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Covid-19 Response/Reopen Plan


April 30th, 2020 [2:00pm] [REVISED May 11th, 8:47am] – With our scheduled return to on-site learning on May 4th, it is very important we convey our plans and protocols for a safe and compliant resumption of school activities and our action plan going forward. Our plan has been officially approved by Panhandle Health District (PHD). Because of the vast amount of information, recommendations, and established guidelines, we need every family to thoroughly review and comply with all of the following:

* KXLY News-4 visits CornerStone! * kxly

Will you be on the News???

You may have noticed that KXLY News-4 was at school today. They asked if they could come by and do a story on our school's return back-to-school. As we are the first known school in our area to re-open, they wanted to share our process, how we managed, and catch the spirit of our school's joy in being able to get back together and re-engage in on-site learning again...!



CornerStone Christian Academy – May 4th Return to School

April 30th, 2020 [2:00pm] – With our scheduled return to on-site learning this coming Monday, May 4th, it is very important we convey our plans and protocols for a safe and compliant resumption of school activities. Because of the vast amount of information, recommendations, and established guidelines, we need every family to thoroughly review and comply with all of the following:


*(Policy recommendations are language and protocols established by Panhandle Health District) 

Tuition Discount Blessing Program share

SHARING BLESSINGS (Tuition Discount Blessing Program): Although we will not know the full financial impact upon each one of us, our school, community, country and world-wide from this epidemic, the Lord provides. We have been blessed in many ways. From families maintaining their tuition and daycare payments, to teachers, staff, and loved one’s putting in extra efforts with distance learning, we are responding well in full measure! It is humbling to hear and read all the positive feedback regarding the entire effort of our CCA family.

Keep the prayers rising!!!

* * COVID-19 [Virus] UPDATE #13 * * update

April 15th, 2020 [9:33am] – With the State of Idaho extending the stay-at-home order till April 30th, we now can update planning & timelines, and begin to set a path of an anticipated return back-to-school. As with all our previous communications, this is based on conditions and information that we have as of today. If stay-at-home orders continue to be extended, so will our plans for distance-learning. But, we do feel confident in our future return to school – soon!

  • At this time, we plan to return to classes (at the school) on Monday, May 4th 9am.
  • All cleaning mandates and/or other Panhandle Health District recommendations will be maintained, including school-initiated cleaning events and dropping off students at the school entrance.
  • Take-home packets will continue until we make our official return to on-site school.
  • Absences will be excused if you are uncomfortable with the anticipated return date(s). We must remain flexible during this time. Communication will be essential if you decide to remain distanced. 

We will continue to update and coordinate information and any adjustments as we get closer to our anticipated re-opening date of May 4th. Please let us know if you have any questions...

Stay Strong in Christ Jesus!

Rev. J. Young


* * COVID-19 [Virus] UPDATE #12 * * homeschool

April 6, 2020 [4:21pm] – Today, the Idaho State Board of Education announced intention for Idaho public and charter schools to remain on “soft closure” through the remainder of the school-year. In light of this announcement, we wanted to clarify a few points SPECIFIC to CornerStone Christian Academy, and our plans for the rest of our school year.


2020 Calendar


Covid-19 [VIRUS] Update #11a *VERY IMPORTANT*

March 25th, 2020 [3:47pm] – In light of Governor Little’s emergency Stay-at-Home declaration, prohibiting all non-essential activities for 21-days, we have established the following plan moving forward. This will be split in two sections detailing both Elementary and Daycare issues.

Elementary School [K-6th Grade]

In partnership with aBeka Academy (providers of our curriculum and online learning), we will be implementing a temporary distance-learning program that will keep our students on schedule with the current school year. Within the next 24-hours, all teachers will be making Stay-At-Home packets containing all the materials necessary (by individual student) for learning at home, which we intend to start on April 6th. Since this was our anticipated return date, this will flow well with teacher lessons and planning. There are several things that we want to put in place and clarify as we implement this new process:

** COVID-19 [VIRUS] UPDATE #9 ** (Direct from PHD)

** COVID-19 [VIRUS] UPDATE #9 ** (Direct from Panhandle Health District)

March 19th, 2020 (2:21pm) - The following letter has just been received from Idaho Panhandle Health District, regarding daycare providers in Kootenai County:

Dear Child Care Provider,

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) recognizes that childcare is an essential service for working families in our communities.  As we all work together to serve the people that keep us healthy, fed, safe, and cared for, IDHW is committed to sharing accurate information and guidance as it is developed.

Please see the attached letter to Idaho child care providers, as well as a list of questions we have received and their answers (FAQ’s).  

If you have questions that are not answered in the attachments, please note the last section of the FAQ’s to help you decide who may be able to assist you. Your state child care partners at IDHW, IdahoSTARS, and the Health Districts are committed to supporting you, your business, and the families you serve.

