At Fiore, we have worked diligently to keep our community as healthy and safe as possible. As this pandemic has unfolded, we have taken various steps to prevent the spread in our school.
In March of 2020, Fiore Montessori School moved to a virtual model of learning for all levels. However, we were eager to return to the classroom and all of the benefits it has to offer our children, particularly in this unprecedented time. In June of 2020, we were able to safely re-open our doors. We reduced class sizes, created even smaller cohorts within classes, staggered arrival times, assigned tables, and sanitized each material between use. In addition, all children and staff wore masks and washed their hands regularly throughout the day. Temperature and symptom checks were completed each morning and afternoon.
In 2021, as we learned more about the virus, we moved classrooms back together and instead focused on purifying and circulating the air in our spaces. Each classroom has its own air filtration systems and windows were propped open to allow for proper airflow. We have continued to monitor temperatures and watch for potential symptoms in both children and staff. In March of 2022, we moved to masks optional for our community. Anyone traveling or with known exposure is asked to mask for at least 5 days upon return to school and all visitors are still required to wear a mask in our school buildings.
For more information, please review our COVID handbooks from the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.