Thank you for your continued support and patience as we walk this journey together. Your encouragement, along with your diligence to follow our protocols, is a wonderful testimony to our community.
As you may be aware, Summit County has now been designated “purple” in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. While certainly concerning for all of us, we wanted to communicate with you our latest data, our plan moving forward, and some school calendar adjustments that accompany that plan.
Below you can see the current reported numbers that put us in a cautious but optimistic position nine days after Thanksgiving. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers and make decisions based on the data within our building while being extremely mindful of our mitigation protocols. As of December 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.:
CVCA Active Cases: 4 students and faculty/staff (“Active” refers to individuals who are confirmed positive and currently in isolation.)
CVCA Total Cases since September 1: 25 total
CVCA Students/Adults Currently in Quarantine: 10 total (Based on cases including individuals considered positive contacts at school and less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes).
- At this time, Summit County Public Health is reviewing the new CDC guidelines for a 7-10 day quarantine. While they continue to review these new guidelines, we will continue to follow the 14-day quarantine as they have directed.
We plan on continuing to provide in-person instruction next week (December 7-11) with the option of choosing distance learning for your student as has been available since August. We will continue to monitor our community closely through the decision filter described in our update email from last week, so please be prepared to pivot to CVCA Online if needed.
As we have prayerfully deliberated over the last few weeks, we continue to feel the weight of the larger positive numbers within our 7-county reach in respect to families preparing and gathering for Christmas celebrations. In an effort to allow CVCA families, faculty, and staff sufficient time to quarantine before Christmas, we will not be holding semester exams and will end the semester on Tuesday, December 15. Additionally, we will move to online classes on both Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15.
We are overjoyed that we have had 18 weeks of in-person learning, and are optimistically looking forward to in-person instruction as we begin next semester on January 4. That being said, it is our hope that this calendar change can mean more time to celebrate Christmas in good health and joy for all God has done for us.