COVID-19 Response

  • The health and safety of our Lakeside community is our highest priority.

    We are living through unprecedented times during theCOVID-19 public health emergency.  Please be assured that Lakeside takes the health and safety of our students, families, and staff very seriously.  In accordance with the San Francisco Public Health Department and Community Care Licensing, we have implemented all the recommended guidelines.  Please note that because the situation is fluid, guidance does change from time to time, so please anticipate that if such updates occur, that you will be informed immediately and such protocols will go into effect right away.  It is important that everyone in our Lakeside community follows the recommendations from the local, state, and federal health authorities to keep our school safe and reduce the risk of exposure.

  • School Drop Off and Pick Up and Health Screenings

    Our yard gate will open at 7:30 am for morning drop-offs.  Full-time students must drop off between 7:30 am and 8:20 am and part-time and class only students must drop off between 8:20 am and 8:45 am to alleviate congestion in front of our school.  Our yard gate will open at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm for pickups.  If you are dropping off or picking up your child outside of these windows, please call the school office.  All students and those accompanying them at drop off and pick up must wear a face covering.  Please try to have the same member of the household drop off and pick up your child.  Don’t forget to bring your own pen!

    Staff will do a secondary screening and temperature check at drop off.  All children must be initially screened for COVID-19 symptoms at home according to the SFDPH Parent Handout.

  • Limited Visitors

    At this time, only school staff are permitted to enter the school.  School staff are screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms.  School staff are undergoing monthly surveillance testing through CityTestSF.

  • Limited Class Sizes

    Our four classrooms have now been divided into eight classrooms “pods” to accommodate smaller groups of children.  There are nine to twelve children per pod with two staff.  Class pods remain with the same teachers for the entirety of the school day.  Class pods never intermix or mingle.  Ratios remain at 1:6.

  • Physical Environment

    Custom-fit dividers from Hensley Event Resources have been installed in our Caterpillar, Ladybug, and Butterfly classrooms as well as in the yard to accommodate social distancing.  Additionally, Honeywell HEPA air purifiers, Purell hand sanitizing stations, and additional portable sinks are located throughout the school.  Social distancing tape markers have been placed on the floors of the school as well as outside of the school building.

    Children will have their own sets of materials, including a vinyl cushion for circle time, a box of crayons, markers, scissors, and glue, as well as their own playdough and sensory bins.  Children are required to bring their own snacks and lunches to prevent cross-contamination. Children will have their own nap bag where they will store their mats, nap blankets, and loveys.  Nap mats are spaced out with alternating head to toe arrangements.

  • Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting

    All toys, materials, and equipment, including the play structure and sandbox, will be cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected according to our school’s cleaning schedule.  Lysol, Clorox, Oxivir, and Sanidate are our primary cleaning agents.

  • Community Compliance

    All students and families are required to abide by the health and safety guidelines. If there is any breach of the guidelines and/or false information regarding health screenings provided, enrollment is subject to suspension or termination without a refund at the sole discretion of Lakeside Presbyterian Center for Children.

  • COVID-19 Notification

    All families and staff are required to inform the school immediately if they:

    • Exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Have been in contact with a known positive COVID-19 case; and/or
    • Have tested positive for COVID-19

    Additionally, if families and staff travel outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, especially if travel is done by plane, train or bus, they are recommended to isolate at home for 14 days and/or get tested for COVID-19.

    Should there be a positive case of COVID-19 at Lakeside, all affected families and staff will be notified as well as SFDPH.  Class pods and/or the school will close accordingly for deep cleaning, sanitization, and disinfection.

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