Temporary Childcare Plan


There are many families in our school community that are in dire need of childcare in order to provide for their families.  It is our goal to provide temporary childcare, distance-learning support, and tutoring services to a limited number of students in K-6 until LVAES is able to re-open.


Childcare will be available from 8:15-12:00 on Monday – Thursday and will cost an additional $5 per child per day.  Space is limited, so pre-authorization is required to be able to attend.


Students who remain after 12:15 will be charged the regular Daycare rate of $2.50 for every fifteen-minute or fraction thereof.


Cohorts and Supervisor-Student Ratio

Students who are accepted into the daycare program will be assigned to a cohort of no more than 10 students.  Students in kindergarten will be assigned to the kindergarten-only cohort because their tutoring and scheduling needs differ from other grade levels.  Other students will be grouped according to factors such as age level, sibling pairs, etc.



  • Children will be trained in good health practices and sanitation, such as covering coughs and sneezes with an elbow, proper hand washing techniques, emphasizing routine hand washing, and use of sanitizer when hand washing is not an option.


  • Handwashing sinks will be available in all classrooms.  Hand sanitizer dispensers will be available near all entry doors and other high traffic areas.


  • Six feet of distance will be maintained between individuals both inside and outside.  Face coverings will be required for individuals when inside or anytime six feet of distance will not be able to be maintained at all times.


  • Markers will ensure that children maintain proper distancing during line ups.


  • Children will be assigned an area at a desk or table.  Children will be distanced at least six feet apart, and children’s spaces and property will not intermingle.  Each child will have his/her own iPad and school supplies for distance-learning, which will not be shared with others.


  • Children in the kindergarten daycare cohort will be assigned toys on a rotational basis, which will be sanitized before being assigned to another student.  Each student will have a personal nap mat, which will be cleaned at least on a weekly basis.


  • Doors and windows in daycare rooms will be left open to increase air flow.


  • When appropriate, daycare cohorts may complete their distance-learning assignments outside.


  • If a child shows any symptoms of COVID-19, they will be isolated until their parents are able to pick them up.



  • Each daycare room will be aired out prior to children arriving.


  • Each room used for daycare will be cleaned and sanitized at the end of each day.  While children are on breaks, high contact areas will be sanitized.  Cleaning staff will use appropriate PPE while sanitizing.


  • Toys and manipulatives in the kindergarten daycare cohort will be sanitized before being assigned to another child.


  • Items that may be used by more than one person, such as pens or no-contact thermometers, will be sanitized before being used by another person.


Arrival Procedure

Parents will check in the child at the outside check-in station where attendance will be recorded on an iPad by a staff member and a brief wellness survey an the child’s temperature taken.  Parents should remain until it has been verified that the child’s temperature is lower than 100.4.  No person with a temperature higher than 100.4 or with COVID-19 related symptoms will be allowed on campus.


Children may be dropped off beginning at 7:45, except on days of inclement weather when the drop off time will be 8:00.  Once checked in, children may drop off their bags in front of their classroom and then proceed to the area directly behind the elementary building.  At 8:10, children will line up in their designated spots outside the door of their cohort’s daycare room.   


General Health Policies

  • Children, Staff, and Visitors will be asked to stay home if they are feeling unwell.

  • Wellness and temperature checks will be taken when children or visitors arrive on campus.  Parents will be asked to remain until their child’s temperature is taken, and anyone who has a temperature of 100.4 will be asked to leave campus.  Please see below for protocol that will be followed when a child, teacher, or visitor has symptoms, is a contact of someone infected, or is diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • Children and Staff will be required to inform the office, as soon as the knowledge arises, if they have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case outside of the school.



Student of Staff with:


COVID-19 Symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing) Symptom Screening: Per CA School Sector Specific Guidelines

· Send home

· Recommend testing (If positive, see #3, if negative, see #4)

· School/classroom remain open

· No Action needed


Close contact (†) with a confirmed COVID19 case

· Send home

· Quarantine for 14 days from last exposure

· Recommend testing (but will not shorten 14- day quarantine)

· School/classroom remain open

· Consider school community notification of a known contact


Confirmed COVID-19 case infection

· Notify the local public health department

· Isolate case and exclude from school for 10 days from symptom onset or test date

· Identify contacts (†), quarantine & exclude exposed contacts (likely entire cohort (††)) for 14 days after the last date the case was present at school while infectious

· Recommend testing of contacts, prioritize symptomatic contacts (but will not shorten 14- day quarantine)

· Disinfection and cleaning of classroom and primary spaces where case spent significant time

· School remains open

· School community notification of a known case


Tests negative after symptoms

· May return to school 3 days after symptoms resolve

· School/classroom remain open

· Consider school community notification if prior awareness of testing

(†) A contact is defined as a person who is less than 6 feet for greater than 15 minutes.

(††) A cohort is a stable group with fixed membership that stays together for all courses and activities (e.g., lunch, recess, etc.) and avoids contact with other persons or cohorts.