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* NEW - AIR PURIFICATION filtration systems in each classroom! * AIR

CLEAN AIR!!!!

In continued efforts to provide a safe and clean environment for our students and staff, we have installed new air purifying systems (portable units) in each classroom and preschool room. These units will provide additional air circulation and filtration beyond our current HVAC system. These are LEVOIT H13 True HEPA Filter Air Purifiers meant to filter particles from Smoke, Dust, Mold, Pollen, and other things affecting allergies, breathing, and overall health.

These purifiers implement an advanced 3-Stage Filtration System: The Pre-Filter, True HEPA Filter, and High-Efficiency Activated Carbon Filter which capture allergens, hair, dander, smoke, mold, odor and large dust particles, in addition to removing 99. 97% of airborne contaminants as small as 0.3 microns.

We are very thankful for the Idaho State Childcare Grant (Phase II) funding that continues to help us improve and implement good systems for advancing our efforts towards a safe and clean learning environment. We will continue this tract of daily evaluations and improvement measures as our ongoing effort to make CornerStone a welcomed and safe place for all our children and students.

 

* NEW TEMPERATURE TAKING STATIONS! * kiosks

Within the past few days, CornerStone has been implementing new facial-recognition & temperature taking stations at the secured entrance to the school. These are precision machines that will take temperatures of each individual entering the building (children, families, and staff). The system also uses facial recognition for the purposes of allowing secured entry (unlocking the security door), as well as documenting date, time, and temperature of each individual entering the school. These are similar to units that are used at hospital entrances, airport screenings, etc.

Here’s how it works:

  1. When entering the school, each person will face the display and wait for a reading. Younger children will need to use the step-stool or be held.
  2. Simply place your face within the white outline guide on the display.
  3. A temperature reading will then be displayed.

You may need to move closer or back-away to get a measurable temperature reading.

  1. This reading will then be displayed in a colored bar at bottom showing your temperature.

 

IF a GREEN bar is displayed, you are cleared to enter

IF a RED bar is displayed, your temperature reading is not within acceptable limits, and you will be denied entry.

 

  1. Each measurement is then recorded on the school main-computer for documentation purposes.
CornerStone visits Big Red's Barn! bigreds

What a wonderful time visiting God's creatures at Big Red's Barn in Coeur d'Alene! Children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade got a real hands-on experience engaging with all the animals, birds, and reptiles! Taking turns exploring and feeding all the strange, funny, weird, soft, tall, short, slithery, and SNEEZY creatures, the students had their hands full of all kinds of experiences and stories to share...

Thank-you to all the parent volunteers and for the kindness of the staff at Big Red's Barn during our time there. The Lord blessed us with safe travels and wonderful memories...

 

Vandals hit CornerStone Christian Academy Bus safaace

Like many others, every once-and-awhile our school gets hit with the unfortunate crime of vandalism...and this time, the bus took the damage. Someone in need decided to cut-off part of the bus exhaust system and other related components. Oddly enough, it would have taken some time and it would have been loud with the sawing. It probably just went unnoticed...

Over the years stewarding the school, we've seen thefts of our lawn mower battery(s), gas from the bus and van, clipped gas lines, nasty notes left on the front door (although we know who did those), and other similar blessings. 

In the end, although there is a hardship and outfall from the damages, I always hope and pray that whoever committed the acts, benefited somehow in meeting their needs. I kinda wish they'd come to the door and say, "Hey, can you help out with a catalytic converter?" instead of just stealing it. At least it wouldn't be a sin...and we'd surely find a way to help. Ok, I may be reaching, but it is a hope (and truthful hope at that). Please, if you know those in need, let us know and we'll rally to help in anyway we can!

Remember, it's the responses to what is put in front of us that the Lord watches carefully!

Blessings to all today!

Pastor John

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