Fall 2020

St. John Extended Daycare grades K-2  

Starting October 5th Hours 2:00-4:30                 

St. John Extended Daycare preschool 

Starting September 8th                                                     

 Hours 8:00- 6:00

Safety remains our first priority for your children and COVID-19 presents unique challenges to our program. Our traditional XDC program has been modified to keep children and staff healthy. The XDC will be following the guidelines set out by Washington Department of Health In order to reduce the risk of virus transmission between children and staff. This guidance focuses on practices for children in childcare settings and seeks to lower the risk for spread of COVID-19. We respectfully respect you to consider the following as your child returns to XDC:

  • The more people interact with others from outside their own household, the closer that interaction, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread
  • Families who are able to safely keep their children at home should continue to do so if possible
  • These guidelines set forth by XDC are subject to change at any time based on government or local health department recommendations

COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures

Safety Measures:

  • Students will remain in classroom cohorts for the duration of XDC
  • Staff will be wearing cloth masks at all times. Students ages 5+ are also required to wear cloth face coverings. Any students or staff with a physical limitation that makes mask removal difficult are not required to wear face coverings.
  • There will be no last-minute, day-of, drop-ins. Parents must pre-register and adhere to contracted days.
  • Children will be screened daily before entry, at mid-day, and at pick-up. Students showing signs of illness or answering “yes” to any screening questions will not be admitted to Extended Daycare
  • A parent must call to inform staff of absence of any nature for documentation: 206-782-9915

 Pick-up/drop-off Procedure:

The parent picking up a student should, if possible be the same each day. Parents will not be granted entry to the XDC, or school buildings. A staff member will meet you with your child at the designated drop-off area on 80th St.

  • Parent should call XDC staff (206-782-9915) to arrange for pick-up in designated area
  • At drop-off and pick-up times with the child’s family, keep at least a 6- foot distance.
  • Children will be screened daily before entry, and at pick-up. Students showing signs of illness or answering “yes” to any screening questions will not be admitted to Extended Daycare
  • A parent must call to inform staff of absence of any nature for documentation: 206-782-9915

Physical Distancing and Health Practices:

Student cohorts will remain the same each week.

  • There will be no last-minute, day-of, drop-ins. Or switching of days.
  • Children remain 6 feet from others.
  • Staff will remain 6 feet from others.
  • Staff and students will wash hands.
  • upon arrival in classroom
  • before and after visiting the restroom
  • before and after eating
  • after touching face, sneezing, or coughing
  • Staff and children with a fever of 100.4, and showing new signs of a cough, sneezing, shortness of breath or other Covid-19 symptoms:
  • Staff will be sent home.
  • Students will be separated from their group, placed in isolation room, and parents will be called for prompt pick-up of student.

 

Outside Play:

  • Students will observe social distancing.
  • Groups will have scheduled and rotated times outside so only one group is out at a time in the same area.
  • Play pit will be open climbing structure will remain closed.
  • Three step wash, rinse, sanitize will be used after all equipment is used, each time.

 

 

Cleaning:

  • Toys will be washed and sanitized after each use.
  • Frequently touched surfaces will be washed and sanitized more frequently during the

Day.

 

Child may bring:

  • Childs Water bottle.
  • Marked small toy or activity that fits in backpack from home/please no stuffed toys.
  • Clothes and shoes for outside- rain coat, boots and extra pair of clothes to change if child gets wet.

 

 

COVID-19 – Summer at St. John School XDC

June 24-August 14, 2020     8:00am-6:00pm     Fees:  $49.12 per day

Register

Safety remains our first priority for your children and COVID-19 presents unique challenges to our summer program. Our traditional Summer XDC Camp has been modified to keep children and staff healthy. The XDC will be following the guidelines set out by the Washington State Department of Health, in order to reduce the risk of virus transmission between children and staff. This guidance focuses on practices for children in childcare settings and seeks to lower the risk for the spread of COVID-19. We respectfully request you to consider the following before sending your child to summer XDC:

    • The more people interact with others from outside their own household, the closer that interaction, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.
    • Families who are able to safely keep their children at home should continue to do so, if possible.
    • These guidelines set forth by XDC are subject to change at any time based on government or local health department recommendations.

COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures

Safety Measures

    • Staff will be wearing cloth masks at all times. Students are also required to wear cloth face coverings. Any student or staff with a physical limitation that makes mask removal difficult are not required to wear face coverings.
    • There will be no last-minute, day-of, drop-ins. Parents must pre-register for summer.
    • Children will be screened daily before entry, at mid-day, and at pick-up. Students showing signs of illness or answering “yes” to any screening questions will not be admitted to Extended Daycare.
    • A parent must call to inform staff of an absence of any nature for documentation: 206-782-9915.

Pick-up/drop-off Procedure

    • The parent or guardian should take the child’s temperature at home before departure for XDC.
    • The parent dropping a student off should also be the parent to pick-up each day, when possible. Parents will not be granted entry to the XDC building. A staff member will meet you and your child at the designated drop-off area on N. 80th St.
    • The parent should call XDC staff (206-782-9915) to arrange for drop-off and pick-up in the designated area.
    • At drop-off and pick-up times with the child’s family, staff will keep at least a 6-foot distance.
    • Children will be screened daily before entry, at mid-day, and at pick-up. Students showing signs of illness or answering “yes” to any screening questions will not be admitted to Extended Day Care.

Physical Distancing and Health Practices

    • Student cohorts will remain the same each week: 8 students, 1 adult
    • Children remain 6 feet from others
    • Staff will remain 6 feet from others
    • Staff and students will wash hands:
        • upon arrival in classrooms
        • before and after visiting the restroom
        • before and after eating
        • after touching the face, sneezing, or coughing
    • Staff and children with a fever of 100.4, and showing new signs of a cough, sneezing, shortness of breath:
        • Staff will be sent home
        • Students will be separated from their group, placed in an isolation room, and parents will be called for prompt pick-up of the student

Outside Play

    • Students will observe social distancing
    • Groups will have scheduled and rotated times outside so only one group is out at a time in the same area
    • Playpit will remain closed
    • Three-step wash, rinse, sanitize will be used after all equipment is used, each time

Field trips

    • At this time filed trips have been canceled

Cleaning

    • Toys will be washed and sanitized after each use
    • Frequently-touched surfaces will be washed and sanitized more frequently

Welcome back XDC Families,

We are so excited to start our 2019-2020 school year and looking forward to making  great memories. Below are a couple quick reminders to help in this transition from Summer to Fall.

Calendar order forms are due on or before the 15th of the month prior to service. Order forms are for approved extra blocks of contract times, noon-dismissal days, and No-school days. Noon-dismissal and non-school days are not included in your contract. Days may not be switched.

Transferring an original contracted day(s) to make up sport schedules, after school clubs, holidays, no school days, or family vacation will be billed in addition to your monthly contract.

Preschool parents: please look at slow start schedule when you receive it. You will need to order extra blocks of time to cover Extended Daycare if using it when your child would normally be attending Montessori preschool during these few weeks.

Sept. 4th – is a non-contracted day for preschool, Noon-dismissal for Grades K-8

Sept.5th – is extra block for Preschool slow start and Grade K

Sept. 6th – is extra block for Preschool slow start and Grade K

Extended Daycare contracts are billed August-May. 30 days written notice of withdrawal for cause (see handbook) contracts will be prorated through these 30 days after said notice.

Late fee is assessed at $1.00 per minute, after 6:30pm that your child remains in Extended Daycare. Preschoolers not contracted for the 3:00-6:30 pm block will be assessed a late fee of $1.00 per minute that they remain in Extended Daycare

Parent communication: There is a blue notebook on the sign in\out counter; this is for you to use to inform us if your child will not be in daycare or to let us know if you have someone else picking him/her up on that day. Play dates MUST HAVE a written note or email to authorize someone to pick up your child or they will not be released (please have these prearranged)

Remember: Photo I.D. is required when you or anyone else picks up your child from Extended Daycare. Some parents/Guardians will be new to us at St. John and our staff may not know you. You may be asked for your I.D. more than once. Be sure to bring it in with you. And remind anyone else picking up your child to do the same.

An authorized adult must sign in your child IN and OUT of Extended Daycare using a full Legal readable signature, first and last name this is a licensing requirement.

We have a NUT FREE building, PLEASE no nut products for snacks or lunches at Extended Daycare. Items will be sent back home.

If you have any questions, please email Rachelle Overby at roverby@st-johnschool.org or Kathryn Chandler at kchandler@st-johnschool.org, we will get back to you at the earliest opportunity

Summer FUN

Dear XDC families,

Our Summer program is underway and were having a blast!

