"The evidence is now beyond dispute. When schools work together with families to support learning,
children tend to succeed not just in school, but throughout life."
Anne Henderson and Nancy Berla
(A New Generation of Evidence: the Family is Crucial to Student Achievement. National Committee for Citizens in Education, 1994)
Research shows time and time again that the home-school partnership is a key factor to ensure student success. CNG adheres to its vision statement through the ongoing development and implementation of a comprehensive, intentional curriculum that foments character for all community members. Central to our work are the school's Core Values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, and Caring.
A strong and positive home-school partnership enhances the likelihood of a student improving his/her academic success, social skills and behavior. It also positively impacts those beyond the individual child, including his/her class, teachers and the entire school community. We believe that the power of this approach is magnified when we work together as a community.
We are all teachers of character, regardless of our role!
30 - April 18, 2021 - Read here
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September 3, 2020 - When we come together, nothing is impossible - From the Fundación Hogar Nueva Granda - Read here
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03 - August 24, 2020 Read here
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01 - August 10, 2020 Read here
April 12, 2021 - Ready for Group A to Return Tomorrow, Good News on Low Positivity Rates, and Some Important Health Protocols to Follow
April 6, 2021 - Changes for Module 7 - Information for Parents
March 26, 2021 - Highly Successful Outcomes for CNG's Two-Week Pilot Project with Both A and B Groups Back on Campus (1,517 Opt-in Students Total)
March 23, 2021 - A Proactive CNG Safety Update - Routine Process of Saliva Testing for Some Randomly Selected Students
March 5, 2021 - Changes for Module 6 - Information for Parents
March 5, 2021 - Taking the Next Step at CNG: Save the Dates -- Information, Celebration, Commemoration, and Our Return from Easter Break!
February 19, 2021 Important Module 5 Information for Parents
February 3, 2021 - Important Information Opt-In /Opt-Out of Hybrid Learning Module 4
February 3, 2021 - Special Communique Announcing CNG's Hybrid Restart on February 15, 2021
January 29, 2021 - CNG Director´s Communique for January 29, 2021
January 15, 2021 - Happy New Year and Quick Update on School Start-Up Next Week
December 14, 2020 - Director´s Communique for December 14, 2020
November 26, 2020 - Important Information and Deadline for Opt-In/Opt-Out Hybrid Learning Module 3
November 13, 2020 - Important Information and Deadline for Opt-In/Opt-Out Hybrid Learning Module 2
November 6, 2020 - Entering the Next Phase of Our Journey - Hybrid Learning Modules Begin on Monday!
November 5, 2020 - Important Parent Communication Update for Hybrid Learning (November 5, 2020) - From the CNG Leadership Team
October 27, 2020 - Important Information Links on A/B Groupings, Student Testing, and Parent Information Session Zoom Video
October 24, 2020 - Updated Information Regarding CNG´s Hybrid Start on Monday, November 9
October 19, 2020 - CNG´s Module for Hybrid Learning # 1 Postponed 2 weeks
October 16, 2020 - Next set of Information Related to CNG´s Hybrid Learning Start on October 26th
October 14, 2020 - IMPORTANT CNG PARENT SURVEY DUE TODAY, October 13 -- Required CNG Parent Survey for Official Opt-in/Opt-out of On-Campus Hybrid Model
October 2, 2020 - Required CNG Parent Survey for Official Opt-in/Opt-out of On-Campus Hybrid Model
September 25, 2020 - Follow up Informational Meeting for Parents in Preparation for CNG's Hybrid Model
September 25, 2020 - Video Link to Dr. Habegger´s Presentation - Password CNGHybrid
September 23, 2020 - Informational Meeting for Parents in Preparation for CNG's Hybrid Model Implementation Later in October: Meeting Session this Friday, September 25 at 7:30 a.m
Our CNG Community Commitments and Pledge regarding Covid-19
RESPONSIBILITY: We will ensure the reporting of confirmed Covid-19 cases to the Secretaría de Salud and also consider voluntarily self-reporting to CNG for internal tracking purposes.
For reporting flu-like symptoms: Report Symptoms
For reporting medically tested and confirmed cases of Covid-19: Report Tested and Confirmed Cases.
We will seek the advice of medical professionals and observe self-quarantine, if tested positive, for the health and well-being of others. We will consider informing those close to us at home and work to advise them about monitoring themselves more closely for symptoms.
RESPECT: We will allow each person the right to decide how, when, and to whom they want to communicate any cases of Covid-19 within their family. We will respect the privacy of others by not sharing their information without their direct permission.
INTEGRITY: We will not use communication channels and social media chats in ways that fail to protect the right to privacy of a student or family. We will not discuss individual cases of community illness in the chats or by phone nor attempt to seek out specific names among our fellow community members, which would violate our Core Values and protection of data laws as well as serve no productive purpose in building strong solidarity. We will have the courage to take action and let others know if they are violating our CNG Code of Honor, which values and protects each individual's worth, rights, dignity, and boundaries.
CARING: We will act with compassion, kindness, and empathy toward others to promote positive relationships and greater understanding within our school community. Please take note that CNG will only be reporting tested and confirmed cases of Covid19. CNG follows Colombian law for the protection of data. Related to flu-like symptoms without a positive test result, we will be analyzing your reports from that separate form to look for trends in the data by class, grade level, and school. If the data show usually high spikes in cases, then we will inform parents at the respective grade level or building division.