COVID-19 VIRUS UPDATE 3/24/2020
I hope I find you well. This is not the spring break week we were all dreaming of for sure. While listening to the news the last few weeks, I could feel my anxiety building as I heard about all of the new Coronavirus cases and shelter in place rulings. I had to turn off the news and reset. It is a great time to remind ourselves that God is in control and He has this. We need to trust in Him! I will miss seeing all of you and your precious children, but will embrace this situation and try to slow down and enjoy my loved ones a little more. I hope you can all do the same.
We have been having Zoom conferences as a staff and feel
very confident that we will still be able to educate your child through this
trying time. There will be learning
packets and video lessons to help us accomplish this. Each classroom teacher will be in contact
with you to let you know how this will be happening if they haven’t
already. If you have not picked up your
packet with lessons that go through next week, they are in bins out front of
the school. I encourage you to work on a
little each day. I know that homeschooling
can be difficult for parents and we want to be there for you.
During this new challenge, we at ATC are doing our best to
look at the big picture of the repercussions that the mandated school closing
will have on all of us. First, I want to
let you know that ATC operates under the Ohio Department of Education just like
the public schools. We are not under the
same governing body as preschools and daycares that operate under Jobs and
Family Services. We were mandated to
shut down and will reopen when, just like the public schools, we are allowed. It is the desire of ATC to pay our staff
during this time. If paying tuition will
create a financial hardship for your family, please let me know and we will do
our best to assist you. Payment may be
made online, by mailing a check or dropping one off in the locked box outside
of the east entrance doors. We thank you
for continuing to pay your tuition.
On another note, we want to let you know that we have put
Summer Camp and Kindergarten Enrichment registration on hold until we know what
summer is going to look like for ATC students.
If you have paid anything and these programs are cancelled, we will
forward that money to next year’s tuition or refund it, whichever you would
We will continue to be in communication with you, and your
teachers are still working hard at home providing lessons, activities, videos,
and online support for your children so that they can continue to grow and
learn. We need to be united like as
always to have the ATC family who rallies together and supports each
other. Now it will just be from a
further distance apart. I am praying for
peace, good health, and comfort for all of our families. I should add patience in there too!
God bless you all. If
there is anything I can do to help your family, please let me know. My cell number is listed below if you need to
get ahold of me for any reason. I am
also checking my email regularly.
Jill Kindall, ATC Director
All the Children of the World Academy will be closed whenever Westerville City Schools close for severe or inclement weather. Please note the local television and radio channels (610WTVN) for current Westerville City Schools closing information. We will post the information on our website (www.atcacademy.org) as soon as possible.
PM Snow Days: When Westerville City Schools cancels PM Kindergarten due to incoming weather, then ATC Academy will also cancel PM preschool classes.
Delay Days: When Westerville City Schools has a two hour delay (or one hour delay), ATC Academy will be open at 9:00 AM as usual.