Coronavirus Information

Language Garden Montessori is in an unusual position because both our Director and our Academic Director operated a school in Taiwan during the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003. They both worked closely with the Taiwan CDC and Ministry of Education to ensure safe and hygienic operations which included daily temperature checks of every person entering the facilities, including students and parents. Because the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19, is a very different virus, we have updated our infection control protocols as follows:

  • We use an Artificial Intelligence (AI) automated preliminary fever scanner. In cases where that system detects an elevated temperature, we will use a contactless thermometer to check for a fever.

  • In addition to the AI fever scanner, we take and log each child's temperature four times per day.

  • All people entering the classroom will have their temperatures checked manually, if the automated result requests a re-test. The system may ask for a manual check if it detects high forehead or facial temperatures. Causes of these re-tests are often someone who was wearing a hat (it holds heat it and makes the area around the forehead and eyes warmer) or having a car heater blowing on your face.

  • Effective 7/15/2020, we will begin using an electrostatic disinfection protocol to supplement our standard disinfection protocols.

  • Masks are required.

    • Anyone wishing to enter the school will need a mask. No exceptions.​

    • Students will be required to wear masks during the day, except when eating or drinking. Students will be separated by at least six feet when eating lunch.

  • We use Taiwan public school style table dividers during lunch to minimize air flow.

  • Face shields are required on all staff and children while indoors. We are making and can provide face shields.​

  • We now are able to offer sun hats with zip-out face masks for outdoor play and use. We have a very limited number of these hats and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Everyone must sanitize hands when entering classrooms through the front entrance.

  • We will continue to sanitize the surfaces and items in our classrooms and entry way every hour.

  • We sanitize the playground between each use.

  • Students will be required to immediately wash hands for 20 seconds using soap and water upon entering the classroom area.

We just learned that our air exchangers, made by Mitsubishi Electric, are capable of exchanging all of the air in each classroom with outside air in about 20 minutes. That means that we are able to exchange all of the air in each classroom about three times per hour. As we looked at our ventilation system, we were very pleased to learn that we already have exactly what we would have considered installing to help mitigate COVID-19.

Language Garden Montessori School

Bilingual Bellevue Montessori School

(425) 223-3851

13800 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98005, USA

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