Cleaning and Disinfection
An enhanced facilities team regularly cleans and sanitizes touched surfaces and objects within the school buildings and outside. This includes door and sink handles, water dispensers, desktops, railings, etc.
Sanitizing stations for student and teacher use are located throughout the school buildings.
Hygiene and Safety
The following procedures will be practiced by faculty/staff, students:
Proper handwashing, reinforced and required on a regular basis.
Physical contact will be minimized and avoided as possible (i.e., no handshaking or high fives).
Signs will be posted throughout the school building, reminding students and staff to maintain proper hygiene.
For health and safety reasons, a hot lunch program will not be offered during the 2021-22 school year. Students must bring a dairy or pareve lunch and snack each day. Refrigeration will not be available.
In order for faculty/staff to comply with physical distancing requirements, we recommend:
Lunch and snack items include those that are easy for children to open themselves.
Velcro (or easy-close) shoes/sneakers for students unable to tie their own shoes.
Masks and Face Coverings
Students, faculty and staff will wear face masks while inside and outdoors.
Students will have “mask-breaks” when outdoors with appropriate physical distancing. They may also remove masks for eating, drinking and napping when appropriately distanced.
Face masks must cover the nose and mouth securely and stay in place with normal movement. Masks should be secured to the head with ties, straps or with loops over the ears. They should fit snugly and comfortably against the face.
Ideally, masks will have 2 layers of breathable material and space for a filter. Masks must be washed daily after use. Under no circumstances should face masks be shared.
Bandanas and scarves and "gaiters" are NOT acceptable. Facial shields may be worn in addition to masks, but not as an alternative. Masks with valves are NOT acceptable, as they are designed to protect the wearer but not those around them.
Students may learn outside, weather permitting. Additional security measures and protocols will be in place on our campuses.
Tents without walls will be set up on the fields of both campuses in order to provide cover and shade. Children and teachers should dress appropriately for outdoor classes and play.
Students will have assigned seats in their classrooms and maintain 6 feet of distance as feasible.
Physical Education classes will be held outdoors, weather permitting.
Recess periods will be staggered to reduce density on the playground.
Technology, Classroom Materials, and Equipment
Students will be assigned individual laptops or iPads.
Students will have individual bins in which they keep school supplies, toys, manipulatives and other materials regularly used in the classroom.
Perelman follows the guidelines established by local, state and federal agencies regarding travel. Students, faculty and staff members returning from international travel will be required to self-quarantine to monitor for symptoms of illness for 10 days.
Visitors, parents or volunteers will not be permitted in school buildings, with the exception of essential vendors or contractors, who will enter by appointment only. They will be required to comply with all school procedures, including health screenings prior to entering the school.
Extra-curricular instrumental lessons will not take place on campus or in-person during the 2021-22 school year.