Dear LSA Families:
As we are about to complete what would have been our first week back to school after spring break, we all realize we are living in unprecedented times. I have been an educator going on close to 40 years and have no experience in matters of social distancing, school closure due to a virus, or communicating to my administrative team via “ZOOM”. But guess what? I do now. I am optimistic that we will all be together on the campus of the LSA on April 8th.
We are delivering education via electronic means for a large portion of our student body. On Friday we will be distributing learning packets for grades K-2 from 4 to 5pm in the parking lot. Please find your teacher and we will have a packet that will take you through the end of the school year. Students in grade 3-12 will continue to have their lessons provided via Google Classroom.
Tuition : I have been asked about tuition for the remainder of the school year. We have March and April payments due. It is our intent to collect tuition, the rationale is that our teachers are still delivering education per our guidance. A lot of time and effort has and is going into the planning and preparation of the lessons. Although the delivery model is different we are confident that we are still providing a quality product given these unprecedented times.
We are also cognizant that employment situations have changed and you may not be able to pay in a timely manner. We are willing to work with all parents to help spread the payments beyond April if the need arises. We would ask that you communicate the need to extend your payments with Susan, Heidi, and Jayme to make the necessary arrangements.
Finally, it is my hope and prayer that this too shall pass, and we all get a sense of normalcy in our lives. I for one am tired of the “ZOO” mentality of not being able to reach out and touch my family members but only to communicate to them through the glass. But we will carry on for the short term in order live healthy for the long term.
Here’s to Hope!
Dr. Jeff Holmes