GSES Cleaning Procedures

Dear Good Shepherd Families,

As mentioned in the March 11th letter from Dr. McLeod, we would like to take this time to provide you with a more detailed update regarding our current and ongoing cleaning procedures, as well as the schedule for deep cleaning on our campus.

We are on a regular building deep-clean rotation each week. Each building is deep cleaned during the week, and sometimes more often when it’s necessary, based on the clinic’s monitoring of illnesses throughout the grade levels. We did an all-school deep clean last weekend after our very busy and successful Grandparents’ Days, and we will do it again over spring break. 

Our cleaning team uses cleaning and disinfecting agents which are recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for both the removal and killing of germs on surfaces. As noted by the CDC, there is no guarantee of removing and/or killing all germs, but these agents and protocols do lower the risk of spreading infection. Our procedures include routine cleaning of frequently-touched surfaces (tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.). We also use an electrostatic disinfectant sprayer in our deep-cleaning process. Electrostatic disinfection dramatically increases droplet attraction and attachment to surfaces, creating a more uniform coating of disinfectant on our surfaces.

Again, we can’t emphasize enough how important it is for you to help us keep our community virus free. We ask that all families continue to follow these guidelines:

  • Please reinforce the importance that everyone wash their hands many times each day, no matter where they might be; sneeze or cough into the elbows; do not touch your face; do not share cups or water bottles.
  • Please stay home if you or anyone in your family is ill.
  • If you are traveling during Spring Break, check the CDC travelers website to ensure a safe experience for your family. If you travel either through or to a known destination where COVID-19 is active, you could be asked to remain home for self-quarantine for a designated period of time (14 - 21 days) to ensure your family is non-symptomatic.

We will provide you with periodic updates as we gather additional information. Our priority is to do all we can to keep our families, students, and extended community as safe as possible.

Thank you,

GSES Business Office