As most of you know, our country is facing an unprecedented scenario. Recommendations on the COVID-19 pandemic are changing rapidly by the day and even hour. As always, the health and well-being of our students, staff, our Immanuel family as a whole is our priority.
Due to the growing concern regarding the spread of the coronavirus in Oklahoma, Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy K-12 will follow the guidelines that the Oklahoma State Department of Education has instituted for our local schools. There will be a mandatory statewide school closure for two weeks, beginning on Monday, March 23, with students and staff returning no earlier than Monday, April 6. However, our staff will be providing virtual/digital instruction for our students following spring break. We will continue to communicate instructions and plans as indicated.
As recommended, there will be no gatherings or events sponsored by our school during this time, including the basketball bonanza. Future events may also be affected as guidelines and timelines change, we will communicate these as soon as we are able. We encourage you to comply with the recommendations of our health officials and stay home if you can, enjoy the extra family time. If you must go out, please practice social distancing.
We understand that the uncertainty can cause anxiety and worry, but our God is bigger than this virus. We know that! We are all in continuous prayer that this virus will quickly leave our country/community. I am specifically praying for each of you and your families, for continued good health, peace, and protection. If your family has any needs during this time, for which someone in our Immanuel community may be of service, please let us know. If you have the ability to safely provide assistance to those in need, please let us know.
Thank you so much for your understanding, cooperation, and prayers for wisdom and guidance for us throughout this time. We love and appreciate all of our Immanuel families and are looking forward to the day when all of this is in our past.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Stephen P. Zehnder
Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy
Broken Arrow, OK