houses for our children do not exist, let us build them.” —Dr. Maria Montessori

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Arkansas Division of Emergency Management Covid-19 Information

Click here to view state information about Covid-19

 

Health Reminder!!!

Health Reminder

Health Reminder

Health Reminder from Children’s House Montessori School

Please check your children and follow the Children’s House health policies as follows:

For the protection of all children in our care, a child should be kept at home (AND WE WILL NOT ACCEPT HIM/HER FOR SCHOOL) if the following symptoms are displayed:

elevated temperature        vomiting            diarrhea
stomach ache            skin rash            impetigo
sore throat            earache/discharge        red/discharging eyes/pink-eye
ring worm (tinea corpus)                   pinworm            head lice/nits

Children excluded from school because of suspicion of disease, or actual disease, requiring isolation, may be re-admitted when a physician certifies that they are no longer suffering from such a disease.    Some diseases need to be reported to DHHS.   These include, but are not restricted to, Hepatitis A, B, Measles & Rubella, Whooping Cough, Meningitis, Shigellosis, TB, Mumps.

Communicable Diseases & Symptoms that exclude a child from school/child care:

Chicken Pox        German Measles                  Hib            Scabies
Mumps            Measles            Meningococcus
Strep Throat        TB            Whooping Cough
Giardia            Hepatitis A        Salmonella
Shigella            Impetigo                      Lice

Thank you,

Children’s House Staff

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Parking, Patrol & Tickets Oh My!

FYI: To all Parents and Teachers…

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no parking here

Little Rock Police officers will be patrolling this street more heavily.  Officer Atkins will be looking for people speeding in and around the school. He will also issue tickets to anyone parking in the area shown in the picture.  We are looking into speed bumps and school signs to keep our children and parents as safe as possible. Thanks again for your cooperation and support.

Immunization Records Due

vaccine-iconImmunization Records Due

Allergies Form

We are updating our classroom allergy list.

Please list any allergies your child may have:

Allergies Form