School Updates for the 2020-2021 School Year

Updated: Jun 4

To our Faculty and Parents and Students:

The ongoing presence of the pandemic virus COVID-19 and its disastrous effect have caused us to dynamically change our lifestyle and the manner in which we will now conduct our school, business, and ministry activities.

For the safety and well-being of our community at large, and specifically our parents, students and faculty, we have had to make very difficult decisions concerning the continuance of our school in a health safe environment.

As a result of multiple priorities and transitional issues during the school year 2019-2020, we have had to sacrifice the pending accreditation preparation process to effectively respond and adapt Northwest Christian Academy to the new order.

As a result, NCA will not have high school grades 9 thru 12 in the coming school year 2020-2021. This is one of the most difficult decisions we have had to make however, the safety and well-being of our parents, students, and faculty is our number 1 priority.

We regret and are sincerely apologetic for any inconvenience this decision may cause and hope you clearly understand the extreme circumstances under which we have made this decision.

We are here and available to meet and discuss with you this change to provide further clarity.

With this being said, the administration has brainstormed the 2020-2021 School Enhancement Initiatives that were brought up for our last town hall meeting that we will like to implement this year. Please see below:

2020-2021 School Enhancements and Features

Safety

  • Masks - All school faculty, staff, students and parents will be required to wear a mask on campus.

  • Temperature Checks - Non-contact forehead temperature checks will be administered to every student every morning.

  • Frequent Hand-washing - Student hand-washing will be done 3-4 times a day on a staggered schedule.

  • Frequent Sanitation - Student hand sanitizers will be used and classroom sanitation will be done on a regular basis.

  • Social Distancing - Every effort will be implemented to adhere to social distancing guidelines within the campus.


Security

  • Updated Traffic Pattern - Traffic pattern that will better assist with social distancing guidelines.

  • Re-instituted Vehicle Tags - All vehicles on campus must have a valid vehicle tag.

  • Updated Emergency Management Training - Includes updated crisis manual, faculty active shooter training and more to come.


Curriculum

  • K-8 Technology Curriculum - Comprehensive K-8 technology curriculum will be implemented to prepare our students for a career in technology. This will include digital citizenship which will help each student use technology safely and responsibly.

  • K-8 Personal Fitness - Curriculum will include health, nutrition and physical development.

  • 6-8 Foreign Language - Spanish will be the selected foreign language to help students learn a second language before high school.

  • K-8 Art - Art classes will be instituted throughout each grade level to help each student grow and develop their creativity, fine motor skills and expression

Sports

  • Emphasis and enhancement of the school’s developmental leagues to increase knowledge of sports, promote teamwork and good sportsmanship, as well as, develop discipline.

School Population

  • Smaller school population in having K-8 on the school’s 8-acre campus

Academic Enhancement Program

  • Continued after school tutoring will be available.


Chromebooks

  • The school is making every effort to have a school-owned Chromebook for each and every student from K-8 by the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Some of the advantages of a 1:1 teaching environment include: greater student engagement, more creative learning outlets, tailored learning experiences and improved student/teacher communication. This will also allow students the ability to take a Chromebook home in the event of a temporary school closure.



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