March 16, 2020
Dear Grace Academy Community,

We are prayerfully committed to the ongoing health and safety of our school family and our community. As you have seen in the news, the issues concerning the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) change rapidly. As we carefully review guidance from federal, state, and local officials we want to ensure that your family is supported and prepared for possible scenarios that may arise as a result of the spread of COVID-19.

Grace Academy will extend spring break an additional week (the week of March 23-27) and remain closed as a precaution. We will continue to monitor the situation locally and make a decision by Wednesday, March 25th on whether to reopen Grace Academy beginning March 30th. If we are not able to reopen the school on March 30th, we will transition to remote learning. We want to assure you that our board, administration, and teachers are committed to offering resources to help your student(s) continue to learn remotely if we are not able to open on March 30th. We do not want to lose the academic momentum we have generated this year, and yet we recognize and want to be sensitive to the challenges that each family may experience with having children at home for an extended time due to a school closure.

Our goal would be to strike a balance and we appreciate your help in managing your student’s efforts to learn at home during a highly unusual situation. If it becomes necessary, we will provide a detailed learning plan for the grammar, logic, and rhetoric school next week. Even as we must consider the current situation carefully and apply as much wisdom as we are able, it is more important that we remember that our peace, safety, and hope come from our relationship with Christ and not our circumstances. As a community of faith, committed to historic Christianity, we know that God is sovereign. He still reigns and rules our world in the midst of this crisis. As such, we can rest in the promises of God for his children. We will send regular communication via email to keep our families informed and updated.

Soli Deo Gloria.
Andy Cantwell
Head of School