Updates and Alerts
Refunds & Federal Guidance
Dear Students –
As you are aware, due to the covid-19 pandemic that has hit our country, classes will continue remotely through the remainder of the SP-20 semester. We have already received some inquiries in regards to your housing and meal plan charges for the SP-20 semester. I know we are all looking for some solid answers to give us some sense of control and assurance during these uncertain times.
Rest assured, the Administrative Team of Central Christian College of Kansas has been feverishly working to keep up with the federal, state, and local governments in regards to the effects of covid-19. We are addressing how all of this has affected our students when it comes to their housing and meal plans, and we continue to watch as more relief acts and guidance comes out almost daily. While we do not have a final answer at this time, we continue to work through it and once a final decision has been made, we will send out a notice to those students affected. Thank you for your patience as we work through this new “territory” for all of us.
Blessing and please stay safe!
LeAnn Moore, Chief Financial Officer
Video Update from President Favara – March 27, 2020
From the Desk of the President, March 27, 2020
Let me start by first commending each and every one of you.
As President of this College I am very proud. Over the last two weeks I have had opportunity to observe how we, as an institution, have reacted to this unprecedented crisis.
What I have seen is an enormous amount of support, creativity, and resilience – the very essence of our CORE FOUR! So, great job! I am crazy proud of us all.
That being said – it is not over.
Just this morning, McPherson Country recorded its first case of the Coronavirus and data shows that the number of cases in Kansas are growing, as they are in many other states.
That means there is more work yet to be done.
Previously, CCCK had announced its plan to leverage remote learning through April 5, with the intent of evaluating a possible return to campus following that timeframe. However, in light of the rapidly changing reality surrounding the virus and in an effort to provide clarity to you and your families, the administration has evaluated our current response plan.
After consulting with local officials and based on the guidance provided to us from Federal Offices, the Kansas Governor’s Office, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have decided to extend our remote learning strategy through the end of the semester.
Updates and Alerts
NAIA Cancels Spring 2020 Season, Effective Immediately
After convening the Council of Presidents Executive Committee this morning, and with input from the National Administrative Council and National Eligibility Committee, the decision has been made to cancel the spring 2020 sports season, effective immediately.
We know this is extremely disappointing, especially for our student-athletes. All possible options for maintaining the spring season were discussed at great length by multiple governance groups. However, the growing state of emergency due to COVID-19, as well as the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation yesterday to limit gatherings to fewer than 50 people for eight weeks, meant we could not in good conscience move forward, possibly putting student-athletes, staff, and fans at risk.
In an effort to provide relief, no spring sport student-athlete will be charged a season of competition. Any spring sport student-athlete who was enrolled full-time in 2020 will be awarded two additional semester terms of attendance or the equivalent.
We know there are outstanding questions regarding relief for winter sport student-athletes, implications on transfer regulations, and impacts to academic eligibility rules. We are working closely with the appropriate governance groups to determine answers and will continue to share information with membership as it becomes available.
Provided by Jim Carr President & CEO NAIA on March 16, 2020
Information for Parents
Click here to watch an informational video for parents of our residential students.
SAC Suspends Practices and Play, Effective Immediately
Effective immediately, the Sooner Athletic Conference has suspended indefinitely all practices and competitions for athletics programs of its 11 member institutions. The league’s Council of Presidents unanimously reached the decision Thursday afternoon.
With health, safety, and well-being of student-athletes as a top priority, SAC Presidents view this as the right and necessary step to take relative to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Conference officials will continue to work closely with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and SAC Presidents intend to communicate frequently in the days ahead to determine when and if the suspension can be lifted.
In considering when and if the suspension can be lifted, Conference officials will look to establish a date when practices can resume, followed by a subsequent date when competitions can commence.
Provided by Office of the Commissioner March 12, 2020
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean your hands often by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
As we continue to closely monitor this situation, will you joining us in praying for those impacted by Coronavirus, particularly those living in countries that have seen serious outbreaks? Your health and well-being is our top priority, and we will continue to provide guidance as the situation evolves.
Officials at CCCK are closely monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus. Currently, the Kansas Department of Health is aware of four confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. KDH is continuing to monitor the situation; as testing continues the number of confirmed cases may rise. There are currently no confirmed or suspected cases of the virus among any of the students, faculty, or staff.
The information included on this page is designed to keep the campus community informed about College recommendations and responses.
From the Desk of the President, March 19, 2020
Dear Friends and Family:
Unprecedented, unparalleled, uncommon, unbelievable, and the list of “un’s” could go on and on.
Just last week, we were having discussions about upcoming events, meetings, and initiatives. Now, one week later the halls and classrooms echo with the emptiness of isolation.
From the Desk of the President, March 12, 2020
Dear Campus Community,
There is little doubt that the headlines regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been a source of concern for us all. Over the last few weeks we have witnessed unprecedented responses from different world organizations designed to slow and control the spread of this contagion. Domestically, we are just now coming to terms with the presence of COVID-19 in our towns and local communities.
For some time now, Central Christian College of Kansas has been surveying the situation and preparing contingencies should the need arise.