March 16th, 2020 | Posted in News
March 16, 2020
 
Dear Concordia Prep Parents and Guardians,
 
We are following the directives of Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore County and have closed our school buildings through at least March 27, 2020. All school activities including practices and sporting events are canceled through Friday, March 27, 2020. Faculty and staff are working remotely during this time. You may reach them via email. Please refer to the Faculty-Staff Directory: Faculty-Staff Directory. Or you may contact them via the OnCampus platform.
 
The faculty and staff are planning to start Virtual School this Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 8:00 am. The school schedule is a Drop 0 schedule:
  • 8:00-8:40 – Class 1
  • 8:50-9:30 – Class 2
  • 9:40-10:20 – Class 3
  • 10:20-10:40 – BRAIN BREAK
  • 10:40-11:20 – Class 4
  • 11:30-12:10 – Class 5
  • 12:10-12:40 – Lunch
  • 12:40-1:20 – Class 6
  • 1:30-2:10 – Class 7
  • 2:20-3:00 – Class 8
CAMPUS OPEN ON WEDNESDAY FROM 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM
Members of the administration will be on hand Wednesday, March 18, 2020, from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Students and their parents who need to retrieve any personal items may stop by campus at that time.
 
VIRTUAL SCHOOL
The faculty and staff met today and will meet tomorrow, via a virtual meeting space to finalize the details for the virtual learning classroom. Once our plans are finalized, we will communicate instructions for all students to log in and participate in Virtual School. Again, it is important to emphasize that Virtual School is school. We expect students to participate in virtual lessons with the same level of preparedness that they would in the classroom. 
 
  • Students are required to wear their CPS uniform shirts (and/or uniform outerwear) to ensure a proper learning environment.
  • We are treating this as a regular school day. If your student will be absent, please email Ms. Stefanneli at carlynstefanelli@concordiaprepschool.org by 9:00 am each morning. Teachers will take attendance at the start of each class. Students will be marked tardy and absent the same way they are marked during a normal school day.
 
STUDENT TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR VIRTUAL SCHOOL
  • Students must have a personal device that has Internet access and speaker/audio output. For optimal connectivity, the device should also have a camera and microphone capabilities. 
  • Suggested personal devices for optimal productivity include a tablet, Windows PC, or MAC computer. 
  • For mobile devices or tablets, students should have access to download an application from the device’s app store. The virtual classroom meeting application will work on a smartphone. (We will provide more details on how to install the application tomorrow.)
  • For Windows or MAC computers, the virtual classroom meeting application will work from Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge web browsers.
  • Students will need access to their CPS Gmail email account. If they need helping logging into this account, please email the Director of Technology Mrs. Amanda Trapani at amandatrapani@concordiaprepschool.org.
  • Students will need to log into their OnCampus account and will go through a daily schedule of classes interacting online with teachers and completing assignments, quizzes, tests, and discussions.
 
Rev. Pastor Couser and Mrs. Grill are preparing to address the spiritual and mental health issues of our students throughout this transition.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please email the faculty below. You may copy Mr. Johnson (brentjohnson@concordiaprepschool.org).