COVID-19 Dashboard

About this Dashboard

This simple site & dashboard was created to help streamline communication with EC parents regarding COVID-19 events on campus. Direct communications may also be sent via text/email if necessary. Please be sure to add to your trusted contacts so notification emails do not go to spam.

Looking for more information on how to proceed if your student is symptomatic or received positive diagnosis? Click here to see COVID-19 Guidance for EC families.

This dashboard tracks PCR confirmed cases that were present on campus during a period of potential infection. Cases will be removed from the "Active Cases by Campus" graph after clearing their medically dictated quarantine period.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to send my child to campus at Eastern Christian School?

Yes! The American Pediatrics Association states, “Returning to school is important for the healthy development and well-being of children”. Eastern Christian School has been able to operate in both on campus and remote since the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year due in large part to the planning we’ve made to respond to running a school in the midst of a global pandemic. We’ve invested over $300,000 across all three campuses to implement these plans with the purchases of things like plexiglass dividers, classroom air filtration systems for every learning space, PPE, hand sanitizing stations in every learning space, touch free restroom facilities, and many many more investments. Like all organizations, there have been cases, but we have no known spread of cases on our campuses.

For the first semester, I got a lot of emails about active and potentially active COVID cases on EC campuses. Why are you choosing to communicate in this way?

    • We always strive for transparency. That means we love to communicate with our families and let you all know what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. This partnership between the Christian home and our Christian school is at the center of our mission as an organization.

    • But in this COVID-19 world, there’s an unprecedented quantity of communication. Because situations are fluid, and because we’re attempting to navigate by an ever changing set of guidelines from the NJ Department of Health, we have tried to communicate everything that happened on all three campuses. Unfortunately, the net result of that process seems to have made just too much “noise” around these communications, and a frustration (or even paranoia) for some of our families. Frankly, we wonder if the end result has lead to an “Over communication” of presumed positive cases that turned out to be negative, and many other situations like this. The truth of the matter is that we have had very few cases on our campuses and that there are exactly zero known cases where the transmission of COVID-19 happened on one of our campuses.

    • We’ve opted to instead make a weekly dashboard digest that all EC families will receive on Friday afternoons. If there is more urgent COVID-19 related information that pertains directly to your child (close contact, etc.) we will continue to contact your family

    • Basically what this means is that, if you’re a parent of a high school student and there’s a potential positive at the preschool… we’re not going to be using up an official EC communication letting you know about this in real time. You will have access to this information via the weekly dashboard, but that’s all you really need to know about this particular case.

    • If, however, your child was a potential close contact of an active case, you will be contacted directly immediately.

How do you make the decisions to quarantine and who is involved in making the decisions?

    • We make our decisions with guidance from the CDC, NJ Department of Health and local boards of health.

    • It’s also a team effort. Anytime there is the possibility of a case on any of our campuses, we assemble teams to meet and discuss each situation and its effects. These teams include:

      • Individual campus administration and faculty

      • The on-site members of the EC health and safety team including the campus nurse

      • District-level administrators who make decisions related to health, operations, education, and communication.

    • Every email you’ve received from the EC leadership related to COVID-19 has been the result of members of our team helping to guide our efforts, process, and communication.

Where are you getting your guidance?

  • Eastern Christian School is in the unique position of having 3 campuses located within 3 different districts and two different counties!

  • We follow guidance from the CDC, NJ Department of Health and local boards of health.

If you receive a POSITIVE Covid-19 test result, you MUST inform the school nurse and provide a copy of the diagnosis paperwork.

School Nurse Contact Information

Diane DeRooy RN

HS Nurse

973-427-0900 ext. 4207

Laura Gorter RN

UE/MS Nurse

201-891-3663 ext. 4201

Susan VanderPyl RN
Stephanie Ingis RN
Pre-K/ES Nurses
201-445-6150 ext. 2502