In the Know 7.30.2020

Constants in a Sea of Change

While we have been trying to adjust to the ever-changing dynamics of the COVID pandemic, there are three things that have not changed. Faculty, staff and Board alike are committed:

1. The health and well-being of our students, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

2. Academic excellence.

3. Biblical Truth and Christian values.

All three commitments have guided us in making decisions for the 2020-21 school year. Regarding the physical health of our students, we will do all we can to limit their exposure to COVID, but we are also aware of the negative emotional impact of distance learning and its deficiency in areas like socialization.

Our commitment to academic excellence drives us to campus and classroom instruction. And our commitment to Biblical Truth and Christian values causes us to address our fear of COVID in the context of trusting our God who has numbered our days even before we are born.

The Plan Forward

We are already at work, preparing to implement the attached plan. It’s not designed with the goal of pleasing everyone. The diverse opinions, beliefs, fears and specific family circumstances makes that impossible. So, our plan represents what we believe to be best for our students, what’s reasonable to expect of faculty and staff and what’s practical at each age level.

While there’s still some uncertainty and some details that will change, this is our pathway forward as of today. We will be responsive to changing factors that make adjustments in the plan advisable.

On a personal level, I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to communicate directly with me and with my fellow administrators and staff. You have been insightful, encouraging and respectful. It is a privilege to serve you and your students.

Dr. William Hoyt

Head of School