What Does 2021-22 Look Like at CCA Hollywood?

Discover what health and safety protocols will be in place during the 2021-22 school year on CCA’s Hollywood Campus.

As Calvary Christian Academy Hollywood (CCAH) continues to navigate providing a quality Christian education amidst a pandemic that is especially being felt in the South Florida region, the school’s leadership team remains committed to prayerfully making decisions that ultimately:

  • Keep the CCAH community safe and functioning.
  • Take data and parental feedback into account.
  • Encourage personal responsibility to help maintain a healthy learning environment.
  • Empower parents to make decisions they believe are in the best interest of their child(ren).
  • Provide excellent opportunities for students to thrive spiritually, academically, and socially.

We invite you to continue reading to learn what health and safety protocols will be observed on campus during the 2021-22 school year. Please note that these protocols are subject to change as the situation at hand is ever-changing.

Health and Safety Measures for 2021-22
Updated August 19, 2021

Cleaning and Spacing Protocols
CCA Hollywood’s janitorial staff, as well as teachers and teacher assistants, are continuing to remain vigilant about disinfecting high-touch surfaces frequently throughout the school day. This includes ongoing cleaning procedures during the school day like classroom furniture being cleaned with disinfecting wipes.

Hand sanitizing dispensers are still located throughout our property and handwashing, especially in Lower School, is emphasized throughout the school day. Efforts are also being made to space students out as much as possible in classrooms and in other meeting spaces.

Visitors On Campus
From August 23-September 10, visitors may not visit CCA Hollywood for a nonessential reason. This includes parents attending chapel, having lunch with their student, and volunteering. We plan to resume our regular visitor policy after this time period.
 
Face Coverings
CCA Hollywood students and staff have the option of wearing a face covering while on campus. If you’re a Lower School parent who would like your child to wear a face covering while on campus, connect with your child’s teacher so they are aware and can partner with you in ensuring that happens during the school day.

Daily Home Symptom Screening
CCAEagles.org/Check

Calvary Christian Academy is asking all parents to complete this mobile-friendly, easy-to-use screening each morning before sending their child(ren) to school. This screening will tell what steps should be taken If your child is symptomatic, tests positive, or if someone in your child’s household tests positive.

Tip: Set an alarm for each weekday morning to remind you to complete the check!


Q: What should I do if my child tests positive?
A: If a CCAH student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, he/she should:
  1. Inform the CCAH Clinic at CharleneS@CCAEagles.org. 
  2. Quarantine for a minimum of 10 days and isolate from family, if possible.
  3. Be fever-free for the last 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
  4. Be cleared by the CCAH Clinic to return.

Q: Should my child go to school if someone in our household is sick or has tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days?
A: No. Your child should plan to stay home and:
  1. Inform the CCAH Clinic at CharleneS@CCAEagles.org.
  2. If the student CAN isolate, he/she should:
    1. Isolate from the affected individual for the next 7 days and test for COVID on day 6 or 7.
    2. If negative, the result indicating so must be emailed to the CCAH Clinic, before he/she returns to school on day 8. The student must also be symptom and fever-free without the aid of fever-reducing medication for the last 24 hours before returning.
    3. If the test comes back positive, please refer to the “What should I do if my child tests positive?” question above.
  3. If the student CANNOT isolate, once the affected individual is no longer COVID positive (at the end of their 10 days of quarantine):
    1. The student can start his/her 8-day quarantine and test for COVID on day 6 or 7.
    2. If negative, the result indicating so must be emailed to the CCAH Clinic, before he/she returns to school on day 8. The student must also be symptom and fever-free for the last 24 hours before returning.
    3. If the test comes back positive, please refer to the “What should I do if my child tests positive?” question above.

Q. Should I send my child to school if they got COVID tested and are waiting for their results?
A. No. Students awaiting test results should proactively quarantine until their results come back. If they are feeling well during this waiting period, they should connect with their teacher to obtain recordings of class sessions so they can stay on track with their studies.

Note: Testing too early may result in a false negative. We recommend waiting approximately 6 to 7 days after being exposed to COVID-19 before testing.

Q: What if my child is sick but I’m pretty sure it’s not COVID-related and they have not been in close contact with a COVID-positive person to my knowledge?
A: Any students feeling unwell should plan to stay home until they are symptom and fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.


Contact Tracing
CCA Hollywood is continuing to contact trace. This means parents will be notified if it is determined that their child has been in close contact with someone on campus who has tested positive for COVID-19. If this is determined, his/her health condition is to be monitored for symptoms and the parent has the option of having their child quarantine. CCA Hollywood will also notify the Florida Department of Health of close contact situations.

Recordings of Instructional Sessions
In the event a student is quarantining or tests positive and feels well enough to continue with his/her studies, they may watch the class recordings that teachers will make available. This will allow students to stay on pace with their classes while they are out of school. Please connect with your child’s teacher to obtain these recordings. Because there will be a delay, assignments are able to be completed up to two days after the class period in which they were originally due.
 
CCA Hollywood Clinic
Should any students feel unwell during the school day, they should report to the CCAH Clinic where our full-time nurse, Nurse Charlene (CharleneS@CCAEagles.org), will be able to provide a medical assessment and advise their parents on next steps. COVID-19 tests and vaccines will not be available at the clinic; CCAH families are encouraged to see a health care provider if this is something they’d like access to.

Vaccinations
With vaccines now available to children ages 12 and up, parents are in the position to decide if that is something they want for their children. There are no COVID-19 vaccine requirements in place on CCA’s campuses.

Walking Forward in Faith

Calvary Christian Academy’s leaders will continue to closely monitor the situation as our school community marches forward in prudence and faith to further our eternal mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

“Although our hope is that the COVID trends will look more favorable over the next few weeks, I pray you find peace knowing that regardless of what the future holds God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving," said Dr. Jason Rachels, President of Calvary Christian Academy.
 
"His Word says that He has not given us a Spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. Let’s speak these truths over our children this school year and help them BUILD their trust in the Lord Almighty as we too do the same.”

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  • Hawa Weah
    Well as for me I work in the health field so my daughter will continue wearing a mask on campus while she in school I am not taking any chances of letting her be out there without her face covered. for me personally it’s not safe and I work and I see it every day and I would never want such thing to happen to my child; so I am making this decision oh what I see. So she will wear her mask every day while she’s at school

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