Blog - Haywood Christian Academy
To say this has been an unusual end of summer and start to the school year is undoubtedly an understatement. Parents have been confronted with a continuous barrage of challenges, facing them head-on. Throughout Haywood County, homes have become offices and classrooms, as well as places of worship, while many jobs, schools and churches moved to a primarily digital platform. Despite the difficult circumstances, parents and students have risen to the occasion and continue to excel.
We could not be more excited about being able to offer in-person instruction this fall. From an article in The Mountaineer:
"Head of School Kelli Herbert said because of the school's small and intimate class sizes — and because of the 400-seat capacity auditorium, it will be much easier for HCA to meet current restrictions for reopening than perhaps other schools."
This has been one of the most challenging school years most parents can remember. There is not a time in recent history students have simply been unable to return to campus for almost a semester. Parents have scrambled to work out the kinks of remote learning while also dealing with their own work-from-home situations. Haywood County bandwidth has been stretched to the limit in many homes as everyone seemed to shift their education and employment to digital spaces. We have all become proficient with video conferencing in the last few months; however, many parents are ready to put that behind them.
It has certainly been an unusual school year at Haywood Christian academy and throughout the nation. Typically, at this point in the school year, students are looking forward to summer break. There is so much to do in our area, from hiking and exploring area swimming holes, to mountain biking and camping, in addition to hanging out with friends and participating in church and sports camps. As we have turned to non-traditional means of education at our school, the end of the semester is not going to bring the same amount of fanfare as usual. We do not yet know whether summer will bring the usual sense of freedom for high school students.
One thing that is always true, however, is learning never truly takes a summer break. Whether or not we can experience the outdoors as usual, we can always escape with a good book.
We extend our prayers and heartfelt sympathies to all those personally impacted by the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic. Many families throughout the nation and in our own community are navigating the challenges of working from home while facilitating education for their children. Haywood Christian Academy has suspended all in-person business until further notice. That means our students are utilizing interactive, distance learning tools to maintain continuity in their education.
Throughout the course of a typical school day, students enjoy nutritional meals that help students focus on their studies. While your children are learning from home, it is vital to their process to continue providing healthy meals and snacks. In this article, we will talk about the benefits of nutrition for your child's learning ability. These principles apply to this season of home education and later when children return to school.