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Report Absent/Tardy Students

Preschool-2nd

(859) 422-5705

3rd-5th

(859) 422-5704

6th-8th

(859) 422-5703
Office Email

9th-12th

(859) 422-5701
Office Email

Students who have a non-COVID-19 illness and may miss minimal time from school will be marked Absent: Excused after a parent reports them as ill/injured. When/If they feel able, ill students should check Canvas for assigned work. Please do not contact your student's teacher directly requesting that they send your student's work as everything is available in Canvas or will be provided when they return to class. If a student has a question regarding an assignment posted in Canvas then they should email the teacher for assistance. Please see the Student Handbook for information regarding LCA's make-up work policy. 

Synchronous Opt-In (remote learning) is NOT available to students who will be out with a short-term illness or injury. At this time, SOI is available to students who are in quarantine due to COVID-19 infection or possible exposure and for those with special situations who have requested and been approved for SOI for the 9-week quarter-term. Please see this information provided to families by LCA's COVID-19 Response Team for detailed information.

LCA New Family Guide

We are excited to welcome several new families to LCA for the 2021-22 school year. Check out the New Family Guide webpage to find important information such as getting ready for the first day of school and find answers to frequently asked questions. This is also a great resource for our returning families too!

COVID-19 Updates

August 24, 2021

Dear LCA Families,

Thank you for your continued grace and patience.  I am writing to provide you with a further update to my communication from earlier today.

After meeting for several hours, after prayerful deliberation, and after receiving guidance from legal counsel, LCA's Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team have determined the wearing of masks by all LCA students, faculty, and staff, is strongly recommended and encouraged, but not mandatory.  This will go into effect tomorrow, Wednesday, August 25.  Based upon circumstances in the future, this protocol may change as outlined in local, state, and/or national guidelines and updates.  We will continue to monitor and evaluate school and community COVID data each week.

Please note that all visitors to both campuses are expected to wear masks indoors for any school events.

Regarding our preschool program, yesterday the KY Department of Public Health filed an emergency regulation mandating masking for all adults and children 2 years of age and older in child care programs.  Because we are licensed by the state, this includes our preschool program.  Masks will be worn to the best developmental ability of each child.

Though we are still uncertain how the pandemic may impact LCA as the school year unfolds, we remain committed to following health and safety protocols such as social distancing, enhanced cleaning procedures, and contact tracing.  We are indebted to our families, school nurses, faculty, and staff for their diligence and partnership as we combat the COVID virus.

I am continually humbled and amazed by the resilience and perseverance of our students and their teachers.  Even in the face of a global pandemic, there is laughter in the hallways, learning in classrooms, worship in our chapels, and competition on the field of play.

May we continue to stay committed in prayer for our school and one another as we remain vigilant to our school protocols which will allow us to keep our doors open and provide our students the best learning environment possible.

In Him,

Scott

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10

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

Dear LCA families,

Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we begin a new school year! We continue to work diligently to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our students. On August 10, you received an email from our Head of School, Dr. Scott Wells, communicating our Return to School Plan along with the Governor’s Executive Order information. Below you will find our guidelines for Synchronous Opt-In qualifications, duration, and the process for requesting SOI.

Criteria to participate in Synchronous Opt-in Instruction:
  • Quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19 positive case
  • Documented quarantine due to COVID-19 positive test
  • Documented physician’s order verifying student medical diagnosis which places them at risk for increased complications due to potential exposure to COVID-19
  • Household member with medical diagnosis placing them at risk for increased complications due to student’s potential exposure to COVID-19
  • *Please note: Students may be asked to take tests and/or exams on the LCA campus in an isolated classroom or office.
Duration
  • Length of quarantine determined by Health Department or LCA school nurse
  • If SOI is granted based on health reasons, the end date of SOI is Friday, October 15, 2021, with students returning to the classroom on Monday, October 18, 2021.
  • SOI extensions may be granted for each 9-week increment upon request and approval.
Process for requesting SOI
  • Parent submits written request to divisional principal.
  • School nurse and principal determine necessary documentation.
  • SOI request is vetted through COVID-19 Response Team.
  • Approval or denial will be communicated in writing to parent.
LCA quarantine practice
  • Exception in July 29, 2021 K-12 Guidance from Kentucky Department of Education: In the K-12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were at least >3 feet away from an infected student if both students were engaged in consistent and correct use of masks and other K-12 prevention strategies were in place.
  • Based on the above exception, LCA will quarantine students when they are within 3 feet of a COVID-19 positive case and unmasked, according to CDC and state guidelines.

