We believe children need exposure to different languages and cultures to gain an appreciation for the world around them

​​ISLA Verano is an exciting opportunity for students in grades rising kindergarten through rising 5th grade students to learn SPANISH through culture, in a fun and interactive environment. At ISLA Verano, your child will be immersed in an exciting world where he or she will speak the language while learning about the cultures of different Spanish speaking countries through our “Un viaje de Aventuras” theme! Your child will be transported to Spanish speaking countries by combining fantasy, culture, stories and other fun activities.

COVID PRECAUTIONS

ISLA Verano is following all CDC Suggestions for “Youth and Summer Camps” and will keep in mind the following:

 

Students’ daily activities will be mainly centered around the green area at West Point on the Eno. The picnic shelter will only be utilized for storage of belongings, eating and in the event of rain or thunderstorm. 

 

All teachers will undergo COVID-19 specific training and will be screened daily prior to the start of their shift. They will also be required to wear masks at all times. All ISLA Verano teachers, assistants, and staff have been fully vaccinated. 

 

Entrance

  • Parents will be required to certify that they have screened their students when they check-in each morning.

  • Wearing masks is required for parents and students upon arrival to the site. When the students are outdoors and active, we will be required to wear masks and maintain social distance.  

  • Screening of employees will take place daily prior to the start of shift.

  • ISLA teachers, assistants and staff have undergone COVID-19 specific training.

  • We will be checking the temperature of staff and students as soon as they arrive.

 

Small Groups (For Lowest Risk)

  • We will have small groups of students stay together all day, each day.

  • We will encourage our students to remain at least 6 feet apart and to not share objects. 

  • Outdoor activities will be prioritized. 

 

Promoting Behaviors that Reduce Spread

Staying Home When Appropriate

  • Employees and students who are sick or have recently had a close contact with a person with COVID-19 should stay home. 

  • Employees and students should stay home if they have tested positive for or are showing COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Employees who have recently had a close contact with a person with COVID-19 should also stay home and monitor their health.

  • Employees and students who test positive for COVID-19, are allowed to come back to ISLA after 14 days of having no COVID-19 related symptoms.

 

Hand Hygiene

  • We will monitor and reinforce handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • We will provide hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.

  • We will encourage staff and students to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

 

Masks

  • We will teach and reinforce the use of masks to wear all day.

  • Masks should be worn by staff and students at all times and we will require that they maintain social distance. Staff will be required to wear masks at all times. 

  • Teachers can wear masks and face shields. 

 

Signs and Messages

  • We will post signs in highly visible locations (e.g., site entrances, restrooms, etc) that promote everyday protective measures and describe how to stop the spread of the virus by properly washing hands and properly wearing a mask.

 

Maintaining Healthy Environments

Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Staff will be cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces (e.g. tables, chairs ) or objects (e.g., art supplies, games). 

 

COVID-19 Point of Contact

  • Staff members will have a First Aid Kit. 

  • IF someone feels sick this staff person will contact their family. 

 

OUTBREAK PLANS 

Planning ahead for such a circumstance is very important. If a staff member is positive he/she must go home and wait 14 days before coming back to the site. We will perform a contact trace and make sure ALL STAFF gets tested within the week. Students will have a new STAFF to finish the week. Students that were in contact with the teacher must stay home and wait at least 7 days for any symptoms.