Covid-19 Winter Protocols

One of the values we are weaving into our days together is taking care of each other: "For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack." (Kipling). 

Most of the classes will remain outside during the winter months, staying warm with tea and movement.  If it is necessary to come inside to be able to eat or warm up, we will go into the Cabin (located across the street from the trailhead).  The Owls will go inside during the winter months for lunch.  Here is what that will look like!

For the younger classes (Chickadees and Squirrels classes):

  • enter the Cabin in a group of 5, take off mittens and boots

  • teachers will wear masks inside

  • split into two groups of 5, sitting spread out in the two main rooms

  • eat (if snack is being had); wash hands

  • put on mittens and boots, and head back outside!

  • if an activity will be completed inside, the teachers will distribute the materials and the children will sit on their 'squares', enjoying the activity

For the older classes (Rabbits, Burrowing Owls):

  • enter the Cabin in groups of 3-5 (3 if taking off all outer wear)

  • teachers will wear masks inside

  • children will wear masks inside

  • split into two groups of 5, sitting spread out in the two main rooms

  • masks will not be worn if eating or drinking

  • hands will be washed after eating

  • if an activity will be completed inside, the teachers will distribute the materials and the children will sit on their 'squares', enjoying the activity

For the all day class (Owls): 

  • enter the Cabin in groups of 3-4; wear a mask to sitting area

  • teachers will wear masks inside

  • lunch will be eaten in the room their group has been assigned (shelf room, big room or kitchen)

  • they will choose a square to sit on, distanced around the space

  • they will wash hands after eating

  • children will wear a mask after they have finished eating

  • if an activity will be completed inside, the teachers will distribute the materials and the children will sit on their 'squares', enjoying the activity

  • the children will get ready to go back outside in their groups of 3-4, and can take their masks off once their scarves are back on or they are outside

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