Legacy Christian Academy is monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully and is taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of the LCA community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This site is updated as new details become available or information changes. We appreciate your patience during this process.

Distance Learning/School Closure
In accordance with the state of Texas' executive order, the LCA campus will remain closed through Friday, May 1st..

Questions?
If you have any questions or need additional help, please email questions@legacyca.com. We are working hard to get your questions answered as quickly as possible.

Reporting COVID-19 Infection:

In the event a Legacy student or a member of the same household becomes ill and tests positive for COVID-19, we request that you notify Legacy by contacting our Director of Health Services Angie Detloff. By providing your information, this will allow us to follow all necessary steps to ensure the safety of our community, maintain privacy, and assist those in need of available resources.

Communication Archive

4:23 PM CST Wednesday, March 25, 2020
11:43 AM CST Thursday, March 19, 2020

Legacy Families,

Distance Learning Extension to Friday, 4/3
LCA's distance learning program will begin on Monday, 3/23. At this time, we have extended our distance learning program to Friday, 4/3 and we will continue to monitor the situation and provide further guidance on additional extensions if necessary.

Book Your Time to Pick up Your Student’s Supplies TOMORROW, 3/20 from 7:30 am-4:30 pm.

Please note the following details:

  • If you have children in multiple divisions, please select one time slot and plan to visit both campuses
  • Instruments, fine art supplies, and computers will be available for pick-up
  • If you are unable to pick-up supplies tomorrow, please try to make arrangements for another LCA family to pick-up your supplies or reach out to the following contacts to make other arrangements:

Distance Learning Tips & Tricks

  • We are actively developing FAQs, resources, and supply suggestions for your distance learning experience. Please be on the lookout for more information soon. For now, we suggest defining a space for your student to work and providing headphones to limit distractions. 
  • Please note that we will be learning together through this new experience and we look forward to partnering with you to be successful! Next week will be a week of adjustment, so we ask for your continued patience as work to provide you and your family with all of the tools and resources you need. A successful partnership with your family is our top priority. 

Questions? Reach out to questions@legacyca.com

Stronger Together,

Legacy Communications

5:12 PM CST Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Legacy Eagles,

Please take a moment to watch this video message from our Head of School, Mr. Bill McGee. 

Later this evening, you’ll receive an email from your principals outlining our distance learning plans. Please be on the lookout for those messages.

In the meantime, we hope you will find the following resources helpful in your preparation.

Collecting Student’s Supplies
Book Your Time to Pick up Your Student’s Supplies on Friday, 3/20 from 7:30 am-4:30 pm

  • South Campus Sign-up 
    *Lower School: Only 2nd-4th grade will need to pick up supplies
  • North Campus Sign-up
    *If you have children in two divisions, please select one time slot and plan to visit both campuses

Update RenWeb Contact Information
Please update your Renweb contact information for regular updates.

Coronavirus Updates
Visit www.legacyca.com/covid-19 to stay up-to-date with the latest

Campus is Closed; Transition to Distance Learning Effective 3/23
Our campus and facilities are closed, but we are hard at work for you. We are doing our part to contain the spread of the virus by limiting interactions with others. Please note that all playgrounds, workout facilities, and fields are also closed until further notice. 

 

Get Connected
Join us on social media! Follow Legacy Christian Academy on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LegacyChristian/) and Instagram (@friscolegacy) to stay connected to our community. 

Join us in Prayer
As a family, join us in a daily prayer time at 1:09 pm in reverence to Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Still have questions?
If you have any questions or need additional help, please email questions@legacyca.com. We are working hard to get your questions answered as quickly as possible.

Stronger Together,

Legacy Communications

6:48PM CST Monday, March 16, 2020

Dear Parents:

I wanted to give you a quick update on our transition plan to Distance Learning. 30 teachers, administrators and support staff met all day today to develop a framework that will guide the individual planning of our faculty for the rest of the week. I was pleased to observe deep levels of creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking by these leaders. It was evident that many teachers are already experienced in Distance Learning and are adept at integrating technology into their instruction. Our work today sets the stage for productive planning over the next few days. I am looking forward to the details provided by our talented faculty.

The detailed plan for Distance Learning for each division will be sent to you on Wednesday evening by your respective principal. This plan will answer many of the questions I’m sure you have. If you have a question that is unanswered, send it via email to questions@legacyca.com. Please patiently wait for an answer as we may be working on a solution or seeking answers from outside agencies. We’ll answer your question as soon as we are able.

One question that has already been posed is when can students pick up their books, supplies, and personal belongings. We have designated this Friday to do so. Both academic buildings will be open from 7:30am to 4:00pm for you to drop by and pick up what you need from lockers and/or classrooms. Please observe social distancing protocols while you are on campus.  

