Northside Christian Academy 2022-23 Covid-19 Strategy
Dear NCA Parents/ Guardians,
My final communication in May expressed appreciation for your ongoing support and partnership as we made our way through the 2021-22 school year. I’m beginning this communication by expressing the same level of appreciation for your partnership and patience as we prepare for the 2022-23 school year. To parents who are new to our school, we welcome you and want you to know that it is our practice to communicate regularly about our procedures for maintaining a safe and healthy school community.
As you all know, we are still in the midst of a global pandemic. The physical and mental health of our students and staff is of utmost importance as we progress throughout the year.
Our decisions are prayerfully guided by our local health officials, the CDC, and consultations with other Christian school leaders in our area and several throughout the state of North Carolina. Additionally, we are guided by advisement and resources from the following:
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Consultation with local and state private school leadership
The ongoing safety measures that we have taken as a school are as follows:
Face coverings continue to be optional for all NCA students, staff & visitors.
- All of our classrooms and cafeteria are cleaned and sanitized daily.
- Each classroom is equipped with an air purifying system.
No full-time remote learning is available.
- If a student/ staff member tests positive for COVID-19, they should undergo isolation at home for at least 5 days. Based on CDC guidelines, they are required to mask for up to 5 days after they return to the classroom/ school.
COVID Vaccination and face coverings have proven to be the most effective ways of stopping the transmission of COVID-19. Therefore, NCA encourages all of our staff and families to remain vigilant in protecting themselves and the school environment. Parents are encouraged to seek advisement from their healthcare provider regarding the merits of vaccination, which we support as a personal decision for each of our families. You should expect that changes could occur at any point before and during the school year in response to guidance from health officials.
The value of our relationships with parents and students and our commitment to the highest quality that Christian education can provide are what motivate us to serve you well. In doing so, trusting the Lord and providing clear, transparent communications remain important goals. We trust that this is a mutual aspiration and thank you for your patience as we fine-tune our plans in the midst of an ever-changing environment.
Our expectation is that the Lord will honor our partnership and provide us with a rewarding school year.