(Updated on April 21, 2022)
Thank you for choosing Butterfly to send your child to school.
We are currently in Step 3 of the BC four-step restart plan which is focused on protecting people and safely getting life back to normal. We should all take precautions to protect ourselves from exposure to COVID-19. The best way to prevent COVID-19 transmission in child care settings is to ensure that everyone eligible is fully vaccinated. Cases in the child care settings reflect cases and vaccination rates in that community.
Although, indoor mask mandate has been lifted, but all our teachers will continue to wear our masks. All adults and children over two years old may wear a mask based on personal or family choice. The choice of staff, families, or children to choose whether they practice additional personal prevention measures should be supported and treated with respect.
Please continue to social distance while waiting in line along the wall for drop-off and pick-up. The windows will always be open letting fresh air in with an air purifier on at all times. In addition, as our sink is not right next to the door, we ask that you take your child to the washroom to wash their hands before entering the classroom. Of course, we will be monitoring them to wash their hands whenever necessary throughout the class, such as sneezing, coughing, touching their nose and mouth, going to the washroom and after returning from outside play or gym. We will also increase cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as door handles, light switches, and faucets. Each material used will be disinfected by the teachers before passing to the next student. Washrooms are also disinfected before each use.
To reduce the chances of any transmission in class please prepare an easy and healthy snack and a water bottle with a label for your child. Please remember we are a peanut and tree nut-free school.
The person who drops off and picks up should not enter the classroom, we will guide the child to the door. And please bring your own pen to avoid touching the sign-in/out sheet directly.
We will be doing a daily health check at drop-off each day. Everyone should ensure they are not experiencing any symptoms of illness (including symptoms of COVID-19) before entering the school.
If your child develops symptoms in class, we will immediately isolate the child in a supervised area and contact you. You will need to pick up your child right away.
Stay home when sick
- Staff and children who are sick or have symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home.
- Use the When to get a COVID-19 test resource or the B.C. Self-Assessment Tool to find out whether a COVID-19 test is recommended.
- For many people with mild symptoms, testing will not be recommended. If a test is not recommended, the person can return when they feel well enough to participate in activities.
- If the test is negative, they can return when they feel well enough to participate in activities.
- If the test is positive, follow the guidance on If You Have COVID-19.
Staff, children and parents/caregivers can also call 8-1-1 or consult their health-care provider for guidance.
Children and child care providers should stay at home when experiencing new or worsening symptoms such as:
- Fever or chills
- Difficulty breathing (in small children, this can look like breathing fast or working hard to breathe)
- Loss of sense of smell or taste
- Sore throat
- Runny Nose
- Nausea or vomiting
COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild to severe. Sometimes people with COVID-19 have mild illness, but their symptoms may suddenly worsen in a few days.
Go to an urgent care clinic or emergency department if you
- find it hard to breathe
- have chest pain
- can’t drink anything
- feel very sick
- feel confused
If someone who attended child care tests positive for COVID-19
Other staff or children in the child care may continue to attend the facility, regardless of vaccination status, unless they develop symptoms and/or test positive for COVID-19. They should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.
If someone who attends child care lives with someone who is sick
Staff and children can attend child care if someone in their household is sick, as long as they don’t have any symptoms of illness themselves. The person who is sick can use the When to get tested for COVID-19 resource or the BC Self-Assessment Tool to see if they need to get tested.
Remember, if you think your child is ill, please keep them at home.
We hope to provide a safe and healthy environment for your child while giving them a chance to socialize and learn again.
Administrator / Owner