Update: 8/1/2020 – Return to School Safely Plan Revised to Reflect Face Covering Order

Update: 7/22/2020 – Return to School Safely Plan Announced

 

The CLCA Return to School Safely Task Force applied the following guiding principles to compose our Return to School Safety Plan.  

    1. FOUNDATION: School is fundamental to child and adolescent development and well-being and provides our students with spiritual and academic instruction, social and emotional skills, safety, physical/speech and mental health therapy, and opportunities for physical activity, among other benefits.
    2. SAFETY: Student, staff, and family safety is our top priority. Our plan reflects guidance from the Department of Public Instruction, the CDC,  as well as State and County Health Departments.
    3. FULL RETURN TO SCHOOL: The plan reflects a preference for full-day, face-to-face classroom learning and with a focus on creating conditions to safely reopen our academy.
    4. FLEXIBILITY: We understand that some families have unique factors that may necessitate alternative plans for the student body rather than attending face-to-face instruction.
    5. HEALTH SCREENINGS: We support health and wellness screenings of all students and staff in the school setting.
    6. INSTRUCTION: Plans will reflect a preference for full-day face-to-face classroom learning and focus on creating conditions to safely reopen. Instructional models will include blended and virtual options for students in the event that we cannot safely provide full-day face-to-face classroom learning for our students.  Our extended learning plan will initially focus on the core subjects of religion, math, and ELA.   

Update: 7/7/2020

Dear Parents and CLCA Community,

On behalf of the entire CLCA administration, CLCA Board of Directors, CLCA faculty, and staff, we want to thank you for your support, patience, and persistence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The start of the 2020-2021 academic year will almost certainly look different than the way it began last year, but we are committed to opening and providing face-to-face instruction as scheduled in August.  

Here is how we are preparing:  

  1. Forming a “Return to School Safely” task force to coordinate and implement safety and infection mitigation plans to ensure the safest learning environment 
  2. Evaluating additional health precautions by consulting with medical professionals and local officials 
  3. Focusing on quality face-to-face instruction, 5 days a week, during normal academic hours 
  4. Updating families on an as-needed basis with information regarding the virus as it pertains to our academy’s guidelines

Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff will be a top priority as we make our plans. We understand that each family has been affected by this situation in different ways. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have. The best way to get answers is to come to speak with us directly, so we can provide the information you need.  

We are truly thankful for our partnership with you and your family and we look forward to the day in August, when God-willing, we can all be together again on campus. May God’s love and power fill you with peace and comfort today, throughout the summer, and always.  

God’s Richest Blessings,

CLCA Administration

Update 4/3/2020

We are blessed to partner with our community. In this moment of crisis, our community has united. We will continue to lean on each other and our Lord as He will guide us through this storm.