Hello LFCA Family,
Governor Beshear has officially called for all Kentucky schools, both public and private, to close for the next two weeks over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of this recommendation, LFCA will close starting on Monday, March 16, 2020, through the end of our previously scheduled Spring Break. The plan, as of right now, is to resume school on Monday, April 6th.
Along with school closing, this means that all school events during this period are canceled as well.
We will have school tomorrow, Friday, March 13.
It is my hope and prayer that we will be able to resume school and continue the rest of the school year as normally as possible. Even though we will not be in school, we will still be monitoring the situation that seems to be constantly changing. I will be sending more information as it becomes available to us.
If there is anything that we as a school family can do, please reach out. Likewise, if anyone in your family does become ill during this time (whether it is coronavirus, the flu, or something else entirely), please let us know. We’d like to be able to pray for you and help out in any other way that we can offer.
Finally, please pray for all those currently afflicted with the Coronavirus and for the worldwide situation to be resolved quickly and without further disruptions.
As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions.
Chris Driscoll, Principal
Hello again LFCA families,
First thing, I want to thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. I know you all have a lot of questions. Please realize I will not have answers to every question, as the situation continues to change. Once again, I will continue to update you with plans and information as we have it.
The current plan is to only be out through Spring Break week, meaning we are planning to be back in school on Monday, April 6. During this time, we will not be doing any form of direct instruction. I have encouraged teachers to send home some suggested activities. I encouraged the students at chapel this morning to not neglect their academic skills, especially reading, during this break. I will also be attaching to this email a list of online resources prepared by Mrs. Gathof. This document contains sites and activities that students can use to keep their skills sharp.
If the closure should extend beyond the currently planned time frame, we will be developing a system that will allow us to extend education opportunities outside of the standard, in-classroom model. We are praying that this does not happen, but we want to be prepared if the situation arises. Detailed plans and instructions will be shared if necessary.
Concerning how and when these days are made up, again, I cannot completely answer that at this time. As you may or may not know, our school calendar has built into it a certain number of days that we can miss without extending the school year. These are in place mostly with weather-related closings in mind. As we have only closed school for one day so far this year, there are some that will not have to be made up. However, with us missing at least two weeks, we will miss more than we have prepared for. In their announcements concerning the recommended closure, both the Governor and Louisville’s mayor referenced the possibility of the state legislature “forgiving” some of the missed days. If this happens, we may not have to adjust our ending date at all. Right now, specifics will depend on the length of the closure and the actions of national, state, and local officials.
Please watch your email for further communications. We are committed to giving you as much information as we have available.
Please continue to be in prayer for this worldwide issue. These precautions are all being taken with the health and safety of the entire community in mind.
As I shared with the students in chapel today, Isaiah 43:1 tells us: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” The God of the universe has told us that we are His, and because of that, we have nothing to fear. Take encouragement from that during these difficult and unexpected times.
As always, if there is anything I or the school can do for you or your family, please do not hesitate to reach out. LFCA is stronger because we are together.
Chris Driscoll, Principal