Updated June 1, 2022; revised/reviewed August 2022 and September 2022
The Glen’s Health and Safety Practices are based on the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and are in accordance with those developed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for schools and child care centers.
Mask Policy – Updated August 29, 2022
Masking within The Glen’s building is related to the rating established by the CDC and reflects the following:
– LOW: Masking is optional indoors within the classroom and/or cohort/pod. Masks are required in hallways and other common areas.
– MEDIUM: Masking is required indoors to protect those children and adults at risk for severe illness.
– HIGH: Masking is required indoors.
Read more about Masks at The Glen here. All families are notified weekly by the Friday Head of School Message, to determine the level for the upcoming week.
Podding – updated August 2022; reviewed September 2022
Podding or maintaining cohorts continues at The Glen but is increasing in size. As we expand our services (full day care, after-school activities, etc.) cohort size will continue to increase as staffing is increased
Increased Sanitation and Cleaning
Children and staff will continue to wash their hands after using the bathroom, before or after using a shared work, before lunch, after lunch, etc.
The Glen has developed an increased schedule for cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and objects, including works, door handles, bathrooms, sink handles, handrails, etc., per CDC guidelines.
According to the CDC, achieving high levels of COVID-19 vaccination among eligible students, teachers, staff, and household members is one of the most critical strategies to help schools safely resume full operations. Our COVID-19 Committee strongly agrees with this statement and feels vaccination is also the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Glen, however, is required to follow whatever vaccination guidance is set (or not set) by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and/ the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. There is no policy or mandate at this time regarding COVID-19. Until there are additional requirements from these governmental entities, families are welcome to share their child’s vaccination status with the school once they are eligible for the vaccine.
Illness and Pick-up Policy
— If your child presents with illness symptoms that are consistent with a COVID-19 illness (see The Glen’s Health Policy, above), you will be contacted.
— Please answer your phone when we call. We typically email for things that can wait, so if we are calling it is important. If you do not pick up or return our call promptly, we will move on to the Emergency Contact persons on your list. We ask that your child is picked up within one hour of the first attempt to contact you.
.– Please ensure your contact information, and your Emergency Contacts’ information, is complete and up to date with the school.
— You must have LOCAL emergency contacts on file with the school, so they are able to pick up your child if you are unable to do so.