Pastor John Thomas
Diversity and Marriage Statement: Calvary Chapel Christian School believes that an individual's first responsibility is to the God of the Bible and that a person's whole life should reflect His framework in a context of peace and selfless love. CCCS's standard for diversity is found in the Bible. Individual differences in lifestyle that deny, ignore or reject biblical standards represent diversity in rebellion to God's standards and are unacceptable for the families of CCCS. CCCS holds to the King James Version of the Bible and asserts that marriage is the union between one man and one woman, and that from the beginning of creation God made humans in two distinct sexes, male and female.
Statement of Non-discrimination: It is the commitment of CCCS to provide Christian education by and for God's elect, holy and beloved according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth that is after godliness, and in that context for the purpose does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex and ethnic background. This policy is exercised during student admission, hiring of faculty and staff and all school-administered programs.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Mark Your Calendar
Friday, January 15th- ½ day End on 2nd Quarter
Monday, January 18th- School Make Up Day
Saturday, January 23rd - Musical Theater Practice 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, January 27th- Scrip Order Due
Wednesday, January 27th- Report Cards Sent Home
Mark Your Calendar
Monday, February 15th- No School Presidents Day (Possible Make-Up Day)
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
Parent Text Messaging/Remind App- We send text messages for bad weather cancellations and delays, emergency information, general announcements/reminders. Remind is available for all cellular phones, regardless if it is a smart phone or not. The app is free. It is VERY IMPORTANT that every student’s family has this app. Obviously it is used for snow notifications, but should the school experience an emergency or a safety issue, this would be the way we communicate important information to families.
A few things about the Remind app:
1- It is not a two-way text app. The school will not respond to messages received on Remind.
2- Purpose is simply to get important information directly to you in a fast, convenient way.
3-The App is free.
Simply click on this link, from your smartphone and follow the prompts. If you do not have a smartphone, contact the office and we will get you set up on your current cell phone.
Remind Link- https://remind.com/join/ab29ff
PARENT UPDATE - Family/Student Contact with Covid - Parents, if your child has been exposed to covid and/or a family member in the home tests positive, please call/email the school office right away. All absences must first go through the school office. From there you will receive an email with important information and we will connect with the teacher regarding zoom.
COVID 19 Update-- IMPORTANT- As many of you are aware, our lovely lunch lady has tested positive for COVID. Mrs. Holtschneider will be out this week and part of next. Therefore we WILL NOT be offering lunch service until Friday January 22nd.
Mrs. Cannon’s husband has tested positive for COVID so she will also be working from home.
Pastor Wes will be at the school this week to sit in for Mrs. Cannon. Should any problems arise please give him a call. Mrs. Bakewell of course is still at the school and available as well.
The recommended time for someone who tests positive OR for someone who lives in a household with someone who tested positive/exposed to Covid is 10 days quarantine for positive case
When to quarantine and how long-
Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring. When diagnostic testing resources are sufficient and available, then quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested within 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation (e.g., in anticipation of testing delays), but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.
1- Student Mask Policy-
ALL STUDENTS regardless of grade, will be required to wear a mask when not at their desk and unable to social distance safely. This includes recess. ALL FACULTY and STAFF also will be wearing masks when also not able to social distance safely. CCCS is committed to the safety of our students, staff/faculty and families.
2- Limiting visitors- Just a reminder, that beginning Tuesday December 1st we will be limiting entrance to the building during school.
3- Monitor your child/family- Thank you for being wonderful at keeping kids home when they have any symptoms or a family member has/suspected to have covid. We ask that you continue to monitor closely and keep sick students home. :)
Our goal is to first and foremost protect our little ones and stay in school! If we continue to see safe and healthy students, faculty/staff we can remain open.
Yearbook Pictures- Please share any pictures you take this year at school events, activities, and field trips! We would love to have them for the 2020-21 yearbook. Email them to: email@example.com
If you have been notified of an absence that needs an excuse for your child please send them in as soon as possible. An OOPS EXCUSE LINK has been sent to you in an email. You can fill this out online if it’s a parent excuse but if it’s an excuse from a Doctor this will need to be sent in personally, emailed or faxed. .
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax number: 724-918-9931
OOPS LINK: CLICK HERE
TARDIES - For all students if they are not in their classroom by 8:30 am when the bell rings they will be marked a CLASSROOM TARDY. Students should arrive a little earlier so they can get to their classrooms on time.
Scrip- CCCS participates in the Scrip program. Scrip is ordering gift cards and a portion of the credit earned goes toward your student's tuition and the school.
Our next order will be due today, Wednesday, January 27th.
All orders will be due the last Wednesday of each month.
To set up an account please go to www.shopwithscrip.com. Enrollment Code: 4C11E81C16665
As always, if you only want plastic gift cards, you do not need to set up an account. Just turn in one check or money order and your order form.
If you have any questions, please call Beth Brovey at 724-986-8862.
Scrip Order Form: CLICK HERE
Outside Recess- ATTENTION: The colder months are around the corner so please dress your child appropriately during the winter months because the students do play outside. Students should have a hat, gloves, scarves, etc. If they are not dressed appropriately, they will have to sit in the office and will miss recess. Our guidelines are if the temperature is above or at 32 degrees the students do play outside, of course for only 20 minutes.
Cinderella Practice- Note, we will be having practice for all students in musical theater on Saturday, January 23rd. Students are to bring a water bottle and snack. Students will be learning/rehearsing the opening number and need to wear comfortable clothing.
JANUARY Hot Lunch Menu- CLICK HERE
Forgotten Lunch- Please be aware that forgotten lunch will be back to $5.00 starting Monday, August 31st. We had a two week grace period for families to get familiar with the steps of ordering.
Hot Lunch for students in K-12th Is open for orders! The menu has been posted. Unsure how to order hot lunch on Sycamore? Orders are due in the system on Fridays, for the following week.
Please click on the link to see a step by step guide on how to order hot lunch:
Questions? Email Tracy at email@example.com
Please be sure to read and fill out the Hot Lunch Permission Form before the first day of school. Any questions regarding please email Tracy.
CALVARY CHAPEL PARENT/TEACHER FELLOWSHIP
Questions? Give us a call. 724.785.2777.