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Update, April 20, 2020…


Written by Chris Harper

April 20, 2020

Lion Nation,

Last week the Governor of Texas closed schools for the remainder of the 2019/20 school year. In these unprecedented times, I understand how it is he came to his decision. Respecting human life, especially the life of our children and elderly, has been of the utmost importance during these times, and Grace Prep has gladly followed the lead of our civil authorities. These uncharted waters have caused us to adapt and overcome many new and unforeseen obstacles. Thank you for your patience and flexibility. Your faithfulness to our school has been overwhelming; it is because of your support and love that we will make it through to the other side of this pandemic. I am confident that we will come out stronger in the end.  

Moving forward, I want to begin to bring closure to the 2019/20 school year. Below are some details and dates that you need to be aware of. This information will help guide you through the next few weeks and prepare you for the 2020/21 school year. Because of the diligence and thoughtfulness of our staff and faculty, you will be pleased to know the majority of content has been taught to your child(ren) this year. Though we will miss days of fun, such as field day, field trips, class parties, and other activities, your child has received the best academic instruction possible in light of our circumstances. This diligence has allowed us to establish the following schedule:  

May 1, 2020 – Last Day of Class for our Elementary and Primary Students 

May 1, 2020 – Last Day of Course Work for our Junior High and High School Students

May 4-8, 2020 – Finals Week Schedule: (7th-12th Grade)

  • Monday, May 4 – History 
  • Tuesday, May 5 – English 
  • Wednesday, May 6 – Science 
  • Thursday, May 7 – Math
  • Friday, May 8 – Foreign Language

**There will be no final exams in elective classes.**

May 8, 2020 – Final Bell for Seniors @ 1PM @ Grace Prep (more information to come) 

May 11-21, 2020 – AP Tests (instruction will continue for AP classes- more info to come). 

June 19, 2020 – Graduation Ceremony (more information to come)  

July 16, 2020 – Junior/Senior Prom at Bass Hall (more information to come)

** We are still hoping for a senior trip early summer ** 

I want you to have an enjoyable summer, one of less quarantine and more sunshine! I hope to see you soon, long before August 2020! We have many events and activities planned for this summer, leading us into the next school year, I pray that they become a reality! 

Again, thank you for your faithfulness and love. Those things are very much reciprocated, as we miss and love you and your child very much. Be well and stay safe,

C. Harper 

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