Communication Regarding Covid-19 and School Closing
Mar 23, 2020, 5:40 PM -- Phil Wilhelm, Principal
See our important video announcement about remote learning here.
Mar 23, 2020, 5:06 PM -- Phil Wilhelm, Principal
The governor of North Carolina made an executive order today closing public schools for onsite education through May 15, 2020. Fletcher Academy has made the decision to transition to remote education for the remainder of the school year. If the situation regarding Covid-19 eases by that date, we will be inviting our Juniors and Seniors to come back for the week prior to graduation for a final celebratory week including our graduation ceremony.
Our preference is to have our students on site, but we are committed to delivering a quality education using the tools at our disposal despite the challenges we are facing. Teachers are getting up to speed on using the technologies available to us and should be reaching out to their students this week to get them oriented to this new delivery method. We will continue to update you with any additional changes this situation creates.
For our dormitory students, the room and board fees will be removed starting today. We will be reaching out to each family to discuss your financial plan and any changes that need to be made. Our teachers will be working overtime learning new technologies, adjusting their lessons, grading work, and communicating with students individually. These are uncertain times and many of you may have had disruptions to your employment. We want to be sensitive to these situations and will work with you to continue delivering a quality Adventist education with God’s blessing.
Thank you for supporting the mission of Fletcher Academy. We will be faithful in serving our students as the Lord makes the way.
Mar 15, 2020, 1:36 PM -- Phil Wilhelm, Principal
On Saturday, March 14, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper required that all public schools be closed from Monday, March 16 until Monday, March 30 in an effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19. To follow the guidance for public schools, we have decided to extend Spring Break by one additional week and not reconvene school until Monday, March 30. Teachers will report back to work on Monday, March 23 and will be communicating with students and parents regarding work that can be done from home during the week of March 23 - 27. We will communicate any changes as additional information becomes available from the Governor’s office. Please wait for official communication from school administration and don’t assume the Governor’s mandates automatically apply to FA or CGCS. We are confident God will see us through this troubling time. Now more than ever, we need to trust Him to direct our steps.
Mar 13, 2020, 9:46 AM -- Phil Wilhelm, Principal
There is an immense amount of information being provided on a constant basis regarding the Covid-19 situation which seems to be causing widespread panic. Whether this is a temporary disruption to our way of life, or a permanent change, I pray you are able to find peace of mind in knowing that our Lord is watching over each of us and nothing currently happening is outside of the information He has revealed will happen prior to His return. As financial markets reel under the burden of this virus, governments recommend changes to our daily life, and travel and entertainment are slowed or halted, we must remember these things must come to pass before Jesus comes again.
As a school, we must make decisions that are in the best interest of our students and families all while complying with local and state recommendations. At this point, the state of North Carolina has not recommended schools close, however, we are preparing for that reality if it should happen. We are thankful our Spring Break has begun and we can make these decisions while the students are at home.
We are recommending students and their families avoid unnecessary travel during Spring Break and follow generally accepted safety practices regarding Covid-19 transmission. We will be in communication with students and parents regarding any changes to a return from Spring Break. Please join me in praying for God's peace that passes understanding during such an uncertain time.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7