This is a copy of a letter that was mailed through the UPSP last week.
July 21, 2020
I truly hope you have been having a great summer! Despite all the craziness, it seems that so many of our families are spending time together, growing closer, and enjoying the weather (although it has been quite hot). I truly hope and pray that you are able to make good, lasting memories during this time. I have just a few things that I wanted to write to you about regarding the upcoming school year.
Here at Bible Baptist Christian Academy, we are excitedly preparing for the new school year. COVID-19 has allowed us to step back and evaluate many of the cleaning processes and standards we use as a church with a school ministry. In an effort to keep student life as normal as possible going into the new academic year, we want to make sure all of our staff is trained, prepared, and fully stocked with the products needed to provide a safe environment. With this thought in mind, we have re-worked our school calendar and have decided to back up the start of our school year to September 1st. We are praying that this will not cause too much inconvenience for our families. We refuse, as a church, to live in a spirit of fear during these trying times. God does tell us, however, that in living with power and love, we also need to maintain a sound mind. It is our desire to make sure we have fully trained and prepared ourselves before bringing students back. To keep things as close to normal as possible for students, our staff must put in extra work and caution to make sure we do our due diligence to have the facilities prepared the way we believe God wants. We will be posting a new school calendar soon and will, of course, update the website to reflect these calendar changes.
If you have not already done so, please make sure to add a contact in your phone for our BBCA texts and the BBCA cell phone. The cell number for calls throughout the school year is 724-221-0267. The text message system we use has the number 874-47. Many phones do not let unknown callers or texts come through and we want to make sure all our families are up to date with newsletters and communications from BBCA.
Parent orientation is still scheduled for August 10th at 6:30pm. I hope you plan to be there as we go over some of the changes the staff is making to help protect your children this fall. I miss the kids and can’t wait to get started back up safely and quickly! As always, please let me know if you have any questions!
The school calendar is updated on the website.
We are looking forward to Kindergarten graduation Thursday, August 6th at 6:30pm as well as Senior Graduation on Friday, August 7th at 6:30pm. I hope you will plan to join us and celebrate with our graduates!