Policies for in-person Summer Camp in 2020

-Summer Camp at The Arts of Great Falls School will be open to no more than 6-8 students per camp (depending on the art medium) for 8 weeks (June-August) with morning and afternoon sessions.

-Safety precautions to prohibit the spread of Covid 19 will be in place.  All students and parents are required to adhere to all guidelines.  Guidelines have been obtained from CDC and are consistent with Virginia state and Fairfax County guidelines.

-Guidelines will be posted in several locations throughout the school.

-Parents will receive rules and guidelines and must reply to the email to certify they will comply.  If parents or students do not comply, they will not be admitted for the remaining days of camp and no refund will be provided.

-State, County, and CDC guidelines will be monitored during summer camps.  If any guidelines that affect our camps change, we will inform parents and make adjustments as appropriate.  

Safety Guidelines

Disinfecting Protocol

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances and exits.
  • Areas that are commonly touched such as door handles, sink handles, toilet handles, soap dispensers and hand sanitizer dispensers will be disinfected immediately after each class.
  • Each student will have their own art supplies, and no supplies are planned to be shared. If it becomes apparent that any art supplies are shared, they will be disinfected after each camp session.

Class Protocol

  • Upon entering the building, everyone will be asked to either wash hands or use hand sanitizer.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances and exits.
  • All students, parents, guardians, and teachers will wear a face mask unless in socially distanced personal art area (inside the blue square).
  • Outdoors during break time, 6 feet of social distancing is required, at all times. Masks are optional outdoors with 6 feet of social distancing.
  • Class sizes will be limited to not more than 6-8 students to allow social distancing.
  • Parents (or guardians) must drop off and pick up students from the art school parking lot area. Students will be called to enter one at a time to enter, and will exit one by one as well.

General Health and Wellness

  • All students, parents, and teachers are required to be symptom-free and without fever prior to the start of class. If a student has any symptoms [temperature of 100.4 degrees F, cough or sore throat; shortness of breath; new loss of taste or smell], they may not attend camp.  Alternative options will be provided.

  • If student has been in contact with anyone positively diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 14 days, they may not attend camp.