This page will be used to update the Cornerstone community about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the District’s response and procedures. Because the status of COVID-19 is rapidly changing both here in the U.S. and abroad, we are continually monitoring the situation. Please check back often for the latest information on what Cornerstone is doing to prevent, respond and provide resources about COVID-19.

Cornerstone Education Group

306 E. Fourth St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
P: (734) 812-8583
kalyani.bhatt@cegschools.org

CORNERSTONE PARENTS,

Cornerstone Schools is working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Detroit Health Department (DHD) to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of all students, staff and families is our top priority. The MDHHS is continuing to coordinate with public health authorities that are taking the lead on educating and support resources.

We understand that many of our staff, students and families have questions and concerns. To best ensure you and your family remain healthy, always practice good hygiene habits:

     1. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
     2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
     3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick
     4. Stay home when you are sick
     5. Frequently clean commonly used objects or surfaces
     6. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and wash your hands

CEG will continue to keep staff, students and families updated and will promptly advise should any additional precautions become necessary. If anything should change, we will communicate with you in the same manner we do for inclement weather.

If you have concerns about you or your child’s health, please contact a medical practitioner or the Detroit Health Department’s Outbreak Response Team at dhdoutbreak@detroitmi.gov or (313) 876-0705.

We plan to share additional updates and resources frequently.

Clark Durant
Founder and CEO
Cornerstone Schools

Below are some resources that you can use to talk with your child about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus

RESOURCES & COMMUNICATIONS

COVID-19 Update – Letter from Clark (4/2/2020)

Michigan Cares – Emotional & Mental Wellbeing Resources

Cornerstone Academic Digital Resources

Charter School COVID-19 FAQ

Family Resources For Learning At Home

MDHHS Recommendations for COVID-19 (3/11/2020)

MDE COVID-19 Updated Guidance (3/11/2020)

FAQ

My family lacks food resources during the mandatory school closure period. How will Cornerstone Education Group help?

A. We are happy to be able to help our students, families and community. Beginning March 16, 2020, each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Cornerstone staff will be providing families with breakfast and lunch “to-go” meals for their children (We are distributing 2 days of meals – breakfast and lunch per child, per pick up day). This service is available from 10:00AM-12:00pm at all Cornerstone campuses with the exception of Lincoln-King Academy.

How can I best support my young scholar(s) during the mandatory school closures?

A. Cornerstone has provided our parents with a comprehensive list of online student resources that will aid them in continuous learning. Additionally, Cornerstone staff will be providing educational packets for parent pick-up beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

What if my child feels anxious about COVID-19?

A. It is natural to be concerned about a new illness. Remember that according to our state and local health departments, the risk to the Detroit community and to the U.S. population as a whole is currently low. If you would like to talk with someone, the following mental health services are available to students and staff: 1) Students can talk with their school counselor or school nurse. 2) Families and parents can call the Detroit Health Department’s Outbreak Response Team at (313) 876-0705.

How does Cornerstone clean and disinfect?

A. Hard surfaces and frequently touched areas such as stair rails and door knobs are wiped down frequently with a disinfectant solution. Cafeteria surfaces are disinfected before and after each lunch.

Information about COVID-19 is changing rapidly. Where can I go to learn more?

A. The latest information is available at: michigan.gov/coronavirus and cdc.gov/coronavirus