and  Kindergarten
Central Presbyterian Church
Weekday Nursery School



UPDATED:  July 27, 2020
70 Maple Street, Summit, NJ  07901 | Phone:  (908) 273-0484 | www.cpc-school.org | Email:  [email protected]
July 23rd Update:
Dear Families,

In these unprecedented times, I know you have many questions and I hope that as we have more clarity of our situation I can begin to answer many of them. It is a challenging time to manage reopening a school and be mindful of the possible scenarios that could be part of the year ahead. The school’s Advisory Board and the Finance team at CPC have provided thoughtful guidance and expertise in support of the school’s plans to reopen. As new scenarios present themselves, we are aware our plans may have to be revised.  Rest assured that we are making every effort to re-open the school in a safe and secure manner.

CPC-WNSK is governed by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and will follow all guidelines and opening/closing mandates as set forth by them and the State of New Jersey. We will adhere to their safety protocols and cleaning procedures should an outbreak occur within the school. CPC-WNSK retains the right to close at any time should  community circumstances in Summit deem it necessary to keep our families and staff safe.

Tuition and commitments will be offered in a half-year format. 50% of the total annual tuition will be due on July 30 to hold a place for your child for the September - December academic session. A bill will be sent in January for the remainder of tuition less any credits due if virtual learning becomes a reality.

If it is determined that we cannot open in-person as planned on September 14th, families will have the option to remain with us for virtual learning at a discounted rate of 80% of tuition. Should a family opt-out, they will not receive virtual instruction and will forfeit their space should we return to in-person instruction at any time. However, a family can request to be reinstated with pro-rated tuition should space allow.

If in-person school opens on September 14th, and at any point prior to the December break we are forced to revert to virtual learning, families can choose to receive virtual learning at a tuition rate of 80%. Should a family opt-out, a credit will be determined by total tuition, minus time in the classroom, minus the nonrefundable deposits and 20% tuition. This credit will be reflected on their January bill. Should we return to in-person instruction at any time prior to the end of the school year, a family can request to be reinstated with pro-rated tuition should space allow.

Should we be in a virtual format in January, families will be given the option to opt-out for the remainder of the school year, without penalty. Families will no longer receive virtual instruction and will forfeit their space should we return to in-person instruction at any time prior to the end of the school year. However, a family can request to be reinstated with pro-rated tuition should space allow.

Virtual Learning will be developmentally appropriate for each age level. Kindergarten will include Google Classroom and/or Seesaw for interactive learning and assessment, large and small group zoom meetings, reading specialist small group and individual instruction, and one-on-one virtual instruction with classroom Teachers. The 4’s, 3, and 2 ½’s, will follow a similar format (minus the Reading instruction) and keep to instruction and assessment standards as appropriate for each age level. We will provide lesson suggestions with interaction with teachers through Zoom, videos, Google Classroom, and appropriate virtual platforms.

Priority for the 2021-2022 school year will be: (1) CPC Church Members, (2) enrolled families for the full academic year, (3) families enrolled for a portion of the 2020-2021 school year, and (4) new Community families as space permits.

Separate documents (DCF_Guidance and DCF FAQ) outlining some of what to expect inside our school this coming year and how it might be different from your child’s previous educational experiences are linked at the beginning of this paragraph. I hope having both of these will equip with the tools to make the best decision regarding this upcoming school year for your family.

For us to continue with appropriate planning to welcome your children in September, we need to know who is planning to enroll for the September-December session. The first half payment due July 30th will communicate to us your intent to return. We appreciate your commitment and cherish partnering with you. We are committed to providing a safe community for learning and nurturing for your children.

Peggy