COVID-19 Reopening Plans
RCCA recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly changing. We will remain flexible in school policies and nimble in responding to new information and continue to develop strategies that can be revised and adapted depending on accurate evidence and data.
Within three (3) days of the first "stay at home order" in March 2020, RCCA continued the education of our students. Our teachers and staff maintained moving forward with curriculum, and their instruction of students - in virtual classrooms. While the "brick and mortar" building was closed due to the pandemic, RCCA continued to provide a Christ-centered education. In June 2020, RCCA students finished strong and ON TARGET to advance to the next grade level.
RCCA's "Reopening Task Force" worked diligently this summer to develop and plan for the reopening of our school building.
On September 14, 2020, RCCA opened for "in-person" classes (Monday-Friday 8:00am-2:30pm). Our desire is to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ through biblical worldview education as an in-person gathered community of teachers, staff and students to God's glory.
We are working very closely with the New York State Education Department, New York State Office of Religious and Independent Schools, and the Broome County Health Department to provide a safety plan that fosters the overall health of children, adolescents, staff and the community we serve. The RCCA reopening plan is based on evidence that is currently available and will be monitored as new information or situations arise.
All decisions are guided by supporting the overall health and well-being of all students, teachers, staff, their families, and their communities.
RCCA limited class sizes to ensure that we follow all state guidelines to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, there is a waiting list for Kindergarten, Second Grade, and Third Grade. If you wish to move forward and enroll at RCCA, I encourage you to get your applications in soon.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Heb. 10:23-25
Peace in Christ,
Mrs Jeni Chase
RCCA School Administrator