"The CSN community is often at its best in times of adversity." "We have seen this in the community's reaction to devastating weather events and other recent challenging moments. We will all be just fine if we follow a common sense approach, practice good hygiene, social distancing, and minimal public interaction."
- Dr. David Watson
What can you do?
- Maintain calm
- Apply common sense
- Use soap and water often to wash your hands and encourage your family members to do the same
- Social distancing is highly recommended
- Track temperature
- Check this space for regular updates
- CSN main goal is to keep our students and families safe
- CSN Administration is vigilant of the situation and will be providing regular updates and CSN's course of action during this time
- Spring Break moved to March 23-27
- Formal Distance Learning for all CSN students will restart on Monday March 30
- During this time of uncertainty and unusual circumstances it is common for students and families to experience heightened anxiety and stress. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a private conference. In addition Mrs. Rhodes will regularly share insights and thoughts on The Counselor's Corner found on the CSN portal.
All CSN athletic and after-school events have been suspended until further notice.
- Angel Ball 2020 NEW DATE: November 14
- Showtime (Originally March 27-29)
We have tentatively rescheduled Showtime for the weekend of May 15-17, with specific dates and times to be released in the coming weeks.
Upper School Events Updates:
- US Academic & Athletic Awards (Originally April 15 and 22)
Student nominations have already been collected by faculty and coaches, and we will be mailing home certificates and posting award winners on the CSN website in the coming weeks.
- Prom (Originally April 18)
Prom will not take place on April 18, but we are looking to reschedule for a date in May. Date and venue TBD, and we will make a final decision by May 1 regarding Prom.
- Junior Experience: Outward Bound & Career Bound (Originally May 16-29)
For Juniors: Outward Bound canceled all trips through May and has issued CSN a refund. CSN is in the process of fully refunding all parents. CSN is looking at having an optional Outward Bound experience in the fall for seniors who want to participate. For logistical reasons, Career Bound has also been canceled. These two weeks in May previously set aside for Junior Experience will return to class time.
Other major events in May, including Senior Progressive Dinner (5/16), Senior Dinner (5/26), and Graduation (5/29), are currently scheduled to occur as originally planned. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, follow state and national guidelines, and communicate decisions in a timely manner.
Middle School Events Updates
- Middle School Club Awards: awards assembly cancelled; certificates to be mailed home
- ERB/WrAP Testing: Spring 2020 testing cancelled
- 8th Grade Commencement Photos: TBD
Academic World Quest: cancelled
- 8th Grade DC Trip: cancelled
- MS Athletic Awards: awards assembly cancelled; certificates to be mailed home
- MS Musical, Little Mermaid: TBD
- MS Acting Company, Romeo and Juliet: TBD
- MS Academic Awards: TBD-- awards will happen in some form
- 7th and 8th Grade Spring Formal: canceled
- MS Yearbook: Mid-May distribution
- Final Exams: TBD
- 8th Grade Commencement: TBD—commencement and awards will happen in some form
Lower School Events Updates
- Friday, April 4: LS Petting Zoo - CANCELLED
NOT at this time. We will announce when students are allowed on CSN campus.
As a service to students and families, National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is providing this online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
- Formal Distance Learning for all CSN students will restart on Monday March 30 after Spring Break.
- Check ths letter from Mrs. Suzanne Bailey with important information on Home-Teaching Online Resources
Parents and students should remain in email and text contact with their teachers regarding any teaching and learning issues, and with your Division Head or Head of School, Dr. David Watson on further logistical or organizational matters. Check your email and the school website regularly.
Why Soap and Water is the Best?
How to talk to your child(ren) about COVID-19
Talk to your child directly in a calm way. A calm adult encourages a calm child
You may want to open the conversation with, ‘You may have seen some kids that are missing school, you might see some kids that are wearing masks at school, do you have any questions?’
Answer questions in a way that reassures and not scares them
Ask them what they know about the coronavirus and give them the correct facts. Schools and homes are safe and adults are there to help keep them healthy by being vigilant about handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes
Gently correct misinformation. Separate imagination from reality
Allow your child(ren) to express feelings
Remind them that all students treat each other with respect and not jump to conclusions about who may or may not have the coronavirus
Apply simple entertainments to stop children from stressing
Avoid Coronavirus Scams
Here are some tips to help you keep the scammers at bay:
- Hang up on robocalls. Don’t press any numbers. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam Coronavirus treatments to work-at-home schemes. The recording might say that pressing a number will let you speak to a live operator or remove you from their call list, but it might lead to more robocalls, instead.
- Fact-check information. Scammers, and sometimes well-meaning people, share information that hasn’t been verified. Before you pass on any messages, contact trusted sources. Visit What the U.S. Government is Doing for links to federal, state and local government agencies.
- Know who you’re buying from. Online sellers may claim to have in-demand products, like cleaning, household, and health and medical supplies when, in fact, they don’t.
- Don’t respond to texts and emails about checks from the government. The details are still being worked out. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
- Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
- Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Ignore online offers for vaccinations. There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores.
- Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.