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COVID-19 FAQ

With God and with each other, we are getting through this time, and we are going to come out of it stronger than ever. Thank you for your continued words of encouragement. We cannot wait to be reunited in person.  

FAQ UPDATED 9:45 AM Monday, June 29, 2020 
 

COVID-19 FAQ

Are CCS Summer Thrive camps still happening?

With some adjustments, we still plan on having our Summer Thrive Camps. Please visit the Summer Camp page for details and updates.
 
What does CCS have in mind for fall 2020? (question added May 21, 2020)
Visit this page for fall FAQ:

What are the current guidelines regarding face coverings at the Early Learning Centers?

With the governor’s recent mandate requiring individuals to wear face coverings (face masks or face shields) when in public and in near proximity to others, we have included below important information regarding Cascade Christian’s Early Learning Center:

  • Our staff continue to wear face coverings in our building.
  • We are asking that parents and visitors please wear face coverings when entering our building to drop off your child(ren).
  • We will continue to keep our facilities clean and safe for your child and our staff.
  • More details regarding summer camps during the COVID-19 outbreak can be found here. 

The health and safety of your children is our priority. We are grateful to be able to offer child care during these uncertain times, and we can continue to do so by following the health department guidelines. 

What are the social distancing protocols at CCS?
  • See fall 2020 FAQ for plans as we prepare for school in the fall.
For child care, we continue to do the following:
  • Keep class sizes to 10 or fewer children
  • Wash hands throughout the day as part of our daily schedules
  • Sanitize surfaces frequently throughout the day
We are implementing additional guidelines over the next six weeks by doing the following:
  • Limiting group activities to 10 or fewer children
  • Washing hands between each transition activity
  • Increasing sanitation throughout the day
  • Maintaining 6-ft. distancing as often as possible
  • Health screenings conducted at time of arrival for anyone entering the building or dropping off a child;
    temperatures are checked (100.4 or higher may not enter the building)
  • Children, parents, and staff cannot come to campus if someone in their household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms:
    - A fever (100.4 or greater)
    - Cough
    - Shortness of breath

Is CCS child care available? (Updated 5/4/20 at 11:45 AM)

  • For the period of time that the governor’s Stay-at-Home directive remains in place, we will be providing care for only our parents who work in essential businesses as stated by the governor (all grocery stores, pharmacies, childcare facilities, gas stations, food supply chains, and other things that offer people basic crucial needs). In order to function within the intent of the governor’s directive, we will be keeping only our Puyallup Early Learning Center open to provide care for families who fit this criteria.

  • Child care is available at the Puyallup Early Learning Center and our Frederickson Campus for CCS families serving the community with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old needing care. This will be in effect until the governor’s directive is lifted.

As circumstances continue to unfold, we are doing our best to get answers for additional questions that you may have. We will continue to update you and keep you informed on this page as we navigate through this time.

How does Cascade Christian Schools make decisions regarding COVID-19? 

Our primary source of information regarding COVID-19 is the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD). We will rely on TPCHD for information to determine if conditions should warrant alteration to our normal school schedule. The superintendent's office has direct contact with the TPCHD so we are in close communication with their officials. 

The Washington State Department of Health is a leading source regarding the health crisis situations in our state and provides school districts direction on how to manage responses. We refer to both the TPCHD as well as the Washington State Department of Health for information. 

What is a confirmed case of COVID-19? 

Visit Washington State Health Department for information. 

What kind of communication will I receive from the school regarding COVID-19? 

We will communicate via email if there are any changes to the current status. If the nature of certain information is time sensitive, we will use Parent Alert (texts). Please make sure your contact information is up to date. Major school announcements that are time sensitive will also be broadcasted on Flash Alert.

What can I do now? 

The TPCHD suggests the following measures: 

“Take these steps to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. 
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces. 
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are sick.” 

Doing those things represents appropriate and responsible practices under any circumstances during annual cold and flu seasons. As such, please stay home until 24 hours free of any flu-like symptoms. If you have any medical concerns, please address them with a medical professional. 

Stay up to date by continuously visiting the TPCHD web page. We will update this page if there are changes to the status of the COVID-19 virus. We encourage you to frequently check TPCHD and this page for updates.  

Thank you, CCS families for your words of encouragement.

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