CCA’s Coronavirus Updates

Updated: May 28 | 2:30 PM
Looking Ahead to What God Has in Store — As the 2019-20 school year comes to a close, I would like to thank you and our entire CCA family for walking through this unique season of distance learning in a spirit of unity and trust in the Lord.

The Lord was faithful to provide for us and carry us through, and we thank Him for that. We also praise God that there has been a decreasing percentage of positive results for COVID-19 cases in Florida and zero fatalities under the age of 25 in Florida.

We are planning for students and staff to physically return to campus in August for the start of the 2020-21 school year. We are also exploring ways for students to learn via distance for parents who believe that is the best option for their family. Our team has been seeking wisdom from the Lord and is working with local medical professionals, the Association of Christian Schools International, Broward County Childcare Licensing, the Department of Children and Families, and other professional entities to establish a safe and healthy school environment for our students. We are making a significant, informed, and strategic financial investment in facilities, equipment, personnel, and training to further safeguard our school.

We have a team of staff working on plans for opening our preschool as well as our summer day, dance, and athletic camps during the summer months. More information will be communicated to you over the coming weeks. To prepare for these programs and for the new school year, we have significantly increased cleaning protocols and procedures on our property, and our entire staff will be trained by medical professionals on how to minimize transmission risk. We are thankful and relieved to hear the recent news that COVID-19 does not spread easily on surfaces, but we will continue significant surface cleaning in an effort to go above and beyond to care for our students, parents, and staff.

In Deuteronomy 31:6, Moses shares words of encouragement with the Israelites who, much like us, were about to enter a “new normal,” a new land:

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified . . . for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

I look forward to being reunited with you all soon in person on our campus. We will continue to provide updates to our families throughout the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more details.

Have a wonderful summer, Eagles!
In His Service,
Dr. Jason Rachels
Head of School

April 18, 2020 | Update

I am so proud of the great work and the heart that our students, parents, and staff have demonstrated during this unique season of distance learning. It has been an honor to see the way that our Eagles have risen to the challenge. It’s not easy, and almost all of us would much rather be on campus getting to connect and teach and learn in person. But we will continue to persevere and walk through this time as a family that seeks to do all things in an excellent manner that honors and glorifies the Lord.

An example of that excellence actually aired on Channel 7 this weekend. I encourage you to check out how one of one of our seventh grade students used 3D printing and his STEM skills to create and assemble face shields for health care professionals at Northwest Medical Center. You can watch the news segment by clicking here.

I am thankful that spiritual, academic, and social growth has continued to take place virtually because of the teachers, students, and technology He has blessed us with. May we keep our focus on Him and rely on His strength while we also look for opportunities to serve and support one another. If you are in a position to give to the CCA Tuition Assistance Fund for families in crisis, please pray about how generous you can be so that more families can be helped through this time.

God will carry us through this season. He is not surprised by this, and He is ready and able to provide for us all through this time. We are here for you, and we love you.

Pressing On Together,
Dr. Jason Rachels

March 31, 2020 | Update

Following federal, state, and local social distancing extensions, Calvary Christian Academy will continue distance learning through May 1. This date is subject to change to a later date to reflect new government guidelines, should they arise. Please continue to check this page for updates.

March 17, 2020 | Update

Distance learning classes are in full swing at CCA’s Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood campuses, and we are so thankful for the overwhelming support we have received from our community. Our faculty and staff have been working above and beyond their normal hours to ensure that all of our students continue to receive excellent academic instruction and discipleship opportunities in a virtual format.

During these coming weeks, we are reminding our Eagles to continually:

  1. Center yourself in Christ
  2. Connect with your teachers daily
  3. Ask for help as needed

We are confident that our entire school community will learn and grow through this season, and that by partnering together, we will all come out stronger on the other side. Be sure to follow our journey on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #CCAGoesTheDistance!

“May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.” —Numbers 6:24-26

March 17, 2020 | Update

CCA will follow the Florida Department of Education's order for all public and private schools to remain closed through April 15 due to concerns about coronavirus. Distance learning will begin Monday, March 23. Additional details will be provided throughout the week.

March 13, 2020 | Update

Given the most recent information related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its impact on the tri-county area, CCA classes and extracurricular activities are canceled for the week of March 16-20.

During this time, teachers and staff will plan and prepare for an excellent distance learning experience for our students, which is scheduled to begin Monday, March 23.

The health and well-being of our school community is our top priority, and we will continue to make proactive decisions that have everyone’s best interest in mind. No matter how long this lasts, we plan to continue providing our families with the quality education they have come to expect from CCA and CCAH, regardless of the means of delivery.

Additional details will be shared with our families as we continue to develop these plans to best care for your child(ren).

We ask that you all continue to be in prayer for those who have been affected by this virus, and may we be a light to anyone who is struggling with feelings of fear or anxiety and point them to the Prince of Peace.

March 10, 2020 | Update

As those who trust in God, we do not walk in fear, but we do want to walk in wisdom. As we review the guidance shared by government health officials around the world and while the situation remains dynamic, as of today, the CDC has placed the following countries on Level 2 or Level 3 travel alerts:

The CDC has recommended travel restrictions for the following locations:
  • China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City. 
    This list will be updated here as locations are added or removed as areas of concern. We are using the following CDC website to obtain the most current updates: Visit:

  • CDC guidelines for travelers returning to the United States from these countries currently states, “travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning to the United States and practice social distancing.” Please know that self-quarantine would apply to students and employees in our community and include staying home from school and work.

