CCS will be Conducting Remote Learning from March 16th to June 5th
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Good Afternoon, Cougar Families,
Even though we were anticipating the Governor’s recent decision about schools, we are still disappointed that we won’t be back together again in our normal way for the rest of this school year. This situation certainly requires a lot of flexibility and resilience. We are still working on our plans for the rest of the year, including an alternative to our traditional 8th grade ceremony, a revised system of reporting student progress for the 3rd trimester report card, ways to get all of the students’ belongings to them, and what summer school might look like. As soon as I have more information on all of the details, I will share it.
In the meantime, I wanted to provide you with a few reminders about this week.
No new work packets will go out this week. The work labeled Week of April 20 is due tomorrow. This week you should be working on the work labeled Week of April 27. Remember to check the website for middle school Related Arts work, located under the apple for their grade level.
Student work can be dropped off at the school any time between 8 and 4 tomorrow, Monday, April 27. Based on the work we got back last week, we have a few requests. Please make sure your child’s name (and teacher for the older grades) is on ALL papers, not just the envelope or folder. Also, please make sure the work is complete before returning it. You do not need to use the original envelope to return the work.
As a reminder, the work being assigned during the Remote Learning period is being tracked and does count towards your child’s overall progresse for the yar. This week you should be hearing from your child’s teacher(s) if he or she is missing any work. The weekly due dates are intended to help keep everyone organized and on track. If something is confusing or not working well for your family, please reach out to your child’s teacher so that we can offer suggestions and extra support if needed.
Thanks for the pictures you’ve sent so far. In the spirit of connection and knowing more about each other, it would be great to see pictures of kids with their pets (if they have one) this week.
Talk to you soon.
;April 2, 2020
Dear CCS Families,
First and foremost, we hope that you are doing well. We miss interacting with you in our usual way. In these unfamiliar times, we need to find more creative ways to stick together.
During the extended school closure (currently through 5/15/20), Campus Community School’s goal is to provide opportunities for each student to continue to make academicprogress. We want your children to be ready for the next grade level. While the building is closed to students, this time should not be viewed as “time off”. We still have school; it just looks and feels different. For this plan to be most successful, we will need to continue to maintain a strong home-to-school connection.
Campus Community is using a hybrid model for Learning from Home. Students at each grade level will receive required, recommended AND optional learning opportunities. Work will include a combination of online resources, paper/pencil resources, and hands-on activities.
We know that “learning from home” presents challenges and may be difficult at times. We have created a plan to help simplify the process and maintain some consistency. The teachers have been asked to choose the learning that is MOST essential for the remainder of the year. They have also been asked to consider the materials and format that would be easiest to work through from home. It is not our goal to recreate a 7-hour school day. This would be too overwhelming for everyone.
Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, work will be disseminated every 2 weeks through the school website, mail, and drive-thru pick-up. Students and family members will NOT be allowed into the school. Work can be returned through outside drop-off boxes every Monday, as well as email and Remind. It is important to note that teachers will NOT be sending work through Remind or email during this time. These forms of communication will still exist, but will be used for reminders and individual communication. Zoom, a forum for group meetings, is also being encouraged.
The school staff is here to support and guide you through this. We have assigned a staff member to our students requiring additional academic assistance, and our larger families in the school, as a way to streamline communication and help with the complexity of multiple grade levels. You should be hearing from them soon. If ANY family, big or small, is in need of additional support, please communicate with your child’s teacher(s) or Mrs. Greene (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can work on a solution. While we have a plan, please know that it is flexible. If something isn’t working for the majority of people, we will look for ways to modify our approach.
Please see our FAQ’s for more detailed information regarding the extended school closure. We will continue to update you through emails, phone calls, and the school website (campuscommunityschool.com). In the meantime, let’s keep our heads up and join forces to give our kids what they need, support – love – and accountability.
Missing You All,
Heidi Greene, Campus Community – Head of School
March 24, 2020
Dear Campus Community School Parents,
I’m sure you’ve been following the ever changing news and updates surrounding Covid-19. And I’m sure you are already aware that last night, Governor Carney clarified that all Delaware schools will be closed to students until May 15, 2020. Let’s be honest – that’s a long time, it’s not the ideal situation, there are still a lot of unanswered questions, and we are all impacted on a personal level. Life feels uncertain. So there’s only one obvious answer to me; we need to WORK TOGETHER to be supportive and determine potential solutions.
This week we will meet in grade level teams to discuss what parents have told us about their technology access, as well as what learning should look like moving forward while students are at home. We are trying to take everyone’s needs in to account while also creating something manageable and flexible. I love that some of you have reached out with questions and to share what’s worked and what’s been a struggle so far. This helps us fine tune what we are doing. As soon as we have a more definitive plan, we will share it.
In the meantime, we know you are doing the best you can, just as we are. Thank you for being patient and supportive. Look for more information from us in the coming days.
Principal/Head of School
Campus Community School
Dear Campus Families:
Out of an abundance of caution, Governor Carney has ordered all of Delaware’s public schools to close for the next two weeks to allow for the creation of a plan for Delaware’s children and families as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. Schools will be closed March 16 through March 27 and children should stay home. All school-related events (including athletic practices) are suspended during this time.
We understand this action may pose added hardship for some of our families. Over the next two weeks, we will continue to work with the Delaware Department of Education and the Division of Public Health to prepare for the potential impact that an extended closure could have on our students, their families, and our staff.
While your student(s) remains home, we encourage you to continue practicing good hygiene and only interact with others outside of your home when necessary.
If you feel for any reason your child may have or has been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your doctor immediately. Virus symptoms can range from mild to severe and could include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in a few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
We are in the process of determining what options we have for our students to continue learning while the school is closed.
We will remain in close contact with the State of Delaware and local public health officials throughout the duration of this closure and will provide updates to families as appropriate.
We encourage you to stay informed of the situation by regularly checking updates from Division of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
We understand this is a time of uncertainty and concern. We will work through this together to keep our students, families, and staff safe.
If you have health-related questions, please contact the Coronavirus hotline at 1.866.408.1899 OR your family physician. If you have questions about our school, please me through email at email@example.com. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Principal/Head of School
Campus Community School