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​We understand that deciding whether or not to send your child to Penn Wynne Presbyterian School this fall amid all of the uncertainty is very difficult, and we appreciate the complexity of the decisions that you are facing.
Our goal is to provide the best and most timely information we can so that you can make the best decisions for your family.  We will endeavor to be flexible and as accommodating as possible this school year.



Frequently Asked Questions


How are we preparing the school?


  • We are setting up screening stations at the entrance to the school in order to record temperatures, ensure masks are in place and sanitize hands
  • We are organizing the children into smaller groups
  • Children will have breakaway lanyards for their masks to keep them from being misplaced
  • All staff will wear masks while in the presence of students
  • The building will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day, a deeper cleaning and sanitization will occur each night


What can you do?


  • Have your child get accustomed to wearing a mask
  • Have a backup plan in case school closes, your child becomes sick, or a quarantine is required
  • Keep us informed of any decisions you have made regarding school


 
Will there be daily screening?


  • Everyone entering the building will have their temperature taken. No one will be permitted in the building with a temperature 100.4 or above
  • Drop off and Pick up will take place outside of the building- only our staff and essential supporting personnel will be allowed in the building during the school day
  • No one will be allowed in the building without a mask and hand sanitization



How will tuition be handled?


What if we decide to delay sending our child to school? 

  • With all the uncertainty, we completely understand this decision.  In order to hold your child’s spot in our school, we are asking for a 20% of monthly tuition as a retainer.  For example, if your monthly tuition bill is $300, we will bill you for $60 a month to hold their spot.


What if we feel it would be better for our family to withdraw from the school for the 2020-2021 school year? 

  • Any money you have paid towards this school year will be refunded.  If you are considering coming back this year, you may want to consider the 20% retainer to hold your child’s spot.


 
What if LMSD goes to a hybrid 2 day on/ 3 online schedule?

  • If LMSD goes to a hybrid schedule, we can adjust your child’s Latchkey schedule to match the days they are in school.  Your tuition would be reduced to include only the days you need.  Latchkey hours are 7:00 am – 8:45 am and 3:15 pm- 6:00 pm. We will only be able to accommodate elementary school children during these hours
  • Preschool and Explorers will remain on a 5 day schedule


 
What if LMSD goes fully online?


  • If Lower Merion School District announces that they will start their school year remotely we will not open as well.  We will use the school district's schedule as a guideline for when it will be safe to reopen.
  • We will begin offering online classes for our preschooler and Explorers the week of September 14th.  There will be more information in the following weeks on how this will work.
  • Any tuition payments that have been made thus far will be held as credit towards the school year.  In order to hold your child's space in our school and to access the online classes we will offer, we are asking for a 20% retainer.  If you chose to withdraw your child from our school please let us know so we can offer the spot to a family on our waiting list.



What will remote learning look like?

  • Our plans for remote learning are still being developed.  We are researching online platforms and curriculums to match our students and the needs of our teachers.  Online work would likely begin the week of September 14.
  • It will likely include a class zoom meeting for socialization, a weekly lesson from their teacher, and our music program. 


 
What about snacks and lunch?

  • Each child will bring their own lunch from home.  Only snacks in prepacked containers will be served to students. 


 
What if a child becomes sick during the day?


  • We will have a designated quarantined space in our building for that child.  Parents will be expected to pick up their child immediately. 



Specific Questions for:


 Preschool

     How will you social distance preschoolers?

  • We have added an additional class. The 4 youngest classes will have 10 or less students.  Mobility throughout the building will be limited. Children over 3 years old will be asked to wear masks. No child will be force to.  Each child will have their own box for supplies such as crayons, pencils, and scissors


     How about Lunch Bunch? 

  • The kids will stay in the same groups of similar aged children each day to minimize exposure to other children in the building. At this time, we will not have any drop in Lunch Bunchers


Explorers

Will Explorers be open 5 days a week?

  • Explorers will be open 5 days a week.  At this time we are asking that our Explorers come either 4 or 5 days a week. 


How will you social distance?

  • We have purchased individual desks for each child.  They will have their own bins for the school supplies, lunch box, and toys
  • We will still pick children up from the bus line in the morning


Latchkey


  • If LMSD goes to a hybrid scenario, you can adjust the days your child comes to LK.  We will adjust your billing accordingly
  • Children will need to keep a social distance on the walk to and from school. 
  • We will limit the number of children who can be on the playground at any time
  • Children will be required to wear masks.