This morning we identified the technology necessary for successful Distance Learning. For Lower School students, any internet capable devise (tablets, laptops, desktops, smartphones, etc.) that will allow you, as a parent, to access the online platform Seesaw will work. Middle School students will need a device that allows them to login to a virtual classroom taught in real-time by our teachers. Upper School students already have their personal devices as a part of our one-to-one program, so they should be familiar with accessing virtual instruction through Schoology. We realize that a few Middle School students may not have access to a laptop or desktop at home, so we are making provision to loan one of our Chromebooks to a student who does not have access to a personal computer at home. If that describes your student, then please email support@legacyca.com so that our technology team can make arrangements for you to check out a Chromebook on Friday when you come to pick up books/supplies.

Please login to RenWeb and make sure your email address is correct. We will be sending important updates via this platform. Also, please begin prepping your student for Distance Learning by reinforcing the fact that serious instruction will be taking place and students will be held accountable for their work. Your student will be spending several hours a day attending classes online or completing academic assignments that will be sent to them. Our curriculum objectives are not changing, just the manner in which instruction is delivered.

Finally, please understand that there may be glitches and unforeseen obstacles as we transition to Distance Learning. Undoubtedly, we will have to make adjustments as we go. However, your teachers, principals, and support staff are determined to make this experience as productive as possible and are dedicated to helping your student continue to advance academically. Thank you for your support.

Stronger Together,

Bill McGee
Head of School

5:28PM CST Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear Parents,

Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we attempt to navigate the uncharted waters caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most difficult challenges we face is making decisions when the parameters are constantly changing, sometimes on an hourly basis. Even after a four-hour planning session with my leadership team this morning, adjustments are necessary due to decisions of other organizations or governing authorities. Therefore, your continued patience during these challenging times is greatly appreciated.

I apologize in advance for the length of this email, but please read it carefully as it contains essential information and our detailed plan of action (at least for now). 

  1. The week of March 16-20 is considered an extension of Spring Break. Effectively, students* will be given the week off with no school work assigned or due.  No classes, events, practices, rehearsals, or meetings will take place on campus during this week. Only essential personnel will be physically present on campus during the week.

*Upper School students enrolled in a dual credit class through LeTourneau University or John Brown University may be required to complete online assignments per the guidelines of those universities. Those students will receive instructions from their teachers as we learn the expectations. 

  1. The week of March 23-27 will be a “Distance Learning” week in which students will receive instruction remotely through online learning platforms and other modes of communication from their teachers. We are using the term “Distance Learning” to distinguish it from “Cyber School,” which was designed for a short-term suspension of school for a few days. During the week of March 16, all instructional personnel will be engaged in both group and individual planning as they modify their mode of instruction to accommodate the applicable learning platform. Each division principal along with individual teachers will communicate expectations to their classes prior to the Distance Learning week. 
  1. External conditions will determine whether or not we reconvene in-person classes or continue Distance Learning beginning the week of March 30. We just cannot predict where we will be as a region, state, or country two weeks from now. We are planning as if Distance Learning will be our strategy for the foreseeable future.
  2. All on and off campus events, athletic contests, practices, rehearsals, fine arts performances, and field trips are suspended until further notice. The Daddy Daughter Dance scheduled for Saturday, 3/21, has been cancelled. Our athletic association, TAPPS, has suspended all activities until April 12. TPSMEA contests in choir and band have been cancelled. Planned trips to California and New York for our art, band, choir and theater students have been cancelled. The spring play, Alice in Wonderland, has been postponed. The 4th grade trip to Austin and San Antonio has been cancelled. Our three mission trips are on hold until we have more information. We will make a firm decision on these trips by April 10. The Junior-Senior Prom is suspended until further notice. The status of events such as Camp Eagle, honors assemblies, and graduation will be determined at a later date. Our communication department is currently creating a webpage where you will find the status of school events and activities as we move forward. Please do not email me or other members of my leadership team to inquire about the status of events; instead, please make a habit of checking the webpage for the latest information.
  1. Student Services will still be available to our students. Services such as college advising, academic and personal counseling, and LLC support will be provided, although these services may be delivered remotely. Limited in-person meetings will be permitted on an “as needed basis.”
  1. Students will be allowed to pick up books and personal items from their classrooms or lockers next week. We will let you know soon the days and times in which you may come to school to pick up your personal items.

As detailed as this plan is, it cannot answer all of your questions. Please be patient as we deal with a very fluid situation that is constantly changing. Going forward, we will try to provide regular updates on our website and app. Please understand that we may not answer your questions immediately, since we may be in the process of making a decision regarding your issue.  If you have a specific question that has yet to be answered, please email your question to questions@legacyca.com.

