A Summer Nest 2020 Update

We are excited that we are still a "go" for Summers Nest! We are pleased to present the measures and procedures being put into in place to ensure the safety of all during our Summer Nest program. These will adapt as needed as the summer progresses and we will continue to keep all of our families well informed.
  • Summers Nest is open Monday-Friday, June 1-July 24, 2020, from 7:30 am until 5:45 pm. To attend, students must be registered for full time or drop-in care. 
  • Only staff providing services to children and children enrolled in Summers Nest will be allowed in the building. 
Drop Off/Pick Up
  • Morning carpool will be available between 7:30 am-8:00 am.
  • Summers Nest workers will wear masks and gloves throughout the day.
  • All individuals will be screened and temperature checked upon arrival to Summers Nest.  Entry will be denied to anyone with any of the following criteria: 
    • A temperature of 99.8
    • Signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and low-grade fever.
    • In the previous 14 days, the student has had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19; is under investigation for COVID19, or is ill with a respiratory illness; or in the previous 14 days has traveled internationally to countries with widespread, sustained community transmission.
    • Must be free of fever for 72 hours, without fever-reducing medication, before return and 7 days have passed since initial symptoms.
  • Afternoon carpool will be available between 4:30 pm-5:00 pm.
  • Parents that are wanting to pick up outside of carpool hours must call ahead of time or ring the doorbell (stating who they are wanting to pick up). A Summers Nest worker will then bring the child outside where carpool is normally held. 
  • If someone other than the parent is picking up, parents must send email notification of the person picking up. A Summers Nest worker will then come out to check identification. 
Daily Procedures
  • There will be no more than nine children and one teacher per classroom. 
  • K3-K4 students: Items allowed to be brought with students are a nap mat in a large bag, blanket and lunch in a bag or lunchbox.
  • Mats will be sanitized each day and properly stored. 
  • Mats will need to be taken home each Friday and washed before returning Monday.
  • Playground—no more than 2 classrooms at a time will be allowed on the playground (additional areas for playtime are: multipurpose room (cafeteria), grass field behind the playground and basketball court).
  • Students will have lunch and all scheduled snack times in their classroom.
Cleaning Procedures
  • Summers Nest workers and the Hartfield janitorial/maintenance staff will be cleaning and sanitizing throughout the day and will thoroughly clean at the end of each day.
  • If a child or family member is diagnosed with Covid-19, parents are required to report it to the school. The school will then communicate to anyone potentially affected.
We know that this is a difficult time for everyone, but we must exercise due diligence for the safety of everyone. Please continue with a spirit of flexibility as we adapt to our new normal. Despite the trials and the unknown journey we face; God is still in control. Our wonderful Head of Lower School shared a scripture and encouraging words that keeps me going each day. Jeremiah 33:6 says, "Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security".  We can rest in knowing that our Father is always a present help in our time of need.  Thank you for your continued patience during this time.  

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Hawks Nest & Summer Program Director
Hartfield Academy is fully accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the MidSouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of independent Schools (SAIS).