BNS will be taking the following steps to ensure that we are doing everything we can do to prevent the spread of germs during the 2022-2023.

We will:

  • Stagger arrival and dismissal times
  • Ensure children and adults wash hands frequently.
  • Have the school professionally cleaned 3 times a week
  • Disinfect “high touch” areas during the school day (when children are not present) and at the end of the school day
  • Run Air Purifiers in each classroom
  • Get fresh air and play outside as much as possible


will you ensure that sick children do not come to school?

Every family will be given a Daily Screening Protocol and will be asked to keep children home if they demonstrate any symptoms of communicable disease.

Temperatures will be taken every day at arrival. No child or adult will be allowed in with a temperature greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

If during the school day, a child exhibits any concerning symptoms, he or she will be separated from the group and parents will be called to pick up that child.

Families will also be given clear instructions on when children can return to school after an illness. We need to work together as a team to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.

How will you handle snacks in the Fall? Will families still be supplying snacks?

For the time being, we will be asking families to provide individual snacks daily. The snacks must be healthy and nut-free.

Spending outside seems to be a safe way to play, but what will you do if it is too rainy or cold to go outside?

 BNS is unique in that we try to take advantage of our amazing outdoor play space every day – even in less than ideal weather. We will encourage families to provide their children with appropriate outerwear so they can go out as much as possible.

What will be the response if someone at the school (child, staff, family member) test positive for COVID-19, Flu or RSV? 

If someone in the BNS community tests positive, we will alert families and close contacts that there is a positve case in the class.