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Apr 02

As I write this note, I think of our school tagline: Faith. Strong. We are strong because of our faith in Christ. Our faithful God will work in us and through us for his glory. during these challenging times.  

Please see the attached letter regarding Governor Whitmer's recent executive order.

Greetings ACS Families,

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ..” ​(Taken from Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities)​ Thankfully this quote has been needed very few times in our communications with ACS families over the last 65+ years.

You and your precious children remain in our thoughts and prayers. It is our prayer that you are finding “the best of times” in the slower pace and extra family opportunities. It is also our prayer that you are feeling the love and support of our teachers and staff during these “worst of times.”

The recent announcement by Governor Whitmer declaring that K-12 schools must close for the remainder of our school year, hurts our hearts but has engaged and energized our minds and souls as we seek to continue supporting the ACS community. Our God is faithful and he is holding us in the palm of his hands.

Thank you for the time that you took to participate in our recent survey regarding Off Campus Learning. We will use that information to guide us as we move forward. During “Spring Break” our administration and teachers will be “Distance Learning ” together. We will use your input and the ideas of one another to help us continue and improve upon the ways we are engaging students and supporting parents with Off Campus Learning. We are committed to doing our best for our students!

We are thankful for the continued support of your tuition dollars. We remain committed to honoring the contracts and employment agreements that we have with our faculty and staff. It is your partnership that makes this possible. ACS will come through these “...worst of times” and shine anew in the coming “ of times!” Our prayers are with you and your extended families, and we long for the time when we are together again.

So many ACS traditions are being impacted and we are looking toward creative ways to hold on to as many of them as we can. We will stay in touch and share information as it is available. We have time to work out details. Our first priority is that learning continues.

In Christian Love,
Colin Kraay, Board President
Melissa S. Brower, Principal