Please find relevant updates and resources on this page regarding the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Your CCS team is working meticulously to plan for the health and safety of our community, and we will continue to communicate critical updates and information transparently to our parent community.
• We are closely monitoring this situation, tracking the guidance of the CDC and state and local health authorities.
• We are reviewing and updating our plans in real-time as this situation evolves.
• We are training and preparing our faculty.
• We are praying for your family during this time of uncertainty.
Carmel Christian School continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is a rapidly changing situation and we are closely monitoring guidance and directives provided by the Centers for Disease Control as well as state and local health departments.
• While school is closed for Winter Break, we will implement a deep cleaning on all rooms and facilities regularly used by CCS.
• Faculty and support staff are cleaning classrooms and public areas (water fountains, bathrooms, door handles, etc.) daily with disinfectants.
• Nurses are helping the principals and teachers educate students on behaviors that promote health (listed below).
• Please notify the nurses’ office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if anyone in your family has Coronavirus symptoms (fever, shortness of breath, and cough).
In addition, please join us in encouraging the following practices recommended by the CDC:
• Stop handshaking — use other non-contact methods of greeting.
• Clean hands at regular intervals — wash with soap and water for 20 seconds.
• Create habits and reminders to avoid touching one’s face, cover coughs and sneezes.
• Do not share food.
• Stay home if you are feeling sick.
Regarding the last bullet point, while our Family Handbook states limits on student absences, we recognize that the current circumstances require us to be flexible. If your child is sick, we want him or her to stay home. Principals are monitoring absence totals and if your child’s absences are close to or exceed those allowed, your child’s principal will contact you. We will extend the limit for sickness and work with you to help your child succeed in their classes.
If your child is at increased risk of severe illness due to a medical condition, please notify your principal so that we can consider implementing individual plans for distance learning.
Distance Learning: CCS launched Distance Learning on Monday, March 23.
Events & Activities: All events and activities are suspended until further notice.
• Wash your hands (Proper handwashing technique from the WHO).
• Cough into your elbow or a tissue (and then throw the tissue away).
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Keep your distance from people who are coughing.
• Get a flu shot.https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/
Please continue to check the CDC’s Travel Advisory for updates before your trip and once you return as the current situation is rapidly evolving.
In the interest of campus safety, Carmel Baptist Church requests that anyone returning from a restricted country, or those that have been in close contact with someone returning from these countries, refrain from visiting our campus for 14 days. Close contact includes, but is not limited to, those who live at the same address, classmates, friends and co-workers.
Students and family members who have recently traveled abroad, by cruise ship, or to states where COVID-19 is prevalent, and are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, are required to remain home until symptoms have subsided.
Additionally, if your physician or any health agency recommends self-quarantine for any member of your family, please inform Leigh Ann Nichols at email@example.com immediately.
• The Carmel Campus is currently closed to visitors.
• On-campus classes and all CCS events and activities are suspended until further notice.
• CCS Distance Learning began Monday, March 23.
Carmel Christian School: Campus Safety Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Update: March 4, 2020