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Communications from School Leadership

March 17, 2021

Dear LCA Families,

Yesterday one new COVID-19 case was diagnosed on our Rose Campus.  Contract tracing was immediately conducted, and all affected students, families, and staff members have been notified.  

As a school, we continue to monitor all local, state, and CDC guidelines including following the February 22, 2021 expectations found in the Kentucky Department of Education's KDE COVID-19 Guidance 2.0 document.   We ask that you continue to follow all recommended COVID-19 guidelines found at the Team Kentucky COVID-19 website, kycovid19.ky.gov - kycovid19.ky.gov (egov.com), and on the CDC website, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers!

In Him,

Scott

B. Scott Wells, Ed. D.
Head of School
Lexington Christian Academy

March 16, 2021

Dear LCA Families,

Believe it or not, it's been a full year since the ravages of COVID caused us to dramatically change how we operate as Lexington Christian Academy!  Many of our procedures, practices, and expectations about running an effective Christian school had to be redefined and readjusted based upon local, state, and national CDC health and safety guidelines.  Admittedly, having to stay one step ahead of the latest requirements caused our families, students, faculty, and staff much frustration and even anxiety at times.  However, I am delighted to report that having come through such trials, we are stronger and smarter than ever!  In fact, for the week of March 8 - 12, we had ZERO faculty, staff, and students out of school due to quarantine or testing positive for COVID.  In addition, the number of students returning from SOI instruction to on campus in person instruction continues to increase!

With that being said, we fully acknowledge that without the prayers of our faithful families, none of this would have been possible.  Thank you for continuing to support us each and every day with your gifts, your time, and most of all your prayers.  I encourage you to join us in acknowledging this one-year milestone in the life of our school and our country by viewing the retrospective video created by our amazing LCA Technology Team:

https://vimeo.com/lexingtonchristian/review/524342966/ff40c38d29 

God bless you richly, and please continue to pray for our school and its mission of "...equipping and nurturing students to fulfill God's calling on their lives through Christ-centered education."

In Him,

Scott

B. Scott Wells, Ed. D.
Head of School
Lexington Christian Academy
 

Dear Students and Families,

The gray, sunless days can cause many of us to long for warmer days and beach-like weather.  With spring break quickly approaching at the end of March, many students and families are making plans to leave town in hopes of finding a warmer destination for that week. Our desire is to partner with our families to create a safe learning environment for our students, faculty, and staff; therefore, please keep in mind the following when making spring break plans:

  • As of now, if you are planning out-of-state travel, the state travel advisory issued on December 14, 2020 has not been lifted.
    •        The state of Kentucky still discourages all out-of-state leisure travel until further notice.  
  • Students and families who do travel out-of-state for spring break are urged to voluntarily self-quarantine for 10 days when they return to Kentucky. LCA will NOT offer the shorter 7-day, negative COVID test on day 5, quarantine option following spring break.
    • Please use this link to complete the form requesting SOI for your child(ren) due to out-of- state travel by March 12th 
    • By completing the out-of-state travel form students will agree to follow the 10 day self-quarantine post spring break for all school activities including athletics and other LCA extra-curricular activities.  
    • Students who are quarantined will be placed on SOI (Synchronous Opt-in) instruction for the remainder of the travel quarantine period. 
    • To confirm post travel quarantine options, contact the applicable campus nurse:

               Preschool – 5th Grade: Mrs. Leslie Whitaker (lwhitaker@lexingtonchristian.org / 859-422-5714)

               6th-12th Grade: Mrs. Nikki Gehring (ngehring@lexingtonchristian.org / 859-422-5711)

  • If a student has tested positive for COVID within 90 days prior to spring break, they will be exempt from the out-of-state travel quarantine advisory. 
  • Those students who have not tested positive for COVID, but have COVID antibodies are NOT exempt from the recommended travel quarantine.
  • Vaccinated persons are NOT required to quarantine for out-of-state travel if they meet all of the following criteria: 
    • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine). 
    • Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series.
    • Please also see this link for the most recent vaccination updates from the CDC. 

Please keep in mind COVID recommendations for travel advisories and quarantines can change at any time. LCA will communicate those changes with students and families if the need arises.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.    

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