Distance Learning Update
Wednesday, April 1st
Dear ACA Parents,
It looks like we will be schooling from home at least through May 1, AND will be under mandatory “stay at home” order for 30 days. What an adventure! Let’s continue to pray this thing away!! God is on the move!
In lieu of the new orders, the Elementary has had to altar their plans, avoiding the exchange of packets. Please pray for our teachers and our families. This situation is stressful enough without throwing changes in the mix! 4th and 5th grade will continue with their plan. The changes for K through 3rd is as follows:
All student materials will be sent home by the end of this week. The plan was to come Friday for a packet of lessons, however, you will now come and pick up your child’s materials.
lesson plans will be posted on a weekly basis
teachers will follow up via email, text, phone, face time, etc. Your child’s teacher will communicate the method she plans to use.
teachers will be available to assist with lessons
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Scholarship checks are in! Please stop by the office and sign your check!
Alternative Education Plan
MONDAY, MARCH 23rd
Under the authority of the office of the Commissioner of Education, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and the Department of Education, Adventure Christian Academy will remain closed at least until April 15. We will monitor any developments in this action and keep you updated regularly.
The Staff will be implementing a plan for an alternative method of providing instruction for ACA students. Classes will begin Monday, March 30. Remember, the process may be different for elementary, middle school, and high school. Please watch for an email from your child’s teacher with important details and information specific to their alternative classroom procedures. Make sure you let your student’s teacher know if you have any questions or concerns. In addition, feel free to reach out to the office at 352.742.4543. If we are not available, please leave a message and we will return your call as quickly as we can. I am including my email address below, as well as Mr. Avans, in case you want to reach us directly.
Dora Getford, Administrator
Brad Avans, Assistant Principal
march 21st update: SCHool Plans
Dear ACA Parents,
ACA students will not return to classrooms before April 15. An exact date for returning will be announced later as we get through the COVID-19 coronavirus ordeal. This is an uncertain time and the staff at ACA will work hard to stay abreast of any changes or updates to the situation. I will also do my best to keep you informed.
ACA staff/faculty will meet Monday, March 23, to finalize our alternative education plan. We will be starting our plan March 30. This may include learning packets, on-line learning opportunities, digital classrooms, and daily communication with your child’s teacher. Details will be sent via email on the afternoon of March 23.
march 17th update: SCHool Plans
The ACA Admin team will be meeting Monday, March 23rd, to discuss the next steps for ACA. Please watch for parent communication next week for more information on what steps ACA will be taking next. We continue to pray for the health and safety of our ACA families.
SCHOOL CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19
March 13, 2020 Update
Dear ACA Parents,
This email is to inform you that the school will be closing for an additional week, the week following Spring Break, March 23-27. While we are concerned for the inconvenience this may cause our families, we will follow the required public school closing and take advantage of the time for important preparations. Some of these preparations include:
I have hired someone to do a thorough deep cleaning of the entire campus. The teachers will remove items from the classroom, such as reading center pillows or similar items (items that might harbor germs) as a precaution. Cleaning begins Monday morning.
I will attend a session through FACTS (RenWeb) for information on how they can help if we do find ourselves in a situation where we are closed for an extended period of time, such as student learning packets, on-line classes or distance learning. That is on Tuesday the 17th.
Any field trips during this time will be canceled. The office will take care of the cancellations, including refunds.
Any faculty, staff, or students who have traveled outside the U.S., including cruises, will be asked to isolate themselves for 14 days once they return.
While ACA practices a solid illness policy, we will implement the strictest yet fair guidelines for school attendance when sick. We will appreciate your utmost help in this.
As far as making up the time off, I will wait to hear from the DOE and the State of Florida before making a decision. I want to know what they will require. I promise to keep you posted.
ACA will keep you updated on communications from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), The Department of Education (DOE), The Health Department, and School Choice. Please find some helpful resources below.