Due to the recent uptrend in illnesses (including Covid) among our students and staff, we will be moving this upcoming academic school week (January 10th-14th) to the “off-week” at the end of February (February 28th-March 4th). The daycare and preschool will proceed as normal, including day-care for elementary students. This is only an adjustment to the academic week for kindergarten to sixth grade and will give us 12-14 days from the onset of the first illnesses reported.
Details of moving the academic week (Jan. 10 – 14) to (Feb. 28 – March 4)
- Kindergarten – 6th grade will have NO SCHOOL this week (Jan. 10th-14th)
- Daycare and Preschool OPEN
- The “off-week” of February 28th- March 4th will now be an “in-session” academic week
Again, please be advised that all Covid and sickness protocols are still in effect and are guided by CDC recommendations listed below.
- YOU CANNOT BRING A SICK CHILD/STUDENT TO SCHOOL.
- Any child/student with a fever must be excluded from school.
FROM the CDC: Staying Home When Sick and Getting Tested
Children and staff who have symptoms of infectious illness, such as influenza (flu) or COVID-19, should stay home and be referred to a healthcare provider for testing and care. Staying home when sick with COVID-19 is essential to keep COVID-19 infections out of programs and prevent spread to others. It also is essential for people who are not fully vaccinated to quarantine after a recent exposure to someone with COVID-19 and get tested. ECE programs should also allow flexible, non-punitive, and supportive paid sick leave policies and practices that encourage sick workers to stay home without fear of retaliation, loss of pay, or loss of employment. Employers should ensure that workers are aware of and understand these policies.
The overlap between COVID-19 symptoms with other common illnesses means that some people with symptoms of COVID-19 could be ill with something else. This is even more likely in young children, who typically have multiple viral illnesses each year. Although COVID-19, colds, and flu illnesses have similar symptoms, they are different diseases. Children who have symptoms of infectious illness or certain symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend your ECE program. Encourage your families to be on the alert for signs of illness in their children and to keep them home when they are sick.
- Fever, temperature 100.4 ºF or higher, or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or stomachache
People who have a fever of 100.4 ºF (38.0 ºC) or above or other signs of illness should not be admitted to your facility.
The length of time the child should stay out of an ECE program depends on whether the child has COVID-19 or another illness. In most instances, those who have COVID-19 can be around others after
- 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
- 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
- Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
Children who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms can be around others 10 days after their first positive COVID-19 test.
We at CCA are humbled and appreciative of the support in our CornerStone family and the willingness to adjust and be flexible during these times. Please continue to pray for the health, protection, and safety of our school.
With the Lord’s blessings,
Rev. John Young, Exec. Director/Administrator
Rev. Kimberly Young, M.Ed., Principal/Administrator
Mrs. Mindy Campbell, Daycare Director/Manager
Mrs. Jordan Helmuth, Vice Principal/Administrator