Dear Covenant Community,
Today, we were saddened to hear Governor Holcomb announce that all Indiana school buildings are to remain closed through the end of the current semester. The order is in response to the expectation that a downward trend in the curve of COVID-19 cases will not occur until the end of April.
Covenant, of course, will be complying with this mandate. However, while our building will remain closed, we are fully committed to the highest quality instruction and learning via our online platform.
As you might expect, our teachers have unselfishly used the bulk of their spring break to retool their coursework and instruction for personalized online learning. While none of our teachers prefers to be away from their students, each one is excited to leverage our multiple tools for online learning.
By now, you should have received the Covenant’s Long-Term eLearning Plan and Parent FAQ. Please consult that document now and in the coming weeks in order to better understand our approach to eLearning during this time.
Additionally, students will need to pick up their new academic materials from the front of the school building on Monday, April 6. (Students and parents may not enter the building that day.) Mr. Fishburn will soon send all families an email with a grade-level-specific pick-up schedule. The schedule will be accompanied by specific instructions related to individual safety and traffic flow.
Our hearts continue to break for our seniors, especially, who will be unable to participate in their spring extracurricular activities, such as prom, the Fine Arts Festival, and athletics. However, Covenant is not giving up on Academic Awards Night, Senior Banquet, or commencement. We have already communicated a contingency plan with seniors and their parents.
Most importantly, I know that we all long for our community to be together once more, all in one place. Although it may necessarily be through a screen, we will see one another. We will listen to one another. We will hear one another. We will learn together. We will celebrate our seniors. We will get through this.
Andy Goodwin, Ed.D.
Principal and CEO