It has been announced that all K-12 schools, both public and private, in the state of Washington must close from Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, April 24th, in an attempt to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the state.
Thanks to the technology we already have in place at Cornerstone, school will continue online beginning March 17th, 2020. Our administration and staff have met and developed the following plan to continue to partner with you to educate your children during this season which necessitates remote learning:
• Our ECE program (6 weeks through preschool) will continue to operate as usual. However, at this time, we will be unable to offer school-age care (Before/After Care), beginning Tuesday, March 17.
• K-8 students will have a regular school day on Monday, March 16th. Students will gather supplies and bring home learning materials for the rest of the week.
• Fridays will be used as a “check in” day, beginning Friday, March 20, where students can come onsite during their assigned grade level time and turn in work, pick up lessons and materials for the coming week, etc. K-2 students can come between 8:30-9:30, and 3rd-8th grade students can come between 9:30-10:30.
• 3rd-8th grade students will access their lessons online through TEAMs. Some teachers will be using the “flipped classroom” approach and will post video lessons for the students to watch before doing their assignments.
• Students will use their Clever login to access their online textbooks for math, language arts, etc.
• Because we are continuing the school experience through our online platform, students will still receive full credit for their learning and our school calendar will remain the same, not needing to extend into summer break. Teachers will still be hard at work, creatively adapting their lessons and supporting students remotely.
• We plan to keep the lines of communication open, so be sure to keep up with us via email or our CCA Facebook page. These will be our official means of distributing information on the school’s activity.
Thank you for your support, understanding, and cooperation during this unprecedented scenario for our school. Your prayers are greatly appreciated!
The Bible calls us not to be afraid, but trust. Trust that God is good, that He is faithful, and that He loves us. In this time of uncertainty, let’s be the hands and feet of Jesus to those around us. Let’s love and look out for each other. Let’s focus on the common good of our community. Let’s trust the Lord to carry us through. “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.” Nahum 1:7