During our first 3 weeks of camp the children have enjoyed lots of outdoor/water play, crafts and field trips. In the up coming weeks we will be adding Bike days on Tuesdays and continuing with field trips. (Woodland Park, Greenwood fire station, Regal cinema, Greenwood library, etc.)

         

          

                  

       

 

March 18th 2019

Dear XDC families,

This will be our first full week in our amazing new building! Last week the children enjoyed exploring the new space, learning new transitions and lots of free play.  We look forward to finishing out the school year in our new space as we are preping for our first Summer in Quigley.

March 11th 2019

Dear Families,

The wait is over! The Department of Early Learning has officially granted our license allowing us to occupy the new Quigley building. Opening day in our new facility is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12, 2019!

Things to know and a few reminders:

  • Extended Daycare will reside in the Quigley building. The ground floor and the lower level of the building will be the primary spaces utilized by the program.
  • Continue the practice of parking on 79th St. and escorting your child to the newly remodeled Quigley building. If choosing to park on N. 80thSt., please avoid parking in the Disabled Parking spots (white painted curb). The City may impose a $450 fine if you are parked illegally in these spots.
  • The main entrance is in the breezeway on the east side of the Quigley, adjacent to the parking lot. Look for the purple doors and the secure entry located on the east side of the building.
  • Parents/guardians must ring the call box to gain entrance into the building. The call box is located on the exterior of the building near the purple entry doors. Once staff verifies who is at the door, the left door will unlock for entry.
  • Please enter the building to sign your child in and/or out. The logbook will be located on the counter of the reception window in the entry. If your child has been collected from another building on campus or the playground, you must still report to the main reception in Quigley as children must be signed out in the logbook by a parent or appointed adult.
  • Extended Daycare is a nut free building. Please – no nut products in lunches or snacks.
  • Attention preschool parents with children in the afternoon XDC program (11:15pm-3:00pm): Extended Daycare administration is requesting that all preschoolers not contracted through XDC after 3pm, be collected at or before 3pm and before sibling(s) in the main school building. This policy specifically ensures safe transitions between the Preschool, School, and Extended Daycare programs after 3pm. This will maintain classroom ratios and safety for all students. Preschool students not under contract and not collected at or before 3pm will incur late fees of $1.00 per minute.

Contact number for XDC reception is: 206-782-9915. Email the Co-Directors at: roverby@st-johnschool.org or kchandler@st-johnschool.org.

We are so excited and are looking forward to greeting you in our new space.

Sincerely,

 Rachelle Overby                                             Kathryn Chandler

Rachelle Overby                                       Kathryn Chandler
Co-Director                                               Co-Director

Monday, July 2nd

Dear XDC Families,

XDC Summer has been off to a great start! This week our theme is: “Olympics.”

Our next field trip (Kindergarten-5th grade) is on Friday, July 6th. XDC Kindergarten through 5th grade will be going to the Seattle Children’s Museum. *Please sign a permission form located at XDC front desk

Check out XDC Summer Field Trip pictures! (Woodland Park Zoo)

Monday, June 18th 2018

Dear XDC Families,

This is our second week of XDC Summer Camp! The theme this week is: “Rock Me Amadeus.” Tomorrow there is a Field Trip for Kindergarten through fifth grade!

6/20/18 MoPop Museum (formerly EMP)

Depart: 9:30AM

Return: 3:15PM

Cost is $20 cash per student. We are traveling by King County bus. Please bring a sack lunch and wear your Field Trip T-shirt!

 

Preschool:

Preschool will be going on a field trip on Thursday, June 21st. Preschool will be walking to Greenwood Library.

Depart: 10:00AM

Return: 12:30PM

Please wear your Field Trip T-shirt!

*All permission forms are located at the XDC front desk.

Friday, January 12th

Dear XDC Families,

XDC is closed on Monday, January 15th. XDC will resume on Tuesday, January 16th. Have a great weekend!

Please see the below message from the NewsViews this week:

The school is asking for your prayer requests for one of our faculty members. We learned recently Mrs. Marcey Flood, Director of Early Learning at St. John School, has vascular cancer. She started chemotherapy this week and will be away from school. We will continue to keep you updated as she undergoes treatment. At this time we are asking for your prayers for healing and strength for Mrs. Flood and her family. If you would like to help in a more tangible way, please visit the Meal Train site created to help organize food and donations for the family during Marcey’s treatment.

God Bless,

Bernadette O’Leary