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. Most schools are hosting their own at-home learning – please reach out to your directors for more information.

Richmond, VA Schools

BOULDERS CHARTER COLONYHANOVERTHREE CHOPTWYNDHAM
LEAFSPRINGOPEN FOR ENROLLED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY (7am-6pm)OPEN FOR ENROLLED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY (7am-6pm)OPENOPEN FOR ENROLLED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLYOPEN FOR ENROLLED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY (7am-6pm)
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 SERVICETexas schools closed for remainder of 2019-2020 school year Texas schools closed for remainder of 2019-2020 school yearTexas schools closed for remainder of 2019-2020 school year

Charlotte, NC Schools

BALLANTYNEMATTHEWS
LEAFSPRINGOPEN FOR ENROLLED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLYOPEN FOR ENROLLED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY
GET WELL PLACECLOSEDCLOSED
SCHOOLS WE SERVICENorth Carolina schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school yearNorth Carolina schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year

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 SERVICEIndiana schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year

RETURNING TO SCHOOL

When the time comes to return to school, these resources should help your family:

Our school on Three Chopt Road in Richmond filmed the following videos showing how the drop-off process may look and what children can expect. Each school is responding differently based on their licensing and state regulations, so please reach out to your school’s directors if you have questions.

MESSAGE TO CHILDREN ABOUT CHANGES TO SCHOOL:

AN EXAMPLE OF A DROP-OFF AT OUR THREE CHOPT SCHOOL:

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:

Additional Strategies Being Implemented to Protect our Community

It is the responsibility of the owners and administrative team at each school to select and follow the guidance that is appropriate for their specific school at that specific time. The following strategies may vary school to school.

  • Our normal exclusion of “24 hours fever free without fever suppressing medication” is being adjusted to “72 hours fever free without fever suppressing medication and without a confirmed diagnosis.” 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.
  • Temporarily suspended the self-serve aspect of Family Style Dining and the use of the Dining Car.
  • Canceled all field trips until further notice.
  • Temporarily suspended preschool’s programmatic use of the Village space.
  • Staggering playground times.
  • Removing toys that are not easily cleaned from classrooms.
  • Suspending any non-essential visits from members of the community, including enrollment tours.
  • Water fountain usage will be a refill station only.
  • Increasing the Daily Health Checks throughout the day.
  • Children will be signed in and out by the administration, limiting contamination potential. At drop-off, each child and staff member entering the building will have their temperature checked by an administrator. Screening questions will be asked daily.
  • Masks are encouraged and provided in most schools.

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.
  • Be patient with us – this is new and everything we are doing is to keep our families and staff safe and healthy.

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.