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COVID Protocols

Keeping our students active and learning SAFELY is our top priority!  COVID-19 Protocols are in place to ensure we are doing our part to keep our community safe.  

 

We will continue to stay up-to-date on county and state guidelines.  You can count on us to be proactive, and follow all guidelines, so that risk of exposure is minimized for our LoMastro community. 

When COVID-19 Community Transmission is Lake County is Substantial or High, the following protocols will be in place.  As metrics change we will adjust our protocols.

Gov. JB Pritzker announced a statewide indoor mask mandate effective Monday, August 30, 2021. The mask mandate applies to anyone aged 2 or older, regardless of vaccination status.  When the mask mandate is lifted we will adjust our protocols. 

Exposure & Positive Cases

Please view our policies for positive cases and exposure. 

Masks & Distancing

  • Masks are required indoors. The Illinois mask mandate applies to anyone aged 2 or older, regardless of vaccination status.

  • We’ll continue to support social distancing to the greatest extent possible in the classrooms.

 

​We fully understand that some families may need or want to be more cautious.  Please feel free to reach out to discuss any concerns you may have and we’ll work together to find a solution. 

Lobby 

To minimize interaction, our lobby is only open to parents/caregivers of our students in Kindergarten and younger.  Parents/caregivers of students in Kindergarten and younger should escort their child to their classroom door.   Parents/Caregivers of ages 4-K should leave and return at the end of class.  Only parents/caregivers of ages 2-3 may stay in the waiting area, if necessary. 

Foyer 

Our foyer is used for drop-off and pick-up of students in 1st grade and above.  Please enter the RIGHT doors and come into the foyer with your child.  Once your child is dropped off in the foyer, parents/caregivers must leave and return at the end of class for pick-up.  Please read the drop-off and pick-up procedure.

The Playroom

Our Playroom is currently only open for birthday parties, Enrichment Club, and parent-child classes.  

Lobby / Waiting Area

LOBBY

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ARRIVAL​

  1. Screen your child for symptoms prior to coming to LoMastro.

  2. Students should arrive fully dressed in class attire, with a small dance bag including their dance shoes, water bottle, and an extra mask.

  3. During Drop-Off masks are required for everyone (students, parents & siblings) when inside.  

    • Students Age 2-5: Parents/caregivers of students in Kindergarten and younger should escort their child to their classroom door.  Parents/Caregivers should leave and return at the end of class.  (Only parents/caregivers of ages 3 & under may stay in the lobby, if necessary).  If you have siblings in tow, you may drop-off at the lobby doors and we will help your child get to their classroom.

    • Students Age 6+  Park your car in a parking space and escort your child to the foyer using the RIGHT doors. Once your child is in the foyer, please return to your car. 

    • Students Age 9+ If you feel your child can safely walk along the sidewalk on their own, please consider dropping off in the back following the map. You’ll enter at the light (S Waukegan Rd & Gloucester Crossing), then drop-off at the curb behind the building and exit following the arrows. See the Drop-Off Map.  Students will then walk along the sidewalk to the front entrance.

  4. Once in the building, we will direct students to their classroom to participate in class.

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DISSMISSAL

Park your car in a parking space and stand on the sidewalk to the LEFT side of the foyer doors.  Students will be dismissed outside to meet their ride home. Make sure your child knows who is picking them up. Our staff with supervise dismissal. If your child doesn’t see you on the sidewalk, they will return to the foyer and wait indoors on the staircase until you arrive.

  • ​​Students Age 9+ If you feel your child can safely walk along the sidewalk on their own to meet you in the lot, please communicate that to them.  We cannot have cars lined up in front of the building, it is a fire lane.