Whew! What a week Spring Break turned out to be!! I have been in meetings with our Church Leadership Board and also our School Board discussing how we best take care of our teachers and school when we have no income coming in for an indefinite amount of time.
The teachers were taken care of for March and the school is able to cover April payroll. We have a wonderful treasurer who is diligent in keeping tabs on how we spend our money to always keep a healthy foundation financially for unknown events such as this. We continue to have a good foundation for our future as well.
We do not know what May - Aug brings - if we will have income or not. I have heard from many of you asking how you can help and that you expect to continue paying tuition to help the school. I have heard from others who are strapped financially from this pandemic and we want to be here for you also and completely understand.
We have the BEST teachers and we want them to stay at our school! They are educators, geologists, petroleum engineers, graphic designers and have so many other gifts to share with our school. We do not want them to have to leave our school to go elsewhere for a more financially competitive environment for work to be able to help support their families.
I realize this comes at the tail end of our record breaking Auction Fundraiser and you have already done so much for our school! We are missing your families like crazy and would so much rather be working and enjoying our busy school days with your precious little ones! We will do everything we can to make this up when we are released from our restrictions. Pow Wow Parties, Early Morning Donuts, PreK Graduation, - might all look a little different, but we are here for you and your kiddos and can't wait to see them very soon!
If you are able, we would appreciate any donations you can make to our school to keep things in working order during this challenging time and ready for many wonderful years of memories in our future! There are March POW WOW & Early Morning fees in the parent portal. Other than that, we will not post tuition through the parent portal until we are back at school. You may pay your "tuition" donation here or any other amount that you are able to give.
I thank each of you from the bottom of my heart and pray for all of us; our staff, our families, our community and our world. Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns or we can help you in anyway during this time.
Lots of Love,
Director of Arapaho Day School & MDO