Dear CBA Community,

We are ready to welcome our students back to school. We’ve spent the summer rejuvenating and praying for another healthy and productive school year.

This month, teachers are returning to campus this week and next for a series of professional development training days. I can tell you they are full of joy and expectation for the year ahead.

I know we all have concerns about COVID-19 and how we plan to protect the health of our students, staff, teachers and our greater school community.

To that point, I’d like to share what we will be doing proactively this year:

 

  • Masks will be optional for students and staff.

  • We will again be limiting visitors into the school.

  • We have a dedicated Sanitation Officer, Ms. Lakeisha Perry, who will lead the charge on cleaning and disinfecting the facilities throughout the day. At the end of the day, we use the latest electrostatic technology to ionize germs.

  • Will will continue to run Halo Remo filters within our HVAC system to ionize germs.

  • We have structured classes to maximize our outdoor time again this year.

  • We will continue to have hand sanitizing stations around our campus as well as mandatory hand sanitizing upon entering the school.

  • Teachers and staff will encourage and monitor hand washing.

  • In the event of a positive case and a class is quarantined,  the school will provide supplies to be picked up at the office and the teacher will transition to virtual schooling for the quarantine period.

  • The most important component of community health is for parents to keep children at home if anyone in the house has been exposed to COVID or is symptomatic.

  • We will continue sending text messages each morning reminding parents to inform the office if either has occurred.

We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess our health and wellness plan regularly. I know for some of you this is a relief. I know for others the decision not to require masks will cause some anxiety. I am always available to discuss your individual concerns.

I know many of us entered last school year with anxiety over the unknowns with the pandemic, and I praise God how He has abundantly provided and protected us. We will continue to be diligent with hygiene, and we ask parents to do so as well. And we gratefully pray and trust God for His protection.

I love starting my day reading the Bible and centering myself on who God is and how He cares for us.

I would like to share this verse with you as you get ready for the school year:

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

Inspiring World Changers together,
Nate