Dear CrossRoads Family,
First, we want to continue to let you know that we are praying for you. Our church staff meets each week and we are lifting you in prayer. May the Lord place a hedge of protection around your families keeping you physically safe, mentally wise, emotionally hopeful, and spiritually encouraged. If we can be of any help to you or pray about anything for you, do not hesitate to let us know. Even if you have had to withdraw your child for this time, we want you to know that we are asking God's favor upon your family.
The state of Texas has asked childcare centers to remain open to care for the children of those who must continue to work. However, this past weekend, we received notice from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA 14 that directly effects childcare in the state of Texas. This order limits childcare facilities to care ONLY for the children of those who are part of the 'essential workforce.'
It is important to note that many may be considered essential but do not realize it to be so. The state of Texas has released a webpage where people can read to determine if they are essential or not. Here is a link:
GUIDELINES DETERMINING ESSENTIAL WORKERS. (After clicking this link, scroll to the bottom to find definitions of essential workers.)
I want to encourage you to read the sections of this webpage that may apply to you. Also, keep in mind that you may be an essential worker who is working from home and if so, you would still qualify for childcare if needed.
To continue providing childcare for your family, we must have a completed Form 7625. It takes about 1 minute to complete. You can download it from here, print it, fill it out, and bring it with you today. We will also have some available in the office when you come to get your children today. Again, we must have these by tomorrow to comply with state regulations.
Also, to keep you informed, we are working hard to not release any of our employees during this time. However, we have a fraction of the children coming into the center right now giving us extra staff. These staff members are engaged in continually cleaning and sanitizing our center thoroughly. We are also continuing with all mitigation and guidelines for childcare centers from the State of Texas and Licensing.
We consider it a privilege to partner with you in Christian childcare. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!
April 1, 2020
Hello CrossRoads Parents,
We pray that you are all doing well during this time. We miss you all tremendously and cannot wait to welcome your children back to school.
Normally, by the first of each month most families have paid their monthly tuition. We have noticed that several families have not made their payment for April tuition. We realize that it is an economically difficult time for some. If you are having difficulty making your payment please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to work with you during this time in any way we can.
CrossRoads has very dedicated and loving teachers. During this time we want to continue to be fully staffed and for your children to have access to their teachers when needed. If for any reason, you are finding it difficult to connect with your child's teacher during this time, please email our Director, Mrs. De La Fuente (email@example.com)
Once again, if you’re needing to make payment arrangements or discuss your student account, please reach out to me. We are happy to help!
Crossroads Business Manager
As you are aware, the governor recently closed down all Texas schools. We have put a plan in action to make sure your children will continue to receive a quality Christian education from our teachers until we know more about government guidelines. We know that everyone's schedule is a bit crazy. We want to try to maintain quality while at the same time making this as easy for your family as possible. If you have suggestions, please let us know.
Our teachers are working hard on getting all lessons ready for pickup on March 30, 2020 from the Learning Center office from 6:30am-6:30pm. Please make plans to pick up work next Monday. You will be able to take these home for your children to work on.
Early next week, we will be putting out videos with our teachers teaching concepts that will be available on demand for you and your children. We will be sending out more detailed instructions through Remind 101.
In addition to this, our teachers are going to be contacting their students each day to make sure that we continue strong.
Our Kinder-2nd grade will be using Google classroom to communicate with our students. The teachers will be sending you a text or email with a link and a code to use to help you get started. If you have any problem, please contact us asap. Through Google classroom, the teachers will be able to have daily lesson plans for our students to follow.
Our 3rd-6th grade students will be using the Google Duo app. You can get this from your Google Play store or the Apple app store. This app will allow students to video chat with their teacher when they need help or have questions regarding their school work. Our teachers are going to be available to help their students between 8:30am-8:00pm. We have great teachers who love their students and we, the administration, appreciate their willingness to be available these long hours.
This moment in time is very fluid. We will be using Remind 101 to communicate quickly. If you have any trouble with Remind 101, please contact us asap. You can also check back on this page for more information in addition to our Facebook page.
Thank you for all your support and understanding as we navigate this difficult time.
Lisa De La Fuente, Director