It hasn't even been two weeks since we were told our school had to close its doors and our students had to begin learning from home.
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has been rapid, unpredictable, and life-changing for all of us. In the midst of it all, God has been showing Himself faithful and proving that He alone is unchanging and trustworthy.
I couldn't be more proud of our faculty and staff who have stepped up to meet the challenge of virtual learning, and the parents who have graciously come alongside their children during a very stressful time. We recently sent out a survey to find out how our families are adjusting, and we were overwhelmed by the positive responses we received.
Many of you have been impressed by the caliber of instruction our teachers are providing, the responsive service you are receiving from our IT department, and the personal touches our faculty are still delivering to bring a sense of normalcy to your child's day.
Our leadership team made two commitments on the day of Governor Mike DeWine's order to close school. The first was that our children wouldn't experience a break in learning during the transition, and the second was that we would continue to pay our faculty and staff for their work during the closure.
Our commitment to stay the course despite the crisis, means that there is also no interruption or adjustment in the tuition cost for 2019-2020. Our operations may now be taking place off-campus, but they are still just as robust as they were before the shutdown. Our staff and faculty are engaged in daily work and accomplishing what it takes to keep DC viable - processing payroll, paying bills, admitting new students, and supporting families with IT services.
Still, we understand that many of you are facing financial challenges during this time as work hours may be significantly reduced or income is in jeopardy. We want to come alongside you, if possible, to help ease this burden whether it's by helping to adjust your monthly payments or provide tuition assistance for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
If you and your family are in need of help during this time, please reach out to Theresa Powell, Chief Financial Officer , or Julie Thompson, Chief Enrollment Management and Marketing Officer, and they will help guide you through the process we have created for families to receive help.
In the meantime, I urge you to set aside the temptation to fear the future. Instead, let us come together to fix our eyes upon the One who already knows what tomorrow brings.
Right now we may feel as if we are living in the eye of a storm, but I truly believe we will come out of it stronger as a school and community. Please let us know how we can be praying for you and your family by simply hitting reply to this email.