COVID-19 Resource Hub
What do we know?
The World Health Organization officially categorized the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic. The President of the United States imposed new restrictions on international travel. The Governor of North Carolina declared a state of emergency, recommended the cancellation of gatherings over 100 people, and ordered schools to close. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has recommended that employees telecommute to the greatest extent possible and that schools implement distance learning options if they have them. Cases of the virus have been reported in Mecklenburg County. The World Health Organization has confirmed that aggressive containment efforts can dramatically slow the spread of COVID-19. These are the facts informing our decisions.
How are we responding?
SouthLake Christian Academy dismissed students for Spring Break on Friday March 13 until Monday March 30, at which time we will resume school instruction online, using a distance learning format. We will continue online instruction until at least April 3 and then reevaluate. Our teachers will meet March 16 to finalize our Continuity of Instruction plan(which can be found here) and then distribute it to our community. We will continue distance learning in all classes and subjects until students can safely return to campus. I know this presents some significant logistical challenges for many of our families. We will do all we can to help. You will likely have many questions. We will have answers. For now, let me reassure you that although our buildings will close to students temporarily, SouthLake Christian Academy is open for business and will continue to provide your students with the education they deserve.