Please watch the video below to learn about MECE's COVID-19 policies and procedures:

MECE COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

These are our guidelines to protect children, staff and families. We continue to receive updates from the health department and the CDC so updates are likely.
  • Parents will need to be mindful of child’s symptoms and temperature before sending them to school.
  • Most parents will sign in using Procare on their own device.  
  • Parents and visitors will not be allowed in the building. All programs will be modified to provide communication and keep parents involved.
  • All staff and children will have their temperature checked upon arrival at school. One degree over normal (99.6⁰) will exclude attendance. The child/staff member must be fever free without the use of medication for 72 hours, or provide a negative test result, or a doctor’s note to return.
  • All staff and children will wash hands upon arrival at school, before eating, after the playground and many, many times over the course of the day.
  • All Staff will wear masks during car line and indoors.  Children are encouraged to wear masks as they arrive at school. Masks must be labeled with child’s first and last name.
  • Groups will not mix until further guidelines from the CDC.
  • No sharing of food-birthday treats will need to be individually wrapped.
  • All group programs such as Bibletime and special events will be modified so that groups do not mix.
  • Early Drop will be in the Art Room for Essential Workers only.
  • Lunch Bunch will be offered in the child’s own classroom or with their one buddy group.
  • Pick up car line will be adjusted so classes do not gather together but are waiting in different locations for pick up. Sibling car lines will require early arrival to car line.
  • Teachers will be vigilant about monitoring health concerns and will take temperatures as needed.
  • In the event of a case of COVID-19 the impacted class will close for one weeks. During this time Distance Learning will be provided.
  • Toys and surfaces will be sanitized at the end of the day.
We will follow all guidelines for further restrictions or an easing of restrictions when safe.