SCHOOL INFORMATION UPDATE
INFORMATION POSTED ON MARCH 26, 2020
We are all living through an uncertain and stressful public health crisis. Now, more than ever, I am deeply grateful for the staff of Mount Pisgah Academy who are daily adjusting their work and personal schedules to continue providing exceptional educational services to our students. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all of our lives and has made things almost unreal at times, like a bad Hollywood film. I am thankful for my administrative staff, our IT director, and especially the MPA teachers who have stepped up to the plate and accepted the challenge of educating our students through distance learning.
Much like health care workers who are heroes of the healthcare industry, our teachers are heroes of the educational community. I am grateful to be working with a group of individuals who are able to adapt and persevere, even during these unprecedented times of difficulty and duress. Feel free to reach out to these heroes and share a “thank you” or “keep up the good work” email or text message.
INFORMATION POSTED ON MARCH 17, 2020
Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time as we attempt to make the proper decisions for you, the school and our community. It is my hope that we can all work together during this time to minimize the disruption to our students' education. One of the great opportunities we have is our ability to transition to distance learning quite easily because of our iPad program already in place. Our IT director is working on setting up Zoom accounts to facilitate the distance learning.
Difficult decisions were made this morning regarding the immediate future of our campus and academic instruction. Please check our website and facebook page frequently as updates will be posted there.
We will be transitioning to distance-learning beginning on March 25. Our teachers are asked to report to the school on March 23 in preparation for going live on Wednesday, March 25. A revised schedule for classes will be emailed to the students and parents. This revised schedule will be effective during the time when distance-learning is in place. Additional information will be communicated about the distance learning details and processes. For those who do not have WiFi in your home please contact your local provider because many providers are offering 2 months free WiFi during this time for families that have students.
We will reassess the first part of April whether we need to continue distance learning or reconvene classes on campus. All events on our school calendar have been cancelled or postponed through the beginning of April. In addition, Alumni Weekend which is April 17-19, 2020, has been postponed. We will update you as developments occur.
Please feel free to communicate with us if you have any questions. You can contact us by e-mail or by phone. The school number is 828-667-2535 or you can e-mail Nancy Parra, email@example.com, Shane Bedwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, or me email@example.com. If you have any financial questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charges for dorm and cafe will be suspended until we are able to reconvene on campus. Please plan to continue to make your tuition payments as planned through the end of the school year.
Thank you for your continued prayers during this difficult time, please stay safe.
Remy J. Guenin
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