I want to thank all of our parents and guardians who have been communicating with us about students who do not feel well, keeping their students home when they are sick or letting us know of any situations as it relates to COVID19. These actions really help mitigate the effects on our students, teachers and staff. The kids have done tremendous at adapting to this “new normal” and I am hopeful that we will be able to return to a sense of normalcy in the near future, InshaAllah. We are continuing to do all we can here to ensure the facility and classrooms are as safe as possible.
With the upcoming Thanksgiving Break we would like to share some important information with our community. Our highest priority is to keep our students and staff safe, while doing everything we can to remain open for in-person learning for as long as feasible. As reports of schools closing have increased in the media, we would like to highlight that each school's situation is different. There are certain benchmarks that trigger mandatory consulting with the Maricopa County Health Department on a school's closing. One of the main triggers for a school's closing are reported positive cases on campus. Alhamdulillah ACA has not had any reported positive COVID cases on campus to date.
If you do plan to attend a gathering please make sure you are taking the precautions to stay safe:
- Wear a mask
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
- Wash your hands
- Limit the number of guests
- Clean and disinfect
- Take the gathering outdoors
If possible opt to attend gatherings virtually. While the CDC requires some change from traditional activities during a school break, we hope that you will consider taking these measures to protect our community. We remain committed to doing everything we can to try to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus. I pray that Allah will continue to keep all of you and your loved ones protected.
- Christine McGee