Dear CC Prep Community,
I would like to first extend my condolences to those in our school community who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus and wish improved health on those who are currently battling the virus. This is a challenging time for us all and I encourage you to reach out to your fellow classmates to check in on them and encourage one another to stay strong while we try to make best of this unfortunate situation.
I am writing to update you on our school programming as we learn more about the impact the virus is having on the way we have to operate as a school community. As you already are aware, our school year will end on June 30, 2020 and instruction will continue virtually and through the use of work packets until then. During the month of July we will be offering many weekly workshops and seminars based on the feedback we are hearing from you regarding how we can best support you during this time and help set you up for success for the upcoming school year. We will provide a calendar of all July workshops next month so you have plenty of time to plan on attending the workshops that best meet your needs.
Additionally, we will be pausing all certification exams until the new school year. Some of our certification tests are unavailable and those certification tests that are allowed to be taken online require such strict protocols that it makes it challenging to implement given the social distancing restrictions that we must follow. We have also heard from many students that it has been difficult dealing with the stress of the virus-related restrictions and impact on our community that staying focused and engaged in schoolwork has been very challenging. We want every student to be successful in their programs and sitting for a certification exam right now given all of the restrictions in place would not be providing you with the best environment in which to test.
When school resumes for the 2020-2021 school year, all students ready to sit for a certification exam will be placed in a short refresher course that will lead immediately to certification testing and program completion. During the time certification testing is paused, I encourage you to remain active in preparing for the exam, work to strengthen your skills, and reach out to your instructors to find out how best to further your preparation for testing. I understand this might be disappointing to some, but please stay strong and know this will only set you up for greater success when testing time comes.
As I close this letter to you I want to remind you how important it is to take care of yourself in body and mind. Find time for yourself, get plenty of sleep, eat well, and stay physically active. Stay engaged in your studies to strengthen your mind and don't hesitate to reach out to us so we know how best to support you. This is a chance for us to turn a challenge into an opportunity and as unpredictable as the future may seem, I do know that whatever does come our way will be met with our untiring commitment to you and your success. Together we will get through this! We are CC Prep.