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

 

We are open! 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.

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Health 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 from school to school.

  • Temperature screening at the door for child drop-off and staff entering the building.
  • The nurse or screener will additionally screen for the following. If any questions arise they may have additional questions. Entrance to the building shall be admitted if:
    • The individual has not had a fever or cold and flu-like symptoms for 14 days.
    • No member of this individuals household has had close contact or cared for someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
    • No member of this individual’s household is currently awaiting test results for COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19.
    • The individual has not had any fever-reducing medication in the past 24 hours.
  • Faculty and staff who leave the building after being screened must report any changes to their health upon return.
  • Nurse or faculty may exclude any child or staff member who exhibits any of the following: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or temperature greater than 100 degrees F or greater.
  • 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.” They must also have been excluded for 10 days following the onset of symptoms and their symptoms will have needed to improve.
  • Children will be signed in and out by the administration, limiting contamination potential.
  • Masks are encouraged and provided in most schools, but not mandatory.
  • Additional measures being taken inside the school:
    • Temporarily suspended the self-serve aspect of Family Style Dining and the use of the Dining Car.
    • The Village gym may be divided into two spaces to encourage social distancing.
    • Staggering playground times and as much fresh air as possible.
    • 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 health checks throughout the day.

EXPOSURE

  • If a child or faculty member receives a positive result for COVID-19 testing, the local health department will be contacted and all guidance and instructions will be following. While awaiting guidance:
    • All individuals with whom the COVID-19 positive tested person had contact within the 48 hours prior to the onset of their symptoms (regardless of when their diagnosis occurred), should be immediately notified and instructed to begin quarantine.
  • If a member of the immediate family or household of a child, family or faculty is sick with any COVID-19 symptoms or awaiting test results, that child and faculty will be excluded from school until there is a negative test result or until 14 days after the family/household member’s undiagnosed symptoms.
  • If a member of the immediate family or household of a child, family or faculty is confirmed positive with COVID-19, that family/household will be excluded from school until 14 days AFTER the person who was positive is released from their isolation.

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.

Nursing Care at LeafSpring School

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 the Get Well Place opens back up your administrators will reach out to you with the details. But school nurses are still on-site caring for staff and children. When the school is open our nurses are still busy making the school a happy and healthier place in the following ways:

STATUS OF OUR SCHOOLS

Richmond, VA Schools

BOULDERS CHARTER COLONYHANOVERTHREE CHOPTWYNDHAM
LEAFSPRINGOPENOPEN OPENOPENOPEN
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
LEAFSPRINGOPENOPENOPEN
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
LEAFSPRINGOPENOPEN
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

If your child has been away from school, these resources should help your family with the transition back:

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:

CONTACT US

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