Looking Forward To Things Looking Up
August 5, 2021
After successfully navigating the last school through a pandemic, social unrest, a historical political climate, and much more, we are looking forward to things looking up for the 2021-2022 school year.
This new year will undoubtedly bring new challenges. Yet, with our laser-focused vision of providing a top-notch educational experience for our students, promoting a kingdom culture philosophy that brings unity to our school when division surrounds us, and our unrelenting pursuit of what makes Maranatha, well, Maranatha, which is the unquenchable desire to follow God's will for the school, we confidently proclaim this will be "The Best School Year Ever."
Yes! You Are Ready!
Have you ever looked at a piece of art and wondered, "How can anyone make anything so beautiful from their own hands?" Have you ever looked at another person and thought the same thing? If that question makes you tilt your head, scratch it and ask, "what are you talking about?", allow us to draw your attention to the Bible verse Ephesians 2:10, Maranatha Christian Academy's theme verse for the 2021-2022 school year.
"For we are God's handiwork created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
The living God has created some amazing works of art. He created beautiful beaches that calm the soul, sky-scaping mountains that excite the heart, red-eyed loons that sing a beautiful song, and powerfully royal lions whose mane flows wondrously in the wind. Even so, his greatest creation is...YOU. You were created in Christ Jesus to do good works. He molded you as an artists molds a jar of clay, but with a major difference. Once the artist has finished throwing her pot, she places it on a shelf and focuses on her next project. For you, God is always with you and, as a matter of fact, He goes before you and prepares a way for you to share love, give grace, empathize with your brother and sister, and share your unique and precious gift of Jesus.
If this seems a bit overwhelming, we get it! But fear not. You are ready to do good works. Let's get busy!
Masks & More...
Updated August 5, 2021
Recently, recommendations from the CDC regarding masks and schools were released. It is important that Maranatha Christian Academy clearly communicates our plan as we move into the 2021-2022 school year. Maranatha will institute a “Mask Optional” policy similar to how the last school year ended after the Governor lifted the state-wide mask mandate. Should any student, staff, parent, sibling, or guest choose to wear a mask, we will welcome their choice and honor their decision. At this point, Maranatha will not be mandating the use of masks.
As we prepare to welcome students and staff into the building for in-person learning this fall, we also have continued our COVID protocols to keep everyone safe. These include diligent cleaning efforts both during the day and after hours, the use of our air purifiers in our rooms, encouraging students and staff to wash hands regularly, making sanitizing stations available, temperature checks for guests as they enter, and we will begin the year with our grade-level pod structure in place, similar to how we ended the last year. In addition, we have updated our COVID Decision Tree.
Continual updates will be provided as we approach the first day of classes. We are anticipating swift changes and recommendations throughout the year from health officials, our local government, the Department of Health, and the CDC. When this happens, we are confident that Maranatha will be able to navigate this upcoming school year with the same excellence, flexibility, and God-honoring decision-making as it did over the 2020-2021 year. Your continued support and partnership are an integral part of what will be “The best school year ever.”
Swiftly changing culture and educational standards can create stress, uncertainty, and worry. At Maranatha Christian Academy, our Biblical-based modeling and teaching raise the bar and build self-confidence in our students. In doing so, we create stability in the life of our students, where what is being instilled at home compliments what is being taught at school.
Our families can rest assured that Maranatha’s unwavering Christian Worldview will always be a vital part of its curriculum that establishes a solid foundation in our students. Of course, the innovative, collaborative, and explorative mindset will continue to be a staple as we develop co-creators of tomorrow.
COVID Decision Tree
The world we live in is constantly changing...and quickly! A few years ago, if someone played the word coronavirus in a scrabble game, opponents would have challenged the legitimacy of the play! Now COVID-19 is part of everyday conversation.
Maranatha Christian Academy places high importance on keeping our students, staff, and guests safe and healthy. Not only are we intent on remaining open for in-person, on-campus learning for the full school year, we also want God's best for all of our families, this includes happy and healthy kids! In order for us to accomplish our goals, your partnership is invaluable.
One such way to partner with us is to get to know the COVID Decision Tree and follow the appropriate path according to your current situation. Should you have any questions, please contact the school and we will be more than happy to come alongside you to explain next steps.
Please click the button below to view the Maranatha Christian Academy COVID Decision Tree.