Excellence Together

Cornerstone Schools of Alabama has suspended on-campus learning and has shifted to remote learning. Starting April 6th through May 22, 2020, students will do academics from home while our faculty manages instruction from a distance. Please remember this situation is changing daily. As new developments take place, we will continue to update you via email, phone calls, and the website.

Looking ahead, we plan to return to school on Thursday, July 30 to begin the 2020-2021 school year. Cornerstone’s graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 will tentatively take place on Friday, July 17. 

COVID-19 FAQs

When will schools reopen?
Schools will tentatively reopen Monday, April 6.

Are school activities, sporting events, and practices canceled?
All school-related activities are postponed until further notice. 

How will students continue to learn during this time?
Students received a take-home packet that includes all materials needed to complete their assignments from home. If your student has any questions, please email their teacher and they will be able to assist you. 

What if my student(s) relied on school breakfast and lunch?
Cornerstone has a Food Distribution Plan in place for our students and their families. Parents, please check your email for more information on this program.

 

Resources

COVID-19 UPDATES FROM CORNERSTONE SCHOOLS
CDC COVID-19 SITUATION SUMMARY
CHRIST HEALTH CENTER
JUST FOR KIDS: EXPLORING THE CORONAVIRUS
A KIDS BOOK ABOUT COVID-19
HELPING CHILDREN WITH SCARY NEWS
HANDWASHING BEST PRACTICES
CORNERSTONE CHAPEL PLAYLIST
DAILY WRITING PROMPTS FOR STUDENTS (NOT REQUIRED)
CONNECTING DURING CORONA: DAILY QUESTIONS FOR FAMILY DISCUSSION
TALKING ABOUT COVID-19 WITH YOUR CHILD
TIPS FOR AT-HOME LEARNING
ACTIVITIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
FREE VIRTUAL LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER FROM SCHOLASTIC

IPAD AND IPHONE STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH) GAMES FOR K4-5TH GRADE STUDENTS:
Scratch Jr. –
ScratchJr is an introductory coding app that enables young children to create their own interactive stories and games. This is a free application. 

Tynker and Tynerk Jr. – Tynker is an educational coding platform aimed at teaching children how to make games and programs. These are both free applications.

Math Tango – Kids will progress through dozens of math lessons as they earn monsters, complete missions, build out their own unique worlds, and discover even more fun and surprises along the way.

Word Wizard – A free application that offers several unique reading and spelling activities for children ages four to 10.

Speakaboos – Speakaboos is a library of over 200 interactive stories and songs designed to make reading your child’s favorite activity.

 

 

Daily Devotion

During this time, we invite you to join us in a daily devotion from our high school Bible teacher, Matt Swale. These are being sent to our families, faculty and staff each day. The daily devotion will be posted here each day:

While we live in a groaning, broken world, God is with His people. His Spirit intercedes for us when we don’t know what to pray. We are tempted in times of uncertainty and fear to question God’s intentions and attitude toward us. This rock-solid promise to those who trust Christ assures us that our suffering and uncertainty never means His love for us has ceased.

Romans 8:18-39

Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for the future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved (if we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently). And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows that the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory. What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.