Dear MRCA parents,
Our world is on high alert with all the news regarding a particular coronavirus called COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and our state’s response to a possible outbreak. Here at MRCA, a task force has been assembled to ensure that our precautionary actions meet and exceed what the CDC has recommended. MRCA’s task force is exploring various options to help our students continue their education in the extreme event that our school must close for a period of time and are also monitoring travel advisories as they relate to our missions trips and 8
th grade trip. We are emphasizing our efforts on the important points below to help mitigate the spread of this coronavirus and ask that you please do the same:
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with warm soapy water.
- When coughing or sneezing, please use a disposable tissue or the crook of your elbow to lessen the spread of germs.
- If your children have a temperature of 100 or above or any other flu-like symptoms, please keep them home from school. Your children must be symptom-free without medicine for 24 hours before they may return to school. If you are unsure whether or not to send your children back to school, please contact our school nurse.
As always, the health and safety of our students and their families is our top priority. To reduce the spread of viruses at MRCA, we have purchased Shield Ultra, a medical grade disinfectant. This disinfectant will be used daily in every area of our school where students may come in contact with germs. We will also adjust our classroom seating arrangements, situating our students further away from each other and will also decrease the contact of shared items between students (pencils, etc.).
Most importantly, let’s remember that the Lord is Lord over all, including COVID-19. Our hope is in Christ and have a unique opportunity when facing difficult battles like this. God tells us over and over in Scripture to not be afraid or discouraged because He will be with us
(II Chron. 20:15-17)
. We can trust Him to protect us, to bring healing, and to help us share the good news of “life that is truly life”
(I Tim. 6:19)
with our friends and family members who may be affected in some way by this crisis. Let’s be faithful in prayer and encouragement in the hop of the gospel of Jesus Christ!
“…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” – 2 Timothy 1:7
Here are several resources for further education of the COVID-19 and what you can do to keep you and your family healthy:
Dr. Stephen Reel
Head of School