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On-Campus Attendance Continues to Rise at Hopkins House Preschool Academy

July 10, 2020 01:02 PM

On-campus attendance at the Hopkins House Preschool Academy continues to rise, with the largest increase this week. Over the past 13 weeks since the Hopkins House Preschool Academy reopened on April 13 to serve COVID-19 Essential Workers, on-campus attendance has steadily increased; from a weekly average of 17 Young Scholars in April to 48 this week.

Hopkins House is in the second phase of a 3-phase reopening process. Based on CDC and local health authority guidance, and overseen by a committee of parents, trustees, and staff, the Academy is gradually reopening with the goal to fully reopen after Labor Day in September. Now in Phase 2 of the Expanded Reopening of the Hopkins House Preschool Academy, nearly half (42%) of currently enrolled students have returned to campus.

“We couldn’t be happier with the protocols being followed”, a parent said recently.

"We are implementing very robust health and safety protocols," said Hopkins House president, J. Glenn Hopkins. "They are based on CDC and local health department guidance, and designed to maximize our effectiveness in mitigating exposure to the coronavirus among students, faculty, and staff." In addition to limited group size, social distancing, facial masks, frequent handwashing, daily sanitizing, and temperature checks throughout the day, Hopkins House also requires parents to certify the health of their children daily before they are bought to the campus. Academy faculty and staff are required to provide documentation of COVID-19 testing and self-certify their health every 14 days.

"These protocols appear to be working, and very effectively", said Hopkins, noting that there have been no reported cases of coronavirus infection among Hopkins House Preschool Academy Young Scholars since the Academy reopened 13 weeks ago.