Enriching Afternoons at Cheekwood

Enriching Afternoons at Cheekwood

Enriching Afternoons at Cheekwood

Welcome to Enriching Afternoons at Cheekwood! We realize this year has been difficult for many and we look forward to welcoming students to Cheekwood for learning, creative expression, and exploration. Please take a moment to read through the information below, which details the policies and procedures which have been put in place to keep students and Cheekwood staff safe.

Before your student comes to Cheekwood, please take a moment to speak with them about the importance of wearing their mask whenever they are inside or instructed by a member of the staff. Make sure they understand the importance of maintaining proper social distance and washing or sanitizing their hands frequently. Additionally, please let them know that a staff member will take their temperature every afternoon when they arrive at Cheekwood. If they don’t have a temperature and can answer no to the three screening questions, which are listed below, they will be ready for the day. If their temperature is higher than 100.4 or the answer to any of the screening questions is yes, we will request that the child return home for the day.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. You can always reach out to staff by emailing education@cheekwood.org or calling the education line at 615-353-9827. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

General Information

• Staff will wear masks at all times when in the presence of students.

• Children are to wear masks inside buildings and when instructed by staff. When they are outside with enough space, students will be able to remove their masks.

• Social distancing will be maintained. Staff will help make sure students are keeping 6 feet from one another.

• Students will be instructed to wash and sanitize their hands throughout the day, particularly before and after snack and bathroom breaks.

• Tables and chairs in classrooms have been set up to help maintain proper social distancing.

• Staff and students will be screened daily, using temperature checks and the following questions:

• Have you/Has your child been in contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

• Are you/Is your child experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms such as a cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat or loss of taste or smell?

• Have you/Has your child had a fever in the last 48 hours?

Sanitizing Locations and Cleaning Procedures

• Hand sanitizer can be found in the following places in the Frist Learning Center:

• One station in every classroom

• One on each floor by the elevator

• One at the entrance to the building on the ground floor

• Each classroom will have sanitizing products for staff to use to clean shared materials.

• Bathrooms will be well equipped with soap and paper towels to ensure proper hand cleaning. Signs provided by the CDC will be in each restroom with detailed information about proper hand washing.


• On their first day, students will receive a bag filled with general use materials that they will use for the week. These materials are not to be shared and the bags must stay at Cheekwood at all times.

• Other materials needed for projects will be prepped by instructors and will be handed out on the day they will be used to minimize cross contamination.

• Any shared items will be sanitized between use.

Illness Policy

Your child must remain free of fever or vomiting for 48 hours before returning to camp. The 48 hours begins when the child last vomits or when the fever has broken and remains in a normal range without the assistance of medication. Cheekwood does not refund missed camp days in the event of illness.


• Parents are to park and accompany their student to the check-in table on Monday. Both parents and students should have a mask on at this time, due to close contact with staff. Once through the check-in process, students will be escorted in to the building by staff; parents will not enter the building.

• At check in table, parents/students will be asked the three health screening questions, staff will take the student’s temperature, and make sure that the student has a mask, refillable water bottle, and nut-free snack.

• The staff at check-in will reiterate the importance of the illness policy in addition to the tree nut and peanut/all nut policy.

• For Tuesday – Friday drop offs, parents should enter Lot C and wait for a staff member to come to their car to take their child’s temperature. Staff members will then walk students to the building.

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