COVID-19 Response

Each of our 12 schools is monitoring the situation in their local communities and making decisions based on what is best for their school, their students, their staff, and their community. We are here for our families and staff and want the disruption in your daily lives to be as minimal as possible.

For more information on how we are responding, please visit our COVID-19 webpage.

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COVID-19 Response

 

Each of our 12 schools is monitoring the situation in their local communities and making decisions based on what is best for their school, their students, their staff, and their community. We are here for our families and staff and want the disruption in your daily lives to be as minimal as possible. We will use this page to post updates about school openings, closings, the Get Well Place, and recommendations for what to do to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Concern about COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created a rapidly evolving environment where changes are being made quickly in the interest of public health. The World Health Organization has declared an international pandemic and almost all parts of our daily lives are being disrupted.

If you or anyone in your family believes they have been exposed to COVID-19, please let your school administrators know immediately. If you believe you are sick and need help, the CDC has recommendations for what to do.

For families who must stay home with their children during this time, we have put together resources for you to continue learning, discovering, and exploring every day. Visit our Stay at Home Resource site.

Richmond, VA Schools

BOULDERS CHARTER COLONYHANOVERTHREE CHOPTWYNDHAM
LEAFSPRINGOPEN FOR ENROLLED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLYOPEN FOR ENROLLED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLYOPENOPEN FOR ENROLLED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLYCLOSED
GET WELL PLACECLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED
SCHOOLS WE SERVICEVirginia schools closed for remainder of 2019-2020 school year Virginia schools closed for remainder of 2019-2020 school year Virginia schools closed for remainder of 2019-2020 school year Virginia schools closed for remainder of 2019-2020 school year Virginia schools closed for remainder of 2019-2020 school year

Texas Schools

AUSTIN/CEDAR PARKCIBOLO CANYONSSONTERRA
LEAFSPRINGOPEN FOR ENROLLED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLYOPEN FOR ENROLLED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLYOPEN FOR ENROLLED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY
GET WELL PLACECLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED
SCHOOLS WE SERVICELeander ISB closed until 4/5 Comal ISD closed, NorthEast ISD closed, NorthSide ISD closed until 4/3 Comal ISD closed, NorthEast ISD closed, NorthSide ISD closed until 4/3

Charlotte, NC Schools

BALLANTYNEMATTHEWS
LEAFSPRINGCLOSED UNTIL 4/10CLOSED UNTIL 4/10
GET WELL PLACECLOSEDCLOSED
SCHOOLS WE SERVICECharlotte Mecklenburg closed until 5/15Charlotte Mecklenburg closed until 5/15

Virginia Beach, VA School

VIRGINIA BEACH
LEAFSPRINGOPEN
GET WELL PLACECLOSED
SCHOOLS WE SERVICEVirginia schools closed for remainder of 2019-2020 school year

Indianapolis, IN School

GEIST
LEAFSPRINGOPEN
GET WELL PLACECLOSED
SCHOOLS WE SERVICEMarion, Mt. Vernon and Hamilton Southeastern Schools closed until 4/6

Get Well Place Closed at all Schools (March 10, 2020)

Following the World Health Organization’s plea for robust containment and control, and to proactively prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in our schools and communities, the Get Well Place at all of our schools is temporarily closed. Once this changes, your administrators will reach out to you with the details. However, when the school is open our nurses are still busy making the school a happy and healthier place in the following ways:

TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF:

The following are the best steps you and your family can take to protect yourselves (from the CDC):

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

Additional Strategies Being Implemented to Protect our Community

  • Our normal exclusion of “24 hours fever free without fever suppressing medication” is being adjusted to “48 hours fever free without fever suppressing medication.” There are reports of fever levels fluctuating among diagnosed individuals, which is the reasoning behind this change.
    • Our normal exclusion for fever begins at 100 degrees, however, if we witness a child with a cough, and shortness of breath we reserve the right to exclude for slightly elevated temperatures below 100 degrees.
  • We have temporarily suspended the self-serve aspect of Family Style Dining.
  • We will provide extra cleaning in the Dining car in between meal periods, including sanitizing the door handles, chairs and other commonly touched surfaces.
  • We have canceled all field trips until further notice.
  • We have temporarily suspended preschool’s programmatic use of the Village space.
  • We are suspending any non-essential visits from members of the community, including enrollment tours
  • Water found usage will be a refill station only.
  • We are increasing the Daily Health Checks throughout the day.
  • Children will be signed in and out by the administration, limiting contamination potential.

Partnering with you

  • Exclude your child from LeafSpring if any family member has developed symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed. Isolation times should follow recommendations of the Health Department or CDC.
  • Diligently watch for symptoms and adhere to the new exclusionary timeline changes stated above.
  • Verify email and cell numbers for emergency communications.
  • Inform us of ALL travel, domestic and international, to areas identified as high-risk locations by the CDC.

CONTACT US

To contact our corporate office, please call 804-747-5900 or email corporate@leafspringschools.com.

For media inquiries, please contact marketing@leafspringschools.com.

To reach the administrators at a certain school, please call the school directly and they will return your call as soon as they are able.