As always, we will continue to monitor the latest federal, state, and local requirements and adjust as needed. Thank you for your continued support and prayers.

August 16, 2021

Dear LCA Families,

We pray all is well!  I wanted to update you on our current campus COVID numbers.  As of this morning, three new COVID cases have been reported to us as a school.  Contact tracing was conducted, and all affected students, families, and staff members have been notified.  Affected students have been placed on Synchronous Opt-in (SOI) instruction based upon quarantine guidelines and will participate in SOI until specific quarantine periods end.

As a school, we continue to closely monitor all CDC, state, and local guidelines including following the August 10, 2021 Kentucky expectations outlined in the document Team Kentucky Guidance for K-12 Operations for In-Person Learning.  

Thank you, again, for your support and prayers.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

In Him,

Scott

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

August 12, 2021

Dear LCA Families and Students,

We had a marvelous first day of school, and it was such a joy to welcome our students back to both campuses on Wednesday morning!  

We also want to thank our students, families, staff, and faculty for the flexibility they have shown regarding the unexpected mask mandate as outlined in the Governor's Executive Order dated 8-10-21.  We, along with many of you, are disheartened by this Executive Order, and we share the concerns of several of our families.  Our original plan and desire was to start the school year with masks being recommended but not required.  Our first priority is to have school open and everyone attending in person.  We are working diligently and will continue to look at all options, but we continue to fall back on our primary goal which is to have school open and our students in a safe learning environment.  

We are grateful, too, for the communication provided by many families concerning the new Executive Order.  As you might expect, there are differing opinions about the issue of masking, but nonetheless, we appreciate all input from our LCA families.   We wanted to provide you with some additional information concerning our LCA Board’s recent decision to comply with Governor Beshear’s most recent Executive Order.  As was mentioned last year regarding a similar executive order, continue to consider the following:  

Legal counsel has advised us to comply with the Governor's Executive Order.  Failure to do so could result in the interruption of continual in person learning.

  • Violating the Executive Order is illegal.  All violations of the Governor’s Executive Order will be considered a misdemeanor and can carry a maximum penalty of up to one year in prison. This was confirmed in recent discussions with the Solicitor General of the Kentucky Attorney General’s office.   The Executive Order is law.  It is now up to the court system to determine if it is constitutionally legitimate as challenges arise.  
  • If we choose to violate the Executive Order, our state certified teachers could have their professional credentials called into question.  In a publication LCA received recently from ACSI, the Association of Christian Schools International, the following was noted by the ACSI legal department who referenced a Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) document:  Certified Employees are bound by the Professional Code of Ethics and may be subject to disciplinary actions by the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) for violation of the Professional Code of Ethics.  
  • Other legal remedies may be available.  A variety of groups are exploring possible legal options for challenging the Executive Order on religious liberty grounds. This path would seek a legal remedy to the Governor’s decision as unconstitutional and avoid the inevitable negative impacts of choosing not to comply with a legal mandate.   
  • If we choose to violate the Executive Order, LCA’s liability insurance coverage may not be in force.  Put simply, if we violated the Executive Order and an employee or student was injured, became ill, etc., we would potentially not be covered if legal action was brought against us a school.   

Rest assured, the decision to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order was made after consultation with Christian school leaders and legal counsel.  Again, thank you for your support of our school and for your consistent prayers!  

In Him,

Scott and the LCA Board of Directors

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

August 10, 2021

Dear LCA Families, Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Welcome back to the new school year!  We have been working diligently and praying consistently in preparation for a safe and orderly arrival of our students in the morning!  As I mentioned to you in my earlier communication from July 27 and in the posting of our Return to School Plan on our school website, the safety of all who enter our doors is the first priority of our LCA Board of Directors and our Executive Leadership Team.  

This afternoon Governor Beshear issued an Executive Order regarding new COVID mandates that impact us as a school.  Please note the following:

Effective 8-10-21, "Children age 2 and up in child care, pre-K, K - 12 schools:  All individuals - all teachers, staff, students, and visitors - must cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when indoors in all public and private preschool, Head Start, elementary, middle and high schools (preschool through grade 12, as well as child care centers) in Kentucky, regardless of vaccination status."  

We realize this is a change from what we communicated earlier.  Based upon the new Executive Order issued this afternoon, a revised version of our Return to School Plan is linked here and has also been posted on our website.

