CCS and COVID-19
Calvin Christian School wants to assure you that the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our highest priority. As such, Calvin Christian School, preschool through grade 12, is closed starting Monday, March 16. Per the Board of Trustees, CCS will provide remote learning until after Easter weekend, April 12. Please know that we are prepared to open the school the very minute we have safe assurance we can gather.
The latest communication from the school is below. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the school office at 760-489-6430.
On Tuesday, March 17 @ 8:30 p.m. the Remote Learning Plan was sent out. Please click on your right to read.
MARCH 23 @ 9:30 PM
Dear Calvin Families,
On behalf of Calvin Christian School, I want to thank you all for taking very seriously the government order to shelter as much as possible with your family. These efforts are showing in the data of reported cases of people testing positive for Covid-19 in our area. There is no doubt the sacrifices are huge! The beaches were even closed starting today! More importantly, for all in our community fighting on the front-lines of this crisis, THANK YOU!
Per my e-mail last Friday, there are several things to share:
1. Please read this important letter from the President of the Calvin Christian School Board of Trustees, Doug Brouwer.
Per the Board of Trustees, the plan as of now is that we will continue with remote learning until after Easter weekend (4/12). Please know that we are prepared to open the school the very minute we have safe assurance we can gather. Reports, however, suggest likelihood of needing to remain on our remote learning plan for a longer period of time.
In term of all of Calvin's wonderful programming, from the Class of 2020 graduation to the Dutch Festival, we are praying for a quick recovery, and, also working diligently on the best possible alternative plans.
One more note -- the Board of Trustees have also approved a four-day formal remote learning work week, Monday through Thursday. Friday will be a day for students to connect with their teachers as needed, work on homework, and for teachers to work on creating new curriculum as well as grade and maintain records.
2. We would greatly appreciate receiving your input on the rollout of our remote learning plan last week. Please take a few minutes to complete this short PARENT SURVEY. Thank you!
Since we are going to be engaged for some time in a remote learning plan, we are working on ways to step up our technical support. Also, we are working on a homework help hotline which we thought might help in the afternoons and evenings when students run into a question you might not be able to answer and the teacher is not available.
Finally, we continue praying about creative, wise and helpful ways we can be adaptable during these crazy times and utilize our campus within the bounds of the strict orders to shelter in place, etc. I welcome your prayers for all these efforts. One such idea being explored is how we could partner with Calvin's new kitchen director, Chef Jacky Donaldson, to put our beautiful, professional kitchen to use in ways Calvin has never experienced. With the farmer's markets all shut down, there is a harvest of organic vegetables and fruits we could perhaps tap into and prayerfully make available in form of quality meals for Calvin families and the community at large. Thank you for your prayers for our beloved Christian school community.
May we keep our eyes fixed upon Jesus in whom all things hold together (Colossians 1).
In Christ’s Unfailing Love,
Jeffery L. Pratt, PhD