Last Updated: 6/13 @ 9:15am
The health and safety of your children and our NCRC community are always our highest priority. We are monitoring the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact for the metropolitan region and for the school. We work and collaborate with the DC Department of Health on all health-related cases and receive additional guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We continue to actively monitor the spread of Coronavirus and will regularly update this page to share the school's responses, communications, and helpful resources. If you have any questions after reading the following information, please email email@example.com
FAQs (Updated 6.13.20)
COVID-19 has injected uncertainty into every crevice of our lives. At NCRC, we know that when it comes to our children, there is very little room for that kind of uncertainty.
James Carroll as Head of School, the NCRC faculty and staff, the Board of Trustees and Preparedness Task Force are doing everything within our power to welcome students, families, faculty and staff back to the schoolhouse as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
But while we want to assure you of our commitment to maximize every possible opportunity for safe in-person learning in the next school year, we must also be sure to communicate clearly and transparently about everything related to COVID-19, both those things that we as a school can control, and those things over which we as a community are, frankly, powerless.
In all of our planning, we are prioritizing the following guiding principles:
The health and safety of all members of our community must be our first priority.
Any NCRC program must deliver on the values of an NCRC education.
All potential plans must be practical, sustainable and financially sound.
All potential plans must be dynamic and flexible.
All potential plans must comply with local rules and regulations.
We aim to answer the frequently asked questions below as clearly and transparently as is possible in the rapidly evolving environment that this global pandemic has created for all of us.
If you have additional questions that are not addressed here, please reach out to James Carroll directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about the role or work of NCRC’s Board of Trustees during this time, please be in touch with NCRC’s Board Chair, Robert Crawford.
If you are experiencing unanticipated financial distress as a result of the drastic economic impact of COVID-19, and would like to apply for tuition assistance, please be in touch with NCRC’s Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management, Janet Carter.
If you or your family are experiencing loss, anxiety or are just in need of additional support, please reach out to NCRC’s School Counselor, Judith Wides.
If you’re looking for a way to support NCRC at this challenging and uncertain time, please consider reaching out to NCRC’s Director of Advancement, Brian O’Malley.
- Will NCRC amend its June 1 contract binding deadline given the uncertain operational status for the 2020/2021 school year?
- How does the contract binding date impact tuition payment schedules?
- Will school be in person when it starts in September?
- When will you confirm the school’s operational status for the 2020/2021 school year?
- What will be the defining factor for reopening school?
- How will you determine which of the three options you will move forward with?
- What are the best and worst case scenarios for the 2020/2021 school year?
- If summer months are determined to be safer for limiting spread of the virus, would NCRC consider an earlier school opening in August?
- Will in-person learning be prioritized based on age?
- Will the school lower overall enrollment to allow for decreased capacity in classrooms?
- How are you creating additional classroom spaces within the schoolhouse?
- Will students have access to the playground?
- Will you be providing snacks for students?
- How is NCRC handling its teachers for the next year, both in terms of their health and their potential needs to be home with school-aged children?
- How will you manage the use of classroom spaces? Will they be used both in the morning and afternoon?
- Does the school have the PPE essential for a return to school?
- Has the school adopted new safety procedures and protocols that would allow for a safe in-person experience?
- What will the daily health screenings entail?
- What steps will you take to reduce transmission within the classroom?
- Will children be required to wear masks?
- What does distance learning look like for each age?
- What resources will be made available to parents in a distance learning environment?
- In Distance Learning, how will you support parents and caregivers for whom English may not be their first language?
- On the Distance Learning schedule, what does ‘NCRC Daily Message’ mean?
- In an A/B alternating schedule scenario, will classroom teachers be the same for in-person and Distance Learning?
- How will you determine the placement of students in classes?
- In Distance Learning, how often will small group sessions meet each week and what size will they be?
- In Distance Learning, how will students access specials?
- Is the school considering any reduction to tuition for next year given the potential for a return to distance learning?
- Will you be offering optional programs (Early birds, lunch bunch, later gators)?
- Doesn’t the school save money by not having students on campus?
- Doesn’t the PPP loan you’ve received give you an excess budget to work with next year?
- What are you doing to address the needs of children in Early Beginnings and Play Pals programs?
- How are you addressing the needs of immunocompromised children?
- How will you accommodate parents who are not comfortable having their child back on campus due to health concerns if you move forward with the Plan C scenario due to health concerns?
- What will you require of families and teachers outside of the classroom to control potential spread of the virus?
- What will you do in the event a member of the community tests positive for COVID-19, whether a student, staff person or even family member?
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NCRC's Current Status: Closed Until Further Notice
What is Coronavirus?
- What is a coronavirus?
- Why is the disease being called coronavirus disease 2019 – COVID 19?
- What is the name of the virus causing the outbreak of coronavirus disease?
- What is the source of the virus?
- How does the virus spread?
- Can someone who has had COVID-19 spread the illness to others?
- Can someone who has been quarantined for COVID-19 spread the illness to others?
- Why might someone blame or avoid individuals or groups (create stigma) because of COVID-19?
- How can people help stop stigma related to COVID-19?