What is Canterbury Camp?
Since June, Santa Clara County has permitted the continued operation of childcare programs, summer schools, after school programs, academic enrichment centers, dance classes, music lessons, and organized recreational and athletic activities for children and youth. Canterbury has itself hosted various half-day events and full-day camps throughout the summer employing a social distancing protocol that included face coverings and density limitation.
Camps that provide childcare have been exempted from closure orders due to their classification as an essential service. In line with these state guidelines, our camp programs will open on Wednesday, September 9th for all grades. Camps will reflect the culture of Canterbury, but are not the same as our academic program. Students will not be required to wear school uniforms. Camp schedules will vary based on grade level and camp teacher, but will run from 8 am to 3 pm. Our camps will continue to incorporate Christian values into daily activities with daily Bible lessons and activities.
What are the Canterbury Cohorts?
While each grade has its own classroom at Canterbury, stable “cohorts” of 12 or fewer have been established at our campus. Cohorting (sometimes called podding) is a new term for a strategy that schools may use to limit contact between students and staff as part of their efforts to limit transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).
Cohort 1: 4 y.o. & 5 y.o. Kindergarten (Mrs. Ju & Mrs. Vijay)
Cohort 2: First and Second Grade (Miss Lien & Mrs. Moulden)
Cohort 3: Third and Fourth Grade (Fr. Gadomski & Mr. Materum)
These cohorts have their own bell schedules for recesses and lunch. This allows for sanitization between uses and limits the number of interactions between different groups of students. Student cohorts remain together throughout the duration of the school day.
Does my child have to wear a mask?
All teachers, staff, and students are required to wear a face covering, at all times while on campus except when staff and students are eating, drinking, or outdoors, where social distancing is closely observed as practicable. Masks should be washed after each day. It is important to always remove masks correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used mask.
What is the Daily Schedule like?
Student may be dropped off for Canterbury’s camp from 8:00-8:15 AM. Students will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms (including a temperature check) and then enter their own classroom directly. Kindergarteners will be greeted by one of our teachers and escorted from drop-off to the classroom. Camp days will run until 3 pm. At this time, there is not sufficient interest for an aftercare option for camp.
Daily camp schedules will vary by grade-level. While this is not our school program, the content of the full-day camps will be primarily academic. Students can expect daily Chapel and Bible lessons, subject-based review in math, language arts, science, and other enriching learning activities.
Students can expect a morning, lunch, and afternoon recess outdoors with their cohort. High contact areas will be disinfected by our Canterbury staff between cohort uses.
Teacher Commissioning Service – September 13th at 10:30 AM
Parent Orientation – September 22nd at 7pm.
First Day of School – September 23rd.