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COVID-19 Updates

 
SFCA's administration is continuously monitoring the nationwide concern regarding coronavirus. Stay up to date on SFCA's plans with respect to this situation.

Based on the recommendation of the Florida Department of Education, Southwest Florida Christian Academy will extend its closure until May 1.  Our teachers and staff will continue to provide a high-quality Christian education virtually until that time.

Email communications have been sent out regarding how we are conducting online learning. Please check your email from FACTS.

Dear SFCA Families,

Starting on Monday, March 30th, Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) will continue to provide our students with a quality, distinctively biblical, and college preparatory education online. Campus will be closed until April 15th. After that date, SFCA will re-assess and make the necessary adjustments in two-week increments.

Virtual instruction will begin on March 30th. On this date, teachers will begin communicating directly with their students and will be presenting lessons, assignments and assessments virtually. Teachers in grades 5-12 will be utilizing Canvas and teachers in grades K-4 will be utilizing other grade appropriate platforms.

Recommended schedules for your student will be provided as a guide to follow each day. Teachers will monitor emails between 8:00am and 3:00pm each weekday and will have “office hours” for “real-time” interactions with students and parents. Support staff will also be available each weekday to assist you and your child’s educational needs.

Assessments will be given per policy and grades will be regularly updated in FACTS. A quarter grade will be assigned for each subject and an end-of-year report card will be issued. Transcripts will be updated and finalized for all high school students. In addition, seniors will receive their standard diploma and SLA diploma if earned.

If you do not have internet access, please contact your grade level Guidance Counselors. Grades K-8 lezlie.nassef@sfcakings.org Grades 9-12 holly.marciano@sfcakings.org

It is our commitment to provide the same quality education throughout these challenging times. Our Mission has not changed.

Go King’s,

SFCA Administration

The Florida Department of Education announced this evening that all schools would be shut down for the weeks of March 16-20 and March 23-27 to help slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. Since Spring Break is only a week away, Southwest Florida Christian Academy will be doing the same.

As of Monday, March 16, we will begin our Spring Break. Classes, King’s Crew, and all related school activities, including athletic competitions and practices, will be suspended during this time.

Though it is not a mandate, we would recommend that you avoid travel to other countries as well as on cruises during this time.

Please continue to monitor sfcakings.org for updates. Further details will be provided next week.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

SFCA Administration

Dear SFCA Families,

SFCA is committed to keeping our students and staff healthy. We have been monitoring the most current information from the CDC, the Lee County Health Department, and the Florida State Department regarding the new Coronavirus COVID-19 and are following any necessary recommendations. Since the beginning of flu season, we have implemented increased measures of disinfection and have been diligent in sending students home that exhibit symptoms of any illness.  We have since seen a notable decrease in student illness over the past several weeks.

Currently, there are no plans to cancel classes or any school related events or travel. It is our desire that students remain in school and have a strong fourth quarter finish. 

We continue to encourage our parents to keep their child home when sick.  Two messages via Enotes have been sent out addressing this, accompanied by handwashing guidelines.  At this time, we are unaware of any family that has traveled to a high-risk area and would discourage anyone from doing so in the weeks ahead.  

We will continue to keep you informed, and should a school closure become imminent, we will work with parents to minimize the disruption to the on-going education of our students.

Understandably, we cannot guarantee that any student will not become ill, or that things won’t change in the weeks ahead.  We will remain diligent and pray that SFCA and its constituents will not be affected.

Remember, the best precautions remain the same:

  • If you are sick, stay home. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Carry and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Monitor your symptoms. 

If your student becomes ill, please keep them home.   Do not send them to school with over the counter medications when they are still contagious.  This is the best way to prevent the spread of any illness.

The risk level is still low in the state of Florida.  May we be prudent but not panic.

I will be at Unplugged next week with our 8-11 grade students and staff and will have limited access to email.  If you need immediate assistance, please contact the school office at 239-936-8865.

In Him,

Lisa Kleinmann - Head of School

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