Kyiv Christian Academy exists to help fulfill the Great Commission by partnering with missionary families to offer a quality education in the English language within the framework of a Biblical worldview.
The new school year for KCA will begin Tuesday September 1 for all students. Our goal is to have 100% of the education program on campus so our available resources and efforts will focus on providing a healthy environment, fostering healthy students and staff, and providing access to the building only to healthy people. The new health procedures include new bathrooms, dividers between sinks, classrooms spaced out to utilize the entire building, distancing between classroom, new sanitary stations, Plexiglas shields for office and teachers, and many more items we will inform you about later.
Underlying Assumptions as we enter the new school year:
Education has permanently changed. We will probably not be able to go back to the way things were prior to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Disruptions will continue. Ongoing accommodations will require adaptability and flexibility.
CDC and Ukrainian school health and safety standards will guide us. This may include physical distancing, frequent disinfecting, temperature monitoring, staggered arrivals and dismissals, no lunch program, and wearing masks until a vaccine is found.
Continuous improvement in distance learning practices, usages and technology will dominate Professional Development of teachers to meet the needs of our students.
A COVID-19 Task Force of Administration, parents, and staff are developing a Continuity of Learning Plan that insures that are relevant factors are considered as we provide an education based upon the mission of KCA and the health and safety of all. Anticipated actions to be undertaken will focus on three major areas for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. (Further details will be charted and publicized when available.)
Academic – KCA can deliver a quality education 100% online or 100% on campus with minor interruptions. Possible extended absences due to COVID 19 issues will have education provided like normal extended absences.
Physical Plant – KCA will determine legal guidelines to follow, access permissions, cleaning, spacing, transportation, signage, and security protocols.
Schedule – KCA will adjust delivery of education based upon relevant factors and the COVID-19 phase.
Health – KCA will consider the COVID-19 implications in these areas:
Mental Health and Human Resource issues
Financial – We will prepare financial scenarios based upon data, staffing, enrollment, personnel, delivery interruptions, and budget – Optimistic, Probable, Pessimistic
My wife, Carol, and I have applied for our Visas at the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, DC, and plan to arrive in Kyiv on August 11 to begin my time as your Interim