Parent Support and Resources

CCIU Program and School Closure

  • On Friday, March 13 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, announced the mandatory closure of all schools in the Commonwealth for the next 14 days. In compliance with the Governor's directive, all CCIU schools and buildings will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, and will reopen on Monday, March 30, 2020.

    Please know that this is a very fluid situation, so our plans may need to be adjusted and revised as we receive more information. If anything should change throughout this closure, you will be notified through the appropriate channels.

Parent FAQs

  • Can I access building facilities during this closure, including outdoor grounds and facilities?

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    No. Governor Wolf has closed all public schools and has set clear expectations for social distancing and no access to public schools and buildings. Staff, students and community members are reminded that all school grounds and facilities, including playgrounds and outdoor equipment, are NOT open during this closure. He has made exceptions for essential personnel only. 

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  • What is the expectation for student instruction and work during this closure? 

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    We are seeking clarification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education regarding expectations for instruction during the closure. It is our understanding that all schools are closed, so that students will not be penalized or marked absent if assignments or work is not completed.  We intend to provide optional online enrichment and supplemental learning materials in order to ensure continuity of instruction for our students when possible. We will provide an update to families and students once we have received official word from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

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  • What about my student who receives special education services?

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    When school reopens, instructional staff who provide services to our students with disabilities will make every effort to deliver the service minutes indicated in each student’s IEP using available platforms. The CCIU will work collaboratively with school districts for school-age special education service delivery and our regulatory agencies for early childhood and adult services.  

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  • Will any CCIU activities and events be held during closures?

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    No. Most activities and events are postponed and/or cancelled until further notice. We are making every effort to offer trainings and services virtually when possible. We will reevaluate once the mandated closure has ended. 

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  • Will graduation be affected?

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    Not at this time. We anticipate that graduation will be held as scheduled. This could change depending upon the clarification we get from the Department of Education and the Governor’s Office or if the closure lasts longer than 10 days.

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  • How are we helping families in need?

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    The CCIU is working in collaboration with local social service agencies and our school districts to determine how best we can support families in need. We are assisting in coordinating food delivery and reaching out to families we believe may be in need. Additionally, you will find the Chester County Community Resource Guide to assist you.  

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  • What is the CCIU doing to clean and disinfect the building?

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    The CCIU has always taken great pride in our schools and office facilities as evidenced by the cleanliness and overall appearance of each of our buildings. In response to the COVID-19 situation, our Facilities Management and Support Services Department has implemented a plan that includes enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols. Every member of our maintenance and custodial staff, along with our contracted custodial services, is working daily in each building to "deep clean" classrooms, hallways, offices and program areas using sanitizing products that are approved by the Department of Health. As each area is completed, a "do not enter" sign is placed on the door. As an extra precaution, every area will receive one more final cleaning before schools are reopened

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  • Where can I find more information?

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    If you have any concerns about yourself or a household member being exposed to COVID-19, please contact your primary healthcare provider. Additionally, the Chester County Health Department has a self-reporting online tool available on its webpage.

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