Covid-19 Policies and Procedures
Creating Stability in an Uncertain Time
In September 2020, Montessori Day School of Brooklyn opened its doors for in-person learning during the Covid- 19 Pandemic. Along with our health consultant, we created a plan designed to keep every member of our school community safe and healthy. We follow both the guidelines of the CDC and the New York City Department of Health. Our staff has also been educated in the best practices to prevent the exposure and spread of Covid.
We have redesigned our pick-up and drop-off structure, our facility is cleaned and disinfected daily, and until May 2022 all staff and children wore facial coverings for the duration of the school day. We take the appropriate action if there is a suspected case of Covid on-site. We take our responsibility as a school seriously during this time. We are committed to doing all we can to keep every member of our school community safe and healthy.
The strength of our school community was reflected in each family that supported our vaccine mandate for all children for the 2022-2023 school year. Your efforts supported a cohesive school year with minimal disruption. With grace and gratitude, I thank you for your compliance. This mandate was aligned with where we were as a school and society at that time.
We have since moved away from community-mandated Covid-19 mitigation strategies. And we are moving toward personal responsibility for health and safety. With this idea in mind along with the New York City Department of Health recommendations, we will not require that children be vaccinated against Covid-19 for the 2023- 2024 school year. We still recommend covid-19 vaccine for all individuals as it significantly reduces the impact of illness for individuals who contract it.