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MAR 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Dear Fellowship Family,
As we continue monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and consider Governor Kemp’s recent decision to extend school closures through April 24, we believe, at this time, it is in the best interest of our Fellowship community to extend our distance learning initiatives until that time as well. We have been planning for this potential extension and are prepared to continue to offer a remarkable education focused on inspiring academic curiosity, impeccable character, and Christian leadership grounded in biblical truth.
With this extension, all school activities remain suspended until further notice. We are sensitive to the impact this is having on our students. We understand the importance of these milestones and are committed to finding ways to celebrate them together. As soon as we are able, we plan to reinstate as many of these important events as possible.
While we are deeply saddened that we cannot yet welcome everyone back to campus, we still have much to be thankful for. In the past two weeks, you and your students have been thrown quite a curveball and, quite frankly, you have knocked it out of the park. The faculty and staff have been so impressed by the way each of your students have adapted to their rapidly changing environment. We applaud the tremendous work your students have done, as well as the incredible support you have provided to make this possible.
While we celebrate your remarkably successful efforts, we want to be mindful of the burden that this transition to distance learning has placed on you as you try to juggle careers, schoolwork, family, and all the responsibilities that come with each of those. Taking all of this into consideration, we think it wise to take a day to breathe.
On Monday, March 30, we will be shifting to a day-long break. Our hope is that this break from the day-to-day expectations of distance learning will be a blessing to all. This day offers students the opportunity to catch up on any outstanding school work and assigned assessments. It gives parents a chance to rest. It provides teachers with an opening to continue formulating interesting and thought-provoking lesson plans, as well as get caught up both professionally and personally. We recognize that pace is important and we want to make sure we offer the right cadence of work and rest for our students, our faculty, and our families as a whole. We will resume normal distance learning activities on Tuesday, March 31.
We hope this break allows you to finish the third week of distance learning strong as we prepare for a much-deserved spring break. We look forward with great anticipation to the day we can be together again and we sincerely appreciate your support as we strive to make decisions that honor God and provide care for our community.
Grateful for our partnership,