As you are well aware, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is dominating the news’ headlines as it continues to spread. While this virus is a serious one, and precautions need to be in place, it is also important to consider the facts and ensure they come from reliable resources. News outlets, social media, and other communication forms are sharing all kinds of information and not all of it is accurate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local government health departments are the most reliable and accurate sources of information. We encourage you to look to these sources for your information.
Divine Savior Academy is taking this situation seriously and constantly monitoring it. We have increased our cleaning practices throughout the day and are making quality and effective hygiene a top priority throughout the day. Our staff will be faithful in helping to create an environment that prioritizes health and quality sanitation measures.
There are many ideas and thoughts about what should or should not be done during this time. We are prepared to act and respond according to directives and information that is communicated from the CDC and local health department. We do not plan to make our own decisions that are not in line with the information available, unless there is a specific and clear reason to do so. At the same time, we do understand your role as parents. We also understand that each child and family has different needs and circumstances that affect how they respond to the situation surrounding the coronavirus. We are taking measures that are in line with the recommendations from the experts. If these experts ever communicate a need to stop extra-curricular activities, group gatherings, or even school in general, we will be ready and willing to comply. We also will support your decision as a parent in terms of how your family chooses to respond to the situation.
We will plan to have weekly communication regarding the coronavirus. In addition, all of our communication documents regarding updates on the situation will be available on the website. The safety of our students, staff, and families is one of our top priorities. We will continue to monitor the situation and respond in an appropriate manner.
As a Christian community, we place our trust and confidence in our all-powerful God who has control over all things, including the coronavirus. We ask for his continued protection over our campus family and all affected by this outbreak. Please find comfort in the prayer that is shared below:
Gracious Lord God, as we see the numbers and figures rise with this virus as well as numbers and figures fall in the stock market, help us to remain focused on you, our rock and our refuge. You do not waver and nothing this world may throw our way can affect nor surprise you. Forgive us for the times we stumble with fear and doubt and please fill us with your Spirit, giving us strength to be the light, sharing the message of your unending love. Be with all those who may be affected with this global virus or any other disease, and we ask you to provide healing and comfort in your own time and in your own way. It is in your Son, our Savior’s name we pray. Amen!
The DSA Administration