Closure Update Center

We recognize the significant impact this extended closure will have on our entire community, students, families, and staff. Closing for a minimum of six weeks mid-year is unprecedented. We acknowledge the anxiety this may cause our students and we also recognize the burden this will place on our staff and working families.

We are in regular contact with local and state officials to ensure we address the needs of our school communities and we will be working in partnership with the Upper Columbia Conference Department of Education as well as keeping informed by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). As soon as we have more information, we will share it with you both here, on our Closure Update Center, and through other methods.

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If you have a question, concern, or comment about any academic, health, or safety issue, please contact Stephanie Gates, CCA Principal.

On Tuesday, March 17, all CCA students began Distance Learning. Teachers of grades 4-12 are utilizing digital resources including Google Classroom and Google Meet for teaching and are providing lectures, discussion, and instruction, via both live feed and recorded video. Teachers of grades K-3 are preparing paper packets and other electronically delivered communications for ongoing student learning. Pick up and drop off of paper materials takes place on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CCA Cafeteria. Please watch your email for weekly updates on Distance Learning.

We value the health and well-being of our students, staff and families. We are sharing this information so you are aware and can help reduce the spread of infection. Preventing the spread of the coronavirus is the same as preventing the spread of a cold, influenza, and other respiratory viruses. Symptoms of the illness are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. This virus can spread from person-to-person and the number of cases detected in the United States and many other countries is growing. Please look below for specific information about personal prevention methods.

Chelan-Douglas Health District Columbia Valley Community Health Confluence Health

Washington State Department of Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

EAST WENATCHEE

Starting March 17th and during school closure, Eastmont Food Services will provide lunch to any child or teen age 18 and younger. Children do not have to be currently enrolled at Eastmont School District. Children cannot pick up a meal for another child.

The following sites will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

*** Rock Island Elementary School (Front Door Entry) ***

*** Grant Elementary (Commons Entry) ***

*** Sterling (Entry on James Street) ***

*** Cascade Elementary (Entry to Gymnasium) ***

WENATCHEE

Starting Tuesday, March 17, the Wenatchee School District will distribute meals (breakfast and lunch) to students at all school buildings with the exception of WestSide High School, Valley Academy, and Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center.

Meals are free to every Wenatchee child age 0-18. Registration is not required. There are no forms to fill out and no names are written down.

All meals come in a grab-and-go bag.

Days and Times: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday

Locations:

Elementary Schools: Mission View, Lincoln, Columbia, Washington, Newbery, Lewis & Clark, and Sunnyslope

Middle Schools: Orchard, Pioneer and Foothills

High School: Wenatchee High School

Need home internet while your students are home?

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS

FROM MRS. GATES, CCA PRINCIPAL, AND OTHER ADMINISTRATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT SCHOOL CLOSURE

Why are schools closed?

Following Governor Inslee’s emergency proclamation to close all schools in Washington State, CCA will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 24. Students will attend school as normal Monday, March 16. Starting Tuesday, March 17 all on-site classroom instruction, athletics/sports, and after-school programs are canceled.

What about childcare?

Cascade Christian Childcare is currently open and providing childcare service. Contact them at (509) 662-3573 for more information.

Are field trips and staff travel cancelled?

All field trips, including in-town trips and staff travel are canceled through April 24th.

Are visitors and parents allowed at school?

No, not at this time. Only CCA staff members are permitted inside the school at this time. Health screening measures are in place for all staff members entering the building.