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Updates From Principal Young - COVID-19

March 17 letter

Dear Midland Families,

 As many of you have heard, this afternoon, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, announced that all Kansas K-12 schools would cease in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Midland is doing its part to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus by following this directive.

During the week of March 23-27 there will be no instruction. This week will be used by our teachers and administrative team to plan our transition to a distance learning program for the remainder of the school year. The current plan is for this instructional program to begin on March 30.

Elementary parents, in lieu of in-person parent/teacher conferences, teachers will call parents using the home phone number provided at the time that you have signed up for on March 26. If you need to sign up, please use this link. If you have already signed up, please update your time slot to include the phone number you would like for the teacher to use.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E44ADAB23A7FE3-maaspring

High School parents, please use this link to sign-up for conferences via phone call that will take place on March 26. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E44ADAB23A7FE3-maahigh

I want to assure you that Midland is doing its absolute best to ensure academic instruction will continue in a manner that represents the high standards Midland holds. What this looks like, and the schedule of instruction will be determined in the week to come. More information will be sent, including instruction times, as plans are finalized. 

Thank you for your prayers for wisdom and your continued support of Midland Adventist Academy.

Richard Young

Principal

Midland Adventist Academy

913-268-7400

richard.young@midlandacademy.org

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • March 23-27 - Teacher Prep Week

  • March 26 - Parent-Teacher Conference Calls

  • March 27 - Parents pick up learning packets at Midland

  • March 30 - Distance Learning Program begins



March 16 letter

Dear Parents,

As promised, I wanted to give you an update regarding education at Midland amid the COVID-19 crisis.

We will be extending spring break through March 30.  Thank you for your patience as we finalize plans on how to offer your students excellent education outside the traditional classroom setting.

You may expect another update in just a few days.  

Richard Young

Principal

Midland Adventist Academy

913-268-7400

richard.young@midlandacademy.org



March 12 letter

 

Good Evening Midland Family!

Midland Adventist Academy administration has been proactively working with staff, board members, and conference officials to prepare for any impact to our school related to the corona virus. We are monitoring directives from the Johnson County Health Department and the Kansas State Health department as well as city officials.

As we dismiss tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. for our spring break, we are asking students in grades 5 – 12 to take their textbooks home so that in the unlikely event of school not resuming on March 23rd they are prepared for a few days of learning outside the traditional classroom.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely during spring break and will communicate plans for continued learning for all students, should it be necessary to make a change in the school schedule.

Thank you for your support as we continue to provide quality education in the safest learning environment that we possibly can.

God bless,

 

Richard Young

Principal

Midland Adventist Academy

913-268-7400

richard.young@midlandacademy.org



March 10 letter

 

MAA family,

We want you to be aware that we continue to watch the potential threat of the COVID-19 illness, and are putting plans in place for a variety of scenarios.  An area we continue to monitor is that of school trips and performances, especially those trips where students are traveling long distances through areas of the country with high infection rates as well as large groups/gatherings.  At this time, we will continue with all school functions and trips as planned, but know that we will adjust based on guidance from the CDC, Union and Conference leadership. 

Please continue to follow these recommendations for minimizing the spread of any illness.

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue or if no tissue is available, sneeze into the elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If you feel sick, pay attention to your symptoms. COVID-19 symptoms are very similar to those of the flu or common cold and can be very light or more severe:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing

If you experience these symptoms, please stay home. While you may not have the coronavirus and COVID-19 is unlikely to be dangerous to you, we want to do our part to stop the spread of the illness. 

I invite you to continue to pray for wisdom for our school and community as we all work towards minimizing the impact of this illness—as well as for all those who have been impacted by the disease.

We will continue to closely watch the situation and communicate any other changes to programs, trips or daily operations as needed.

God bless,

 

Richard Young

Principal

Midland Adventist Academy

913-268-7400

richard.young@midlandacademy.org

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