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School Closure Updates

May 2, 2020

Dear ACA & Little Sprouts Staff & Families,

Here is a video update as we ended our fifth week of Remote Learning. We have added this to our homepage and a tab for continued updates under Academics under "School Closure Updates" to keep you informed as we move forward. Click below to watch this video from Stephen Engel.  

 

  • This is the last week of new assignments- please verify due dates on assignment sheets for work that may be due the week of May 11-14th
  • Thank you for your partnership and patience through this season!
  • Please click here for updated Event Dates
  • Knight Parade on Thursday May 14th- details can be found here
  • Summer Camp registration is now open for ages 3 through completed 4th grade! Click here for details and online registration links.

Sincerely,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team


April 25, 2020

Dear ACA & Little Sprouts Staff & Families,

Here is a video update as we ended our fifth week of Remote Learning. We have added this to our homepage and a tab for continued updates under Academics under "School Closure Updates" to keep you informed as we move forward. Click below to watch this video from Stephen Engel.  

  • The Curriculum Guide, which is typically sent out May 1, will be delayed
  • Thank you for those who completed the survey last week, please see results here
  • Expect follow-up calls for survey input that needed additional follow-up
  • Phone calls to all families began this week to reach out to everyone to see how your are doing and offer prayer over each of you

Sincerely,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team


April 19, 2020

Dear ACA & Little Sprouts Staff & Families,

Here is a video update as we ended our fourth week of Remote Learning. We have added this to our homepage and a tab for continued updates under Academics under "School Closure Updates" to keep you informed as we move forward. Click below to watch this video from Stephen Engel.  

Recap from Wednesday Midweek Update:

  • The Governor has made the determination that all Texas school campuses remain closed for the duration of the school year
  • Please complete the survey that will be sent out separately so we know how its going at home and can make adjustments if needed based on your feedback
  • Materials are ready to be picked up for this week, please click here to know which grade levels this affects
  • In the coming weeks, we will send more information about the next pick-up date and what items may need to be collected and when
  • We are working on re-scheduling events and will keep you posted  
     

Sincerely,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team


HERE ARE THE MID-WEEK UPDATES FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

Dear Staff and Families,

Short bulleted update for today:

Packet Pick-Up:

  • Packets of work materials for K-4th grade will be ready to pickup on Saturday
  • Packets for preK will be ready for those that requested it
  • Logic Students, please fill complete this form by April 16 by 10 pm to let us know if you need to pick up a packet of the materials 
  • Digital copies will be available to print at home

We expect to have an update regarding the school closure following the Governor's address to the state on Friday

Thank you,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team


April 11, 2020

Dear ACA & Little Sprouts Staff & Families,

Here is a video update as we ended our third week of Remote Learning. We have added this to our homepage and a tab for continued updates under Academics under "School Closure Updates" to keep you informed as we move forward. Click below to watch this video from Stephen Engel.  

Recap from Wednesday Midweek Update:

  • Happy Easter! 
  • See a special message from the teachers to the students at the end of the video!
  • Workload remains the same this next week- no new subjects added.
  • Let us know how you're doing. Please contact your teachers if you are struggling.
  • School is still set to open May 4th unless we get information otherwise.  
  • Updated Events cancelations/re-scheduling with proposed dates (click here)
     

Sincerely,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team


April 08, 2020

Dear Staff and Families,

Short bulleted update for today:

  • No new subjects added for this week or next week
  • On Saturday's update this weekend, we'll have some proposed dates for rescheduling some events

We are praying for a great Easter weekend together with your families as we all celebrate our Risen Saviour!

 

Thank you,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team


April 04, 2020

Dear ACA & Little Sprouts Staff & Families,

Here is a video update as we ended our second week of Remote Learning. We have added this to our homepage and a tab for continued updates under Academics under "School Closure Updates" to keep you informed as we move forward. Click below to watch this video from Stephen Engel. Click here for an FAQ document from questions that came up during the Parent Zoom today, as well as bulleted points recapped below the video.

Recap from Wednesday Midweek Update:

  • Thank you for completing the survey with your feedback!
  • Updated school closure date, state mandated, May 4th is the earliest date we have for return
  • Picking up materials begins this today: click here to see which grade levels have packets of materials to collect from the school
  • All digital copies will be uploaded for those who prefer not to pick up physical copies
  • Due Dates: all schools will have assignments assigned on Mondays and due Sundays; assessments completed at home may have specific deadlines for completion/submission and grading
  • Grading Standards on FAQ 
  • There are no additional subjects being added for the next 2 weeks.

Sincerely,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team


April 1, 2020

HERE ARE THE MID-WEEK UPDATES FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

  • Updated school closure date, state mandated, through May 4th (May the 4th be with us all)
  • Please send your feedback for this week by completing this short survey
  • Picking up materials this Saturday:
    • Because of the updated length of time at home, we will have another round of pick-ups on campus for printed materials, which includes purchased consumable workbooks:
      • Rhetoric School- no materials to pick up
      • Logic School- printed materials for the next 2 weeks
      • Grammar School-
        • Kinder-4th grade- printed materials for the next 2 weeks plus all remaining consumable workbooks
        • Pre-K- printed materials by request (contact your teacher by Thursday)
    • All digital copies will be uploaded for those who prefer not to pick up physical copies
  • Due Dates: all schools will have assignments assigned on Mondays and due Sunday; assessments completed at home may have specific deadlines for completion/submission
  • Grading Standards:
    • Rhetoric and Logic Schools- work that is submitted through Google Classroom or FACTS/RenWeb will be scored according to our normal grading policy
    • Grammar School- all work that is submitted has graded, showing work is complete and corrected, will be scored at 100; completed assessments should not be graded by the parent, but instead emailed to the teacher and the teacher will grade it
  • Please reach out to your teachers if any family circumstances need special considerations- we are here to support you!
  • There are no additional subjects being added for the next 2 weeks.

