COVID Updates

Charleston Bilingual Academy has developed a group of healthcare professionals and stakeholders for our COVID task force. This task force meets weekly to determine the best practices for the school as we adjust to the pandemic.

These are our core values as we continue to navigate the pandemic:

  • Walk humbly with God and each other (Micah 6:8)
  • Remain true to our mission
  • Communicate well and maintain high trust
  • Maximize class time and keep children/teachers healthy
  • Be diligent in disinfecting the school and hand washing
  • Rely on parents to make healthy decisions for the whole school

CBA continues to be cautious in protecting our families from COVID. Our COVID task force, made up of local medical doctors, continues to monitor the situation. While there is another surge, we are grateful that hospitalizations are dramatically reduced. The school will continue to disinfect every classroom and public areas daily with a hydrostatic sprayer. We will continue to teach good hygiene and often wash hands. We will also apply antibacterial hand sanitizer at different times in the day.  Ultimately, the most important component is to make sure children stay home when they are ill. Per our handbook, students who have been ill must be fever-free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication and they must be without vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning. 

Masks are optional.

If a student has tested positive for COVID, then we will follow the CDC guidelines. The student will stay at home for 5 days and then wear a mask for another 5 days 
(mask wearing is applicable for K-6th graders)
If there is a COVID exposure in a classroom, we will let the families of that class know. If several students test positive, then the school would consider quarantining the class for a few days.

God has been glorified in how the CBA family has walked this path over the last two years.

Even as we represent many different opinions, we have kept the unity and thankfully no children have been severely sick.

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.  Micah 6:8