CPA COVID-19 Info
This page is the central location for all information related to CPA during the COVID-19 event. This page and the pages linked to it will be updated as necessary with the most current news, information and resources we have available.
CPA uses SchoolMessenger, an email and text messaging service that allows us to keep parents and guardians informed of important school information and alerts. Subscribing to SchoolMessenger with your smart phone is simple, and takes only a few seconds to complete. Simply text subscribe to the number 68453. You’ll know you were successful if you receive a confirmation message from SchoolMessenger. You can manage your SchoolMessenger account by visiting their web site and creating a log in. A SchoolMessenger app for your smart phone is also available. In order to receive SchoolMessenger text and email messages, CPA must have your mobile number and email address listed in our database. To update your mobile number and/or email address, or to confirm that we have your correct number and/or email address, call the Main Office at 651-280-4604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, CPA does not charge you for this service. However, we encourage families to check with their wireless carrier about charges that may be incurred for sending or receiving text messages.
Support CPA Families
The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed many aspects of daily life for all of us. We are all making sacrifices and coping with the continuously changing situation in which we find ourselves. For many students and families from Community of Peace Academy, the cancellation of school comes with another very scary change–limited access to nutritious food. As you may be aware, CPA has what we call our Angel Fund–money given by donors to assist our students in times of financial crisis. Right now, we are collecting donations for our Angel Fund that we can use to help provide nutrition support for our students and their families who are struggling with food shortages. If you would like to make a contribution to CPA’s Angel Fund, you can do so through our donation page. Additionally, please spreading the word to people in your life who may be looking for a way to help others during this global crisis. We thank you for your support in helping our students and their families have the nutritious food they need. Donate Now!
We partner with St. Paul Nutrition to provide food for our families. Please visit the SPPS Nutrition Services Page for full details. Starting April 20th, SPPS Nutrition Services will be providing home delivery. In order to ensure that you will continue to receive food services through SPPS, please view this FORM PROCESS GUIDE we have created and then CLICK HERE to complete this form.
- School meal pickup will be at six schools only, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 10-11:30 a.m. (or until all food is handed out)
- The six schools are: Battle Creek Middle School, Cherokee Heights Elementary, Como Park Senior High School, Harding Senior High School, Highland Park Senior High School and Johnson Senior High School. You may pick up meals at any of these locations.
- Please practice social distancing when picking up and/or receiving meals.
Sheridan Story is Partnering with YMCA’s to Make Food Available to Families
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The food will be available in the lobbies. People can stop by these YMCAs and get a bag of food. They are requested to practice social distancing when picking it up. They do NOT need to be Y members. This is open to everyone.
Distance Learning Plan
Community of Peace Academy uses Distance Learning Days as a way to provide students with access to meaningful, high-quality learning and daily interaction with their teachers, using a variety of digital platforms and communication formats.
Tech Support For Students
Some internet providers are offering free internet at this time:
- Xfinity: WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, Visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.
- Comcast: In response to emergency measures associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19), New “Internet Essentials” customers will receive two months of free service. After the free first two months, the service is $9.95 a month. Click here for more details or call 855-846-8376.
- Charter: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Visit the web site here.
How do I connect to an Xfinity or Comcast wifi network? Click here for a guide. CPA’s Policy on the Borrowing of CPA Technology for Distance Learning: CPA technology is usually not to be taken off site unless CPA has determined that a special circumstance shall allow it. At this time, CPA is offering Windows Laptops, MacBooks, Chromebooks, iPads, device chargers and other necessary technology to families that are in need of equipment to participate in off-site learning. CPA technology devices are equipped with tracking devices that alert CPA technology staff members to the location of devices in the event they are stolen. Theft of technology devices by students may result in a police report and student loss of technology privileges. Students must report damage or theft to the supervising staff member immediately. If you need tech support for the devices or applications, an email or text can be sent to email@example.com. By accepting technology equipment from CPA to use off site, students agree to be responsible for the safety, security, damage costs or replacement costs of the item(s) and to follow all tech policies stated in the Family Handbook. During any situation that requires the use of Distance Learning to support the academic needs of students, CPA agrees to:
- Supply a grade level appropriate technology device for student use outside of school if one is needed.
- Supply family on-boarding support in the form of instructions on the use of those devices.
- Supply tech support troubleshooting to the family and, if it is determined by the tech department, a device exchange if it is not meeting the student’s needs and cannot be remedied remotely.
- Should we not be able to support the use of our tech equipment for distance learning, we commit to finding another way to serve the student’s academic needs.
If a piece of equipment is checked out to a student or family to use off of school grounds, they are agreeing to the following:
- Keep the device free of stickers, marking, and irreversible personalization attempts.
- Use the device in a careful and responsible manner.
- The family assumes responsibility for supervising the use of the device at home, following the district acceptable use policy.
- Return the device to your classroom teacher at the end of the school year, or whenever a student’s last day at CPA is if the student withdraws before the end of the year.
- Contact your teacher or the school’s technology department in a timely manner should a problem arise with the device.
- Be aware that the device is, at all times, the property of Community of Peace Academy, and the family shall have no right, title or interests beyond those set out in this policy.
- Produce the device when requested by CPA for the purposes of maintenance, upgrades, exchanges, repairs, troubleshooting or as the school deems necessary.
Families take full responsibility for any repair or damage to district owned mobile devices while in their care. This includes any damage due to misuse, theft, accidental damage including screen repairs, liquid damage, or any deliberate damage or damage that happened because of negligent use as determined by Community of Peace Academy. Should a family be unable to pay the full cost of replacing a damaged or lost device, CPA administration will work with a family to make a plan that meets both the family’s needs and means and the school’s needs. In the meantime, if the student needs a new device a family may get a replacement device by putting down a deposit on the new device. When the new device is returned at the end of the year or when the student withdraws from Community of Peace Academy, that deposit will be returned, or can be used at that time towards the assessed cost of replacing or repairing the original device. Deposits for replacement devices are as follows: o Chargers: $10 o Ipad/chromebook/laptop: $50
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: I have personal items at school. Can I come and get them?
- A: We are aware many students have left personal belongings in their school lockers. With the governor’s order today extending the closure of MN school buildings through the end of the school year, the CPA administrative team is working on a plan to get student’s possessions back to them in a safe and timely way. Please be patient and we will release this plan as soon as it is complete. Thank you.
- Q: When will CPA reopen?
- A: The Governor has declared that schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year.