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COVID-19 Resources

Continuity of Education Plan

Read our official Continuity of Education plan which ensures that our students receive a excellent Principle Approach Education online during the circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

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All-School Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to help my child be successful?–Some tips:
1. Set a start time for the day
2. Set an agenda for the day
3. Set up a workplace or workspace to stay organized
4. Take breaks and get your kids moving—physical activity is important
5. Engage with your children about what they’re learning and what they’re doing

What if I have a non-technology related question?
Admissions—Karol Hasting
Tuition/Finances—John Riddell
Academics or Schedule—Upper School, Mr. Stone; Lower School, Mrs. Henry

Are school counselors available for my child?
Yes. Our IU13 Counselors (Ms. Angie Hudson, grades K-8 and Mrs. Lori Casanova, grades 9-12) have availability during this time. Please reach out to Mrs. Henry or Mr. Stone if you would like to be put in contact with either of them.

What should my child do with school textbooks /other materials at the end of the school year?
We are waiting to see what restrictions we may still be under by the end of May. When we know more, we will make a plan and communicate the plan.

What about locker cleanout? How will my child/ren gain access to their belongings?
We are waiting to see what restrictions we may still be under by the end of May. When we know more, we will make a plan and communicate the plan.

Upper School Frequently Asked Questions

What is required of my child each day?
Students should check 1. the weekly schedule sent by Mr. Stone and 2. The Weekly Planner sent by each subject teacher. Students are expected to be “present” for whatever classes their teachers have set up.

What is the best way for my child to get help with assignments?
Students and parents are encouraged to email or call teachers. Teachers are usually available during normal school hours and occasionally during the evening. Teachers will post their hours of availability on their weekly planner documents.

Are teachers tracking attendance and participation?
Where applicable, attendance is being kept by individual teachers for their classes. Students are expected to join their class wherever teachers have communicated a “live” session will occur. If there is an excuse for an “absence”, a parent should communicate to the teacher.

How can I get technology support for my school-issued chromebook/laptop?
If you have a chromebook issue, contact Mr. Stone.

What should I do if I’m having trouble with Moodle?
If you are having trouble with Moodle, contact Mrs. Karen Johnson at

Where can I find the schedule and/or my child’s assignments?
Schedule—Schedules have been emailed to students and copied to parents. If you need another email, ask Mr. Stone. Assignments—Weekly Planners are emailed at the beginning of each week AND posted to the course Moodle page. Also, Renweb will continue to have the basics of due dates and assignment titles.

What is considered allowable use of Chromebooks at home?
Chromebooks are to be primarily used for school work. Students should follow Zoom rules that teachers have established. DCA email addresses should only be used for school-work. Recreational use of chromebooks while at home is at parents’ discretion.

When are teachers available? What are their working hours?
Teachers are mostly available for email or phone calls during normal school hours. Teachers will post specific hours of availability on the Weekly Planner document sent home each week.

What happens if a senior was not able to complete all 25 hours of community service, which is a graduation requirement?
Seniors who were not able to meet the 25 hours of community service due to the pandemic will not be penalized, though the community service form is still required to be completed and submitted to DCI Mrs. Hurley for graduation eligibility.

Does my high schooler still get credit for a full-year course that paused for several weeks or does not reconvene in quarter 4?
Yes. Courses such as choir, PE, etc. will still count as 1.0 credit for high school students.

Lower School Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if Schoology isn’t working?
The best thing to do is wait and try again in 5 or 10 min. The site is most busy during 10 and 2 so try before or after these times for the best success. Also, try using different browsers sometimes that is helpful.

The LS teachers have posted a weekly assignment sheet on Renweb, Schoology, and are sending it through email. This sheet has all the links for websites as well as the independent work listed per day. Schoology holds all the same information, but parents can check Renweb if Schoology is unavailable.

13 Tips for the Unexpected Homeschooler

You never thought you would school your kids at home. But along comes coronavirus and WHAM! You’re the teacher. Here are a few ways families can maintain balance and structure while running school from home:

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Take Virtual Tours of Museums from Around the World!

“Visit” over 2500 museums and galleries around the world through virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.

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LIHEAP COVID Recovery Program

In response to the coronavirus (COVID- 19) health emergency, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will be accepting applications for its Recovery Crisis Program beginning May 18, 2020. The program is scheduled to run through August 31, 2020, or until funds are exhausted — whichever comes first.

This program includes two components that will aid Pennsylvania residents who may need assistance with their heating costs due to the pandemic.

Crisis Applications — The 2019-2020 Crisis maximum benefit has been increased to $800. Any LIHEAP Crisis-eligible household, including those that met the previous maximum of $600, would be eligible for a Crisis grant under this program. You can find information about how to submit an application below.
Supplemental Benefits — Many households who received a LIHEAP Crisis payment during the regular LIHEAP season will receive a one-time issuance of $100. This payment will be sent to the vendor that received their most recent LIHEAP payment. Households who receive this issuance will be notified by mail. This $100 issuance will count towards the new maximum Crisis benefit amount for the household. This benefit will be issued automatically and no application is needed.

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PIAA FAQ and Response to COVID-19

Get answers to questions regarding eligibility, the Fall sports season and more from PIAA.

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NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 Response

Given the unprecedented events during Spring/Summer 2020 due to COVID-19, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify the following adjustments to the initial eligibility certification process.

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Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Updates

View updates from the PA Department of Health including current cases and announcements from the Governor regarding the coronavirus.

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Pennsylvania Department of Education COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

If you are interested or just want more information related to the guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, please click the link below.

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Official COVID-19 Updates from the CDC

Learn the symptoms of COVID-19, how to protect yourself, what you should do if you think you have the virus, and more at the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention.

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COVID-19 Updates from WHO

View Live updates and see the latest updates from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Discover How Dayspring is Approaching Online Learning!

While our campus is closed due to COVID-19, our students continue to be engaged in deep learning through the Principle Approach. Our teachers continue to educate their students in an online environment, keeping students on track to complete their school year as planned.