Dear ELCA Family,
Governor Kemp announced yesterday that all Georgia K-12 public schools should remain closed through April 24. In an effort to focus on the health and safety of our students and staff, ELCA will also follow these guidelines and continue with our distance learning program through April 24.
Our schedule will be as follows:
- March 30-April 3 • Virtual Learning
- April 6-10 • Easter Break – no school
- April 13-24 • Virtual Learning
- April 27 • Campus will reopen
We sincerely appreciate all those who have responded to our recent survey regarding our virtual learning platform. Our team is meeting today to discuss those results and implement changes for the coming weeks including increased availability of our faculty for Instructional Focus assistance. Please know that your feedback is a critical part of this process as we partner with you in Kingdom Education.
In addition, ELCA Administration is working diligently with SAGE to refund lunch charges. A credit will appear on your April statement for lunches missed while school has been closed. We are also working with each vendor that we've utilized for field trips, educational trips, and mission trips to refund as many of those charges as possible to affected families (parents will be contacted separately regarding refunds as those funds are received by ELCA). We are consistently evaluating all expenses to ensure the most prudent stewardship of resources during these unprecedented times.
Our commitment to your family remains the same in that we desire to offer your student a quality education in a Christian environment. Our goal is to cover all the standards and to fully prepare your student to move on to the next grade level. Our teachers are constantly innovating and evolving with the academic platform and we will continue to add layers of service to your digital learning experience.
Please also know that we appreciate the opportunity to serve your family and our team is praying for you.
MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL, CHUCK GILLIAM (March 17, 2020)
March 17, 2020 Message Points
- Please see links below for distance learning guides for middle and high school students effective Monday, March 23.
- Online instruction will take place on Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays.
- Independent learning and completion of assignments on Tuesdays / Thursdays.
- Elementary and preschool students will continue utilizing current procedures.
- Developments and changes will be communicated as available.
Automated external defibrillators (AED): There are 3 AEDs located on the ELCA campus. One is located on the wall near the nurse's station, another is on the wall in the hallway between the worship center and the choral suite and there is one in the Athletic Trainer's office. The school nurse is responsible for checking the batteries in these units monthly.
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Children need to be healthy to learn and learn to be healthy.