FAQs Our Response to Covid-19

FAQ • Our Response to Covid-19

Updated May 28, 2020 • This will be updated as KDHE/CDC updates their guidelines and as we learn more about the virus.
Q: How will pick-up be handled for the toddler and primary communities?

A: We will walk the children to the designated spots for each classroom community in the parking lots at 3:45 for parents to pick-up. We ask that you pick up your child between 3:45-4:00. If you have children in both the toddler/primary AND camp communities and want to pick them up at the same time, send an email to Clay at clay@raintreemontessori.org. Send your younger child’s name and classroom and your camper’s name and camp group color. Pick up time would be 3:45-4:00. (Updated 5/28/2020)

Q: Who will be excluded from Raintree based on the health screenings?

A: We will follow the guidelines below:

  • Individuals with history of COVID-19 exposure (including travel within the last 14 days in a state or country identified as a hot spot for COVID-19)
  • Individuals who have a fever or other signs of illness:
    • a fever greater than 100.4 degrees (F)
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • sudden loss of smell or taste
    • other signs of illness (headache, sore throat, general aches/pains, fatigue/weakness/extreme exhaustion)
    • Children who are sick, with the typical reasons kids get sick (vomiting, rash, diarrhea, pink eye etc.) should be excluded as per our normal illness policy.

Current information about when individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should stay home is available on the COVID-19 Resource Microsite and on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html.

If you have traveled to Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, or traveled internationally, or have been a cruise ship or river cruise, you need to quarantine for 14 days.

Here is the link (as the places will change): https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/175/Travel-Exposure-Related-Isolation-Quaran

Here is the specific table regarding the above locations and specific dates of travel: https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/135/Travel-Related-Quarantine-Table-PDF—5-12-20

Q: What will be done should an individual with COVID-19 have been at Raintree?

A: Raintree will follow the following guidelines:

  • Immediately notify the local health department and your local licensing surveyor if someone who is infected (child, staff or resident of family child care home) has been in the facility. The local health department will help determine a course of action for the facility.
  • Follow the instructions of local public health officials to determine when children and staff who are well/not sick but are sharing a home with someone with a case of COVID-19 should return to the facility.
  • Work with local public health officials to communicate about a possible COVID19 exposure. Communication to parents of children in care and to staff members should align with the facility’s emergency preparedness plan. When communicating information, it is critical to maintain the confidentiality of any illchild or staff member.
  • Understand that the length (duration), criteria, and public health objective of child care facility closures may be re-assessed and changed as the situation evolves. Licensees should follow the advice of KDHE and local public health officials.
Q: What is aqueous ozone that is being used to clean throughout the day and in the evenings?

A: The patented SAO dispenser infuses cold tap water with ozone to create safe, high-performing stabilized aqueous ozone (SAO).
https://www.tersano.com/ (Updated 5/29/2020)

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Benefits of SAO:

  • Eliminates germs, odors, stains, mold, and mildew.
  • Quickly kills viruses and bacteria including E.coli, Salmonella, MRSA and more. *
  • Safe and effective with no toxins, carcinogens, or chemical residue.
  • Converts safely back to tap water and oxygen.           

*Kills 99.999% of Escherichia Coli and Staphylococcus Aureus within a 60-second contact time.

Q: Why is Raintree opening June 1, when other camps may not open until June 15?

A: Along with many of you, we made an assumption that we would not be able to open Camp Raintree until the state reached Phase III of the re-opening plan. We contacted KDHE and were surprised to learn that Raintree can actually open – both our toddler and primary communities as well as our “camp” on June 1st, regardless of Phase III being in place. Because all of our summer programs are licensed through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Child Care Licensing (KDHE CCL), we can open operating under the terms of our license. In addition we have been in close contact with our local health department surveyors to brainstorm best practice procedures that take into account our unique program and our large campus.

Q: What day does Camp Raintree start?

A: Monday, June 1

Q: How long will it take to drop my child off in the morning?

A: We hope to make the morning health screenings as quick and efficient as possible. I’m sure initially the process will take a little longer but in time we will be pros!

Q: What if my child has an appointment during the day?

A: Please try to schedule appointments at the beginning of the day or the end of the day so that your child/camper only has one transition to make during the day.

  • For toddler/primary, if arriving after 8:30 or picking up before 3:30, please call 785-843-6800.
  • For campers, if arriving outside of 7:30-8:00 or 9:00-9:30 or picking up before 4:15, please call (number to be determined).
Q: What do I do if my child is absent?

A: Call 785-843-6800 and select the attendance line to leave a message.

Q: When is the orientation/open house?

A: For toddler/primary: You will be contacted by your child’s summer teacher to schedule an orientation.

For camp: You will be contacted by your camp counselor to schedule a small group orientation between May 27-29.

Q: What about masks?

A: At a minimum staff will wear masks when preparing food, applying sunscreen, helping with toileting and dressing and any other times that they will be in close contact with children. Staff will also wear masks when they are in the common areas of our buildings. At this time, KDHE is not requiring masks to be worn by children.  We ask that parents wear masks when outside of their vehicles. Some classrooms may practice the use of masks at group time or at work time.