Thank you,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team


March 28, 2020

Dear ACA & Little Sprouts Staff & Families,

Here is a video update as we ended our first week of Remote Learning. We have added this to our homepage and a tab for continued updates under Academics under "School Closure Updates" to keep you informed as we move forward. Click below to watch this video from Stephen Engel.

 

Recap:

  • Thank you for completing the survey with your feedback!
  • Scheduled LIVE interactions with teachers & students start this week
  • School-wide communication updates: Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday
  • Added for this week- Rhetoric: Theology; Logic: Bible & Science; Grammar: 1st-4th grades adding Grammar, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd optional Geography
  • Digital assignments to be printed at home; if you are unable to do this let us know, mailing is probably our next best option, but not timely
  • Re-open April 20th at the earliest

Sincerely,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team


March 21, 2020

Dear ACA & Little Sprouts Staff & Families,

Here is a video update as we launch our Remote Learning. We have added this to our homepage and a tab for continued updates under Academics under "School Closure Updates" to keep you informed as we move forward. Click below to watch this video from Stephen Engel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team



March 20, 2020

Dear ACA & Little Sprouts Staff and Families,

Thank you from the depths of our hearts for your flexibility and perseverance to remain ANCHORED through one of the most interesting dynamics we have ever experienced. We are humbled and honored to work with such an amazing team of believers: educators & families who truly glorify the Lord!

Yesterday, the Governor announced mandated school closures until after April 3rd, and we know that may be extended from there, so we will plan in hopes of an April 6th re-open date at the earliest.

Beginning tomorrow, you will be receiving an email about your student's classes for the week. We have created the following documents 1) our detailed plan for Remote Learning and Communication 2) a pdf of Spring Events that have been rescheduled or canceled. Both are uploaded to the school resources.

Finally, tomorrow we will send an encouraging charge through a video update from our Board Chairman and Acting Head Administrator, Stephen Engel.

YOU can do this and WE can do this together! Let's glorify Him through this together and be eager to join together again... 

“I yearn to come and be face-to-face with you and get to know you. For I long to impart to you some spiritual gift that will empower you to stand strong in your faith. Now, this means that when we come together and are side by side, something wonderful will be released. We can expect to be co-encouraged and co-comforted by each other’s faith!” Romans‬ ‭1:11-12‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Sincerely,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team


March 15, 2020

Dear ACA & Little Sprouts Staff & Families,

Here is a video update for our response plan for the next few weeks. We have added this to our homepage and a tab for continued updates under Academics under "School Closure Updates" to keep you informed as we move forward. Click below to watch this short video from Stephen Engel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In recap:

  • Week 1: March 16-20th is an Extended Spring Break
  • Week 2: March 23-27th Remote Learning will be implemented
  • No Intention of Extending the School Year
  • We will continue to update with plan specifics as we meet with teachers early this week

Sincerely,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team

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March 13, 2020

Dear ACA & Little Sprouts Families,


Alliance Christian Academy – Little Sprouts will be extending spring break by a week in order to follow with the recommendation of the Tarrant County Health Department. We will be sending more correspondence following our plan of action for the following weeks as we implement the next steps as needed. We anticipate the week of March 23 to include some digital instruction practices as we reevaluate based on the latest information. This closure will affect any other planned extracurricular activities. Apart from email, we will try to consolidate information as much as possible so that it is accessible and up-to-date, utilizing FACTS/RenWeb for classroom teachers rather than multiple emails.

Thank you for your help in this process and we covet your prayer over it all. Below you'll find the update that was sent out yesterday. (Parents of Logic and Rhetoric Students: this email was not sent to students. Please share the details at your discretion as developmentally appropriate so they have the information needed.)

 

We take community health and safety very seriously and we are continuing to monitor the ever-changing landscape of the spread of the COVID-19 virus
(Coronavirus).

 


Safety of our families and staff are our highest priority, therefore, we are continuing to monitor other school
districts in the area, as well as updates from Tarrant County Public Health Department and the Center for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Our leadership team will be convening to discuss the best course of safety for our families. We will take in to
account our school dynamics and determinations made by other school districts in our area. As the
Coronavirus continues to spread, please continue to check your email for any changes that may occur prior to
returning from Spring Break.


We recognize that flu season is still upon us and the fact that families have traveled outside of our area for
spring break. With these facts in mind, we want to encourage you to adhere to recommendations from the
CDC.

The CDC recommends the seasonal flu vaccine; taking flu antivirals, if prescribed; and taking every day
preventative actions to stop the spread of germs, including the following:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick; Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care;

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash;

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe; and Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 6 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty. People who think they may have been exposed to Coronavirus should contact their healthcare provider immediately and please email our school. Please be sure to follow all guidelines determined by your healthcare provider. If you or a family member have tested positive for the coronavirus, please email us immediately.

For further information about Coronavirus, please consult the following resources:

Tarrant County Coronavirus Hotline: 817-248-6299

Tarrant County Public Health

Texas Department of State Health Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Parent Resource: Talking to Children about COVID-19 (.pdf) (National Association of School
Psychologists)

Comic for Children Exploring The New Coronavirus (NPR)

 

Sincerely,

Alliance Christian Academy & Little Sprouts Leadership Team