Dear Members of the Episcopal Community,
I hope and pray that this note finds you and your family safe and healthy, and that you have had some rest and family time over this spring break week. As we look ahead to beginning our remote learning on Monday morning, we want to provide you with a few key updates:
- Per the Governor of Florida’s guidance, Episcopal will be employing remote learning instead of on-campus school through April 15.
- All extracurricular activities, events, and gatherings are canceled through April 15 as well. Our coaches and directors will provide our students with athletic and arts guidance while we are off campus.
- We will continue to review Prom and other school sponsored events currently scheduled for or after April 15. If we are forced to cancel any of these events, we will do our best to reschedule them or provide alternatives as we are able.
- At this time, we will continue to plan for our traditional Commencement ceremony on the Acosta House porch – one of Episcopal’s great traditions. We will update the community immediately if we are forced to amend anything that is currently scheduled as we remain mindful of how disappointing any changes would be for our Senior Class.
- At this time, because of our remote learning planning, we do not anticipate having to extend the school year beyond our current schedule.
I know that there are many other questions that you may have as we begin remote learning. Please know that our incredible team of educators, our faculty and staff, are here for our community. Together, we will learn and grow in the coming weeks. Together, our Episcopal family – our students, parents, teachers – will continue to support one another and come through this trying time even stronger.
This week, I was reminded of St. Paul’s wonderful words from his letter to the Romans: “suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
Please let us know if you need any additional individual support at this time.
The Rev. Adam Greene
Head of School