This year, our team has been committed to providing remote instruction when coming to campus was not feasible. At times, we used the Cougars at Home operational mode to move the entire school, a division or an individual classroom (Elementary) to remote instruction. Thank you for your flexibility and support which allowed these shifts to happen successfully when we needed to make an adjustment for our student body. Next year, our goal is to be on campus, but we will have this mode available in specific instances when it is absolutely necessary.
Throughout this year, our team has also met the individual needs of students by allowing them to participate in remote learning for a variety of reasons. However, the CCS mission is best delivered in person, on campus and we are eager to welcome all students back to campus this fall. Based upon parent and faculty feedback coupled with careful evaluation of the current remote learning environment, we have identified many challenges presented by frequent use of remote learning. Most notable are the significant impacts on student learning and engagement. As a result of these findings, individual student access to remote learning will be significantly limited for the 2021-22 school year:
Long Term Remote Learning (longer than 2 weeks) will NOT be available.
Short Term Remote Learning (2 weeks or less) will be available on a VERY LIMITED basis.
Please be advised that students will not have the opportunity to casually “opt in” to remote instruction. Access to Short Term Remote Learning will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and granted only for limited and strictly managed exceptions for COVID-related health concerns or REQUIRED quarantine. Families should plan for students to attend class on campus next year.
In my last communication, I shared that we are growing to four sections in Grades K-4 next year. We are excited to report that the Lord is already expanding our team of qualified and committed Elementary teachers and staff. Carey Haan, our High School Academic Counselor, will join the Elementary team as Assistant Elementary Principal. Her years invested in Elementary School classrooms coupled with strong organizational skills and school counseling experience have perfectly prepared her for this role.
Hebrews 13 tells us that the God of peace will equip (us) with everything good for doing His will. We can’t wait to see how the Lord provides for our every need as we plan for the 2021-22 school year over the coming months. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.