Corpus Christi School Closed Until
May 15, 2020*
*decision based upon revisit
Updated Sunday April 19, 2020
Instruction During An Extended School Closure
With the growing global threat of CoVID-19 known as the CoronaVirus to our schools, we must be prepared for the possibility of a short-notice emergency closure of Corpus Christi School. To do this, our teachers, administration, and staff are working together to ensure that our students are able to continue their coursework at home in the event of a school closure.
Communication with Families, Students, and the Community
We will communicate with our community through a variety of *outlets as new information and/or guidance emerges. Corpus Christi School will have also created an extension to our website as a centralized, one-stop status dashboard for our community updates, remote learning plan, and forms.
Communication Outlets include:
- Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)
- CoVID-19 Dashboard (website link)
- Google Classroom
- Google Hangout
- U.S. Postal Service/Snail Mail
Our students in grades fourth through eighth currently use Google Classroom in most of their classes. This program allows for our CCS students to access daily instruction and to complete the necessary course work assigned by their teachers. To maintain consistency for our students, our contingency plan has included the use of Google Classroom as one of many familiar programs. Other G Suite programs included (but do not exclude): Google Hangout, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets. All of which can be accessed through each students’ Google Apps through their own devices. Our teachers are trained and will receive additional training on these platforms, and they will be able to use these programs to help our students remotely in the event of a school closure.
Elementary School teachers will post assignments on their Class Pages for students in PreK3 through third grade.
If need be, teachers will provide students and their families with any and all additional instructions needed to complete the assignments and instructional goals.
For students with no or limited access to the internet, our contingency plan requests for the use of hard copy materials. It is important that you let your child’s/childrens’ teacher(s) know if you will need access to hard copies.
For students with no computer (laptop, desktop, chromebook, etc), tablet (iPad, Android Device, etc), and/or smartphone, a Corpus Christi School issued chromebook may be rented during the duration of the school closure. A signed and notarized technology agreement form and a deposit will be required. A full refund will be given once the device is returned in the same state as when the device was provided.
If Corpus Christi School becomes aware of a risk of exposure, we will take steps to limit or temporarily cancel extracurricular activities; including the necessity of total cancellation of events. Again – communication is key to ensuring that all information is conveyed to the appropriate parties.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Corpus Christi School is following the cleaning and disinfection recommendations from the CDC and the Archdiocese of Newark (RCAN).
Easter Break (3/24/2020)
Corpus Christi School will be closed with no scheduled distance learning assignments during our Easter Break starting from April 9-April 19, 2020.
Attention CCS Families:
We will be listening to the data and facts of the CoVID-19 Pandemic as they become available, and announce any updates toward the end of Easter Break as per the decisions and orders from Governor Murphy and the Archdiocese of Newark School Office.
Note: Distance Learning will continue through April 8, 2020. From April 9-17, there will be no distance learning during Easter Break.
Please continue to check our website for updates on our school calendar and on the CoVID-19 Dashboard.