Dear Churchville-Chili Families,
This is a follow-up to the phone call and email I sent out earlier today regarding the steps we are taking in response to COVID-19. Monday, March 16, will be a Superintendent’s Conference Day for staff. Students will not be in attendance. The Churchville-Chili Central School District will be closed for both students and staff, beginning Tuesday, March 17. This includes athletics and extracurricular activities. Listed below is our current plan to address an extended closure as we anticipate this closing to last through April 10, 2020, the end of our scheduled spring break at a minimum.
The Churchville-Chili School Nutrition Program is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Closure Meal Program, which provides free meals to students during school closure. We will have three meal pick-up locations, CRS main foyer, CES back door, #6, and middle school north building door 24. This will allow families to pick up meals at a location nearest their home. The only requirement is that children must be 18 or younger to receive a meal. Our pick-up locations will be open from 11 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on weekdays beginning Wednesday, March 18.
In order to maintain instructional continuity, our teachers will be meeting on Monday to prepare learning activities for our students. In addition, students in grades 1-6 who do not have access to a device at home will be offered use of a district Chromebook. Communication regarding pick-up procedures for Chromebooks will come directly from your child’s building principal.
If you need to pick up your child’s medication, please contact your child’s respective school nurse to schedule a pick-up time.
Beginning Tuesday, if you have questions or concerns related to picking up medications or personal items, helping with technology, connecting to a teacher or staff member, or any other questions or concerns, please contact the appropriate phone number or email address below.
I want families to be aware the Charter Communication company is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
As a reminder, exposure to COVID-19 can occur from person-to-person contact. We encourage students and families to continue taking steps to minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. This includes limiting time spent among groups of people, such as gathering at friend’s houses, shopping centers or restaurants. The Centers for Disease Control advises that this can help minimize the spread of illness. If you have any concerns about your child’s health, we recommend that you contact your medical provider.
We will continue to monitor this situation and keep families informed as new information develops. Please contact any of the numbers above or the superintendent’s office if you have any questions. Thank you for your ongoing support and willingness to work through this together.
Superintendent of Schools