March 17, 2020
Dear LSA Family,
In response to the new COVID-19 pandemic guidelines released by the White House yesterday, the physical campus of Lutheran South Academy will remain closed to students through Monday, April 13 (Easter Monday) with the intent for students to return to campus on Tuesday, April 14.
While there are no reported COVID-19 cases in the LSA family, the Houston area continues to see an increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and health officials report this number is expected to increase as more testing is made available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social distancing protocol. The LSA school offices will remain open from 9 am to 3 pm (M-F) during the school closure.
We are extremely blessed to be able to continue education through remote learning for LSA students starting Monday, March 23. The LSA faculty and staff is using this week to prepare for a great educational experience in this very unusual circumstance. The remote learning will be age-appropriate by level and geared to meet the educational needs of our students. Parents will receive further information regarding Canvas (LSA’s new online platform), along with other valuable information that will help explain remote learning and what to expect in the weeks to come by the end of work day on Friday.
We realize that many students have materials that they will be needing from campus. Families will be able to come to campus on Friday, March 20, any time between 9 am and 3 pm. While on campus, we ask that you do your part to maintain social distancing, get what you need without loitering or congregating, and depart campus all in a very short period of time. Feel free to come when it is most convenient for you within that 9-3 time frame.
We value your partnership and your patience as we work through this together. I am extremely proud of our faculty and staff and how they have stepped up and embraced this opportunity. This is going to be a challenge for all of us, and I am certain that we will be making adjustments as we go and learn.
The Pioneer Spirit is alive and well at LSA as we get creative and forge new paths regardless of the roadblocks in our way.
Head of School