CCS COVID-19 Dashboard
The chart below shows the number of confirmed and presumed positive (by a doctor or by the definition provided by the Chester County Health Department) COVID-19 cases among Collegium’s employees and students. Each building on Collegium’s campus is represented, data is specific to those individuals reporting on campus for in-person instruction, and the data will be updated on a weekly basis. In accordance with the Chester County Health Department, Collegium will work tirelessly to ensure that proper guidelines are followed in the event of a positive COVID-19 case on our campus.
CCS COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard
Revised Health and Safety Plan
Mental/Emotional Health and Crisis Resources
Feeling anxious, stressed, and sad right now is completely normal; however, being prepared and informed can help alleviate stress and worry. Collegium is sharing the mental/emotional health resources below for your use if emergency or non-emergency situations arise.
A mental/emotional health crisis often includes thoughts of self-harm, suicide, or hurting others and typically requires an immediate response. If you, your child(ren), or other family members are having these thoughts or believe you’re facing a mental/emotional health crisis, please contact Valley Creek Crisis Center (610-280-3270) for assistance.
While we’re all using technology and digital communications to stay connected, you or your children may become concerned about another child’s mental/emotional health or general wellbeing.
If your concerns arise outside of CCS’s school hours, you can share the information using Pennsylvania’s Safe2Say Something (S2SS) reporting system. S2SS allows parents and students to anonymously report crisis information in three ways:
- the S2SS mobile phone app (iOS App Store or Google Play),
- the S2SS website, or
- its 24/7 Crisis Center Hotline (1-844-723-2729).
Your anonymous reports will be analyzed, triaged, communicated directly to 911 Dispatch (when necessary), and shared with appropriate CCS personnel.
If your concerns arise during school hours, please contact a CCS School Counselor to discuss them.
Please feel free to email your children’s Principals to discuss non-emergency concerns. They are happy to assist you.
- 150 Building: Mrs. Kristin Camburn (email@example.com)
- 468/486 Building: Mrs. Mallory DeCarolis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 500 Building: Mr. Shaun Murphy (email@example.com)
- 535 (MS) Building: Graham Dryburgh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 515 (HS) Building: Dr. Carmen J. Lesesne (email@example.com)
Chester County’s Department of Mental Health now offers a Warm Line, as well, for anyone who just wants or needs to talk with someone who understands how they’re feeling during this time. The Warm Line’s trained professionals are available 24/7 at 1-866-846-2722.
Most of us have never encountered a situation quite as life-changing as what we’re going through now. We are very fortunate, though, to have many helpful resources available. Please continue to be sensitive to your own needs as well as the needs of others and reach out for help as needed. You are not alone!
Chester County Resources for Food Assistance
The following area school districts have indicated they are providing assistance with food needs. Please visit their website to confirm that they are continuing to serve the community.
- Coatesville Area School District (Meal Distribution)
- Octorara School District (Grab and Go Meals)
- West Chester Area School District (Food Assistance)
In addition, to support from a local food cupboard, you may also be eligible for SNAP (Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program). Those who are SNAP eligible receive an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) ACCESS Card to make food purchases. The Hunger Coalition helps thousands of residents apply for SNAP through their SNAP Hotline. Residents of Bucks, Chester and Philadelphia counties can apply for SNAP benefits through their SNAP Hotline by calling 215-430-0556. Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
Other Community Resources
If you are in need of other social services, call or visit online 2-1-1, a regional social services hotline, to find human and social service resources in your neighborhood. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-964-7922 seven days a week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm to be connected to a 2-1-1 SEPA Information and Referral Specialist. Calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in over 140 languages.
Chester County Food Bank
The Chester County Food Bank relies on over 120 member agencies—ranging from pantries and shelters to faith-based organizations and schools—to get food into the hands of those in Chester County struggling with hunger and food insecurity. Here is a list of Food Assistance locations in Chester County. If you are unsure of the cupboard closest to you, call the Food Bank at 610-873-6000 for help to identify a hunger relief agency that serves your part of town.