Thursday Notes: March 12th, 2020
A Statement from our Head of School regarding COVID-19:
We are monitoring the Coronavirus situation along with the rest of the world. Our first priority is the health and security of our students.
You can see the information on this virus at CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
We will be working to minimize the educational impact of this situation, while at the same time being diligent in doing what we can do to prevent the potential spread of the virus along with monitoring for any signs of the illness so we can properly care for the students.
We will instruct students in how to help themselves by taking precautions recommended by health officials including.
- Wash Hands often
- Don’t share food or drinks
- Cover coughs and sneezes with tissue or sleeve
- Wash bedding regularly
Here are some recommendations from the Utah State Health Department: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/protect-yourself/
We will also work to identify sick students and have those who can, stay home while ill and also isolate Residential students as they recover. Our school nurse will be checking more regularly on the students as well. We will also utilize other nurses and health care professionals in our school community to monitor students and recommend the necessary care for their condition.
One item to note: This is still the cold and flu season. Additionally, it is allergy season as the spring brings about pollen in the air which may bring about symptoms such as nasal congestion, headache from sinus pressure, runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, sore throat, coughs and sneezes. We will watch most closely for a fever, but we will work to make sure the student gets the medical attention they need and we will continue to work at being diligent in cleaning areas of the school.
During Spring Break, we would suggest the students not travel internationally. Other travel is discouraged as well. Our Residential houses will remain open during spring break, so the students can stay during this time. We will be diligent in monitoring and caring for the students and at the same time providing them with as much normalcy in their schooling and schedule as possible.
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Head of School
Layton Christian Academy
As many of you have received emails in regards to the school’s precautions and COVID-19, we have some measures from a few of our athletic associations in regards to athletic participation.
The WAC middle school spring season has been canceled. Please find the letter from the Board of Managers attached to the email sent earlier today from our Athletic Director, Jared Miller.
The Association is also suspending all UHSAA spring activities beginning Monday, March 16, for a period of at least two weeks. Member schools and/or districts as a local decision may suspend spring activities immediately. Those member schools and/or districts will need to work with the UHSAA on suspensions. All out of state school related travel has been suspended immediately for a period of at least two weeks.
In consultation with board directives and information provided by state public health officials, the UHSAA has suspended spring activities to properly fulfill best practices regarding protection of students and the general public. More information will be sent to member schools and/or districts as it becomes available.
The UHSAA has received questions regarding practices and team gatherings. This is a local school and/or district decision.
*LCA will still continue to hold practices with our student-athletes as long as the students are safe and healthy.*
The USSA will make a decision soon. We believe the decision will resemble that of the UHSAA.
AAU boys volleyball has postponed a decision until tomorrow afternoon. We will update as soon as we can.
(UHSAA, USSA and AAU are all high school teams.)
We are still reenrolling for the 2020-2021 school year! Thank you so much to the nearly 75% of you in our Preschool, Elementary and Middle School who have completed reenrollment for next year and so many of you who came our for one of our greatest Preview Nights yet! We are so excited to move forward together! If you haven’t reenrolled yet, it’s not too late! Be sure to log into your ParentsWeb account and complete reenrollment today! If you have any questions or problems, please contact our Admissions Director, Hannah Griffin at Hannah.Griffin@LCAeagle.org.
LCA will be hosting an online fundraiser that is easy to participate in! Of course we all want LCA to be the best it can be and to help with that, WE NEED YOU! Pampered Chef (PC) is a wonderful company who makes some of the greatest kitchen gadgets and products. LCA is partnering with PC to bring you some of their fabulous products and a great way to help our school! It’s super easy — all you have to do is invite your family & friends to the online party via Facebook and keep track of who orders from your link! We will have prizes for the Top 3 students and Class with the Most Sales! We so appreciate your help and commitment to our school and thank you in advance for helping us to make this a great and successful fundraiser!
You can find the Online Party HERE!
Open House is coming soon! This is a great night for families and friends interested in LCA to come out, have a great night with food and fun and get to know the faculty, staff and also the heart behind who we are! Invite your friends, your coworkers, your neighbors– we would love to see so many new faces and share who we are with the community!
We have many service hours opportunities for this event. Beginning next week, we will have flyers available for you to take and hang in your workplace and/or public locations. This is an easy way to earn service hours, per flyer. (Limit of 4) We will also have small invite cards available for your family and friends. Any new prospective family who attends Open House with this card and your name on it will earn 3 service hours each! We will also need volunteers for the evening of Open House — if you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please email Hannah.Griffin@LCAeagle.org
Do you love to travel? Do you love to experience new foods, new people, new cultures? If you said yes we would love to have you join us on our next tour to England! We will be going in the Spring of 2021. If you would like to see the full itinerary, please click on the following link and come join us on a trip of a lifetime!
Attached is a flow chart for traffic here at LCA. I know there are a lot of arrows on the picture but I promise it is not that hard to read. If you are entering from the West or exiting to go west, please use the west entrance/exit. If you are entering from the east or exiting to go east, please do so using the east entrance/exit. Also, in the mornings, we have a “drive thru” drop off zone. This is for parents that are not exiting their car but just dropping off their students at the door. If you plan on getting out of the car with your student, please use the other lane to go around and park your vehicle in the parking spots. We want to keep our kids safe and appreciate you helping us to do so.
Service Hours Opportunities
*Our Residential Homes are in need of twin mattresses and chests of drawers! If you have these items you would like to donate, service hours can be awarded! Please contact Mrs. Miller at Karen.Miller@LCAeagle.org with questions or to arrange donation!
*We are looking for people who would be able to help us drive international students to and from doctor’s appointments! Most appointments happen at Utah Orthopedics in South Ogden, near Ogden Regional Hospital and are scheduled during the day. If you are interested in being on the “on-call list” to help out with this need, please email Mrs. Miller at Karen.Miller@LCAeagle.org!
*Open House is upon us and we have many service hours opportunities for this event. Beginning next week, we will have flyers available for you to take and hang in your workplace and/or public locations. This is an easy way to earn service hours, per flyer. (Limit of 3) We will also have small invite cards available for your family and friends. Any new prospective family who attends Open House with this card and your name on it will earn 3 service hours each! We will also need volunteers for the evening of Open House — if you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please email Hannah.Griffin@LCAeagle.org
Tuesday: Southwest Smothered Chicken
Wednesday: Philly Cheese Steak
Thursday: Chicken Pesto Pasta
A Look Ahead:
March 6: End of 3rd Quarter
March 9: No School
March 10 – 13: Term (JH & HS only)
March 23-27: Spring Testing
March 24: Open House
April 13-17: Spring Break