Stopping the Spread!

Stopping the Spread!

You do your part…

  • Stay home if you are sick! If you are showing any symptoms of illness, STAY HOME! Students must also stay home if they are in direct contact with a sick family member.
  • If you have traveled within the last 14 days to any Covid restricted travel area, STAY HOME!
  • If you have been in direct contact with anyone who is lab confirmed positive, STAY HOME for at least (14 days-Covid, 4 days-Flu, 3 days-Strep) from the last know date of exposure!
  • Report to administration immediately any known exposure to Covid/Flu/Strep/RSV and any other communicable disease that may impact Sherwood.
  • Sanitize/wash your lunch boxes everyday, backpacks, & nap materials every week!
  • Check your temperature BEFORE coming to school each day and report at sign in.
  • Parents, please do not enter the facility without consent. All drop off and pick up will take place on the front porch.

And we will do our part!

  • Walk all children to class after washing their hands.
  • Sanitize all materials coming into the school.
  • Restrict access to the facility. Tours after hours only.
  • Wash hands often and provide hand sanitizer as needed.
  • Check temperatures throughout the day for students and staff.
  • Strictly enforce our sick policy already in place for children and teachers.
  • Sanitize all toys between groups of children.
  • Maintain Reme Halo units on all AC Units and run them!
  • Keep the classes as one and not mix groups of children as often as possible.
  • Always be honest and transparent about any known exposures or cases.

Together we CAN make a difference and provide not only a safe educational experience for our children, but an extraordinary experience!

I, Staci Mayhill, owner and operator of The Sherwood Academy agree to do my part diligently and work each and every day to provide the safest and healthiest educational environment possible!

New Emergency Rules for Child Day Care Providers – Effective June 25, 2020

New Emergency Rules for Child Day Care Providers – Effective June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has enacted new emergency rules (PDF) related to health and safety standards for child day care operations.  These emergency rules include many of guidelines from the Open Texas Child Care Checklist (PDF).

The emergency rules require you to operate in accordance with the Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open released by the Centers of Disease Control in addition to the requirements described below.

Caregiver Requirements
The emergency rules require you to:

  • Ensure all caregivers have taken required health and safety training related to COVID-19 through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
  • Encourage all employees age 65 and older to talk to their health care provider to assess their risk and to determine if they should stay home.

Screening Requirements
The emergency rules require you to:

  • Implement screening procedures that align with the CDC’s most recent guidance.
  • Conduct daily screening of anyone who enters the operation and denying entry only to those who fail the screening criteria.

Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
The emergency rules require you to:

  • Implement drop-off and pick-up procedures that limit possible exposure between families and child care staff, such as staggering drop-off and pick-up times.
  • Complete pick-up and drop-off of children outside the operation, unless there is a legitimate need for the parent to enter.

Diapering Procedures
The emergency rules require you to follow current minimum standards related to diapering, and:

  • Wash the child’s and caregiver’s hands before beginning.
  • Wear gloves.
  • Post diaper changing procedures in all diaper changing areas.

Soiled Clothing Requirements
The emergency rules require you to ensure all children and caregivers have multiple changes of clothing available in order to change any clothing with secretions on it. If clothing becomes soiled with bodily secretions, you must:

  • Place contaminated clothing in a sealed plastic bag to be sent home with the child or caregiver, or wash in a washing machine at the operation.
  • Wash the child’s and caregiver’s hands.
  • Not allow a child to wear another child’s clothing.

Environmental Health
The emergency rules require you to:

  • Adjust the HVAC system if possible, to allow fresh air to enter the operation.
  • Limit machine washable cloth toys to one person at a time and launder toys before being used by another child.
  • Post signs describing handwashing steps near sinks used for handwashing.

Food Preparation
The emergency rules require you to:

  • Have a sink used exclusively for food preparation if your operation prepares food.
  • Serve children individual meals and snacks. Family style meals may not be served.

We appreciate your continued effort to keep the children in your care safe.

Summer Camp 2020

Summer Camp 2020

Enrollment Begins March 2, 2020

Each of this year’s summer camps will benefit the koalas of Australia.

We have 9 exciting 1 week camps to offer this summer! Fun for all! Infants-12 years old!

Each camp’s curriculum is tailored to meet the fun level of each age group. It’s time to bring on the summer fun!

AUSTRALIA
June 1-5

ROBOTS
June 8-12

SHARKS
June 15-19

PROCESS ART
June 22-26

LEGO
June 29-July 3

DISCOVERING NATURE
July 6-10

POTTERY
July 13-17

SURVIVAL ISLAND
July 20-24

STEAM
July 27-31

DISCOVERY * ADVENTURE * SERVICE

Each of this year’s summer camps will benefit the koalas of Australia.

Supply Fee $25 per child (non refundable).

Learn More >>

Book Fair dates: February 10-14

Book Fair dates: February 10-14

Dear Parents and Families

Did you know that reading 20 minutes a day with your child is the best investment your family can make in their future? Research shows that children who read just 20 minutes per day score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests. Come to the Book Fair to stock up on the books your child will love reading and ignite your home reading habits. This flyer is just a small sample of what will be available at the fair! We invite you to come and shop with us next week. You may also send cash with your student or set up an e wallet and we will take them shopping. Every purchase made at our fair supports our classrooms, our teachers and our literacy program!

Please mark your calendars to visit our Book Fair and discover your child’s next favorite book!

Save the date!

Book Fair dates: February 10-14
Shopping hours: 7am-5pm
Special activities: Daily contest and drawings!

Introducing Book Fair eWallet! Let your child shop the Fair cash-free with our NEW digital payment option. Learn more on our Book Fair homepage and get started creating an account: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/thesherwoodacademy1

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our Online Fair at http://www.scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from February 5 to February 18.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Happy reading!

Sincerely,
Ms. Staci
The Sherwood Academy

Fall Availability!

Fall Availability!

It’s official, we are growing! We have added additional classes to make room for more students! These spaces won’t last long and we are out of space to add more! Call today for enrollment information!

Tick Tock

Time is running out to take advantage of our July special and enroll for the 2019-2020 school year! We still have space available in our K-6th grade classes. Limited spaces are available in our preschool program. Tour and enroll today to guarantee your place in the great adventure of learning!