Providence is closely monitoring the global COVID-19 outbreak. In an effort to keep our school community safe, Providence administration and the Board of Directors, decided to move to virtual classroom instruction. This page serves as a centralized location for information and updates regarding the School’s response to this rapidly evolving situation. On March 31, the Providence Administration and Board of Directors will reevaluate the situation and determine how to proceed.
LOANER LAPTOPS: If you have a loaner laptop that is not connecting to Wifi, we are currently reimaging all loaner laptops. We will be replacing the laptops that were checked out with reconfigured laptops. Microsoft updates them automatically every night which reconfigures them again and prevents the laptop from being able to connect to home Wifi after their update. There was no fix for this from Microsoft corporate, so our IT team has been working nonstop and has a solution. This was tested over the weekend to assure quality. If you would like to exchange your loaner laptop, please call the school at 904-223-5270 to see if one is available for your grade level before coming to school. We are working as expeditiously as possible, appreciate your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience.
SHAREPOINT: Due to heavy demand on cloud servers, Share Point may occasionally be inaccessible throughout the day. Try opening it again later. When the site is accessible you can download the files to your computer. Instead of clicking on the link for the files, hover over the link and you will see 3 dots. Click on the dots and select download. You will then have the file on your local computer (for student laptops this will be the student login instead of the guest account) which will allow you to continue working. We are working with Microsoft to resolve the issue as quickly as we can.
CANCELLATION & POSTPONEMENTS: Please see below for the latest list of postponed and cancelled events.
Once again, thank you all for being #provstrong! As Dr. Anderson stated in his devotional this morning…Isaiah 46:10, “Be still (emphasis mine) and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” In the midst of doing all we are doing, don’t get so busy that we forget to spend time with our Savior and be still! We appreciate you!
Providence School [K-12]
- Virtual classroom instruction has been established to continue classes and schoolwork starting April 15.
- All on-and off-campus student activities, fine arts, athletics, and campus tours have been canceled.
- The School has implemented off-campus travel restrictions for faculty, staff, and students.
- Students, faculty, and staff who have traveled to CDC Level 3 countries or who are exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19 have been asked to self-quarantine.
- Staff from our facilities department deep cleaned campus buildings while students and faculty were away for spring break, including sanitizing treatments.
The teachers will email and upload classroom instructional videos and information in FACTS. In addition, there will be assignments and assessments with due dates given via handouts and email. If you have specific questions for your teacher regarding the lessons, content, or access to instructional materials, please email the teacher. The teachers will have office hours and will answer emails within 24 business hours. If they do not respond in a reasonable amount of time (24 hours), please reach out to the Lower School Principal via email.
Our Middle School students will utilize online learning through Canvas. While each class may be set up differently, all information that your student needs to complete the learning objectives will be available in Canvas. Students are acquainted with Canvas and will be able to navigate through to complete their assignments. Teachers will be posting classroom instruction videos for students to watch. There will also be assignments and assessments posted for your student, with due dates listed in Canvas. If you have specific questions for your teacher regarding the lessons, content, or access to instructional materials, please send them a message through CANVAS. The teachers will have office hours posted and will answer emails within 24 business hours. If they do not respond in a reasonable amount of time (24 hours), please reach out to the Middle School Principal via email.
Our Upper School students will utilize online learning through Canvas. While each class may be set up differently, all information that your student needs to complete the learning objectives will be available in Canvas. Students are acquainted with Canvas and will be able to navigate through to complete their assignments. Teachers will be posting classroom instruction videos for students to watch. There will also be assignments and assessments posted for your student, with due dates listed in Canvas. If you have specific questions for your teacher regarding the lessons, content, or access to instructional materials, please send them a message through Canvas. The teachers will have office hours posted and will answer emails within 24 business hours. If they do not respond in a reasonable amount of time (24 hours), please reach out to the Middle School Principal via email.
Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated in this fast-changing and very fluid situation. Please be watchful for further updates and information from Providence, and please be in prayer for all during this challenging time. Despite the current circumstances, God is still in control. Psalm 46:10
In an effort to minimize exposure, the preschool will be open to healthy children this week for families that absolutely need childcare. This will be a non-academic week with no VPK instruction. Please refrain from bringing your child to preschool if you have alternative care arrangements or are not working.
The preschool remains open from 7:00 am – 5:30 pm for all families. Please provide 24 hours notice if you plan on bringing your child to preschool to ensure proper staffing.
We have resumed academics for those children in attendance. We are refraining from teaching new letters, numbers at this time but will add these back in if K-12 schools remain virtual after April 15th. Instead, we are focusing on our themes of Spring, Gardening and Easter. We are also spending time reviewing all other learning concepts that we have covered so far this school year for added reinforcement. Last week, we still had chapel (in groups of 10) and Fun & Praise music time (groups of 10). It is so important to praise our Father and our preschool is doing this daily! We refuse to lose our JOY!
We are continuing to follow all guidelines from the CDC, DOE and DCF. The implementation of our new procedures has gone smoothly. All classroom sizes are capped at the maximum of 10 people. Sanitizing is ongoing throughout the day. Children are met inside our doors, a health check is performed and children are walked back to class. Lastly, children are continuously reminded to wash their hands and are learning about personal space.
For those at home, our teachers are doing a fantastic job reaching out and providing you with resources and materials to help you during this time. Our VPK and Junior Kindergarten students are also receiving some work via email or home deliveries. Our teachers miss their classes! Please do not hesitate to reach out to your teacher for additional ideas. We are here to help you!
Please send us pictures! We would love to see what you have been up to! We plan as well to send pictures and videos to help us all stay connected!
Tuition Information – For those not planning to bring your children back until April 15th, please email me and we will suspend your first April tuition payment. If K-12 schools remain virtual after April 15th and you still decide to not bring your child to preschool we will continue to suspend tuition payments. If K-12 schools re-open, tuition payments will resume for all enrolled students. We understand this is a difficult time and many of you are experiencing financial hardship. We are here for you!
If your student has difficulty with a school-issued device, accessing school-related software, or using other digital tools necessary for virtual learning, please use the help button in the bottom right-hand corner. For general information and frequently asked questions, visit our Help Desk Support page.
All extra curricular school activities including fine arts, athletics, clubs, field trips, open houses, school tours, shadowing, and extended day starting Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 27 have been canceled. In addition the following have been cancelled or postponed:
Refunds for activities will be issued as soon as possible.
The following events have been cancelled:
5th Grade Washington, D.C. Field Trip – Cancelled
3/24 – Sally Field Trip Cancelled
3/27-Dance Company to Orlando Magics Cancelled
4/2-All Day Chapel Cancelled
4/14-4/17-8th Grade DC Trip Cancelled
4/17-Health Institute Off-Campus Field Trip Cancelled
4/21-US Showcase Cancelled
4/27-NHS End of Year Celebration Cancelled
The following events have been postponed until further notice.
3/21-Cheer Banquet Postponed
3/26 -3/27-Spring Musical Postponed
4/14-4/17-Cheer Try-outs Postponed
4/24-Dance Performance Postponed
3/24-Junior meeting with Cady and Cady Postponed/Virtual
These events are postponed until further notice:
4/23-Senior Chapel Undecided
4/25-Father Daughter Dance Undecided
4/25 Grad Bash Undecided
4/27 Herff Jones Cap and Gown Delivery Undecided
4/28 Spring Band Concert Undecided
4/30 Awards Chapel Undecided
4/30 Spring Choral Concert Undecided
5/1 Seniors Last Day Fun Day Undecided
5/4-5/15 AP Testing Undecided
5/6-5/7-Dance try-outs Undecided
5/8-7th Grade End of Year Trip Undecided
5/8-8th Grade End of Year Trip Universal Undecided
5/9-Jr Chorus Concert Undecided
5/13-Graduation Practice Undecided
5/21-LS Lunch with Cheer Undecided
5/28 – Preschool End of the Year Program Undecided
5/28 – Kindergarten Graduation Undecided