Christmas Break Update – 1/9/21

Good evening parents!

I hope everyone has enjoyed their extended Christmas break! As a school, we remain committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students, our families, and our staff. As I said last week, our intention was to resume classes on Monday, January 11th, in-person. However, because of the substantial increase in the COVID-19 incident rate in Clark County, I feel it is necessary to resume classes on Monday virtually.

We firmly believe 2 Timothy 1:7 which tells us we don’t have a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. I also firmly believe that God will and has protected us all school year, but feel that this is the best course of action given the current situation in Clark County. Our intention is to resume classes in-person on the 18th. However, we are monitoring the incident rate for Clark County and if virtual learning needs to be extended, we will notify you on Friday of next week. To continue protecting our students and staff, we will not be offering full day child care this week as a precaution.

Here’s what to expect next week:

Monday, January 11th: Staff will use this day to prepare materials for our students for the week. Parents, you will need to pick up your child’s materials at 3pm on Monday. Please line up like you would for pickup in the afternoon, entering by the new church construction and exit out the same way you normally would. We will bring your child’s materials to you (no need to exit your car!)

Tuesday, January 12th-15th: Virtual learning will begin! We will start at 8am on Zoom for morning prayer and students will be sent to their virtual class from there. Students will only need to click one link per day for their virtual learning. The link for each day will be found at http://www.gracebibleacademy.com/nti.

Friday, January 15th (if needed): Parents can drop off work and pick up the following week’s work. We will only do this if virtual learning is extended another week!

We are so grateful for God’s protection and trust in Him to continue to protect our students, families, and staff. We appreciate your continued prayers for Grace Bible Academy and look forward to seeing everybody in a week!

In Christ,

Brandon Pence, Principal