Knock Knock Infectious Disease Prevention Terms of Operation as of May 2022 / ENGLISH

Thank you very much for your cooperation in taking measures against infectious diseases at our school. From May 2022, we will review our current infection control measures and operate as follows. We would like to ask for the continued understanding and cooperation of all parents and guardians in preventing the spread of infection.

What to do if our students test positive for covid 19.

In accordance with the new policy of the Setagaya Public Health Center, we will take the following actions from now on.

What to do if students at Knock Knock Preschool test positive.

Until now, when there was an infected person in a class, the ward’s Child Care Department identified the person with whom the child had a close contact based on the standards of the Setagaya Public Health Center, but from now on, no such identification will be done.

① If a student or staff member in the same class tests positive:

Students and staff who do not test positive will not be asked to stay home or otherwise restrict their activities.
The school will contact the parents of the class with a positive student. After notification, families who are willing to cooperate will be asked to refrain from coming to school. The period of voluntary restraint will be 7 days from the day following the day of the onset of a positive case.

② If a positive person has not attended preschool for two days prior to the day of onset of illness:

We will not call for voluntary restraint in attending preschool.

③ In the event of voluntary restraint from attending preschool:

During the period of self-restraint from attending preschool, please monitor your health by taking your temperature, etc. If your health condition deteriorates, please visit your family doctor or a nearby medical facility.

What to do if students at Knock Knock English test positive.

As in the past, the Setagaya Ward Public Health Center will be responsible for identification of persons with concentrated contacts. We will follow the instructions of the public health center.

Please refrain from attending the school if any of the following conditions to you

Due to the nationwide spread of the new coronavirus, we ask that students who are in the following categories refrain from attending school. If you are unable to make a decision on your own, please contact the head office.

Students who meet the following conditions will be asked to voluntarily refrain from attending school.

  • Close contact
  • Those who with a fever of 37.5 or higher, or those who do not feel well even if they do not have a fever.
  • Those who have been asked by their nursery school or kindergarten to stay at home and observe their health (refrain from going out).
  • Those who have been requested by medical institutions to observe their health at home.
    * Even if your family member is a close contact, you can attend our class if you do not fall under any of the above.

Precautions for All Schools

All Staff: Required to wear non-woven masks

Wearing of non-woven masks indoors will continue to be mandatory.
In outdoor activities, if there is a risk of heat stroke, we will remove the masks while monitoring the situation.

Guardians: encouraged to wear masks

We will change the wearing of masks on the premises from “obligatory” to “encouraged”.
However, if you are conversing, the wearing of masks will be “encouraged”.

Children in the school buses: encouraged to wear masks

We will be “encouraging” rather than “requiring” the wearing of masks in the school buses.

– All Staff and Students: Required to check temperature and wash hands

The temperature of all staff and students are measured and they are required to wash their hands upon entering all schools.

– Disinfection

Classrooms are regularly disinfected several times a day in places that are frequently touched by students and teachers, including but not limited to toys, books, and handrails. The inside of the shuttle buses is also disinfected in between every student that uses it.

– Ventilation

In order to keep the teaching spaces ventilated with fresh air, doors or windows are kept open during hours of use.

– Carpets in class

The carpet in the classrooms will be temporarily removed to allow for more efficient disinfection work in the school.

– Vaccination of Staff

For our students’ interests, we actively encourage to pursue the process of third vaccination to all staff members.

Infectious Disease Control Guidelines for Knock Knock Preschool

Wearing masks will be changed from “encouraged” to “optional”Regular Class After Kinder Class

In order to prioritize heat stroke countermeasures, the wearing of masks will be changed from “encouraged” to “optional” regardless of whether it is indoors or outdoors.
We will also be “encouraging” rather than “requiring” the wearing of masks in the school bus.

– Measures at Lunch and Snack Time

We use tables with plenty of space between students. In addition, partitions are used to further prevent the spread of germs between students.

– Usage of Paper Towels

After washing their hands, single-use paper towels are used in order to prevent the spread of germs.

– Snacks at After Kinder Class

After Kinder has stopped serving snacks during snack time, but will resume serving snacks on April, 2022.

Activities at park

Knock Knock Preschool Chitose Funabashi: Activities will continue at the terrace.
Knock Knock Preschool Seijo: Activities at the park will gradually resume from June.

–Requests from School

The following is not a policy, but we would appreciate your cooperation.

  • When picking up or dropping off your child, please avoid close contact with other parents and maintain a social distance.
  • When dropping off or picking up your child, please do not gather in the yard or on the street, and please return home as soon as possible.

Infectious Disease Control Guidelines for Knock Knock English

About wearing masks in the classrooms

Group Lessons
Due to the close proximity between students and between students and teachers in the classroom, we will continue to require students to wear masks.

Private Lessons
We will change the wearing of masks on the premises from “obligatory” to “encouraged”.

– Resumption of In-person Group Lessons

As part of measured enacted to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, we moved group lessons to online. Now, as we mitigate precautions, we have resumed in-person group lessons.

– Arrangement of Tables and Installation of Partitions

We use tables with plenty of space between students. In addition, depending on the space between students, partitions are used to prevent the proximity between students and the risk of spread of germs.

– Snack Time

Snacks will be provided again during breaks in group lessons.

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