April 2, 2020
Dear Mustang Families,
Thank you for your continued support, collaboration, trust and partnership. These times are challenging, filled with much uncertainty. Yet, we must come together as a community and remind one another that God is with us. Through Him and with Him, this too shall pass. I invite you to join me in prayer as we keep in our minds and hearts members of our community who have lost their jobs, who might be struggling to pay rent, who might encounter health problems, who are terrified and living in fear.
I invite us to pray for those that are most vulnerable and who have been impacted by all that is going on in our world. We are being called to do the extraordinary, to slow down, to reconnect with ourselves and with our loved ones, to look at things through a different angle. In Spanish we have a saying, “No hay mal, que por bien no venga” ( Every cloud has a silver lining ). Know that at the core of every decision we make, is the safety, wholeness, well-being and success of all of our students. The students that YOU have entrusted to our care.
It should not come as a surprise that yesterday The Alameda County Department of Education shared in their most recent update, that schools will be engaged in distance learning for the remainder of the school year due to COVID-19. You can access the Press Release by clicking the link.
After much thought, discernment and discussion with Leadership from our Lasallian District, CR Network, Superintendent of the Diocese of Oakland, Leadership from Catholic, Private and Independent schools, the CRDLS administration has made the decision to continue with distance learning for the remainder of the school year.
We will follow this week’s modified virtual learning schedule upon our return from Easter Break. Should anything change or should we receive different guidance in the near future, we will be in communication with you.
DISTANCE LEARNING UPDATES
- We ask that families and students check their email daily to stay informed. Being successful in times of adversity depends a lot on the following:
- It is extremely important that students attend all virtual learning classes, that they are on time and actively engaged.
- Students are responsible for completing the checkpoints and final products for each of their courses.
- Our teachers will be reviewing the course content and modifying due dates based on these recent updates.
- In addition, students have begun to take their Power Focus Areas during their virtual learning classes.
- Our Corporate Partners remain engaged & supportive; please encourage your students to use this opportunity to grow with “CWSP Skills” classes and remote work
- Constant communication is extremely important.
ACADEMIC UPDATE (from your mentor)
You should expect to receive an update from your student associate’s mentor. This email is in lieu of the Spring conferences. It should provide the student and family an academic update, highlight glows and grows, as well as a plan to put in practice to stay on-track during these virtual learning times.
As a community, we are in this together and we will get through it. I am extremely confident that our Mustangs are receiving an outstanding education, despite the challenges that we are currently facing. Please DO NOT hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Below are important numbers to keep handy.
Ms. Hernández – Cell Number (510) 332-1259
Ms. Valencia- Front Office (510) 532-8947
We are here to help. If your family is experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 layoffs, please send Ms. Jolanta, Mr. Powell, or myself an email. We want to partner with you.
Easter Break – April 6- April 17, 2020. We want to encourage our Mustangs to truly take a break during Easter. Have them step away from their screens, go for a walk, spend time with family, read for pleasure, engage in self care and rest!
Virtual Classes Resume April 20, 2020. Daily classes begin at 9:00am. CWSP Check in will also begin at 9:00am after Easter Break.
- Virtually attend and participate in classes according to the student’s daily schedule. The faculty will be logged on via summit to hold instructional time. Students should be logged on to the platform at this time. Teachers will take attendance. Student absences should be reported daily by sending a text message to Hernandez at (510)332-1259 or emailing Ms. Valencia at email@example.com
- Complete and submit assignments via the Summit Learning Platform
- Communication with teachers via Students can expect a response from teachers within 24-48 hours, typically by 2pm daily.
- Check the daily schedule and the Summit Platform periodically (at least twice a day) and respond in a timely fashion to all
Ana Hernandez, Principal
Matt Powell, President
John Coughlan, CWSP Director