In preparation for the school year, CMS unveiled our Pandemic Response Plan. Our response plan is built around a stepped return to the classroom. This six step return allows for the Head of School or Board of Directors to be able to move up and down the grid based on the level of exposure and risk each classroom experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each family is strongly advised that the best way to ensure that CMS is able to stay open and avoid further lockdowns is to stay home so their students can go to school. The stepped re-entry includes limitations to the numbers of students and adults in each classroom. Each classrooms functions as a cohort and any intermingling of the classrooms is limited to outside the school building. All persons on campus must be masked full time – there are no exceptions to this rule. A commitment to online learning for the duration of the school year. We believe that by offering the online classroom as a part of each students daily classroom routine that our families are better able to make decisions which will ensure that the CMS community remains healthy and safe. Each family at CMS has agreed to the policies outlined in our Pandemic Policy addendum to their contract. In addition to the daily operational adjustments we have enhanced daily and weekly cleaning procedures.