Coronavirus Building Shut Down
Dear School Family,
We have been met with some unprecedented times. I could have never imagined that I would be typing a letter to discuss the building shut down due to a novel virus that has swept across the world. But yet, this is where we are standing, only a few days before we celebrate Easter.
As you have probably already heard, Gov. Wolfe has extended the closure of all school buildings for the rest of the school year. While the buildings are closed, he makes it a point to say that teachers will be continuing to educate as they have been over the past couple of weeks.
This time has allowed us to explore our core value of innovation. I commend our teachers on their quick response for implementing educational technologies at the time of original building closures by Gov. Wolfe. Whether it is in virtual classrooms or utilizing other electronic communication methods, students have been able to ask questions, complete assignments, and even have instrumental lessons and art demonstrations! They have implemented online apps to assign books, practice spelling, and even taking some tests through these apps.
While all these unfamiliar methods can be overwhelming, the teachers have not lost the personalized education for the students. Online learning allows the teachers to provide increased individualized learning opportunities to students. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any needed assistance or support. They are committed to helping you succeed in this time.
When challenges present themselves, we look at this as an opportunity to learn. As the Bible states that a church is not the building, but the people inside, so is a school not a building, but the people inside. A church is made up of a community of believers. A school is made up of a community of educators, students, and parents educating and growing our children to be the best versions of themselves. We, as Hershey Christian Academy, are a dedicated community of believers, educators, students, and parents committed to our children and to each other. During this uncertain time, let us lean into and encourage each other. As always, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher, Mr. Miller, or any member of the board for support, encouragement, prayer and any other needs.
Hershey Christian Academy Board of Directors