  • We are eager to help any students in quarantine circumstances with distance learning, including class attendance via video.

If you or your child have recently traveled to any of the countries on the restricted list and:
  • Have a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing:
    Call your child's doctor immediately and do not come to school (school-level principal(s) should be notified of his/her absence). You will be asked to provide medical clearance from your doctor before your child may return to school.

  • Have NO symptoms:
    Please notify your school level principal to discuss the best plan to ensure that your child is cleared to return to classes.

If you or a family member made the decision to travel to one of the aforementioned countries or via cruise ship, we ask that you self-report to your school level principal to plan for a safe return to school.

We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates on this page and via email when necessary. Please join us in prayer for those affected, and for all medical professionals that are working to create an effective vaccine against this virus. If you have any questions, please contact your school level principal.

Lastly, as a reminder, we are sharing CCA’s policy for sick children below. This pertains to any illness, regardless of its severity and is designed to prevent the spread of various illnesses that our students could potentially encounter.

Sick Children

We desire to maintain a healthy school environment to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. As a simple guideline, we ask that you refrain from bringing sick children to school. If your child has had a fever in the past 24 hours, been continually coughing, had diarrhea, has been vomiting, shows signs of any contagious disease (such as a skin rash or irritated pink eye with discharge), or any other signs of illness, we ask that you keep your child at home. Students must go 24 hours without a fever before returning to school. Children with any of these symptoms need to rest and seek proper treatment. We want to continue to provide a safe and healthy environment for the other children, keeping the spread of sickness to a minimum.

If your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease, we ask that you inform the school clinic by calling (954) 905-5486. A letter will be sent home to the other students in the same class to make parents aware of the potential signs and symptoms.

  • Stephen Hamilton
    By what time will we come back to school?
  • Wayne MacDonald
    At what point will we be getting the plans for e-learning? Will there be a test period to make sure these plans function as expected prior to 3/23?
  • Jenny Sanchez
    Thank you for the updates. My question is will there be any childcare offered through CCA. I would avoid this by all means, however I am a nurse and I am not being excused from work. Will there be a backup plan for child care offered by CCA? Broward County is offering childcare for healthcare workers but the child has to be in public schools. Thank you again.
  • Abigail Hamilton
    Will the teachers update their grades during this time and put in new ones that we do online?
  • Abigail Hamilton
    Will our parents of underaged children (7th grade and below) get our work? Also if we are working online and we have a test this week will it be postponed for the 4th quarter or will we take it online?
  • Tyfany Adaka
    Thank you all so much.
  • Alexis Mendieta
    how will this work
  • Sienna Pinzon
    Thank you so much for the update. Will we be doing online classes and if so how will we know when we start.
  • Bradley Bethurem
    Will we have sports???
  • Estee Soto
    Thanks for the update. Still my concern is that my daughter have been coughing a lot (due to seasonal allergies) I spoke to the doctor but again doctor says is her anual allergy always present this time of the year. Since no other symptoms have been present he don't want me to worry, still we are keeping an eye on her. Should I send her to school then or keep her at home? I don't consider necessary exposing our kids to this virus; even when we already now some kids can have it and present no symptoms, imagine does with coughing!. I don't want to expose my daughter either to the looks or comments of others families. Please advice.
  • Grace Streich
    Thank you CCA for all the quick updates. Thank God for His mercy and perfect wisdom. May the Holy Spirit bless you with sound wisdom and ability to make decisions that represent responsibility and love for the students and staff members. Proverbs 3:21 My son, do not lose sight of these, keep sound wisdom and discretion. Proverbs 2:11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
  • Jody Duffy
    Thank you for the update. I am in complete agreement with the sentiments expressed by Lucia Guerra. I do hope that CCA reconsiders and makes the proactive decision to put the safety and well-being of our CCA students & staff above all else by postponing the return to school following our Spring Break. Many families have used this time off to travel. The truth is, we do not know the full impact this could have on our CCA community at this time.
  • Lucia Guerra
    Thank you for the updates, and as a parent, and CCA community member, I would like to speak my heart: I understand to trust God and not walk in fear but I also believe we have a big part to play on all this, as a community, to protect our kids, staff, our families, specially the elderly that are more vulnerable in this situation, and to help contain this virus, not have it spread out to all of us. My concern is that as international as CCA is and having our kids still having to go to class at this point will not help contain this virus and keep our CCA family safe.
  • Lucia Guerra
    Thank you for the updates, and as a parent, and CCA community member, I would like to speak my heart: I understand to trust God and not walk in fear but I also believe we have a big part to play on all this, as a community, to protect our kids, staff, our families, specially the elderly that are more vulnerable in this situation, and to help contain this virus, not have it spread out to all of us. My concern is that as international as CCA is and having our kids still having to go to class at this point will not help contain this virus and keep our CCA family safe.
  • Jillian Oquist
    Thank you for the update! Will the athletics resume on Tuesday as well?

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