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Weekly E-Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter

Friday, October 30, 2020


TONIGHT: Virtual Fall Family Festival

Join the Parent Association TONIGHT for a Virtual Fall Family Festival! Students are encouraged to wear their costumes while they enjoy a scavenger hunt, cake walk, some fall trivia, and fun dance breaks in between activities. Zoom link was emailed to all families.

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Mrs. Collins' 3rd Graders "Rock the Vote"!

With elections right around the corner, lower schoolers in Mrs. Collins' homeroom are learning important aspects about the U.S. Government including who makes laws (legislative branch), who executes laws (executive branch), and who evaluates laws (judicial branch). 

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Lifelong Learner: Dr. Hebert

Dr. Christine Hebert
Reading Specialist

CBA is proud to share that our reading specialist, Dr. Christine Hebert, recently earned two prestigious certifications. This summer Dr. Hebert completed a two year program that resulted in her being named a Professional Certified Educational Therapist through the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD). More recently, just last week Dr. Herbert received certification as an Academic Language Therapist through the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA).

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Nurse Pam: CDC Guidelines on Halloween

Although we all want our Halloween celebration to be full of fun and tradition, just like everything else this year we must approach it with an abundance of caution. The CDC recently published Holiday Celebration Guidelines to provide safety recommendations and address possible risks. Many traditional Halloween activities put students at high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween this year and still have fun:

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Treats without Tricks!

The Parent Association treated the faculty and staff with a fantastic assortment cookies from The Providence Cookie Company.  

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CBA Parent Virtual Meet-Up: Dec. 3

These bi-weekly meetings are great opportunities to connect with other CBA families, share ideas, and learn more about ways to get involved in our community.

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GSA Meeting: Nov. 5

The upper-school GSA club will host its first meeting on Thursday, November 5th afterschool. All US students are welcome to attend. The meetings are focused on increasing acceptance and embracing diversity.

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Schoolwide Parent Virtual Forum with Dr. J and Dr. Levin: Nov. 13 @ 12 pm

Connect virtually with Dr. J, head of school, and Dr. Dave Levin, board chair, to offer feedback and gain insight into what is to come for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year.

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Student Illness and COVID-19 Exposure Flowchart

Click Chart to Enlarge/Download/Print

The CBA Student Illness and COVID-19 Exposure Flowchart is now available to help inform your decision-making process when determining when/whether to keep your child home from school. This algorithm is based on guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health and CBA's Re-Opening Task Force. Please reach out to Nurse Pam ( or 757.497.6200 x1405) with questions.

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Social Butterflies and Monarch Club at Chesapeake Bay Academy

Social Butterflies & Monarch Club at CBA

The Social Butterflies Club® social skills program is back for the 2020-21 school year!

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Quick Resources: School Contacts

Often times you may have a question and wonder, "Who should I ask?". Well look no further  -  the CBA School Contact Quick Reference Guide is now available!

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