Message to our parents
March 12, 2020

Our Leadership Team is continuing to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Thank you for taking the time to read this important email.

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our area , and public health officials are not recommending school closures.  Therefore, at this time, we plan to remain in session.

However, we recognize the need to be prepared and are diligently planning in the event that an extended school closure should occur. We will make every effort to communicate such a closure as far in advance as possible being mindful that this situation is rapidly evolving. 

We write today to communicate that should an extended closure occur, distance (online) learning will go into effect. This means that classes will continue online and PK-12 faculty will teach remotely.

In preparation for this possibility, please make note of the following:
  • Today, students were reminded to take everything home with them that they would need to resume classes or work online. This includes laptops, tablets, chargers, textbooks, notebooks, binders, work files, etc. 
  • If you do not have adequate technology or internet access in your home, please contact your child's campus principal.
  • Spend some time discussing how the distance learning plan would impact your family and daily home life (e.g. child care, supporting student online learning, etc.). 

DISTANCE LEARNING OVERVIEW
Distance learning may take different forms depending on grade level and subject area, and learning experiences will vary in ways that are developmentally appropriate and instructionally feasible. Our goal is to deliver curricular content in a way that is accessible to all students while maintaining student-teacher relationships and a sense of community. Across all three campuses, learning will take place both synchronously (everyone in a class will "meet" online at the same time) and asynchronously (students will complete work independently on their own time). 

IN THE EVENT OF A SCHOOL CLOSURE, GRADE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT TO YOU BY EMAIL.

TRAVEL REMINDERS
Families who are traveling should check the  CDC COVID-19 Information for Travel  and  U.S. State Department Travel Advisories  websites and heed the following recommendations:
  • Avoid travel to areas with CDC Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notices.
  • Report travel to CDC Level 1, 2 or 3 areas to your school principal before returning to ECA. 
  • Anyone traveling to a CDC Level 2 or 3 area may not come to school for 14 days following their return.

HEALTH REMINDERS
  • Students or employees with symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home and contact a healthcare provider immediately. You must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications before returning to school. 
  • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, or have come into contact with someone with COVID-19, contact your child’s campus principal immediately.

We are not certain of the likelihood of an extended closure. Such a decision would be based on recommendations of health officials and with the health and safety of our students and employees top of mind.

We will continue to communicate updates to you as needed.

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