Updated: Jul 14, 2020
Hi Everett Christian School community!
I trust this note finds you and your family well and in good physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
First, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Laird Leavitt and I will be serving the ECS community as Principal. I join Sarah Pomeroy and Carly Daniels as new ECS staff for this upcoming year. On behalf of ECS faculty and staff, we very much looking forward to serving your family this year.
As much as we would all like our present circumstances to be different, we are still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Like you, while we are doing our best in the midst of these circumstances, there certainly are days we all long for the old routines of life to return.
However, in His sovereignty the Lord has us in this season. A season of trust and hope. As his children, we can fully trust Him with Covid-19 as well as all the other circumstances of our lives. The apostle Paul reminds us, he will graciously give us all we need, when, and how we need it.
Romans 8:32 - He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
If you are anything like me, my struggle is usually not with believing this promise in general but with God's timing and determination of what I need.
Remain hopeful! Trusting in the Lord and leaning on one another we will weather this season together.
While we are trusting the Lord, we also need to be talking with one another about what next fall will look like. So, I'd like to open up this dialog in a couple ways.
First, please click on the link below and fill out the very short 5 minute survey. It contains questions about how remote learning went last year and asks how your family feels about some of the safety measures OSPI and the Department of Health is asking schools to enact.
Second, we want to keep you informed of what we know at this point.
The situation is fluid and plans we make now may need to be altered over the summer months.
However, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), State Board of Education, Governor's Office, and county Health Department have conveyed they want students safely learning on campus next fall.
As a result, OSPI has given flexible and reasonable safety guidance for schools to open up their campuses in the fall.
Therefore, school will look different at ECS for at least the first trimester and likely through Christmas.
However, based on OSPI guidelines, we fully expect Everett Christian will be able to have all students on campus all-day everyday. Again, we will not be able to return to school as it was last February, but with some changes in how school normally runs and additional personal safety equipment and processes in place, we believe ECS in a good position to safely serve students on campus.
Thank you for being people of hope, courage, and encouragement as we walk through this pandemic together. May He be pleased with our reliance on his grace and may others we know sense that we have been with the One who gives us a joy that a health crisis cannot extinguish.
Very warmly yours in Christ,