We are humbly ready to take the careful next step in re-opening CVCA on Wednesday, August 12th in-person (with the option of distance learning).
With the release of school recommendations from Summit County Public Health (SCPH) announced this morning, we want to take this opportunity to reiterate some reopening details as we prepare for the start of school this Wednesday. We have been in numerous conversations with SCPH over the last few days (as they prepared to release their statement), and feel confident in their evaluation of our Reopening Plan as “complete.” We have included a link to the SCPH full statement below and the options that they articulate for the opening of school. We are extremely thankful for the Summit County Public Health Department’s very recent support of our plan as it mitigates COVID risk based on the following factors:
- Student and staff screening
- Physical distancing by limiting class sizes
- Daily schedule adjustment to a block schedule
- Adjusted before and after school protocol
- Limiting visitors to the building
- Face covering policy
- Increased sanitization measures along with increased ventilation
- Food service and lunch distribution plan
- Distance learning option available for families
In order for the school to stay open, it is critical that we all do our part because we are indeed in this together. So, take a few moments to review the Opening Plan with your student (available HERE). Teachers will discuss the policies and procedures during homeroom on Wednesday. This time will give students the chance to ask questions.
While we continue to press forward with the support of the Summit County Public Health Department, we do have a decision matrix in place that identifies the critical indicators that determine if we would need to pivot to CVCA Online. The decisions matrix is based on multiple individual factors within our school community. Two of the most significant factors include the absence rate of students and teachers (due to sickness, exposure, or quarantine). Having a positive COVID case in our building will not be grounds to pivot to CVCA Online. However, we will execute our protocols of involving SCPH and their process of contact tracing for those who have been exposed*. (*SCPH defines exposure as a distance of less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes (cumulative not consecutive) with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.)
A core value of CVCA is that of community. Therefore, our principle desire is to have all students back on campus five days a week as we provide a high-quality Christian education. Our goal is to create a setting that mitigates the risk during this time of pandemic, and we believe we have a complete plan that allows us to begin in-person instruction (in conjunction with the option of distance learning) while we monitor the ever-changing landscape as we begin school together. Working very closely with the Summit County Public Health Department, we will make adjustments and modifications as we are advised by health care professionals. SCPH has reviewed the submitted plan and finds it to meet the acceptable guidance put forth by ODE and ODH. We believe this is the best model for student learning and for us to achieve our mission of Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ in a community of caring adults.
The 2020-2021 Student/Parent Handbook is available digitally in CVCA’s Family Portal. Please log in to Family Portal, go to School (on left) and click on Resource Documents. You will find the CVCA Student/Parent Handbook and Signature Page under Newsletter Archives on the right side.
At least one parent and every student should read the Handbook. Signature pages need to be submitted to 1st period teachers by Thursday, August 13. A signature page is available to return after you have read through the Handbook.