Dear Northwest Christian Crusader family,

With the sincerest appreciation for the patience and persistence already demonstrated by our families and faculty, during a Northwest Christian School Board meeting this week  the decision was made to proceed through the month of May within our current online format.

In just thirty minutes, by 2:30pm today, you will receive a special edition of our "Week at a Glance" email.  Within it, we are putting forward all of the information that our families will need to know in order to plan for the balance of spring and summer and to know how best to begin preparing for an August return to campus.  Some of these opportunities will allow you to begin digital sign up.  Please keep an eye out for this email because some of these opportunities will have a limited number of spots available as we work to meet social distancing guidelines.

In cooperation with the Executive Order from Governor Doug Ducey, which allowed private schools the necessary time to responsibly gather additional information from state and county health authorities, we have come to understand that the mitigation strategies which would be required to re-open the campus in May would be too disruptive for our students and they would ultimately compromise the caliber of educational and spiritual formation programs that we deliver.  

As we have reviewed the guidelines established within President Donald Trump's "Opening Up America Again" plan and prepped for spring, summer, and fall, we are proceeding with the understanding that May 2020 and the majority of June 2020 will find our state operating within the stipulations mandated under "Phase 1" guidance.  We are hopeful that the state will satisfy the Phase 2 gating requirements by July 2020 and Phase 3 gating requirements by August 2020.  The special edition of the W.A.G. that you will receive today is based upon that understanding.  If the situation changes and we move through these phased gates more quickly or more slowly than anticipated, we will make the appropriate changes.

Again, I extend my sincerest appreciation to the entire Crusader community for its resolve in keeping the mission of Christian education front and center in our pursuits during this difficult season.

Please keep an eye out for the important and updated Week at a Glance that will hit your inbox within thirty minutes.

Geoff Brown
Northwest Christian School
(623)225-5573 (cell)