With so much gratitude for your service during this unprecedented time,

Your State Child Care Team:

Ericka Rupp- Child Care Program Manager

Aubrie Hunt- Idaho Child Care Program- Program Specialist

Marilyn Peoples- Idaho State Daycare Licensing- Program Specialist

Aubrie Hunt (McArthur)

Program Specialist- Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP)
Division of Self Reliance

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Desk:  208-334-5686

** COVID-19 [VIRUS] UPDATE #8 **

** COVID-19 [VIRUS] UPDATE #8 ** 

March 18th, 2020 (9:07am) - We just received the latest communication from Panhandle Health District. In terms of action-plans or adjustments to continued operations, nothing has changed in respect to our current plan and cleaning procedures. In the vast majority of information provided today (much of which was continued review of current mandates & recommendations), they continue to press advisement in terms an issue that has been asked of us: Are you taking temperatures of everyone entering the building???

The following guidelines were taken from today's update from Panhandle Health District

Require sick students and staff to stay home. Establish procedures for students and staff who are sick at school.

  • Remember that schools are not expected to screen students or staff to identify cases of COVID-19. If a community (or more specifically, a school) has cases of COVID-19, local health officials will help identify those individuals and will follow up on next steps.

While we are not "screening" student's or staff at this time, doesn't it seem absolutely prudent and responsible for everyone to self-screen prior to leaving the house or returning? We recommend you take every prudence and consideration in assessing your daily tasks. 



** COVID-19 [VIRUS] UPDATE #7 **

* * Covid-19 [VIRUS] - UPDATE #7 * *

March 17th, 2020 (11:42am) – We had a great conversation with Panhandle Health District today. We advised them that we had placed our school on an early Spring Break thereby reducing our school population significantly while being supportive of our community response. They applauded the idea of simply taking Spring Break early and our continued cleaning efforts towards protecting and limiting exposures. We advised them that we have every intention of returning in three-weeks after Spring Break, as long as we are not mandated to close (obviously).

We also advised PHD that we took a proactive measure to survey (via our files) how many parents or guardians are currently employed as first-responders, medical/healthcare professionals, critical-services, etc., and that it is imperative for us to continue to have the ability to provide childcare services for these and other families. We wanted to proactively assert the willingness of our administration and staff to continue to provide these services, regardless of the virus status going forward.



***COVID-19 [VIRUS] - Update #5***

At this time, we are staying open...

March 15th, 2020 [3:07pm] – We are aware of several surrounding schools in Idaho that are closing down either for the next few days (for cleaning purposes) or for the next few weeks (for “distancing” or contact tracing), in response to Covid-19.

At this time, we are continuing to plan for school and daycare without interruption. It should go without saying that because of the fluidity of the situation, this could change anytime. But at this time, we are planning to continue to stay open.

** COVID-19 [VIRUS] UPDATE #4 ** covid 19

Panhandle Health District ADVISEMENT for Child Care Facilities

March 14th, 2020 (5:29pm) - We just received the following letter from Panhandle Health District regarding recommendations for Daycare Centers in our area. As this is a continually developing situation, please stay-tuned to our website & facebook pages for updates.

Enrollment Update full

Currently, our daycare and preschool enrollment is full!

We are very humbled and blessed to be at full capacity, praise the Lord. Yet, one of the countless unfortunate affects of the Covid-19 outbreak has in-turn caused us to receive far many more inquiries than normal in terms of immediate "openings" at CornerStone.

We wanted to communicate our appreciation for those that continue to support and send others in consideration of our school...

However, as a simple proactive measure towards the Covid-19 virus, we have decided to suspend "tours" or similarly related activities. Since we have no current openings and a full waiting-list, prudence suggest we hold-off on such activities until the state of emergency has passed.

Again, until further notice, we will be suspending tours, solicitations, and similar non-essential functions at CornerStone. We appreciate your understanding and prayers!



CornerStone now accepts Debit & Credit Cards square


CCA can now take debit or credit cards to help our families in accepting your daycare and tuition payments. As many are aware…although this does offer various conveniences, there are fees associated with taking these forms of payments. The fees will be added as the payment is being made.


As of 3-1-2020, the fee to accept debit or credit cards will be broken into tiers in order to help both Mindy and families in calculations as follows:

$1.00 - $100                $2.00 added to payment

$101 -  $200                $5.00 added to payment

$201 - $300                $8.00 added to payment

 $301 - above              $11.00 added to payment

Please realize these fees are averaged to get as close to the services fees charged by Square Terminal; we are simply passing these fees on We hope the ability to offer this new payment form will assist those who need such services.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this new feature.

As always, we appreciate your prayer and support of CornerStone Christian Academy!