We are continually updating resources, information and our school’s status as it relates to COVID-19.
To learn more about what we are doing to insure the safety of our students, visit the Emergency Info page.

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COVID Communication Planning – Updated 8.14.2020

With the ongoing news surrounding the coronavirus, we want to reach out with more resources, information and continuous updates of our school’s status. As you know, the safety, security, and well-being of our students and community is always our top priority.

We have established specific protocols for risk mitigation which blend our mission, culture, and guidelines for safety. Please view the documents below to read about our re-opening plan and our updated understandings, policies and procedures for handling COVID-19.

We are committed to continuing the following:

Updates

We are closely monitoring the virus and are in touch with the local authorities for updates on outbreaks in the surrounding areas.

Safety and Sanitation

We continue to take regular steps at school to try to limit the transmission of illnesses, including daily use of Clorox wipes in the classroom, reminding students about handwashing and the proper way to cough and sneeze, and emphasizing that students and employees should stay home if they are ill.

United

Our dedicated faculty and staff, committed parents, and celebrated students will ensure JCS emerges from this pandemic strong and united.

Planning

We are communicating with the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) for information and best-practice planning.

Social Distancing

We have become a handshake-free zone and are re-educating the students about personal space and social distancing in terms of health.

How to Talk to Children

BrainPOP Coronavirus Video

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NPR Coronavirus Cartoon

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Talking to children about frightening news

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Inclement Weather

When weather conditions require closing school or altering the arrival and/or dismissal times, the information will be broadcast on local radio, television stations, and their websites. The John Crosland School will not necessarily follow the same policy as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Please look for The John Crosland School’s announcement on local radio and TV broadcasts. If no announcement is made, you may assume that school will operate on a normal schedule. If school is closed or dismissed early because of weather conditions, the Extended Day Program will be cancelled for that day. The school will not make up snow days unless they exceed five (5) in number. School closings will also be posted on the school’s Facebook page and you will be notified by text. You may also check the websites for WBTV, WCNC, and WSOC TV stations.

We celebrate and embrace every child’s unique needs when it comes to education. We would love to speak with you more about your child and find out if the Crosland School is the right choice for you and your family!