From the Principal

Weekly Update from the Administrator- April 3rd, 2020

April 3, 2020

 

Dear TCCA Families, Faculty, and Staff:

 

At the conclusion of our third week of being out of school and our second week of online learning, I am very thankful for our TCCA teachers and certainly also for our TCCA parents, who have all worked so diligently to ensure the continued learning of our students and children. Thank you, all!

 

As we look forward to Governor Sununu’s May 4th announcement on how long the present situation will continue, we can at least announce firmly that our April 27th through May 1st Spring Vacation will take place as scheduled. This is due to our decision to eliminate standardized testing this year to make up for our week of training and online lesson preparation last month. Of course, on a case by case basis, some teachers may choose to help students who may be having problems, and the week will be an opportunity to make up missing work.

 

On Wednesdays, we’ll continue live, school-wide chapel broadcasting at 9 AM. Please join your student(s) in “attending” this online chapel service. Again, singing (out loud) with the children is required! And at 9 PM, we’ll have another of our weekly “Fireside Chats,” this time with an opportunity for live questions and answers.

 

Mrs. Lewis (clewis@tcca-nh.com) and Mrs. Edgar (sedgar@tcca-nh.com) will continue to provide parents and teachers answers to their questions pertaining to our Learning Management System (LMS), which is the learning platform we are utilizing during this school shut-down period. Please feel free to email them at any time with your questions or concerns.

 

Our annual TCCA Service Satisfaction Survey should have gone out this week. I’ve added some extra questions regarding your students’ online learning experience. At this point, actual broad-based data will be very important to us as we analyze how successful our efforts so far have been.

 

Please remember the April 15th deadline for early reduced tuition rate registration for 2020 – 21. Although things are certainly disrupted in a way none of us would have anticipated, we must not abandon our higher mission – the ongoing Christian education of our precious children!

 

With God’s help, and by continuing to pull together, this 2019 – 20 school year will be our finest hour!

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Paul T. Edgar

Administrator

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Weekly Update from the Administrator

March 27, 2020

 

Dear TCCA Families, Faculty, and Staff:

 

Our Governor has now issued a new stay-home order and a continuation of the school closure order to be in effect at least until May 4th. Certainly, none of us have ever experienced anything like this before!

 

At least our first week of online learning seems to have gone well. I’ve personally enjoyed learning new techniques of lesson preparation and presentation, and I hope my students have also. Today was their first online learning assessment, so we’ll see! Our online learning in Art, Music, and Physical Education will be begin on Monday, March 30th.

 

Next Wednesday, April 1st, we’ll begin a live, school-wide chapel broadcast at 9 AM. More detail will be provided concerning accessing this worship program early next week. Please guide your student(s) to “attend” this online chapel service, and please join us if you are able. Singing (out loud) with the children is required!

 

Mrs. Lewis (clewis@tcca-nh.com) and Mrs. Edgar (sedgar@tcca-nh.com) will continue to provide parents and teachers answers to their questions pertaining to our Learning Management System (LMS), which is the learning platform we are utilizing during this school shut-down period. Please feel free to email them at any time with your questions or concerns.

 

After today, our school office will be closed to comply with Governor Sununu’s new directive, but teachers and staff will remain in email communication with you. In addition to all the good cleaning we have done so far, we will be sanitizing all carpets and thoroughly airing out our buildings very soon.

 

Our annual TCCA Service Satisfaction Survey will be going out next week. This year, I’ve added some extra questions regarding your students’ online learning experience. I realize we have only gone one week into this, but I want to be sure you have every possible channel for sending needs and concerns on this new learning method to me as soon as possible. Online learning certainly has some advantages, but it will also be good for us all to be back together in school again and learning normally.

 

With God’s help, I’m sure we’ll finish this 2019 – 20 academic year strong!

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Paul T. Edgar

Administrator

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School News

Dedication and Administrative Letter - 2020 Yearbook

The Yearbook class completed the 2020 yearbook at the beginning of April. We are looking forward to having you all recieve yours. We haven't planned how to do that just yet but every student WILL recieve one.

In the meantime you can get a sneak-peak and enjoy the letter of dedication written for our Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Treat. You can also read the administrative lettere from Mr. Edgar.

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COVID-19 and Influenza Letter to the Community - 04/20/2020

April 20, 2020

 

Dear TCCA Families, Faculty, and Staff:

 

Here is my attempt to provide more clarification and information on TCCA’s response to Governor Sununu’s press conference and letter from last Thursday, April 16th.

 

The Governor’s letter, posted on his official web site last Thursday, stated that New Hampshire public schools would continue their remote instruction through the remainder of the school year. Subsequent clarifications revealed that in the Governor’s press conference speech, he also included New Hampshire non-public schools in this directive. Therefore, TCCA will follow his instruction to remain physically closed while continuing remote instruction through the remainder of the school year.

 

Our school board did discuss his statement that the “New Hampshire Department of Education will be providing school districts with guidance by the middle of May on how to conduct Extended School Year (ESY) programs and other summer programming.” We will await this guidance before making and announcing firm decisions on our various end-of-year events and on TCCA’s Summer Camp.

 

For the present, here is the latest information I have concerning our many end-of-year events:

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Update Concerning COVID-19

Dear TCCA Families, Faculty, and Staff:

 

We had thought Governor Sununu would make his announcement concerning our school shut-downs on Monday, May 4th, but he has just now completed a press conference (see attached letter) in which he announced that the public schools would remain closed through the end of this academic year. New Hampshire public schools will thus be following the same course as Maine public schools.

 

There will be a TCCA School Board meeting this Saturday, April 18th, and TCCA’s response to the Governor’s directive will be decided then. I will announce the board’s decision to all members of the TCCA community no later than Monday, April 20th. I expect information on our various end-of-year events to also be decided and announced at the same time.

 

Please pray for our board members to receive wisdom to make the correct decision(s) for us all.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Paul T. Edgar

Administrator

* See the attached link for the Govenor's Letter.

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