January 9, 2021
Dear Charlotte Catholic High School Families,

I am writing to provide an important update for Charlotte Catholic High School’s model of instruction. Beginning Monday, January 11 CCHS will shift to full remote learning for all students in an effort to remain proactive in our management of COVID-19 within our community.

The Diocese of Charlotte has provided the attached matrix for use in deciding when to shift to different models of instruction. The matrix offers guidance related to if and when our school should plan to shift to hybrid or remote learning.

CCHS has reached the parameters provided in the matrix that warrant a shift to full remote instruction (Model C). Due to the number of students (approximately one-third of the student body) who are out of school – in quarantine or remote-preferred learning – we decided to shift to remote learning for all students in an effort to manage any potential spread. We will begin full remote learning on Monday January 11 through next week.

The half day originally scheduled for Friday, January 15 will be a half day of virtual instruction.

As a reminder, January 18 is Martin Luther King Day, and the 19th is a teacher work day. Students will return to in-person instruction (Model A) on Wednesday, January 20.

Since the number of individuals operating remotely is not an indicator of an unsafe environment, our current extra-curricular activities will continue to operate normally. Should you have any questions, please reach out to your coach or instructor directly.

The school office will be open from 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM January 11-14. It will be open 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM Friday, January 15. The office will be closed Monday, January 18. Please plan accordingly if you need Driver Eligibility Forms.

Please do not let your guard down! We are doing all we can within our capability to protect our community while on campus, and we ask you to please be mindful of mask wearing and social gatherings off campus. When we return to school, please keep your child home when they are sick.

As a reminder, the incubation period for coronavirus (the time between exposure to an infection and the appearance of first symptoms) is 2 to 14 days, but typically symptoms develop within 5 days. In every case of a positive test result, we continue to notify the local health department, conduct contact tracing and quarantine anyone who has been in close proximity to someone who tests positive.

Thank you again for your patience and support as we navigate the pandemic as a united community under God’s grace. As always, please monitor your child for symptoms of illness including fever, chills, new cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste and/or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. If you or family members display any symptoms, please contact your physician or call the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus hotline at 1-866-462-3821.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact Nurse Kathie Holder at 704-543-1127 or at kaholder@charlottecatholic.com.

If you learn that your student has tested positive for COVID-19, please call the school immediately at 704-543-1127. If it is after hours or on the weekend, please email me at: ktelford@charlottecatholic.com.

Kurt Telford, Principal

cc: Dr. Greg Monroe, Superintendent of Catholic Schools
If a student tests positive for COVID
 Please see the protocol on page 23 in the Return to School plan. Any shift in the plan (to hybrid or full remote) would be in consultation with the health department and at the direction of the Diocesan Schools' Office.
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