District News

Covid-19 UPDATE (Nov.12, 2020) covid

Looks like Covid-19 is rising and gaining strength as winter begins to set-in. According to the current conditions and trending, Covid-19 is spreading fast within our surrounding communities. Although we have continued our hourly cleaning and disinfecting protocols without pause, we want to again raise the importance of maintaining adherence to ALL school Covid-19 protocols and requirements. These guidelines have been established in order to provide a safe and clean learning environment for our children, students, and staff.

ALL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS ARE STILL IN PLACE AND FULL EFFECT

*These protocols HAVE NOT CHANGED*

  • Any child or student showing ANY SIGNS OF ILLNESS may not be brought to CCA

(allergies are excluded, but must be communicated to Mindy or Mrs. Young prior

to returning to school). Again, we must maintain efforts towards keeping the

safest and cleanest environment possible to the benefit of all CCA Families.

  • Any child who shows ANY SIGNS OF ILLNESS while at school may be required to

be quarantined (at school) and the family called for IMMEDIATE pick-up. As

always, you are required to have contingency plans for immediate pick-up of

your child(ren) if they show signs of illness while at school.

  • Prior to entering the building, each person will sanitize hands.

 

 

Christmas Program *CHANGE* changeofplans

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM CHANGE!

After much consideration, we have decided to change our traditional Christmas Program gathering plans due to the continued concerns of Covid-19 and its impact on our communities. At the core, we have much love and appreciation for Pastor Tim, Pastor John, and the entire family at The Altar church, and the years of opening their doors to our school program. As Covid-19 seemingly continues to spread, we do not want CornerStone to be a potential originator/contributor should there be exposures at their facility due to our program presentation.

We are currently working on alternative and creative ways to still honor and glorify our Lord Jesus while holding to our traditional desires to put on a presentation for our families. We will be updating the changes soon via the school’s Website, Text, Newsletters, Facebook.

Thank you for your prayers and understanding.

Mr. and Mrs. Young

 

Butter-Braids are Back...Just in time for CHRISTMAS!!!! cheerry

THEY'RE COMING...the FAMOUS BUTTER BRAIDS!!! 

(for our FALL FUNDRAISER)

We're excited to say that the Butter-Braids are coming back as our Fall Fundraiser for 2020! Several awesome flavors to choose from including Blueberry, Cherry, Raspberry, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, and Cinnamon Rolls...

This has been one of our favorite fundraising products of all-time because they are beyond incredibly delicious...and Christmas is the PERFECT time to enjoy one (or three) with the family!

 

* 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 Christian Ministries welcomes NEW Board Member... Dr. Scott Elliott, D.C.! dr e

Once again, it is with much privilege and blessing that we announce the newest member of our Board of Directors, Dr. Scott Elliott. The Lord continues to bring strong and willing individuals of wise and quality calibers to serve and bring added value to our school board. Herein is another example of His grace and blessing upon our school!

Dr. Elliot currently serves our surrounding community at River City Chiropractic here in Post Falls (which we highly recommend). His heart and compassion to help others carries the full joy of the Lord and bears witness through his ever-present smile.

Again, we are blessed by his willingness to serve on the CCA Board of Directors. Congratulations Dr. Elliott! Thank-you for helping our school...

“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people…” - Eph. 6:7

Our New Vice-Principal - Mrs. Jordan Helmuth! vp

It is with great privilege and blessing that we formally announce our new Vice-Principal, Mrs. Jordan Helmuth! We have been fortunate to have Mrs. Helmuth not only as our middle school teacher, but serving as acting Vice-Principal for a majority of the past school year. The Board of Directors gave unanimous approval in the most recent meeting for her promotion to this position and we are excited to finally make the formal announcement.

 

2020-2021 Academic YEAR-ROUND Calendar [Landscape] ANNOUNCED! 2020-2021 calendar landscape

Here is the new 2020-2021 Academic Calendar Landscape VERSION...

https://www.cca-pf.com/docs/district/cca_academic-calendar-2020-2021-landscape-year-at-a-glance.pdf?id=2671

The new 2020-2021 Handbook & Calendar is now available (ONLINE)...! It can be found under the Forms and Links Header at the top of the home web-page. 

Here is the link...

https://www.cca-pf.com/docs/district/2020-2021%20handbook%20and%20calendar%20.pdf?id=2670

The hardcopy versions will be available no later than August 1st.