COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Dear Parents,

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a major concern for all of us, especially now, as we hear daily news reports of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland.  Per Governor Larry Hogan, all Maryland public schools will be closed from March 16, 2020 – March 27, 2020.

After much consideration, Gateway to Success has decided to REMAIN OPEN at this time, as we are not a Maryland public school. We understand that all parents are not working from home and still depend on us to provide care for their children. The safety of our students, staff, and families is our top priority. As always, we clean and sanitize the building daily to include all high-traffic surfaces and materials handled by students, staff and parents. We have heightened all cleaning efforts to make sure that surfaces and materials are cleaned more frequently throughout the day. We have plenty of sanitizing solution, disinfecting cleaners, sprays, wipes, and antibacterial soap readily available.

We respectfully ask that as you enter and leave the building, and before signing your child in or out, please use the hand sanitizer on the counter near the
attendance sheets. To help us prevent the spread of germs at Gateway To Success, make sure that you and your child(ren) do the following:

  • Wash your hands often, WITH SOAP, and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

  • Most importantly, if you are sick, send someone else to pick up your child if you can or cover your nose and mouth with a mask before entering the building

  • If your child is sick, or has shown any signs of illness in the past 24 hours, please keep him/her home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours

  • Sick means: cold/flu like symptoms, nausea or vomiting, body aches, runny nose with thick greenish mucus, pale skin, excessive coughing, fever of 100° or higher, or any other symptoms that would prevent your child from participating in all aspects of the school day

As an act of precaution, if your child shows any sign of illness upon entering the building, we will ask you to take your child back home.

If you have any questions or additional concerns, don’t hesitate to call us.

John Holmes,          Tiara Montgomery,
CEO                           President & Director