Based upon the new COVID updates, if you would like for your student to participate in Synchronous Opt-in (SOI) instruction, contact the appropriate principal.  Our principals can be reached at the following emails:

High School Principal, Dr. Koett (ckoett@lexingtonchristian.org)

6GA/Junior High Principal, Mr. Marshall (cmarshall@lexingtonchristian.org)

Preschool/Elementary Principal, Mrs. White (twhite@lexingtonchristian.org)

We also received updates today from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) about fall COVID sports guidelines.  These will be shared in another email from our LCA Athletic Department.   

We will continue to monitor the latest federal, state, and local requirements and make adjustments as needed.  Thank you for your continued support and prayers.

In Him,

Scott

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

July 27, 2021

Dear Families, Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Welcome back to the 2021-22 school year!  We have been working diligently during the summer to prepare for the start of school, and we can't wait to welcome our students back to our Rose and Immanuel campuses!  On behalf of our Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team, I wanted to update you on the COVID protocols we will have in place at the start of the new school year that will assure a safe campus for all.  As we did last year, we consulted a variety of resources and experts to guide our decision-making including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH), and the Lexington Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD).  We also reviewed our internal data, policies, and procedures from the previous school year to continue earlier best practices.  To begin the school year, the following protocols will be in place:

Temperature and Health Checks
Parents are expected to check their children for signs of illness before they arrive on campus.  If illness is suspected, students will need to remain home.  If parents suspect a student's illness is COVID related, parents will need to communicate with our school nurses about next steps. Nikki Gehring, our Rose Campus nurse, can be reached at 859-422-5711 / ngehring@lexingtonchristian.org, and Leslie Whitaker, our Immanuel Campus nurse, can be reached 859-422-5714 / lwhitaker@lexingtonchristian.org.    

The same expectation applies to faculty and staff.  Faculty and staff who suspect they are ill will need to stay home and communicate directly with their Director or Principal.

Masking
Masks are NOT required for vaccinated individuals.

Masks are NOT required for unvaccinated individuals, but the CDC, KDPH, and the LFCHD all recommend the use of masks while indoors for unvaccinated faculty, staff, and students.

Quarantine
As long as they are asymptomatic and can provide proof of vaccination, vaccinated staff and students will not be required to quarantine if identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 individual.

Unvaccinated faculty, staff, and students will be required to quarantine if identified as a close contact of a COVID positive individual.  

Quarantine procedures will be communicated by the school when an individual is identified as a close contact.  LCA is requiring a TEN-DAY quarantine for faculty, staff, and students.  

Reporting
LCA is required to report positive cases and close contacts to local health departments.  

Continued Health and Safety Practices

We will assist visitors in pre-scheduling campus visits.  

We will continue the use of cohorts and assigned seating for determining close contacts.

We will continue the use of regular cleaning and sanitation schedules.  

We will encourage the use of personal water bottles.

We will review and promote good hand hygiene practices.

We will continue the use of designated isolation areas for ill faculty, staff, and students.

We will continue the use of our ultraviolet room and HVAC air filtration systems that were utilized last year.  

Our LCA Board of Directors, Executive Leadership Team, and COVID Response Team will continue to monitor the latest trends, updates, and associated requirements and make adjustments as required or needed.  We thank you for your support as we establish and enforce protocols that provide a safe campus for us all.  

In Him,

Scott

B. Scott Wells, Ed. D.
Head of School - Superintendent
Lexington Christian Academy
450 West Reynolds Road
Lexington, KY  40503
Phone:  (859) 422-5720
Fax:  (859) 224-0456

FAITH. SERVICE. EXCELLENCE.

Click here for the 2021-22 Return to School Plan.

Communications & Handbooks

LCA Preschool Student/Parent Handbook

LCA TK-5th Grade Student/Parent Handbook

LCA 6th-12th Grade Student/Parent Handbook


Dear LCA Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!  As we prepare for the start of school, each year we ask our families to review and update their demographic information as well as data pertaining to t-shirt sizes, social media rights, and optional tuition programs.  In addition, we ask families to read and then attest to agreeing with the school's student handbook.