Finally, I want to encourage you that, with God’s help, we will successfully meet this unprecedented challenge. The Association of Christian Schools International has adopted the tagline, “Stronger Together” to communicate the impact of believers uniting for a common cause. Let’s make that our call for unity as well. And let us remember the words of the Apostle Paul in his second letter to Timothy, “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7). God is still on His throne and directing His universe. Please join me in prayer for all those affected by the pandemic and may His name be glorified and His purposes revealed.

Faithfully,

Bill McGee
Head of School

8:56AM CST Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear Parents:

In a few minutes, my leadership team will be convening to develop our plan of action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As communicated yesterday, I will be sending more details to you this afternoon after we have met. The purpose of this email is to give you as much advance notice as possible that the campus will be closed for at least two weeks.  We know that many of you will need to make plans for childcare, so this email will confirm your need to plan accordingly.

This does not mean that we are suspending instruction for two weeks.  The purpose of our meeting this morning is to develop detailed plans on how we intend to provide distance learning for an indeterminate period of time.  We will also address such issues as planned trips, extracurricular activities, and upcoming performances.  

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we address this unprecedented challenge.  This is perhaps the greatest challenge to our covenant partnership, but I am confident that this cherished value will be strengthened as we work together for the benefit of our children.

Please look for a detailed message soon.

Faithfully,

Bill McGee
Head of School

10:36AM CST, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dear Parents:

Many of you have emailed asking for an update on the school’s response to the rapidly changing pandemic.  Please know that school leaders have been monitoring the situation daily and are scheduled to meet tomorrow morning to discuss different options and scenarios. Some of the options we will be considering include extending spring break, enacting Cyber School, and/or requesting that families who traveled overseas during spring break observe a self-imposed 14 day quarantine.  I cancelled my own travel plans to visit family this week and have been in constant conversation with other heads of schools in the area. As of today, no one has decided to cancel school, but that may change in the next 24 to 48 hours.  

Please be assured that whatever plan of action we take will be based on what’s best for the health and well-being of our community.  Please look for another communication from me tomorrow afternoon. Thank you for your patience and prayers as we navigate these uncharted waters.  

Faithfully,

Bill McGee
Head of School

4:43PM CST Thursday, March 05, 2020

Dear Parents:

We just received this update from the Collin Country Public Health Department regarding travel restrictions for Level 3 countries affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

As of today, March 5, 2020, the CDC has identified four countries for which it has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice.  A Level 3 Travel Health Notice is one that recommends that travelers avoid all non-essential travel to the particular country. The four countries are China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy. A person who travels to or through those countries while a Level 3 Travel Health Notice is in effect is to stay home and monitor his or her health for 14 days after the person leaves that country. We encourage everyone in our community to go to the CDC’s website for factual, up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.  The following is guidance from the CDC to consider before traveling:

Because this situation is changing rapidly, before you travel, we encourage you to check the website for the CDC to find updated guidance for your destinations as well as for those countries you may travel through on the way to your destinations.  Level 3 Travel Health Notices may be posted for other countries at any time.

Should employees or students travel to or through any of the countries listed as a Level 3 Travel Health Notice, [Name of School] will require you to comply with the guidelines from the CDC.   Employees and students must stay at home and monitor their health for 14 days after leaving the identified country. If there is no indication of illness by the end of the 14-day monitoring period, employees may return to work and students may return to campus.

Parents of students who travel to or through any of the countries identified with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice must contact the student’s principal upon return to the United States so that the 14-day monitoring period can be determined. Student absences during this time will be excused. The campus will work with the student and parent to provide assignments and resources to help the student attempt to stay current with classroom instruction. The principal will be in periodic contact during the 14-day monitoring period.  If the student shows no sign of illness, the student may return to the classroom at the completion of the 14-day monitoring period.

We will continue to receive information from public health authorities about COVID-19.  Based on current information, basic health practices can protect against the spread of COVID-19:

  • 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 one’s eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.B

Please be informed that if your Spring Break travel plans include travel to any of these four countries, we plan to comply with the CDC guidelines of a 14-day monitoring period.  Please contact your respective principal if you plan to travel to any Level 3 country and we will work with you to ensure your child continues to receive instruction at home during the monitoring period.

Also, we are instituting additional preventative measures that we will be discussing with our faculty tomorrow afternoon during our professional development time.  These measures include the installation of more hand sanitizers throughout the buildings and paper towels in restrooms. In addition, we are suspending any “perfect attendance” recognitions and awards as to eliminate any incentive to come to school when feeling ill.  

Finally, please be patient with us when new information is released by the CDC or public health officials.  We are closely monitoring updates, but it sometimes takes a few hours for school leadership to consult and determine our course of action.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation as we navigate this challenging situation.

Faithfully,

Bill McGee
Head of School

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