Dear parents,

MRCA’s COVID-19 task force has been continually monitoring the rapidly evolving health situation happening around us. Our teachers and facilities department have increased the frequency and depth of their disinfecting regimens.  We remain dedicated to providing a safe environment of learning for your child and assure you that we are preparing for several scenarios if alternate means of education become necessary.
We are currently committed to offer in-person classes for our students as long as it remains safe to do so. However, in the event we need our students to remain at home for a stretch of time, teachers are diligently preparing to deliver instruction virtually, should the need arise. Of course, we are not an on-line school, but we will to do everything possible to ensure our students continue to progress spiritually and academically toward their next grade level. We’ve seen the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. change by the hour, so if we need to cancel our alter any upcoming plans or events at the last minute, we will let you know as soon as possible.
As these next days and weeks unfold, please keep the following essential details in mind:
  • If one of our students has a family member residing in their home who has been quarantined due to potential or known exposure to COVID-19, please notify MRCA. That student must not attend school for the duration of their family member’s quarantine. 
  • If a student or immediate family member of an MRCA student contracts COVID-19, MRCA must be notified as soon as possible.
  • If a student has a fever over 100 degrees, that student must remain at home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
  • If a student is vomiting or has diarrhea, that student must remain at home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours.
  • If you are unsure whether or not to send your child to school due to their symptoms, please speak with our school nurse, Kathe Grove.
  • Wash, wash, wash those hands. Then wash them again!
Above all, remember the hope and peace we find in Christ. In Mark 4, Jesus and his disciples were in a severe storm. He demonstrated his care for them by calming that storm and also challenging them to have faith and not be afraid. ( Click here to watch a video of our staff devotion time as I discuss this passage.)  Like the disciples, we can trust our Lord Jesus to care for us, calm the raging storm around us, and to speak, “Peace be still.” He is with us, so we do not need to be afraid. And, we can bring this message of hope to others who are in their own raging storms!

Trusting in God's care,

Dr. Stephen Reel
Head of School
Mitchell Road Christian Academy
207 Mitchell Road
Greenville, SC 29650