As you all know, Governor Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health are urging schools, childcare centers and public workplaces to impose self-quarantines in an effort to contain further outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. While North Cobb Christian School does not have any known or suspected cases of COVID-19, the CDC recommends that large gatherings should be avoided to flatten the curve of the coronavirus spread. With the well-being and health of our school family at the heart of this decision, North Cobb Christian School will be aligning with these recommendations beginning Monday, March 16. This will include all school-sponsored activities, both on and off campus, until further notice.
Please be assured that the weight of this decision is not lost on us, and much prayer and consideration has gone into this announcement. The bottom line is that the safety of our NCCS family and wider community is our top priority, and we are committed to doing our part to keep our students, families and employees safe.
NCCS CLOSURE DETAILS
- You can find latest update from Head of School Todd Clingman HERE.
NCCS will have school as normal on Friday, March 13. Students will be directed to take home all books, devices and learning resources necessary for online education.
All NCCS buildings will be closed to students and parents beginning Monday, March 16. This day will be a professional development day for all faculty/staff.
VIRTUAL EDUCATION PLAN
The NCCS Virtual Education Plan will begin for all students, K3 – 12th grade, on Tuesday, March 17, through at least April 12. Our goal is to safeguard the continuity of learning for our students, and we truly appreciate the support of our families and students as we work together to make the most of this unique situation. We are thankful for the exceptional caliber of our faculty, who will ensure the continuation of a top-notch learning experience.
Families will receive further details regarding the Virtual Education process, including scope and expectations, from respective division principals on Monday afternoon.
Arts, Athletics + Clubs | Beginning Friday, March 13, all athletics (practices and games), arts (rehearsals and performances), and club activities will be suspended until further notice. However, The Little Mermaid Spring Musical will take place this weekend as regularly scheduled.
Spring Term | Out of immense caution, Spring Term is also being canceled. We are working diligently to recoup finances and payments made for Spring Term and will keep you fully informed as we make headway with airlines and our travel partners. While we know it will be unlikely to secure full refunds, please know we are putting forth our best effort on this front. There is no need to contact the school at this time; we will communicate details as they become known.
Our disappointment over these cancellations undoubtedly mirrors your own, as we know what these events and activities mean to our students. We feel this loss along with all of you. However, we are also confident that exercising utmost caution for our students’ safety is the right decision — indeed, the only decision — for us to make. Thank you for your support as we have prayerfully considered every angle in making these tough calls.
BENEFIT DINNER + AUCTION
The NCCS Benefit Dinner + Auction on March 21 has been rescheduled to a future date. All tickets, bids, etc. will be automatically transferred.
- Due to the closing of the North Cobb Christian School campus at the recommendation of Governor Kemp and the Georgia Department of Health, the SAT has been canceled at NCCS on March 14, 2020. The alternate make-up date of March 28 has also been canceled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
We cannot express how much now, more than ever, we are grateful for our NCCS family. These are unprecedented times, and we rest both in the security of our mighty God and in the unity of our faculty, staff, parents and students. We know that God is not surprised by these circumstances, and we fully believe that, in all things, He is working for the good of those who love him, who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). Thank you for your continued prayers for our world — and for wisdom for our administrators and faculty.
We are committed to full transparency and will continue to update you throughout the virtual learning period and school closure.
Head of School
North Cobb Christian School