End of Year and Summer Calendar Update
Dear Covenant Community,
Today, we received updated guidance from Governor Holcomb regarding a 5-stage reopening of our state. I encourage you to both read the outline of each of the five stages and listen to the recording of the governor’s address. We are grateful for the care and caution that has gone into this decision, and we continue to prayerfully look forward to the reopening of our country, our state, and our community.
For the time being, our school building is scheduled to remain closed through June 30. However, Stage 3 of the governor’s reopening plan begins on May 24 and allows for meetings of up to 100 people and 50% capacity of certain spaces. Stage 4 is scheduled to begin on June 14, and it would allow for gatherings of up to 250 people.
Based on the allowances for Stages 3 and 4, we are hopeful that our original summer calendar for summer theatre, sports camps, and conditioning will remain the same, albeit with certain guidelines for distance perhaps still in place. Should there be a need to change the dates, however, Mrs. Shields and Mr. Pfeifer are working on alternate solutions to still provide those opportunities and will be in contact with camp participants in the coming weeks.
While this news might inform how we go about our summer activities, it does not change our commitment to providing our excellent, Christ-centered education through relational teaching and learning. During this challenging time, I am so proud that we at Covenant are not socially distancing. We are merely physically distancing. We care too much about our students and our community to do otherwise.
We are cognizant of the fact that our families are challenged to balance home offices with eLearning. We are also proud of how committed and engaged our students have been to their coursework during this odd, challenging time. Therefore, we are updating our second semester calendar as follows:
- New instruction and assessments will conclude on Friday, May 22.
- No new assignments will be given or received beyond this point. Teachers will then be finalizing semester grades and following up with struggling students through Friday, May 29.
Lastly, Covenant is still not giving up on Academic Awards Night, Senior Banquet, or commencement. We do not intend to do any of those events virtually. Based both on our parent surveys and on the rhythms of our academic year, our plan for those events is as follows:
- Academic Awards and Senior Banquet will be held together as one ceremony on Thursday, July 23 at 6:00pm.
- Commencement will be held on Friday, July 24, at 7:00pm.
Due to the availability of venues during the summer, all three events will be held in the Covenant gymnasium. We are taking care to put a special touch on each event.
We look forward to being in true proximity. By God’s grace, we will be soon.
In this with you,
Andy Goodwin, Ed.D.
Principal and CEO