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Over the last few weeks, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has impacted many areas of the United States. Maranatha Christian Academy continues to closely monitor the situation and how it is impacting schools and institutions across the country. As you know, this situation is highly complex and changing at a rapid rate. We do know, however that God's Word states in 2 Timothy 1:7, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." We will continue to use the gift of a sound mind as we take precautions and pray in faith (not fear) for healing and containment of this virus.

With this in mind, MCA is developing a comprehensive plan and will partner with our families as we create a safe and supportive learning environment. As part of this plan, we have created a special page on our website dedicated to communications concerning COVID-19, general health practices, and links to various sites.

This time of year, even without the current COVID-19 situation, concerns for the spread of various forms of influenza, coughing, and other sicknesses are heightened. Maranatha has doubled-down on its cleaning efforts throughout the building. Our Facility Maintenance Crew has already disinfected the building over President's Day and continues to sanitize the facility daily. Teachers are asked to wipe down their classrooms multiple times during the day with disinfectant wipes. Plus, we are hiring a professional crew to come in over Spring Break and use electro-static equipment for another deep-clean of the building.

The school would like to remind our families of some effective ways to prevent the spread of germs, as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (such as door handles, drawer handles, counter tops, etc.).

Other General Precautions
  • When filling up the dishwasher with dirty dishes, wash your hands after you are done.
  • Avoid sharing food.
  • Make sure your child is eating well, drinking fluids, getting plenty of rest, wearing weather-appropriate clothing, and consistently consuming foods high in vitamin C.

https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/qa/what-foods-are-rich-in-vitamin-c)

If any child is showing any signs of being ill, it is recommended to take his/her temperature and contact his/her doctor for professional guidance. In addition, we ask all families to adhere to the policies in the Parent and Student Manual on page 132. Students must remain home for a minimum of one school day after the last episode in the following cases:
  • Elevated temperature
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

As we continue to monitor and plan, the possibility of providing e-learning may become a reality. Maranatha is working on a seamless plan to accommodate the same level of learning we expect while on-site. We will keep you posted as the situation demands. In order to properly work with our students, it is imperative that each family has activated their Schoology account. If you have not done so, please contact the school.

Finally, in this time of potential anxiety and stress, I want to make sure you know our support staff is here for you. Counselors Miss Lissa Flaaten and Mrs. Anne Mee, along with Chaplain Baltimore Medina, your child's teacher, administrators, and myself as the Head of School want to remind you that you are not alone, and we are available. If you feel the need to communicate with either counselor or Chaplain Medina, please click one of the links below to email them and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

Of course, the safety of students and staff are our highest priority and we will be praying for anyone that may be afflicted with any illness during this season.

Thank you for your partnership in making this season as safe and healthy for our students and staff.

In His service,

Brian Sullivan
Head of School


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9201 75th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55428
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