• Rainbows

    After the flood in Genesis 8, God sent a rainbow to remind Noah and his family of His love. He would bring beauty from the destruction of the flood. After being flooded by Hurricane Harvey, God has sent Covenant Academy many rainbows as well. Below are before and after pictures of our Kindergarten classroom as an example of one of God's rainbows. All of the rooms (except the modulars) will have this same flooring, trim and wall color. Hard to believe after all that water and dust, isn't it?

    There were several volunteers at the school today but the task was daunting and difficult. Just when they were feeling overwhelmed, a team of firefighters from California and other volunteers from Ohio joined with them to move our furniture into Patriot Hall for cleaning. Everything was moved in time for them to see Dr. Smith's "Remember the Alamo" at our alternate location. This kind of blessing has happened over and over again and it is such a gift to re-tell the countless ways that God is providing blessing amidst this challenge.

    Did you know that a school in Canada had a car wash to benefit our school? Did you know that an equipment company stopped by to loan us the use of a front end loader (to fill our dumpster) at no charge? Today I shared with the students that in the midst of all this, we also received a very generous donation of $100,000 to help us as we recover. The donor survived Hurricane Katrina and knows the challenges that we are facing and wanted to bless us. Isn't that incredible? I'm humbled by God's provision and grateful to see His hands and feet at work.

    God told Noah, "Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." (Genesis 9:16, NIV)

  • Reconstruction Begins!

    I'm happy to say that reconstruction will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 7! The construction crew will hang sheet rock in the most critical classrooms first so that we can get back to our campus as soon as possible. They will be working long days and even weekends to make this happen and I'm so very grateful! When we are able to get back on our campus they will work at night so that we can continue to make progress. Thank you again for your help and patience throughout this situation. We would not be able to start tomorrow were it not for your help! Harvey hit us hard but by God's grace we are stronger than this struggle and we'll get through this together.

    Our alternate location starting September 11 will be on the Northwest Forest Campus on Telge Road (between school and Jarvis). Cy-Hope has graciously offered the use of The Alamo and Hope Lodge for us to meet until we can get back to our own campus. You read that right, we will be having school in The Alamo! It's a full-scale replica of the original church where the famous battle took place and it provides a unique opportunity for us to be together as a community as we heal and move forward. I heard it said that our students will have a whole new understanding of the phrase, "Remember the Alamo!" Don't worry, we'll be sure to teach them the original meaning as well.

    Like all of you, Harvey has been a devastating blow for me and my family. Like you, my plans and priorities for the beginning of the school year were suddenly and swiftly wiped out by this disaster. I am reminding myself each and every moment that in Christ I am not defined by this disaster. I am defined by my identity in Christ and in Him I am more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37). This flood is a moment in our lives and though it's not the moment I asked for, it's the one I was given. And so, like every thing else that God gives me, I must steward it well. That's what I will be focusing on: stewarding this moment, this crisis, this learning opportunity that God has given us in such a way that He says to us, "Well done good and faithful servants." God knows the plans He has for us, they are for hope and a future and they are often harder than we think we can bear, but He gives us more grace when we humble ourselves (James 4:6)

    I want reassure you that as I make decisions about our alternate campus time, I will be seeking to be faithful in my stewardship of this moment in our lives as well as remaining faithful to our academic goals and standards.

  • Before and After School Care (BASC) Program

    Covenant Academy is now pleased to offer a Before and After School Care (BASC) Program for any currently enrolled student in grades Pre-K through Six (6).

    We use the Pre-K classroom (closest to the office) as the home of our BASC program.  Students will be given time to play, rest, snack, work on homework and prepare for a successful school day both before and after school.  Food and/or snacks are not included but are provided at an additional cost.  You can expect the same care and attention in BASC as you would in any Covenant classroom.  

    This program is staffed by Covenant faculty and opens each morning at 6:30 a.m. After school, you may pick up your student as late as 6:30 p.m.  All Covenant faculty are CPR certified and are trained in school safety protocol.

    Before and After School Care is available on an as needed basis at your convenience.  If you arrive late to school at the end of a regularly scheduled school day, there is no need to call the school office. In partnership with you, your student will be taken care of as part of the BASC program until you arrive.*

    The base fees (found here) will be billed to your FACTS account each month following the dates of use. This schedule will be prorated for months where the school is closed for holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break.

    *Note: There will be a small daily fee of $10 for each student dropped off prior to 7:45 a.m. on any given morning, $15 for each student who is picked after 4:00 p.m. and $20 for each student who is picked up after 5:30 p.m. if you are not utilizing a monthly billing schedule.

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