Drop-Off and Pick-Up Expectations

Updated 2/3/21

Do not drop off your child if:


  • Your child currently has or recently had a temperature of 100.4° or higher. Children must be fever-free for at least 24 hours prior to returning to school.

  • Your child has used fever-reducing medicine in the past 24 hours.

  • Your child has a cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.

  • Your child has chills, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. 

  • Your child has two or more of the following symptoms: nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, stomach pain, fatigue, headache, congestion / runny nose. (Updated 10/12/20)

  • Your child has traveled out of state in the past 10 days (including a day trip). (Updated 2/3/21)

  • Any member of your household has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Your child must stay home until 10 days after the family member has been released from isolation. 

  • Your child has been diagnosed with COVID-19, based on a positive test result. Under this circumstance, follow personalized instructions from your child’s medical provider and the Maine CDC regarding when your child may return to school. (Updated 12/18/20)

  • Any member of your household has been in close contact with someone with a confirmed COVID-19 case. The CDC defines “close contact” as within 6 feet for 15 total minutes or more in a 24-hour period. Your child must stay home for 10 days, regardless of whether they receive a negative COVID-19 test result. If the exposure is not considered a “close contact,” parents should carefully monitor all household members for symptoms and keep children at home if they develop. (Updated 12/18/20)


You must inform the staff member outside the school building of your child’s temperature and confirm that your child has been checked for COVID-19 symptoms and has not used fever-reducing medicine.


You must wear a mask while on campus grounds. You may walk your child as far as the beginning of the paved walkway leading toward the kindergarten entrance. You may not enter the building.


Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and other adults and children during drop-off and pick-up, and ensure that your child does the same.


When picking your child up from aftercare on a day with nice weather, first check the playground to see if your child is outdoors. Children will have their backpacks, etc., with them so that they do not need to re-enter the building. If children are indoors, call or text Hannah Zeman, After Care Director, upon your arrival. Your child will be sent outside to you.