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March 15, 2020
Dear CFS Parents,
I appreciate the input and information several parents have provided regarding the school’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As you can predict, there is a wide range of perspectives. Please know we are weighing and praying about the numerous issues and concerns involved and continue to follow CDC recommendations. Here is our latest update:
We are starting regular school this week, however, our local situation is changing quickly, so we will re-assess every day. I encourage you to explore alternative childcare arrangements, if it becomes necessary for us to begin remote teaching later this week. During this week our teachers will continue developing capabilities for remote instruction and practicing with students in some classes.
If you are hesitant to send your child to school because of health concerns for them or for other members of your family, please feel free to keep them at home. Several families are doing this, and we are completely supportive. Please notify the school of your student’s absence, and we will make sure they receive an excused absence and necessary make-up work.
We are suspending all extracurricular athletics until further notice.
Please send with your child a refillable water bottle, labeled with their name as we will be suspending use of the water fountains. We have water bottle filling stations.
Visitors to the school must be pre-approved or restricted to immediate family who have not traveled by commercial airline or from a high-risk area.
If you travel by commercial airline or to an area with identified cases of COVID-19, please plan to not have your student attend school at least 14 days after your return.
We recognize the importance of social distancing and the likelihood that CFS will need to implement alternative, remote instruction for an extended time. We have not made final decisions, but it is possible we will extend spring break for an additional week. It is also possible that rather than having students return to the school building after spring break, we will implement remote instruction until it is deemed safe to return to regular school classrooms. Below is a link to a video by our new Head of School, Max Vikhter and our IT Director, Matt North, explaining some of our remote learning preparations.
Thank you very much for your prayers, support, and for standing in faith as a community of believers during this trying time. Our God is an ever-present help in time of trouble.
Yours in Christ,