COVID-19 Tue, Mar 17, 2020 8:07 pm
March 19, 2020, 10:11 AM

UPDATE 3/17/2020 

 

Dear CCS Parents and Students, 

 

It is our obligation to honor the guidance of those in charge of our public health and safety.  We care about the well-being of our students, staff, families and community and will act accordingly.  I want to take this opportunity to clarify how we will be providing instruction to our students during this period.

 

Effective immediately, all events and extracurricular activities are canceled: this includes Open House and any after school events that were planned. We do not know the status of our graduation ceremony. We hope and pray we are back on campus and back to normal before we make decisions regarding our seniors.

 

Furthermore, we are moving all students, K-12, to our on-line format and suspending face-to-face instruction for an undetermined amount of time. Because the majority of our students are currently on-line, there will be no disruption in their education. We will transition the remaining students from classroom to the cloud, but also provide instructional materials: paper/pdf files, packets, consumable curriculum and enrichment activities. In addition to our already established web-based and self-paced program of blended learning, collaborative, and interactive curriculum, ALL students (K-12) will have access to prerecorded class sessions and/or virtual classrooms to participate live! Including PE, Dance, Home Ec., 4H, Art Club, Electives and more! 

 

CCS believes in fairness, mutual support and collective responsibility.  We provide choice in educational decisions, which empowers parents to control their child’s school experience.  We will continue to customize for each student to ensure they achieve academic success based upon their individual learning styles, levels and abilities. Parents still have the option for web-based or paper with on-line instruction via zoom rooms, virtual classrooms, or a blend of both. CCS will provide the resources necessary to continue to meet the needs of each student.  

 

Instructional Support

This week and next week, CCS staff will continue to develop plans and guidelines for the delivery of instruction remotely. On March 23 - March 27 we will have training and instructional planning days for our teachers to collaborate and develop instructional resources (remotely) for our students. Teachers will be creating both online and paper enrichment resources, curriculum and virtual classrooms for all grade levels. Parents, you can expect us to contact you regarding your child’s education.  We will start by contacting the parents that do not have their child enrolled in our on-line program; secondly, we will contact parents that have their child enrolled in a blend of paper and on-line.

 

We will develop and set up an education plan specifically designed according to the families and the student’s needs.  Every individual plan will provide meaningful engagement so the learning process for each child will enable and ensure continuous and ongoing student learning outside the four walls of the classroom. 

 

Parents, if you currently have your child enrolled in our on-line program for all classes, you will receive email updates and messages through Ignitia specifying the new features we are providing for ALL our on-line students. All students, even the ones currently on-line, will benefit from the ADDITIONAL instructional resources we are adding, as access to pre-recorded classroom sessions and virtual classrooms designed specifically for their on-line curriculum are made available. 

 

Our goal is to roll out these resources to our students by Monday, March 30th, but feel certain it will be sooner.

 

Additional Support

We are developing support systems to create a “help-desk type of remote assistance” for our staff, students, and parents. We also are creating a process to provide optional meal service for our students and families.   

 

Update & Guidance: 

We are continuing to follow updates from the College Board considering ACT, SAT, and AP testing

Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html 

US State Department: https://www.state.gov/coronavirus/ 

Students, parents, and staff are urged to remain vigilant in their efforts to stay healthy including social distancing recommendations. For the latest information and updates, please visit:

The Victoria County Public Health Department: https://www.vcphd.org/ and 

The Victoria County Public Health Department: https://www.facebook.com/victoriacountypublichealth/

 

Crossroads Christian School partners with parents for each student’s academic success.  We recognize that this might be a new instructional delivery model for some of our parents and we will need your support to make this time as valuable as we can for your child.  This partnership is an established, ongoing, intentional relationship between CCS educators and you. The key to your child’s success will be our collaborative, creative and connected partnership.  Thank you for your ongoing support of our students, staff and community!

 

Please keep our ENTIRE Victoria community in your prayers. There are a lot of small businesses and families affected by lack of traffic/sales and loss of jobs.  There are a lot of teachers and administrators that are navigating new territory and not prepared to transition from classroom to cloud. We will continue to stand, pray and believe this will pass quickly and without tragedy. 

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Please contact us if you are in NEED of anything.

Be well!

Shannon Mitchamore
 Director

Crossroads Christian School
Teaching the Mind ~ Training the Heart
 
www.crossroadschristianvictoria.com 
Office (361) 212-3078 Fax (972) 236-0026
105 W. Stayton Victoria, Texas 77901
Texas Home School Coalition Partner Group
Texas Association of School Psychologists Affiliate

 

Our program uses a web-based, blended learning, collaborative, interactive curriculum that provides cutting edge instruction filtered through a Christian lens.

* Aligned to national and state standards

* User-friendly for both student and parent

* Text to speech allows students to hear selected passages or entire lessons

* Translates lessons into over 20 different languages

* Assignment list that shows students what is due each day

* AP courses and over 40 career courses

* Powerful easy to use reporting for state, college or other school districts

With high quality integrated technology tools and resources, our digital platform provides students with a wealth of resources to keep them fully engaged and academically challenged as they learn.

Each course provides students with both online and direct teacher-led instruction, audio translated in multiple languages for ESL students, video learning labs and tutorials, interactive learning games, internal and external web-based curriculum support.

Our on-line instructors are able to customize for each student to ensure they achieve academic success based upon their individual learning styles, levels and abilities. Parents are able to monitor assignments in real-time and see how well their child is performing with the parent portal. Utilizing this intuitive, interactive cutting edge curriculum, our students are provided with just the right amount of rigor to help them excel at higher academic levels than they would in a conventional classroom setting. Unlimited academic support via our internal messaging system and zoom rooms.

Lessons include more than 50,000 multimedia elements including interactive games, audio and video clips, external web links, and off-computer assignments. Lessons integrate critical thinking skills with easy-to-use navigation, electives, and a handy notes tool.

 

Praying Psalm 91 - A Prayer for Protection

Today, I dwell in the secret place of the most High,
 and so I abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Today I say of the LORD,
 You are my refuge and my fortress:
 my God; in You I trust.

Surely you deliver me from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

You cover me with Your feathers, and under Your wings I trust:
 Your truth is my shield and buckler.

And so, I am not afraid for the terror by night;
 nor for the arrow that flies by day;
 Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness;
 nor for the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand;
 but it shall not come near me.

Only with my eyes do I look and see the reward of the wicked.

Because I have made the Lord my refuge, even the most High, my habitation;
 No evil befalls me, nor does any plague come nigh my dwelling.

For He gives his angels charge over me, to keep me in all my ways.

They bear me up in their hands, lest I dash my foot against a stone.

I tread upon the lion and the cobra:
 the young lion and the serpent I trample under foot.

Because I have set my love upon Him, therefore He delivers me:
 He sets me on high, because I have known His name.

I call upon Him, and He answers me:
 He is with me in trouble;
 He delivers me, and honors me.

With long life He satisfies me,
 and shows me His salvation.

In Jesus’s Name, Amen.

 

https://afa.net/the-stand/faith/2019/05/praying-psalm-91-strong-protection/ 


 
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