We continue to monitor COVID-19 cases locally and regionally through the Virginia Department of Health (VDOH) and the Roanoke Health Department. Recently, Governor Northam announced the steps needed to reopen schools, and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released their extensive guidelines to assist with the process. School openings will occur in three phases. These […]
The Big One is my favorite CS philosophy. It states to treat yourself, others and your environment with care. I think it is so important because we often forget to take care of ourselves and I love being able to spend time focusing on this component of Social Emotional Learning with my students. I also love how involved the school is with the community and helping others.
October 27, 2020 As the weather becomes cooler and the cars are warmer, the temperature readings for students have become less accurate. Beginning on November 2, we will add a third question to the morning survey which will ask you to record the temperature for your child.
By nature I am somebody who tends to color inside the lines, but Community School taught me to go beyond my comfort zone and become comfortable with thinking outside the box. In a more concrete sense, the focus at Community School on critical thinking and the humanities has made me both a better scientist and a better writer. Community School also helped me to be a more well-rounded person, which is important both on a personal level and in my interactions with patients.
October 10, 2020 Recently we were asked why we are not sharing more information about cases at Community School. Thankfully, so far, we have not had any students or staff with a positive diagnosis.
Gina Kohler holds a BFA in Dance from Kent State University (2001) and an MFA in Dance, from Hollins University/American Dance Festival (2009). She brings with her, to Community School, a wealth of knowledge and experience as a teacher and visiting artist at programs and universities throughout the country. (Read more)
September 29, 2020 Last week Dr. Molly O’Dell, who is leading the pandemic response for the Roanoke and Allegheny Health Districts, reported that many new COVID-19 cases can be traced to weddings, funerals, baby showers, parties and co-workers dropping their guard.
September 8, 2020 As we begin our second week, please continue to help your children stay healthy and keep their immune systems strong. It is important to get back on a new schedule which provides less screen time and more sleep time. Send a water bottle to school every day so your child can stay […]