Safe at School

“The joy of the Lord is [our] strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

Words don’t really describe how good it feels for us to have students walking the halls again. The building feels more aligned with our school’s core purpose today: educating children, equipping them for a life of faithful, Christian discipleship. While there are all sorts of new things that we need to get used to doing differently, we have started with the assurance this morning that God is our refuge and strength, and that God’s claim on us is so much larger than COVID’s. We are eager to be safe, and at the same time not to have COVID author every part of this year. God’s world is still a place to discover and enjoy. We are still called to love, learn, and growth in wisdom as we serve one another.

While there are lots of details that we have been sharing with our community in the last 45 days that is shared here, an overview confirms there areas of COVID response:

  • Masking for all staff, and most students (required for 4-8, strongly recommended for JK-3)

  • Grouping our students together as cohorts and organizing their learning to eliminate or minimize cross-cohort contact.

  • Increased hand hygiene and high touch surface cleaning

  • Staff and Parent Screening

  • Reduction of Visitors