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Riding out the COVID-19 storm

CCA rolls out meals and learning opportunities for homebound students

OXFORD– With classes cancelled until at least Monday, April 13, due to the ongoing COVID-19 threat, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District rolled out a variety of programs to continue serving its students.
On Monday, March 23, CCA began providing free sack lunch and breakfast to-go items at 11 sites across the district between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. District food service staff prepares, transports the food in school vehicles, and distributes it. All CCA students are able to participate regardless if they are on the free or reduced meal program or not.
The district sent out an email to parents on Wednesday, March 18, including a link to sign up for the meals and to select a site.
While the state legislature approved waiving requiring school districts to make up the days missed, administrators and teachers across the state are working on ways to continue to provide instructional opportunities for the students. CCA Superintendent Tim Kuehl said in a March 18 email the district would roll out distance learning materials with an anticipated date of Wednesday, March 25. Middle and high school students were instructed to take their Chromebook devices home with them on Friday, March 13. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade need to have a device issued if they do not have a computer to use at home. A district email to families contained a link for parents of elementary-aged students to request a device, along with a link to a form for students of all grade levels regarding home Internet connectivity.
“The situation continues to be fluid,” Kuehl said. “It is our intention to offer the best experience possible for our students in these challenging times.”
Should the school year resume; the district will hold classes on Good Friday, Friday, April 17, to make up a previous snow day.
The district will continue communicating directly with families, and the latest information will be posted on the district’s website, www.ccaschools.org.