Safari Learning COVID-19 Policies

Safari Learning Academy COVID 19 Protocols

UPDATED 7/15/2022


  • All students will have their temperature taken before entering the facility, and teachers will be doing a visual wellness check at the door.


  • Staff will have to fill out the COVID-19 health screening form and get their temperature taken before each shift.


  • Masks are not required for students at this time, and teachers may wear masks at their own discretion, except in special circumstances where they may be required to wear one for the health and safety of the school community.


  • ANYONE who has a temperature of 100.4 and over will NOT be allowed on premises. If a temperature develops while a student is in our care, they will isolate in the office until a parent/authorized pick up and get them.


  • Drop off may happen in the lobby, with no more than 3 families at a time. If a family chooses not to come into the lobby, drop off may happen at the outside lobby doors. We will have a staff member at the door to receive the child and touch base with parents.


  • We will be using Procare’s Touch-less Sign/Out via the Procare Ap Scanner. Please bring your phone to the door when you are brining or picking up their child. All parents and authorized pick-ups can use the QR code to sign in/out their child. Staff is happy to help family members learn how to do this, however, it is the parent/authorize pick-up’s responsibility to sign the child in and out.


  • Once the child’s temperature is taken, the staff member will have the student wash or sanitizer their hands, clean their shoes and take them into the building, directly to their class.


  • Classes will be kept in their daily “cohorts,” the same two groups on the playground and snack at a time. We try to have no more than 18 students in one room at a time, to ensure that we can safely practice social distancing.


  • We will try and preset up classrooms and areas to follow the 6 foot distancing guidelines using carpet squares, chairs, and table areas.


  • Toys will be disinfected each time they are used by a child, or during an activity. We will use a limited number of toys to keep the rotation of cleaning simplified.


  • Weather willing, we will increase the amount of outside time. We will try and spend majority of our day, if possible, outside in the fresh air. Doors that are secure to the outside (back classrooms, cafeteria) will stay open when possible, to encourage air flow.


  • Tables for meal times will continue to be disinfected both before and after meals. We will space tables as to keep each cohort separate from each other. We will eat outside when available.


  • Personal items that are NOT necessary will not be allowed in doors. We will provide blankets for nap time and be washing items EVERY WEEK. This means no pillows or stuffed animals, etc. from home. Jackets will be allowed in unless it’s that hot they are not needed.


  • Bathrooms will be sanitized after every cohort use.


  • We will continue to wash hands regularly and for the recommended amount of time. We will go to the sinks and use soap and water before meals.


  • Nap Mats will be spaced 6 feet apart and will rotate head to toe. Laundry will be washed weekly. If child goes home ill, bedding will be washed immediately.


  • Students that get ill or show any COVID -19 symptoms or are notified of an exposure while in our care, will be isolated in the office and parents and/or guardians will be called for pick up immediately.


  • Parents may bring special treats for their child’s bday, special events, etc. – however, all food must be store bought, sealed or individually wrapped with a label.


  • Vaccines are not a requirement for SLA students currently.


  • Unvaccinated students that are exposed to COVID-19 will be required to quarantine for 5 days, and must be asymptomatic and have a negative COVID-19 test before returning to class. If a child is unable to test, they must complete a 10 day quarantine. This policy meets all recommendations and requirements set forth by TCPH and the CDC.
  • If the exposure to students is due to a staff member becoming ill, SLA will do everything in our power to refund or make up days due to the inconvenience of services not rendered. If the exposure is due to another student becoming ill, we are not able to offer any form of tuition reimbursement. We realize this may be burdensome to families, so we will try to offer make up days whenever possible.


  • If a student tests positive, they must quarantine for 5 days from their positive test date, be fever free for 72 hours without medication, and have improvement in all symptoms, and a negative COVID test, before they will be able to return to school. Tests must be labeled with name, date, time and emailed to prior to attending school.