Olympic Nature Experience And Covid-19

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. We will update this page regularly with new policy updates, resources and guidelines.

Department of Health Guidelines

Governor Inslee designated child care businesses and workers as essential and exempt from the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.  Based on this we have decided to run our Early Learning program for the 2020-2021 school year making educated decisions based upon what information and recommendations are coming from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Clallam County Dept of Health and Human Services. 

Safety of our Programs

We have made our environment, already outdoors, as safe as possible through health screenings, modifying our practices and increasing our hygiene.

Early Learning classes have been consolidated into three program options. This keeps children within a single peer group to reduce the overlap between students, as recommended by the Department of Health.

Cancellation of In-Person Classes

At this time we have chosen to cancel our Nature Skills, After School and Adventure Club programs based on guidance from the DOH Clallam County Dept of Health. We are continuing to build resilience in our staffing and sound safety practices for our students in order to reduce the probability that we would have to cancel any in-person classes due to Covid-19. Find out more in our Family Handbook Addendum for the 2020-2021 school year.

Health Checks

Sign-in and sign-out will look and feel a little different this year. We will be asking you to take your child’s temperature the morning of class and to keep your student(s) home if they have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 including, but not limited to a temperature over 100.4F, shortness of breath, and a dry cough. See the CDC for the full list of symptoms as these are regularly updated. Teachers will also be conducting health screenings when students arrive to class.

Not Sure if you Should Send Your Child to School?

Contact our office (360-461-7169) or your lead teacher to discuss. Follow this flow chart to determine next steps. Covid-19 Flow Chart

Helpful Links

Covid-19 Family Handbook Addendum 

Transitioning Back to School with Covid-19

Clallam County Cornavirus Information

Washington State Covid-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard