Below are our new COVID-19 policies to keep everyone safe!
We are following the guideline updates and will revise our policies if they change per the CDC, the EEC and Governor Baker
We have reduced our class size to an 8 student maximum. This enables our tables to be 6 feet apart in all directions. We will be conducting most of our class with the kids sitting at their desks in order to maintain safe distance.
We will ask that you pull up the the side stairs and we will greet your child one by one as they get out of the car. We will ask you the appropriate questions about exposure to any illness and will take your students temperature with non contact infrared thermometer. We will ask if your child is experiencing fever, chills, cough, breathing difficulty, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, or nausea. We will then send your child in to their table. Please DO NOT send your child to camp if they have any illness symptoms.
After every class, we will sanitize the tables, chairs, machines, bathroom, door handles, and any other high touch areas. For multi-day camps, we will sanitize the individual boxes and contents at the end of the week. We will encourage hand washing and will have a bottle of hand sanitizer at each table.
We are requiring everyone to wear a face mask to our camps. If we feel the kids are settled at their tables and staying 6 feet apart, we will let them take them off, but when using the restroom or moving around for break, we will ask them to wear them. The teachers will wear a face mask or a face shield for the whole class.
We have moved our shared materials into individual boxes which will remain at each student's desk for the duration of the week. We have also installed cubbies for the students to store any snack or additional belongings while they are at Sew Studio.
We will be breaking halfway through our class and will take the students outside -weather permitting- and have them sit 6 feet apart to enjoy their snacks. Students will be required to bring their own snacks and water each day.
The CDC recommends that windows stay open, however, since we do not have this option, we have added screens to our doors so we can leave them open when appropriate.
We have added a projector so we can have large instructional pictures on the wall to help the kids with the projects minimizing our hands on time.
Sharing soft toys is not permitted per MA guidelines so we have moved the sample projects on display so they are now out of reach. If kids bring their own stuffed animals to class, we ask that they keep them in their cubbies during our class time.