Thanks for your cooperation!

Parents, I can’t thank you enough for doing your part to contain the spread of COVID by monitoring your children’s symptoms, reporting positive cases in your household, and quarantining those in your household who have been exposed to or infected with the virus. You are the first line of defense in our strategy to prevent a schoolwide outbreak. So far, our strategy is working, although we cannot let our guard down. Thank you, again, for your cooperation.

The world is watching.

20th-century Christian scholar and apologist, Francis Schaeffer, once wrote, “I have observed one thing among true Christians in their differences in many countries: What divides and severs true Christian groups and Christians – what leaves a bitterness that can last for 20, 30, 40 years (or for 50 or 60 years in a son's or daughter's memory) – is not the issue of doctrine or belief that caused the differences in the first place. Invariably, it is a lack of love – and the bitter things that are said by true Christians in the midst of differences.” (The Mark of the Christian). He goes on to say, “If we do not show love to one another, the world has a right to question whether Christianity is true.” In a previous communication, I wrote that “in these challenging times, our covenant relationship with one another will be tested like no other time in our school history.” It seems like every day we witness people on TV shouting at each other or carrying signs of protest against one viewpoint or another regarding masks, vaccines, and other COVID protocols. Social media is ablaze with passionate rhetoric that is just mean-spirited and lacking grace. May we avoid adopting the ways of the world, even when we vigorously disagree. Let us remember the words of our Savior as recorded in John 13:35, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” As the world watches how professing Christians at LCA treat one another, what will they see? 

Public protests are not allowed.

In light of the paragraph above and in harmony with the school’s Matthew 18 policy regarding conflict resolution, public protests against school policies, whether in person or online, are strictly prohibited. If you are in disagreement with the school’s policies, procedures, philosophy, or theology, it is your obligation to contact the appropriate administrator to discuss your concerns. We are always happy to meet with you in person in a spirit of reconciliation. Any attempt to disrupt, threaten, or intimidate school personnel, or act as a counter-witness to the biblical principles that we follow, will be considered a violation of the Parent/School Relationship clause contained in the Continuous Enrollment Contract. Thank you for supporting our covenant relationship and preserving our Christian witness in the community.

Handshake or fist bump?

A number of you may have noticed that in school events where there is a large number of people, I have offered a fist bump rather than a handshake. That has been difficult for me as I was taught as a young boy to offer a warm and firm handshake to others whom I meet and greet. However, since I have the potential to shake literally hundreds of hands in one setting, I am intentionally choosing to fist bump rather than shake hands in order to avoid being an inadvertent superspreader during a highly contagious period of the pandemic. Please know that I am not trying to make a political statement or make you feel awkward. I am simply trying to be considerate of others. And, please forgive me when I forget and grab your hand. Old habits are hard to break.

Bill McGee is in his sixth year as Head of School at Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, Texas. He is a veteran educator who has 40 years of experience serving in public and private schools, including 30 years serving as head of private schools in Texas, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

Legacy Christian Academy is Frisco's preeminent Pre-K through 12 Christian school committed to educating students in a college preparatory environment balanced in academics, athletics, and fine arts–all within the context of a biblical worldview. For more information on Legacy, visit our admissions page.