ReOpening Plan FAQs

View the Phase I Reopening Plan (last updated 07/28/2020)

See FAQs below for all revisions to the reopening plan (last updated 12/15/2020).

Lake Center Christian School follows the Stark County Health Department Guidelines.

All students, faculty and staff must wear a mask (not a shield) that covers the nose, mouth and chin while inside the building or on a school bus. Individuals who are outside and can maintain 6’ of distance may remove their mask.

Lake Center will communicate future COVID-19 cases to the specific grade level parents/guardians through emails and letters.

    1. We will work with families and the Stark County Health Department to assure we are following proper procedures. 

    2. Please note – during this pandemic, these guidelines are subject to change.

    3. DO NOT send your child to school if they are showing any of the symptoms listed in the Return to School Plan 2020-2021.
The SCHD recommends that if one of your children is exhibiting ANY signs of illness, then your other children should stay home as well. Everyone should continue to stay home until the child exhibiting symptoms is evaluated by a health care provider and given either documentation of diagnosis or cleared by the school nurse to return. If the diagnosis is COVID-19, everyone in the home would continue their quarantine until their designated day given to them by SCHD. Parents or guardians should communicate with the school to make them aware. 

This situation will be handled as with all other communicable diseases. Parents will be contacted, and it will be up to them whether they choose to keep their child home or send them to school. If the parents choose to keep their child at home, we can set up the student in our TRA (Temporary Remote Attendance) program.

Our experience has been that the Stark County Health Department contacts individuals who need to be contacted with in 24 hours of notification.

    • Yes, we have purchased masks for Elementary Students, but they are disposable one-day masks.
    • Parents are encouraged to provide masks that will appeal to your child(ren). Please keep in mind that masks with logos must conform to dress code standards.

The Ohio department of Health indicates the following do not have to wear masks:

  • Those with a medical condition including those with respiratory conditions that restrict breathing.
  • Those with disabilities that would contraindicate the wearing of a facial covering.
  • Those actively engaged in exercise in gym so long as social distancing exists.
  • Those actively participating in athletic practice, scrimmage or competition. (7/31/2020)

  1. All students will be able to remove them for snack time, lunch, PE, and recess.
  2. Students will also be able to take a mask break during Science, English and Bible.
  3. Teachers will monitor students to decide what other breaks they may need similar to how our teachers now give students “brain breaks” or “stretch breaks” or “remove the wiggles” breaks, etc.

No, but efforts will be made to encourage non-contact play.