This year is no different; however, we have organized the forms into a single process - The Annual Verification Process.  The Annual Verification Process permits families to easily review and make updates to the data stored in our school information system.  The process includes the following forms:

FAMILY DEMOGRAPHIC FORM
  • Student Demographic Form
  • Student Medical Form
  • Custodial Parent Form
  • Emergency Contact Form
  • Transportation Form
  • Grandparents Form
STUDENT T-SHIRT, SOCIAL MEDIA and TUITION INFORMATION FORM
  • Student's current t-shirt size
  • Social Media Authorization
  • Tuition Refund Insurance Information
  • "Round Up for Education"
2021-22 STUDENT HANDBOOK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
 
COVID-19 WAIVER

 

Families can access the Annual Verification Form and its supporting documents by logging into FACTS Family.  As a reminder, our district code is LX-KY.  Once you log into the system, select SCHOOL, WEB FORMS, and then 2021-22 ANNUAL VERIFICATION.  

COMPLETION OF THE ANNUAL VERIFICATION PROCESS IS DUE BY THURSDAY, JULY 29.  

Our preschool and elementary campus will publish homeroom teacher assignments on Friday, August 6.  Our Sixth Grade Academy, Junior High, and High School will publish class schedules on Friday, July 30.  

Families must complete and submit their annual verification forms in order to be eligible to receive their students' homeroom assignments and class schedules.

If you have questions or encounter problems with the Annual Verification Process, please email our Admissions Department at admissions@lexingtonchristian.org.

Again, welcome back! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Click here for past issues of the newsletter.

The 2020-21 school year may have been an unprecedented one, but we saw firsthand God's faithfulness to LCA during a time of great uncertainty. Join us in celebrating a successful school year by taking a look back in the 2020-21 Year in Review. Check it out here

View the Fall 2020 Academic Report Card here.

Forms

LCA Preschool Student/Parent Handbook

LCA TK-5th Grade Student/Parent Handbook

LCA 6th-12th Grade Student/Parent Handbook


Dear LCA Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!  As we prepare for the start of school, each year we ask our families to review and update their demographic information as well as data pertaining to t-shirt sizes, social media rights, and optional tuition programs.  In addition, we ask families to read and then attest to agreeing with the school's student handbook.

This year is no different; however, we have organized the forms into a single process - The Annual Verification Process.  The Annual Verification Process permits families to easily review and make updates to the data stored in our school information system.  The process includes the following forms:

FAMILY DEMOGRAPHIC FORM
  • Student Demographic Form
  • Student Medical Form
  • Custodial Parent Form
  • Emergency Contact Form
  • Transportation Form
  • Grandparents Form
STUDENT T-SHIRT, SOCIAL MEDIA and TUITION INFORMATION FORM
  • Student's current t-shirt size
  • Social Media Authorization
  • Tuition Refund Insurance Information
  • "Round Up for Education"
2021-22 STUDENT HANDBOOK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
 
COVID-19 WAIVER

 

Families can access the Annual Verification Form and its supporting documents by logging into FACTS Family.  As a reminder, our district code is LX-KY.  Once you log into the system, select SCHOOL, WEB FORMS, and then 2021-22 ANNUAL VERIFICATION.  

COMPLETION OF THE ANNUAL VERIFICATION PROCESS IS DUE BY THURSDAY, JULY 29.  

Our preschool and elementary campus will publish homeroom teacher assignments on Friday, August 6.  Our Sixth Grade Academy, Junior High, and High School will publish class schedules on Friday, July 30.  

Families must complete and submit their annual verification forms in order to be eligible to receive their students' homeroom assignments and class schedules.

If you have questions or encounter problems with the Annual Verification Process, please email our Admissions Department at admissions@lexingtonchristian.org.

Again, welcome back! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Please make sure your medical forms are up to date and that we have a current copy of your student's immunization record. Links to medical forms can be found below. 

Kentucky Immunization Form
Kentucky Physical Form
Kentucky Eye Exam Form
Kentucky Dental Screening Form
Allergy Action Plan
Asthma Action Plan
Diabetes Plan
Head Injury Report

Injury Report
Medical Authorization Form
Migraine Action Plan
Seizure Action Plan

 

Computer Systems

FACTS SIS (formally named RenWeb) is LCA's school information system. It is the home for all demographic and academic records. FACTS Family Portal (formally named Parents Web), is the parent and student portal for access to information within FACTS SIS. From FACTS Family Portal you are able to see grades, contact information and financial information. FACTS SIS is used by families, teachers and students.

Canvas is a learning management system. Grades 6-12 use this platform for as a classroom resources to provide pertinent information for students.  Canvas is primarily used by teachers and students.

Each parent, student and staff member has a unique set of credentials in the FACTS SIS that drives logging into the RenWeb App on mobile devices or the FACTS Family Portal on a computer. Please email Julie Guilliams at jguilliams@lexingtonchristian.org if you cannot remember your username or password.

The district code is LX-KY.