CASLV: A Community of Inclusion
Our mission at Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV) is to provide a safe learning environment for all students that promotes social responsibility and a culturally diverse community.
Recently, we’ve watched the activation in communities across the country in response to the killings of, or attacks on, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake, and other African-Americans. We feel a sense of urgency to speak and to act. CASLV condemns racism and bigotry in the strongest terms possible. We are steadfastly committed to inclusive excellence for all students. Black lives matter.
At CASLV, we believe that diversity is one of our greatest assets. However, we understand that embracing diversity is not enough, we must commit to a policy and community of inclusion. We encourage our parents, educators, and staff to have courageous conversations about diversity, tolerance, respect, and how we can do right by one another. Therefore, we urge you to join us in our work to make our school campuses places where all students from all races and backgrounds feel safe, valued, and loved.
Together, we can make a difference.
Dear CASLV Families,
The State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA) recommended that all SPCSA-sponsored charter schools located in Clark, Elko, and Washoe counties scheduled to open prior to August 24, 2020, open under a full-time distance education model and continue to operate under this model through at least August 21, 2020. Even though we start school on August 24, this recommendation showed the current climate that schools face and the necessity to be ahead of the rise in COVID-19 to remain safe and healthy. Also, the Nevada Health Response Team, working under the direction of the Governor’s Road to Recovery, announced today that it has flagged Clark County for having elevated disease transmission. Specifically, Clark County’s case rate per 100,000 is at 1006.8 over the past 30 days, and there’s been a 16.1% test positivity rate over the past 14 days.
After careful deliberation, our Board of Directors has concluded that all Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (“CASLV”) campuses will start and operate the 2020-2021 school year with Full-time Distance Learning at all of our campuses. This action is an extra measure of protection to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19. CASLV strongly recommends that all children stay home during this time. Family members are also encouraged to continue practicing social distancing, washing their hands with soap and warm water, and avoid touching their face.
Full-time distance learning will be in place for the entire first quarter. We will continually re-evaluate the learning model for the 2nd quarter. The first day of school for students is August 24, 2020; you can see our updated school calendar here.
We understand the significant impact that full-time distance learning may have on families, and we are committed to addressing the needs of all our students. We are working with our teachers and staff to offer the most effective distance learning program to our students, and to ensure that their education is not interrupted by moving to full-time distance learning. A combination of both asynchronous and synchronous activities will be provided to students as part of their distance learning.
More information will be emailed to you by the individual campuses. Important items will also be posted on our website and social media pages, regarding instructions and other supports for students and families. If you need any help regarding your child’s distance education, please contact your campus administration.
We will continue offering our lunch program during this time. Any lunches must be pre-ordered. Families can pre-order grab-and-go lunches on Wednesday for the following week, and can pick up all meals for the week each Monday. Kindly reach out to our Food Service Director Janice Peake at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The health and safety of our students, staff, and community are our top priorities. We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this rapidly changing public health crisis.
Stay safe and healthy!