Please find here the recording of the CM family update held Friday, January 8th, 2021.
At the end of an emotional and stressful week, with news of both Clark and Floyd Counties moving to “RED” status for COVID infections, and the turmoil in the US Capitol, we had a great discussion today with our families about some strategies for moving forward.
We know that working hard to come back to in-person instruction is important to everyone. With this in mind, CM has decided to stay with the same plan created before Winter Break and bring back on campus all Nurtury Learners and Early Education learners on the Hybrid Schedule. ALL of the details are below. Please read this carefully and continue to stay vigilant so that we can try to move forward and keep our school community safe!
We miss our children/teens/families! Please stay healthy and read about resources for mental and emotional health in our Courage at CM email, here, and on our INFORMontessori Blog from our School Nurse Consultant, Susan Rothbauer.
The schedule below could change at any time due to community spread and CM needs.
NURTURY will re-open on 1/11/21 - Nurtury will be opening for all families. Please read additional emails sent directly to you about this program.
EARLY EDUCATION will re-open 1/11/21 - Early Education will be open for the Family Support Program (FSP) learners AND hybrid learners. The hybrid Wednesday schedule will be communicated by the studios. Extended learning will be open for Early Education learners only.
ELEMENTARY AND TEENS OFF-CAMPUS from 1/5/21 - 2/9/21 - Families enrolled in the elementary and teens will continue to learn OFF-CAMPUS. Extended learning will be closed for these learners.
Anticipated re-opening of elementary and teens programs on 2/10/21, and this will be communicated in a family video call at noon on February 1, 2021.
PLEASE REMEMBER: FEBRUARY PPC DATE CHANGE - These PPC dates are moved from Thurs. 2/11 and Friday 2/12 to MONDAY, 2/8 and TUESDAY 2/9. This helps to equal out the hybrid learner attendance between Peace and Harmony groups if full Hybrid comes back on-campus. WHILE THERE WILL BE NO LESSONS THESE TWO DAYS, THEY ARE COUNTED TOWARDS YOUR CHILD/TEEN’S ATTENDANCE. Click this link to sign up now for a slot in your studio (be sure to select the correct studio or advisory tab at the top of the sign up).
Families should make sure they are connected for text messages (text YES to 67587 to make sure you are signed up). Any closures for COVID and/or inclement weather will be communicated via text.
All of this is subject to change based on changing scenarios, community COVID updates, and continuing availability of staff attendance/illness to support the programs. For those returning to campus, please remember this important information:
Families should keep their children home if they exhibit any of the symptoms identified on the Parent Screener from ISDH (and linked in the CM Pandemic Plan). This could be up to 14 days, please check with your studio teachers about that process if any situations may apply to you.
ANY exposure defined as a close contact for any household member (around the COVID positive individual for 15 minutes) should ABSOLUTELY stay home for 14 days, per the CDC guidelines.
We know that making decisions for your child to come on campus during the next few months can be a complicated decision. We understand;). If you were a part of the Family Support Program (FSP) or Hybrid Program, and no longer have a NEED for these programs and prefer to keep your child Off-Campus, please use this Change of Program Form to let us know. You can also use this form to communicate if you want to be added to the waitlist for the FSP program. We appreciate your support, and consideration of others who may need to request these learning options.