COVID-19 Information & Updates
Annapolis Area Christian School campuses will remain closed through Sunday, April 26, to all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Academic operations continue during this time through distance learning. There will be no co-curricular or extra-curricular school-sponsored activities, including all athletic games and practices during the closure. Additionally, we have canceled all rentals of our facilities through April 26. Frequently asked questions, tips for helping your student cope with anxiety about COVID-19, and all current and previous communications that pertain to COVID-19 and related changes to the AACS Eagle experience are conveniently located here. We invite you to check back often for the latest information and updates .
- What is Coronavirus (COVID-19) and where can I find the most current information?
- What can I do to slow the spread of viruses such as flu and COVID-19?
- Will AACS close school for an extended period of time?
- Should I cancel spring break travel or travel this spring/summer?
- Has AACS canceled any student overnight trips or classroom field trips?
- Can I minimize the spread of illnesses like the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19?
- When should I keep my child home from school?
- What should I do if I think that I am sick or have been exposed to COVID-19?
- Does AACS have trained health professionals on campus?
- Immunization and Measles
A new type of coronavirus, abbreviated COVID-19, is causing an outbreak of respiratory (lung) disease. It was first detected in China in December 2019. The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020.
Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and that there are steps we can take to prevent the spread of infection. Acknowledging some level of concern, without panicking, is appropriate and can result in taking actions that reduce the risk of illness. Helping children cope with anxiety requires providing accurate prevention information and facts without causing undue alarm.
It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise. Parents should reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy. However, children also need factual, age-appropriate information about the potential seriousness of disease risk and concrete instruction about how to avoid infection and spread of disease. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety.
- EMAIL and TEXTS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
- March 18, 2020 Virtual Teaching & Learning Letter to Upper School Families
- March 18, 2020 Virtual Teaching & Learning Letter to Middle School Families
- March 18, 2020 Distance Learning Letter to Annapolis Lower School Parents
- March 18, 2020 Distance Learning Letter to Severn Lower School Parents
- At Home Free Technology Tools for Lower School Students (attachment in 3.18.20 email)
- March 13, 2020 (1:50 p.m.) Important AACS Schedule Update
- March 12, 2020 (1:15 p.m.) Text and Email to K-12 Community
- March 12, 2020 (2:26 p.m.) No School for Students Tomorrow, March 13
- March 6, 2020
- Family Friday Update, February 28, 2020
- February 4, 2020