Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
No one could have predicted 2020! This past year has set a new pace for all aspects of our lives. We’re happy to share that Robinson Township Christian School opened our doors as planned August 26, 2020. RTCS has maintained a healthy and safe school environment for the staff, teachers, and students. It is a delight to walk through the halls of RTCS and see it active, alive and engaged in all things!
However, because of Covid-19 protocols, we have needed to evaluate many of the logistics and traditions of what we do at RTCS. These changes include looking at how we traditionally hold fundraising events. Sadly, we will not be able to hold our annual dinner auction this fall which helps maintain our budget. It has been a tradition for the last 40 years to have this fundraiser.
While I began to fret, the Lord quickly reminded me WHO is in charge and WHO has ALL THINGS in control. I wondered how we could possibly raise the funds to make up for the biggest fundraiser of the year, and then I was approached by a family that offered an idea… why not have a matching challenge? The thought was: “encourage others to give and seek to have their dollars doubled by other generous donors.” I thought the idea sounded great but wondered how in the world would we DO that? Once again, the Lord reminded me, HE has it all worked out…
We are excited to announce Robinson Township Christian School’s first WEEK OF GIVING THANKS is November 2 - 8, 2020! Thanks to the generous provision of several families, every gift made to RTCS during the Week of Giving Thanks, will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $10,000. That’s right, YOUR donation will be doubled up to $10,000 during this WEEK OF GIVING THANKS. Will you help us reach this goal in just 7 days?
Your generous contributions allow RTCS to continue to make a life-changing impact on student lives for Christ. It is SO appropriate to call this week: A WEEK OF GIVING THANKS. The Lord has continued to provide and sustain RTCS for 41 years and we pray through your generosity He will continue to do so.
On Monday, November 2, we will begin our campaign! Find our updates on social media pages and emails blasts, re-post or write up your own message sharing the good news that we are GIVING THANKS for what the Lord is doing through RTCS. Spread the word, and on Monday we will send out the official #weekofgivingthanks link. Thank you for encouraging EVERYONE’S help to meet our goal of MATCHING $10,000.
No gift is too big or too small, all adds up for us to meet our goal. We’re grateful for your partnership in making a kingdom impact at RTCS. Thank you.
For HIS Glory!
Robin Heiple, Fundraising Chair, Robinson Township Christian School
Dear Families of RTCS;
We are excited to soon meet in person for schooling for the upcoming year! We have been making many preparations for that time, specifically how our school will take special precautions during the pandemic.
Our main defenses for prevention of disease within our school are focused in these areas:
Students and teachers will sanitize hands when entering and leaving the building as well as at preset times during the day.
Increased cleaning of classrooms, lunch room, fellowship hall, and foyer.
Everyone entering the building will have their temperature checked using a contact free thermometer. Anyone with a temperature greater that 100.4 will be asked to leave the school premises for the day and self quarantine.
MASK WEARING WHEN APPROPRIATE:
As per PA state guidelines, individuals are required to wear a face covering in common areas of our school. Once settled into their classrooms and socially distanced, students and staff may remove their masks, but are not required to do so.
Social distancing and maintaining personal space will be helped by dividing some upper school lunches and study halls to ensure adequate spacing.
Our school has small enough numbers to statistically decrease our chance of exposure. Additionally, there are plans to keep upper school and grammar school separated, limiting exposure.
We ask during this time our students and their families take the necessary precautions to help keep our RTCS community safe and virus free.
If your child is symptomatic of any type of illness such as runny nose, sore throat, stomach issues, fever, etc., please keep him/her home.
Should your child become ill during the school day, it is imperative that you or another authorized adult are able to pick up your child from school immediately upon being notified by the school. It is important for this to happen quickly both for the child and to avoid any further spread.
If your child or anyone in your family has been exposed to COVID-19, please do not send your child(ren) to school for 14 days after the exposure and be sure they are symptom free.
Should a family member test positive for COVID please keep your child(ren) home for 14 days and be sure they are symptom free prior to returning to school.
Should your child(ren) develop COVID please do not them send back to school for a minimum of 14 days after the start of symptoms inclusive of 3 days symptom and fever free, and/or 2 negative test results at least 24 hours apart.
In the event of a confirmed case among our students or faculty, RTCS will take steps to mitigate further risk which may involve sending students home for a period of time. In such a case, RTCS will administer remote learning during the temporary shutdown period. RTCS will clearly communicate the timeline for return.
Thank you, RTCS Families, for your patience and understanding as we continue to adapt our daily policies and procedures to keep our staff, students, and families safe. Since the situation continues to change, our policies and procedures will be evaluated frequently. As always, we will be diligent in the education and safety of our children as we rest in the Lord’s care.
RTCS Board of Directors
RTCS Health and Safety Task Force
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