Welcome to CCS@Home! During the period of our building closure we will be continuing to educate our students online and via take-home packets, which will be available for pick-up every Friday.
Below are our procedures for our students' continuing education via CCS@Home.
Pick Up & Drop Off UPDATE 3/25/20
Thank you so much for working with us for the pickup & drop off procedures. For a brand-new system, we feel it is going well! We do have a few changes.
We will now be available for pickup starting at 7:40 AM to give the early working families an opportunity to pick up before work starts.
We do ask that when you come for your packets and see others in the foyer, to please wait until the foyer is clear.
We are also asking children to wait in the car while parents pick up packets, please.
There is hand sanitizer for your use as you come in the front door.
If you are not comfortable leaving your vehicle, call 360-736-7657 when you pull into the parking lot; we will be glad to run your packet out to you. Please put the packet you are bringing back behind the ones that are being picked up.
Official Policy for Correspondence
Since this is a brand new system, there will likely be quirks and tweaks that need to be made. Our teachers will be keeping office hours throughout the closure and will be available by email Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Please be aware they may be working from home during these hours, but they are committed to responding to your emails as soon as possible and within 24 hours. Email is the best way to contact your children’s teachers. Please try to avoid texting. If you want to access your child’s teacher’s classroom by phone, just call the school number (360-736-7657) and as soon as you hear the recorded greeting, input the classroom extension. Your message will go directly to that classroom. Teachers will reply to your voicemail the next time they are in their classroom.
Teachers’ extension numbers are as follows:
Preschool Mrs. Phillips 121
Kindergarten Mrs. Johnson 107
1st Grade Mrs. Conrad 108
2nd Grade Mrs. Paquin 109
3rd Grade Miss Bosman 110
4th Grade Mrs. Beddall 111
5th Grade Mrs. Gernlein 112
6th Grade Mrs. Bradshaw 113
7th Grade Mrs. Montgomery 106
8th Grade Mr. Wiley 105
9/10th Grade Mrs. Geringer 130
PE Mrs. Oien 118
Music Mrs. Gilham 116
Pick-up & Drop-off of Schoolwork
We so appreciate your support in this time of mandated school closure. We have developed what we think is a powerful system for keeping all of our students learning and teachers teaching. Here is how the new system works:
Teachers will prepare packets of resources for each week’s learning and lessons.
Packets can be picked up on Fridays from 7:40 AM to 5:15 PM.
Packets will be stored in the school foyer in file boxes according to grade level. Each student’s name will be clearly marked on their packet for easy pick up.
Each Friday will be the pick-up day for new assignments and the drop-off day for completed assignments from that week.
The school facility will not be accessible at pick-up or drop-off beyond the security doors.
Each week’s pick-up folders will either have red and green labels and will alternate between the two each week as packets are returned. Our first week's label will be red. This is to help keep track of what work is being picked up or dropped off each week.
Inside the packet, you will find your child’s schoolwork and additional information as needed.
Anything printed on light blue paper will be for parents to read specifically. This may include instructions for tests you need to give your children in the home and return to the school in the drop off packet that Friday.
Building Office Hours
The office staff will be in the CCS office Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and Fridays from 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM if you need to stop by.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will be posting on our school Facebook page and website a short devotional with a link to a song provided by Mrs. Gilham. We view this as an opportunity for all of us to take a minute to pause and focus on what God is doing. Mrs. Gilham will also be sharing these short devotionals with the classroom teachers, who may decide to use them in their for assignments for the week.
New Facebook Page
In addition to our regular Facebook page, we will be starting up a new, private Facebook page or group for parents and staff only. This will allow communication between families for possible car-pooling for homework pick-up/drop-off, childcare, prayer requests, etc.
The end of our 3rd quarter is April 3rd. You can expect to receive report cards near the end of April.
We will have our regular Spring Break as scheduled. This will allow our staff to have a break. They have been working very hard during this crisis.
Unfortunately, AR Testing will not be available at home during this time. We encourage you to be reading with your children at home. Research shows this is the most effective way to develop reading skills, and it’s so easy and fun to do!
Returning Family Registration
Amid current school closures, it is difficult to think about returning family registration. Let’s remember this current crisis is no surprise to our Heavenly Father. Just as the COVID-19 crisis had a beginning, it will also have an end. It’s important to look beyond the present situation and plan for next year. According to our school year plan, 2020-2021 Returning Family Registration packets will be mailed to your home next week (around March 23-27). Included in the packet you will find a registration form, 2020-2021 tuition rates and fees, and registration instructions.
Priority status for class placement is given to completed packets and application fees returned by the April 24th deadline. We understand that given the uncertainty of our economy, this may be a most difficult decision. Our School Board is sensitive to this and wants to help in any way they can. Please feel free to contact the school if you have questions or concerns about registration. We want to work together with you, and we serve a very great God who does provide.
Our building will be closed from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until Monday, April 27, 2020 (pending updates).
We appreciate your patience and prayers during this time! Please check your emails regularly for our newest updates.
HELP US PREVENT THE SPREAD
- Wash your hands frequently and well;
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, nose, and face;
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue and then throw the tissue away and wash your hands;
- Stay away from people who are sick;
- Practice "social distancing" to protect the vulnerable;
- Stay home if you are sick;
- Frequently clean surfaces that get touched a lot (e.g., counters, keyboards, cell phones, door knobs, handles, etc.)
For resources on general health information, insurance, worker recommendations, and WA State public health mandates and information visit: https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources
Do you have questions about COVID-19?
The latest COVID-19 information is available from the Washington State Department of Health at www.doh.wa.gov/coronavirus.
Lewis County Public Health has set up a local website you can visit here, and we encourage you to follow @LCPHSS on Twitter for up-to-date local information.
The State Department of Health has also established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington State, how the virus is spread and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
You can also go to www.cdc.gov for more information.