2021-22 Return to School Plan
In partnership with parents, we are on a mission to awaken the educational experience by preparing students to live fully for God in a rapidly changing world knowing they are His masterpieces uniquely designed for His purpose. We eagerly pursue to honor God and do what is in the best interest of our students so they may develop alive hearts, anchored souls, academically prepared minds, and abiding strength.
We are making plans for the 2021-2022 school year and look forward to being with all our students, staff, and community. Our plans and intentions are to return to school in August with renewed hope and excitement as we embrace CHC’s mission and special traditions. This page will be updated regulary to reflect the most current CDC and Tri-County Health guidelines.
God designed us to be in relationship and we can’t wait to see everyone back on our campus! Below is an overview of our plans for the fall.
Return to All Campus Activities
Our intention is to launch the school year with a regular schedule that includes more parent volunteer opportunities, live chapels, field trips, athletics and community events. We are bringing hot lunch back to CHC on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (volunteers are always loved and appreciated!) and students will enjoy regular lunch and recess routines. We are also planning for on campus gatherings including New Parent Orientation, Meet & Greet, Volunteer Fair, Parent Universities and other CHC events.
We do not intend to mandate the use of face masks or check the COVID-19 vaccination status of our students or community members. Face masks will be optional for those who feel more comfortable wearing them. CHC will be supportive of individuals who choose to do so. We continue to encourage those who are not vaccinated to wear a mask. We ask there is mutual respect within the CHC community for those who wear or do not wear a mask.
Continued Health & Safety Protocols
We will continue to prioritize health and safety at CHC. We made many improvements last year including the installation of Germicidal-UVC air sanitation, hand sanitizer stations and water bottle fillers, as well as the enhancement of our cleaning and sanitization practices and protocols.
CHC will no longer utilize the Magnus app for health screenings. We do ask that families continue to monitor their child’s health each day and keep their child home if they have any symptoms. If/when questions or symptoms arise, please consult your physician. Each family will acknowledge and sign an updated “Family Agreement” in their Magnus Health portal prior to the start of the year.
As was our normal procedure before the pandemic, we will continue to send sick children home and require they be symptom/fever free for at least 24 hours before return. If they are found to be COVID-19 positive, we will follow current, stay-at-home, and return-to-school guidelines.
While we may be required to observe some protocols when it comes to quarantining students who are exposed to a sick classmate, we will not employ cohort or mass quarantine measures unless absolutely necessary. Sick students will stay home for a prescribed period of time, and we will inform other parents if their student may have been exposed. We will rely on all our community members to self-monitor and make wise choices.
In Class Learning
We look forward to returning to a full in class instructional approach where our teachers can consistently build relationships, provide ongoing feedback, and prepare our students for their next steps. This will include Upper School students rotating classes and utilizing lockers.
Our remote learning platform, CHC Connect, was launched during the pandemic to allow PreK – Grade 8 students the opportunity to learn from home as needed due to illness, quarantines and other COVID-19 related issues. Unlike last school year, students who are Absent (Excused) will not tune in for live instruction moving forward. All Absent (Excused) students will have access to resources and assignments through their Canvas course modules. Absent schoolwork policies will apply, and we encourage all students to check in with their teachers once they return to school.
Kindergarten through Grade 8 students will only have access to live remote instruction through CHC Connect when they need to quarantine or have an extended medically approved reason. Parents will need to contact the Director of Lower or Upper School at least 24 hours in advance to get approval for short-term live remote instruction access.