Monday, March 30, 2020

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Hopefully you have heard by now either from the email from Mr. Parris yesterday or from the media at some point, that we are unable to return to school as we have known it until after 4/6. That being said, everyone at CCS has been hard at work getting ready to begin distance learning and instruction this Monday, 3/30. Unlike this past week, in which it was optional for students to participate, beginning on Monday, 3/30 it is expected and required that CCS students will actively engage in the assignments, activities, and Zoom classes their teachers have been creating and preparing for them.  That being said, we are all in a learning curve, so please know we are in this together and we are here to support in any way we can. Please be sure to reach out to us with questions and concerns so we can assist, help, guide, encourage, and cheer for you and your Jr.Cougars in this new phase of school in the clouds. Whoop! Whoop! :) We all long for this to go as smoothly as possible for all of us and most of all for our Jr. Cougars to know that they are loved by God and us and for them to continue learning, growing, and having fun!

Here are a few important details as we prepare to launch into the coming week of distance learning and instruction: 


-In an effort to keep things moving forward, we are having another elementary materials pick up day. It will be this 
Monday, 3/30,  from NOON - 6 pm.
The procedures will be the same as they were this past Monday and Tuesday. If it is raining, the materials will be inside the entrance of the elementary building and if it is nice out they will be on the elementary porch. 

-First through fifth grade will be using google classroom as the platform for posting assignments and activities at the start of each week. All the special areas, which includes PE, art, music, Spanish, and guidance will be utilizing this platform as well. Please be sure to have your children check their google classrooms daily.  

-Preschool and kindergarten will be using email and the class websites as their platforms for the communication of assignments and activities. 

-Mondays will be the day each week that elementary teachers will host live ZOOM classes with their students. Stay tuned to the communication from your child's teacher for further information about the specific time and content.

-Some of you have inquired about future plans for field trips. At this point, the one certainty around field trips is that all field trips that were scheduled for April are now canceled. Further decisions about May and June field trips as well as rescheduling April field trips are on hold until after Easter. 

I hope this information can help you feel more prepared for the week ahead. It seems right now that we are trying to rebuild life while still being in the middle of it being taken apart. Thankfully we build our lives around Jesus therefore we cannot be shaken...listen here for a little encouragement:




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Thank you for all you are doing to support and encourage your Jr. Cougars and us! We are blessed to be living, loving, working, and walking together! Please be in touch if you have any questions, concerns, or even just want to connect. Know that we continue to pray for all of our precious Jr. Cougars and you, their dear families!  

James 5:10-11
"Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. As you know, we consider blessed those who persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion." 




Thank you for allowing CCS to partner with the Lord and you
to share this part of your child's journey
in growing spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Go Jr. Cougars! 
WHOOP! WHOOP!

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