Governor Kemp's most recent guidelines designed to address the continued spread and complications of the COVID-19 virus include a ban on gatherings of more than 10 persons unless the six-foot separation distance can be maintained at all times.
In addition, Cobb County has issued a shelter-in-place order effective through Wednesday, April 15. Therefore, in continued compliance and support of our state and community and for the health of our school community, Cornerstone's distance learning plan will remain in effect through Friday, April 17.
Students will experience a pause in their distance learning assignments during the scheduled April 6-10 spring break, during which we hope you will discover creative ways to enjoy relaxing family time.
While it is our hope that we can welcome our students back to campus on Monday, April 20, Cornerstone's staff and board will continue to monitor ongoing developments and will keep our families informed of any needed adjustments to the school's on-campus schedule.
We recognize as well that there may be some who are facing additional adversity during this season. We are blessed and thankful for the partnership we share and are here to pray for and encourage you as we journey together. If you have a need or are aware of someone in our community who does, please contact Pastor Nolan so that we may consider ways to support one another.
Cornerstone Families Adapt And Connect
Every family has its own unique experiences during this time of social distancing. Whether it's car rides in the country, helping a single mom with childcare, distributing food to families in need, or just laughing and enjoying each other more because there are fewer activities and more time together, each family is creating lasting memories, big or small.
Some elementary families have shared they are thankful for the lighter work load and have been able to add a family dance party into their day, play family games, and learn more about topics they are interested in like WWII. We have also heard that teachers' encouraging words, quick response to emails, clear lesson plans, and remaining flexible have been a blessing.
Secondary teachers are making live, personal connections with their students and taking moments to help students process their thoughts and feelings about the quarantine. Teachers are bringing God's Word to bear on current world events and speaking hope and life into their students. Middle School teachers are working cross-curricularly to incorporate science and history into their English assignments, allowing these content areas the opportunity for more exposure.
Secondary students are using Google Slides to allow others to view their projects and to make presentations. They are collaborating on group projects and staying connected socially through FaceTime.
These are just a few of the examples that have been shared with us. While we celebrate the special connections that this time away from the normal school routine has brought, we eagerly look forward to the time that we can all be back together on campus. In the meantime, we hope you will be encouraged from God's Word.
"While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
And cold and heat,
And summer and winter,
And day and night
Shall not cease."