About CCS

Roadmap to Return

Introduction


As we embark on the journey that will be the 2020-2021 school year, our focus is steadfast. We are committed to implementing a careful plan that creates the highest likelihood of remaining safely on campus the entire school year, with students engaged in purposeful curricular and co-curricular experiences. Our deep hope is that we will be learning together face-to-face all year.

For that hope to become reality, it is critical that we support our typical school activities with appropriately balanced health precautions that promote the physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social-emotional well-being of our students, families, and employees.

2020 Back to School Guide


The intent of the Roadmap to Return | 2020 Back to School Guide is to provide a valuable and encouraging resource for CCS and The King School families as we look forward to an extraordinary school year. The flipbook includes helpful information regarding: 
  • Aspiration & Plans
  • Health & Wellness
  • Critical Partnerships
  • Upper School Teaching & Learning
  • Lower School Teaching & Learning
  • Technology, Co-Curricular Programs & Facilities
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Glossary of Terms & Risk Response Continuum

Upper School Changes

There are several changes that will be made to the Upper School structure for the 2020-2021 school year to provide for flexibility, continuity of learning, and the implementation of health precautions. These changes will remain in place as long as community spread of COVID-19 is evident in Hamilton County and guidance from the CDC as well as local and state health and government agencies allows the full enrollment of students to remain on campus each day. Those changes include:

List of 7 items.

  • Shift from a 7-Period to an 8-Period, Alternating Block Schedule

    The shift from a 7-period, modified block schedule to an 8-period, alternating block schedule will minimize crowded passing periods from 8 times per day to 4 times per day. The courses and class order for students should not change, but any schedule changes will be communicated by July 20. Flex Period will include structured Engage activities, chapel, assemblies, and opportunities for special instruction.
  • 6 Feet of Physical Distancing

    6 feet of physical distancing will be provided in each classroom. Many classrooms already allow for full classes with 6 feet of physical distance between students. Where classrooms or classroom furniture does not allow for 6 feet of physical distancing, students will rotate between the classroom and remote access in other learning spaces on campus. All Upper School students will have the option to remain on campus every day. AT-HOME LEARNING is available for those who choose to stay off campus on days they are scheduled to be in remote classroom settings. In-class and remote schedules will be communicated to each student by July 27. 
  • Masks Will Be Required

    Masks will be required during all passing periods and in situations where 6 feet of physical distancing is not possible. Masks will also be required for drop-off, check-in, and pick-up.
  • Strength & Conditioning Classes

    Strength & Conditioning classes will be operated according to the requirements for gyms and fitness centers as determined by the Hamilton County Health Department.
  • Lunch Will Be Outside or in Small Groups

    Lunch will be outside or in small groups spread throughout the campus to provide for 6 feet of physical distancing. When larger spaces are utilized, doors will be opened to the outdoors to provide increased ventilation.
  • Chapel Will Be Held Outside

    Chapel will be held outside on David Stanton Field during Flex Period. Chapel may be on a different day each week to accommodate the best weather conditions. When weather conditions do not allow for outdoor chapel, chapel will be held in the Fine Arts Center with 6 feet of physical distancing, and masks will be required. Students who are unable to attend chapel in the Fine Arts Center due to physical distancing precautions will participate in chapel by live-stream in classrooms.
  • Cameras and Microphones

    Cameras and microphones will be set up in every classroom to provide the option for students to stay at home at any point and access classroom activities. Recordings of classroom sessions will be available for a maximum of two weeks.

Important Dates

July 20 - Any Upper School Schedule Changes announced

July 27 - Upper School In-class and Remote schedules announced

August 18 - First Day of School

Lower School Changes

Our commitment is to make the necessary adjustments in order to keep our students on campus, learning and engaging in classroom activities for five days a week. Through rotating schedules, utilizing our qualified teaching staff, and maximizing our classroom and outdoor spaces, we have created a plan that will do just that! A change in the daily routine will keep us on campus while maintaining the appropriate 6 feet of physical distance to reduce the risk of viral exposure to students and staff. Some changes include:

List of 6 items.

  • Changes to Lower School Schedule

    Whenever possible, grade levels will remain together in classrooms and common outdoor play areas to reduce the likelihood of cross-contamination. 4th and 5th grade math students are the only students who may learn in mixed class sections.
    Pre-K, K, 2nd, and 3rd grade students will simply spread out in their assigned classrooms—thanks to our spacious facilities that allow for 6 feet of physical distancing.
    1st, 4th, and 5th grade students will rotate between an assigned classroom with a teacher and a repurposed classroom with qualified teaching staff. This will enable us to provide the appropriate space needed for our students to be in class every day.
    4th and 5th grade students will receive math, reading, and Bible instruction from their classroom teachers every day. Instruction in all other subjects will alternate between teacher and qualified teaching staff.
  • Masks Will Be Required

    Masks will be required during all passing periods and in situations where 6 feet of physical distancing is not possible. Masks will also be required for drop-off, check-in, and pick-up.
  • Students Go Directly to Classrooms

    In the morning, students will go directly to their classrooms instead of gathering in the gym.
  • Related Arts Changes

    STEM, Library, and Art classes will take place weekly! The Related Arts cart will travel to the students—bringing a plethora of learning activities and materials. Music instruction will focus on activities that do not require singing indoors or sharing equipment that could easily transfer germs.
  • Lunch and Chapel will be Outside

    On pleasant days, lunch will take place outside. On days the weather is not cooperative, students will eat in small groups in their classrooms. Chapel will be held outside when weather permits; otherwise chapel will be live-streamed.
  • Cameras and Microphones

    Cameras and microphones will be set up in every classroom to provide the option for students to stay at home and access classroom activities. Recordings of classroom sessions will be available for a maximum of two weeks.