Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Asheville Farmstead has taken into consideration the state's phased re-opening schedule, active caseload, and what other schools are doing in regards to procedures and safety guidelines. The staff will be doing a lot of work this school year to keep everyone safe.  Not only will we make physical changes to allow for more social distancing, but we are also increasing some key supplies for everyone’s safety.  Over the summer, we were able to purchase & begin using the following items:

  • Additional picnic tables
  • Hand sanitizer, from a local Asheville distillery
  • Disinfecting spray
  • Soap
  • Gloves
  • Masks
  • Additional signage for parking and parents

​We were able to raise funds for these supplies by our online fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped us make Camp Farmstead and Asheville Farmstead School safe for all students and staff members. 

"I am really impressed with how intentionally you all are looking at your protocol for reopening. This makes me feel very safe in a very unsafe time."

- Proud Parent

Stage One

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

DROP OFF:

  • We will be allowing two cars to drive into the parking area at a time.  All other cars are asked to stay at the stop sign until prompted by staff that it is their turn.
  • Parents must perform a temperature check on their students with their own thermometer and show staff the reading.  No camper with a fever of 99 degrees or higher will be permitted to stay.
  • Parents need to assist their camper in getting out of the car and collecting their belongings needed for camp.
  • At that time a Farmstead staff will help your student over to the handwash station to wash hands before walking up to another Farmstead staff member who will help them settle their stuff in for the day.

PICK-UP:

  • A Farmstead staff member will walk your student down to you for load up with all of their belongings

Trampoline, Snack, and Lunch

  • During this stage of reopening the trampoline will be closed.
  • Please ensure that your student can open their lunch box and all the contents in it.  This is very important for the safety of staff members in limiting the number of lunches we need to touch.
  • Staff will wash hands between each lunch box.
  • During this stage, we will increase space between students at snack and lunchtime allowing no more than two students per side of each picnic table.  We will increase the space between the picnic tables too.
  • All tables will be cleaned after each use.
  • Staff will be filling all water bottles during this time.

Masks and Accessing the House

  • All staff will be wearing masks during this stage of reopening
  • We highly recommend that students also have a mask, buff, bandana covering their mouths.
  • For bathroom needs or accessing inside the house, everyone will use hand sanitizer before entering and upon exit.

Sanitizing Practices

  • In this stage, we will perform a mid-day sanitization of all high touch point areas.
  • Teaching and slowing down handwashing onsite to make sure a full 20 seconds is achieved.
  • Daily disinfecting of high touch areas around the schoolhouse, including high touch points outside.  We will also be switching our towels out daily as well.

Known COVID-19 Exposure

  • Should a staff, student, or adult supporting pick-up and drop off tests positive the Farmstead will close for one day to perform a deep clean, and those participating in the week will be notified of the potential exposure.


Stage Two

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

DROP OFF:

  • The parking lot will be back to normal.
  • One adult is allowed to assist their student in coming up to the schoolyard.
    • Both need to wash hands before coming up the ramp
  • Reducing close contact with parents.  We will not be hugging or giving handshakes.  Alternatively, we will be offering an elbow bump, wave, or bow.

PICK-UP:

  • The parking lot will be back to normal.
  • One adult is allowed to assist their student in leaving by coming up to the schoolyard.
    • The adult needs to wash hands before coming up the ramp
  • Reducing close contact with parents.  We will not be hugging or giving handshakes.  Alternatively, we will be offering an elbow bump, wave, or bow.

Snack, and Lunch

  • Please ensure that your student can open their lunch box and all the contents in it.  This is very important for the safety of staff members in limiting the number of lunches we need to touch.
    • Staff will wash hands between each lunch box.
  • During this stage, we will increase space between students at snack and lunchtime allowing no more than two students preside of each picnic table.  We will increase the space between the picnic tables too.
    • All tables will be cleaned after each use.

Accessing the House

  • For bathroom needs or accessing inside the house, everyone will use hand sanitizer before entering and upon exit.

Sanitizing Practices

  • In this stage, we will perform a mid-day sanitization of all high touch point areas.
  • Teaching and slowing down handwashing onsite to make sure a full 20 seconds is achieved.
  • Daily disinfecting of high touch areas around the schoolhouse, including high touch points outside.  We will also be switching our towels out daily as well.

Known COVID-19 Exposure

  • Should a staff, student, or adult supporting pick-up and drop off tests positive the Farmstead will close for one day to perform a deep clean, and those participating in the week will be notified of the potential exposure.


Stage Three

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

DROP OFF:

  • We will be allowing two cars to drive into the parking area at a time.  All other cars are asked to stay at the stop sign until prompted by staff that it is their turn.
  • Parents must perform a temperature check on their students with their own thermometer and show staff the reading.  No camper with a fever of 99 degrees or higher will be permitted to stay.
  • Parents need to assist their camper in getting out of the car and collecting their belongings needed for camp.
  • At that time a Farmstead staff will help your student over to the handwash station to wash hands before walking up to another Farmstead staff member who will help them settle their stuff in for the day.

PICK-UP:

  • A Farmstead staff member will walk your student down to you for load up with all of their belongings

Trampoline, Snack, and Lunch

  • During this stage of reopening the trampoline will be open to one camper at a time.
  • Please ensure that your student can open their lunch box and all the contents in it.  This is very important for the safety of staff members in limiting the number of lunches we need to touch.
    • Staff will wash hands between each lunch box.
  • During this stage, we will increase space between students at snack and lunchtime allowing no more than two students preside of each picnic table.  We will increase the space between the picnic tables too.
    • All tables will be cleaned after each use.
  • Staff will be filling all water bottles during this time.​

Accessing the House

  • For bathroom needs or accessing inside the house, everyone will use hand sanitizer before entering and upon exit.

Sanitizing Practices

  • In this stage, we will perform a mid-day sanitization of all high touch point areas.
  • Teaching and slowing down handwashing onsite to make sure a full 20 seconds is achieved.
  • Daily disinfecting of high touch areas around the schoolhouse, including high touch points outside.  We will also be switching our towels out daily as well.

Known COVID-19 Exposure

  • Should a staff, student, or adult supporting pick-up and drop off tests positive the Farmstead will close for one day to perform a deep clean, and those participating in the week will be notified of the potential exposure.


Health & Travel Screening For All Stages

Symptoms of COVID-19:

-Fever, fatigue, dry cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea

  • I ______________ agree to the following

  • I understand that if my camper exhibits any cold-like symptoms (including a runny nose), they must be symptom free for 72 hours without medication before they can participate in Camp Farmstead. __________________________

  • I attest that my camper has not exhibited any cold-like symptoms in the last 72 hours. __________________________

  • I understand the above symptoms and affirm that my participant, as well as all household members do not currently have, nor have experienced the symptoms listed above within the last 14 days. __________________________

  • I affirm that my participant as well as all household members have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 30 days. __________________________

  • I affirm that my participant, as well as all household members have not knowingly been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 30 days. __________________________

  • I affirm that my participant, as well as all household members, have not traveled outside of the country, or any city outside of our own that is or has been considered a “hot spot” for COVID-19 infections within the last 30 days. __________________________

  • I understand that Asheville Farmstead School cannot be held liable for any exposure to COVID-19. __________________________

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