  • Our classrooms have all been rearranged to keep safe distances between students, as well as the faculty and staff.
  • Our hallways have traffic arrows in order to keep everyone moving in the same direction and attempt to minimizing crossing paths.
  • Our lunchrooms have also been rearranged. Each student has an assigned bench, with two students to a table, facing the same direction.
    1. Over the past number of years our growth has made dismissal very difficult and we are concerned with the number of students standing and waiting so close to the traffic flow.
    2. For the safety of all our students, it is important that we have a record of who is getting picked up by whom.
    3. Traffic Procedure and Map Information
  1. Is the Temporary Remote Attendance program (TRA) the same as an online option?
      • Basically yes – but this will be much different and more structured than the online option used last spring.
    1. Why not just call it “online academy” or “online school?”
      • Lake Center wants to be sure that parents are aware that our desire is to return to regular classroom person-to-person instruction as soon as we can. We truly want this to be a temporary program.
    2. Will tuition be the same for Temporary Remote Attendance?
      • Yes – the same teachers and curriculum will be used for this program.
      • The Operation Fee will also remain unchanged due to the cost of starting and operating an additional program.
    3. Can I sign up for Temporary Remote Attendance any time I want?
      • No. If you desire to transfer your child into Lake Center’s Temporary Remote Attendance program, please contact the Elementary Principal, Mrs. Stock, or Secondary Principal, Mr. Knori. 
      • BUT, this program will also be available with administrative approval for students on extended absences due to COVID-19.
    4. Will the school provide the device my student will need to get online for the Temporary Remote Attendance program?
      • Yes – but the school recommends use of your own device.
    5. Do I have to have internet access to participate in the Temporary Remote Attendance program?
      • Yes – if you do not have internet access you cannot participate in this program.
    6. What classes are available for my junior high and high school student taking Temporary Remote Attendance (TRA) program?
      • All the core classes necessary for graduation are offered, as well as most electives. Performing arts classes (band, choir, and orchestra) are not effective when taught remotely – so students are encouraged to sign up for other electives. Students may transfer into these classes when they return to campus. Please contact Mr. Knori, Secondary Principal, with any questions about your student’s TRA schedule.
    7. Will I still be able to participate in athletics if I do the remote attendance option?
      • Yes. 
      • The classes will be graded so students must still maintain the necessary eligibility requirements to participate in athletics.
    8. What will be the attendance requirements for the temporary remote attendance program?
      • Students will need to be on their computers every school day to meet the requirements of their courses. 
      • Specific log-on requirements will be provided to registered participants after August 14th.
    9. What about CCP and Career Center attendance?
      • Students can attend LCCS CCP classes through the Temporary Remote Attendance program just like their other high school classes at LCCS.
      • Students should follow the guidelines of the university for their off campus CCP classes
      • Students enrolled in PLCC should follow PLCC’s guidelines for attendance.
    10. How long will this program last?
      • Our goal was for one quarter, but due to the constant changes with COVID-19, this program will continue all year long.
    11. Do I have to teach my child?
      • Our expectation is for our teachers to provide instruction for the students either through “real time” video or through recorded videos.
      • We will also have our teachers assessing student work.
      • Since the remote teacher is not actually there, someone at home would be required to assure the child is on task.
    12. Is there opportunity to move to Temporary Remote Attendance Program should the structure of the day/environment be too much for my child?
      • The Administration could approve a move into the Temporary Remote Attendance Learning Program if the social/emotional/spiritual needs of the child would be better met there.
    13. If I choose remote learning and feel like it isn’t working for my student can they come back to school before the 9 weeks are over?
      • Our goal is to minimize students transferring “back and forth.” We may have students already going “back and forth” based on medical issues, so every attempt should be made to remain in the program for nine weeks and then transition back to the classroom.
    14. If my child is in the Temporary Remote Attendance program do I still have to sign the “School Notice and Release” form?
      • If your child is going to be on campus for any reason including athletics, after-school activities or enrichment programs; this form needs to be signed or “clicked” that you agree.
    15. How much time will this take?
      • For Secondary students, Temporary Remote Attendance will mirror a normal school day. Classes will take place during the normal 8:00 am – 2:40 pm school day schedule. There will be breaks scheduled throughout the day for lunch time, homework, or review.
      • Depending on the age of the elementary students, we will still encourage using limited screen time to view the lesson or demonstration, then allow students time to work away from the computer. 

Now that I have signed up for the TRA Program, will I be contacted as to the details of how this program will work?  Yes, someone will contact you with information about how to participate in the program after sign-ups are complete.

  • The Independent Studies Program (ISP) is an option for those parents in elementary who are not comfortable sending their children to the regular classroom five days per week.

The Canvas LMS (Learning Management System) will become our method of communication with all parents throughout the year. If you need assistance with sign up, please contact Mrs. Roberts.

Only select extra-curricular activities are continuing as usual. Those include private lessons, chess club, Engineering Club, Robotics, Drama, Model UN and Academic Challenge. Parents/guardians will be notified immediately of any changes or cancellations.


Yes, but the additional work to teach two separate groups of students was more than we had resources to accomplish. 

    1. LCCS is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).  ACSI recommended including a Release and Waiver of Liability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Of course, LCCS cannot guarantee that a student will not contract COVID-19 during the school year even though LCCS will make every effort to protect the students.  Parents must assess the risk to their students in light of the precautions we are taking.  The Release and Waiver simply helps parents think through the risks they are assuming and places those risks on the parents instead of the school.  Parents must sign the document for their children to attend LCCS.  This release is very similar to the kind of Release you sign when your children go on activities to trampoline venues, paintball, etc.
    2. Yes, the “Release of Liability” form is required to be signed like all the other forms parents sign to return to school. Please use this link to sign the waiver for the Reopening plan.  If you need further assistance, please contact, 330-877-2049. (7-27-20)

Unfortunately, we must keep students in school in order to keep up with our expenses, so we will accept students that we currently have in our “waiting pool” in order to maintain a strong enrollment. If you withdraw from LCCS, you would be encouraged to re-apply as soon as you know you want to return.

Please email with any questions that are not addressed here on the FAQ page.

We encourage you to email or give us a call at 330.877.2049. We will be happy to answer your questions

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