Dear Spark families,
Wow, what a time this has been! We know that most of you are dealing with a “new normal” and just trying to find your way forward right now. Our staff has been doing the same; working to stay engaged with your children while also navigating the changes this situation has thrown at them. We are all learning as we go.
When we left school in March following the Governor’s directive, we planned to be out for 3 weeks (that seems so naïve now), then pick up where we had left off. At this point, we don’t know when or if we will be allowed back this year. If we don’t return to school, we are hopeful that at some point we can get together for a picnic to at least say goodbye to those of you who are aging out of our program. This is certainly not the way we had hoped or planned to end your time with us and it makes us incredibly sad.
As far as tuition is concerned, if you are paying monthly, we are asking that you make 8 of the 9 payments due for the year. Many of you have already done this. If you have not and are able to do so, it would be greatly appreciated. If you pre-paid for the year and would like a refund of the equivalent of one month, please contact us directly by email. We clearly recognize that the pandemic may have caused some of our families unexpected financial hardship, which we completely understand. We don’t want to add to an already stressful situation and like you, we are trying to figure out the best way forward amongst a lot of unknowns. If you would like to donate the month, we can provide a receipt for the donation.
One things we do clearly know is that we WILL be back when all this has settled down and in the meantime as a staff, we will continue to stay in touch with you and your children, pray for your family, pursue professional development opportunities, plan for the future, and return to school as better teachers. We will emerge from this ready to welcome you back to Spark with open arms and open hearts, and in the meantime we pray that your family stays healthy and that this crisis passes quickly.
All the best until we’re back together,
Amy and Linda