"We love how well you all have executed this e-learning environment for our NCA families. Of course we would MUCH rather be on campus but my goodness, how amazing is your staff! Thank you!"

-Kelly, Jarret & Josie Cox 

 

"I wanted to let you all know that I am extremely impressed with how quickly NCA has adapted and with the level of detail and instruction every teacher has put into each assignment has been tremendous. I’m really wowed!"

-Latoya B. Hargrove

 

NORTHSIDE'S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

Update for Virtual Instruction:

(updated 4/22/20 @ 2:14PM)

In light of the Governor’s recent announcement related to school closure for public schools, please note that NCA will be following these same directives.  Doing so we will follow both the President’s and the Governor’s mandates related to social distancing and public health concerns.  South Carolina announced the creation of a task force of educators and medical professionals that will develop guidelines and procedures as to how schools will return in the fall. NCA will closely monitor the development of these guidelines and will provide our schools with this information as it becomes available. 

 

The Governor did announce that schools would be allowed to be creative with small groups and offer services as long as the groups practiced social distancing.  We will be praying about offering services for those groups of learners that may need extra help.  Our administrative team will be meeting and planning for these types of learning opportunities.  

 

We were very encouraged to hear that we will be allowed to host a graduation.  Our administrators have already been at work planning a ceremony that will include safe practices with social distancing.  

 

We will keep our NCA family updated as we make plans for the future.  As for now, we will continue our online classroom instruction as is.  If any of you have special needs or concerns please let us know.  We are here to serve our families and our students.  We want to make sure that our students know the love of God, understand the sovereignty of God, and stand on the promises of God.  We trust God and we are continually seeking His guidance day by day as we navigate this time of uncertainty.  

 

By His grace,

Scott Crede

Executive Pastor/Head of Schools

Northside Church/Northside Christian Academy

Update for Virtual Instruction:

(updated 3/16/20 @ 9:11PM)

Please check your emails for detailed instructions on how to set up your child's school work and how we will continue with instruction at home. 

If your child is in the lower school K5-8th, they will need to set up Google classroom with their school email address.

(This information is listed in Renweb under the family tab and each child)

Logging into Google classroom is easy once you find you have your child’s email.

Go to, https://classroom.google.com/

Use your child’s entire email. Enter password.

Look for plus sign to add class codes (those are emailed by each teacher)

Upper School should have received instructions from each teacher today when you picked up your books and work!

They will be using Google Classroom and/or Schoology to update lessons!

Please email your teachers for help! We are here to help you!

Click here for a visual to help get on Google classroom. 

Update for Virtual Instruction:

(updated 3/19/20 @ 7:11PM)

We have transitioned into our first week doing Virtual Instruction and all systems are a go! We miss being with our students terribly but have hit the ground running to make sure that our families are successfully continuing education at home via Google Classroom, Schoology and Teacher led videos and emails.

 

This has become an adventure and we are up to the task! We care deeply about your children and about carrying on our academic standards and biblical principals while at home! Thank you for sticking with us through this journey, we look forward to reuniting in the physical classrooms soon! Until then, follow our social media and website for updates from teachers and families on our Virtual Schooling! 

Update on School Closure

(updated 3/15/20 @ 6:11PM)

Governor Henry McMaster has suspended public schools in SC until the end of the month. In an effort to honor the Governor's request regarding K4-12 schools, Northside Christian Academy will be closing at this time until the end of the month. We will be notifying our families tomorrow with a detailed plan for the academic continuity for our students through distance instruction. 

We understand that this will present challenges, but we are fortunate enough to live in an era where technology allows us to deliver instruction in a highly effective manner. Administrators and faculty are in the process of organizing grade-specific communication to parents on the implementation of distance instruction.

Our teachers will be finalizing distance instruction details tomorrow, Monday, March 16, during staff development. Once preparations are in place, our administration/faculty will send communication for your individual student’s distance instruction plan. This plan will begin on Tuesday, March 17. The following logistics will be paramount to assist in your child’s success.

Schedule for Textbooks, Personal Items, and Learning Materials.

In order to accommodate our families in distributing learning resources, we ask our families to adhere to the following pick-up schedule for Monday, March 16. The following schedule is designed to better serve our families and safely practice social distancing.

Schedule is based on last names.

A-F 10-11 am

G-L 11-12 pm

M-R 12-1pm

S-Z 1-2 pm

Communication Process

Please check your email concerning specific, individual protocols with detailed information from administrators and teachers. The Renweb website will contain general, campus-wide updates and posts. Please continue to monitor your email and Renweb for all updated communication.

Schedule

Each grade-level/class teacher will convey specific details of their distance instruction schedule in a follow-up email.

Attendance

For the safety of your children, there will be no students on campus during the remote learning arrangement. Attendance will be monitored by the teacher based on participation during the remote learning environment.

Northside Christian Early Education Center will be on a normal operating schedule tomorrow March 16th  to meet the needs of our working parents. The DSS directive does not require private preschools and childcare centers to close at this time. We also will require you not to bring your children to school if they are sick. We must maintain a total wellness approach to children attending. The safety of the children, staff, and parents is always our first priority, and we will continue to monitor this situation as it unfolds. Our Early Education Center will remain open as long as there is no closing order in accordance with operating regulations mandated by the SC Department of Social Services.

 

We will keep you updated if anything changes in this ever-changing environment.

Update for Virtual Instruction:

(updated 3/24/20 @ 3:11PM)

In light of the Governor’s request, NCA will be closed until April 30th.  We cannot convey how heavy hearted we feel that our halls are not filled with the love and laughter of our precious students.  However, we all need to remind ourselves that God is on His throne. 

Our situation reminds me of a story in Acts 16. Paul and Silas had been falsely accused, attacked by a mob, horsewhipped, thrown in the inner part of a Philippian jail, and placed in stocks for simply doing God’s work.  I do not know about you, but I would be complaining to the other inmates. I would be complaining to God.  I simply would not be happy.  Let us see how Paul handles the situation.   Verse 25 reads, “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God…” 

What an example for all us.  I understand the frustration and stress of juggling work, marriage, parenting, finances, and now schoolwork!  Paul later tells us in Philippians 4 to, “Rejoice in the Lord always.”  That is my prayer through it “all,” that we rejoice. I believe God is at work through this crisis.  We simply need to trust Him and watch Him accomplish His purpose during this time.   If you continue reading, the jailer and his family come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior!

I would encourage us all to “Be still and know that He is God” during this time of uncertainly.  I pray that God draws each of us closer to Him.   Let me remind you of one of the greatest promises in the Bible… “He will never leave you, nor forsake you” (Heb. 13:5).

If there is anything that we can do to assist, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We love each of you and are praying for you and your family.

-Scott Crede

Executive Pastor/Head of Schools

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