Metro Minute (early edition) Volume 4 | June 18 - June 27
YOUR SOURCE FOR SUMMER UPDATES
A COVID-19 UPDATE

This afternoon we were notified by a Metro parent that their child (a Metro athletic camper) had tested positive for COVID-19. For clarity, the student had been “contact traced” and contacted by the Tulsa Health Department due to an event the child had attended unrelated to and not on the Metro campus. The family had their child tested and although the child was asymptomatic (showing no signs of COVID-19), a positive result was confirmed. The family then contacted Metro to inform us so that we could respond appropriately. Click here for more information. 
FROM THE HEART OF COACH HIGHT

Envision a large cruise ship full of precious cargo.  
 
A new kind of fog has emerged—so thick and enveloping that the crew can barely see what lies ahead. The ship cautiously continues to carry the precious cargo safely into port. 
 
This parallels what Metro—a vessel of hope—is trying slowly, cautiously, and with uncertainties to bring your precious cargo, your children, into a safe port here at Metro. We desperately want to be that haven for your kids this summer at camp; to experience all the fun and exciting activities of summer that kids should be enjoying, safely.  
 
Will this illustration be our new normal? We all hope and pray that soon we can confidently and enthusiastically return to our normal, which is the ministry whose business is preparing and educating your children academically, physically, relationally, and spiritually all in  the pursuit of excellence through Christ .
 
Until that time, Metro continues to listen to our local, state, and federal experts on the best practices regarding  COVID-19  and to adapt those guidelines and findings to our Metro community and activities. Metro is committed to having camps and to striving to offer a comprehensive and balanced approach that is safe and still allows for a memorable experience. 
 
That is easier said than done. Even with the best of intentions, at times we may miss the bullseye. As Christ so lovingly gives grace as we start each new day, please allow us that same grace as each day continues to be a learning curve in how to best respond to the needs of (re-) opening  our campus safely even during these uncertain times. 
 
We’re committed to doing that well.
 
Serving together,
 
Jay Hight, C.A.A.
ATHLETIC NEWS

DEAD WEEK:
As you may have heard, the OSSAA did waive the ‘Dead Week’ requirement for summer 2020. Out of deference to our Metro families—and plans that may already have been in place, we have decided to continue to honor our ‘Dead Week’ this summer for all Metro athletics from grades 7 – 12 during the week of June 27th thru July 5th.
CAMP PATRIOT

This year is proving to be the best summer yet for Camp Patriot. We have a few spots left! Please visit  www.camppatriottulsa.com for full class descriptions, teachers, prices, and to register. Contact Leann Cherry at  lcherry@metroca.com if you have any questions.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

SAVE THE DATES:

  • June 29 | Class of 2020 Parent Zoom w/ Summer at 7pm
  • July 6 | Fine Arts Awards and Reception 6:30PM MCA Performing Arts Center
  • July 8 | All Spring Sports Recognition 6:00PM MCA Woody West Fieldhouse
  • July 10 | Prom 7:00PM - 11PM *no after prom event scheduled
  • July 14 | Man Cheer 11:00AM, Senior Lunch 12:00PM, Powder Puff 1:00PM, at MCA Stadium
  • July 15 | Evening Worship 7:00PM - 8:45PM MCA Performing Arts Center
  • July 16 | HS Awards Video 7PM Seniors stay for senior sunset at Metro location TBD

OKLAHOMA's PROMISE:

Oklahoma's Promise will help pay your college tuition. Oklahoma students who qualify for this program can get tuition covered at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university, or a portion of tuition covered at an accredited private college or university. The program also provides partial tuition for certain programs at Oklahoma public technology centers. Click here for more information.

Visit  https://myokpromise.org/   to apply by June 30, 2020!
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS FOR METRO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

  • Mondays | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Tuesdays | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Wednesdays | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Thursdays | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Fridays | 8:00AM - 12:00PM
METRO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY | 918.745.9868 | marketing@metroca.com | www.metroca.com