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From the Superintendent

Dear Cumberland Christian School Community,

Where did the school year go?  As our thoughts turn to warmer weather and the month of June, visions of the end of school and summer vacation fill our minds.  After discussion with the administrative team and consultation with the Board of Directors, I want to let you know that our last official day of "school" is Friday, June 5th.  The students in grades 6-12 will be involved in final chapter/unit testing on June 3-5 (That's right: no final/semester exams!), while the elementary students will have regular on-line classroom activities up to and including June 5.  All on-line learning will end on Friday, June 5.  

We will also be setting up a schedule using SignUpGenius for parents/students to come to school the week of June 8th, in order to return books, uniforms, etc., and to pick-up  personal belongings, etc.  Please take the time to sign up for a specific date and time for your closeout session.  A conscious effort to maintain social distancing will require a limit of five families per 10 minute time slot.  Various administration, faculty, and staff members will be present throughout the day to assist families/students.  Parents should go to one of the five (5) drop-off locations.   Personnel will be available for drop-off/pick-up during the hours of 8 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Special arrangements will be made for families that have a conflict.  Parents will drop-off their child's books/papers, etc., and pick-up their child's personal items at the curb in front of the gym.  Someone will be there to hand you a bag with your child's things inside and to take the books, uniforms, etc, that are being returned to the school.  Of course, we will be following social-distancing guidelines.  

We DO have some exciting things happening for our seniors in the weeks to come, so keep your eyes on our Facebook page from time to time to hear about them!  This week, the seniors came to school and  picked up their caps and gowns, announcements, and yard signs that were made with their picture.  A video of their senior pictures will be posted on Facebook.  During the week of May 24th, we will be producing a virtual graduation that will be streamed on our website on Friday, June 12.  All of our graduates and their parents will receive a copy of the graduation video  and a gift baskets. Earlier in the day on the 12th, CCS will also stream a virtual awards program for the students in the elementary, middle school, and high school.  The teachers and administration will be making the award announcements.  The students will receive their awards at a later date.  

Please note that the 2020 Senior Trip was cancelled because of the school closure due to the covid-19 virus.   All funds that were donated, raised, or otherwise intended for the senior class trip will be re-allocated and dispersed to each senior for his or her personal use, in the amount of his or her intended share.  If you donated toward our senior trip but wish not to have your donation re-allocated, please contact the school office.

I love this quote by Mr. Gebhardt to wrap up my letter: "Hopefully, this email will encourage you to run this weary race well to the end!"

In His Service,

Mr. Howard