HILLCREST ACADEMY AND COVID-19

HILLCREST ACADEMY AND COVID-19

Our Back To School Focus: On-campus, everyday.

Individual Attention | Our large campus and commitment to small class sizes allows each student to be known and mentored, in-person, while observing appropriate social distancing and the wearing of face coverings by all while on campus.

Whole-Child Education | Whether through in-person counseling or virtual connections, we are focused on our students’ physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Exciting Activities & Opportunities | Fine arts, athletics, and student activities will continue to be prioritized in a safe manner, creating community and enriching students’ lives.

Whether On-campus or Online, we’ll be ready!

Distance Learning Program | If the need arises for cancellations, we are still an active community and want to continue to nurture and engage our students especially during this uncertain and anxious time. If need be Hillcrest Academy offers home-based learning that focused on many aspects of academics, social and emotional well-being, faith formation, and physical and outdoor education.  

#HILLCRESTUNITED embodies not only who we are as a community now during this COVID-19 crisis, but it also speaks to who we are as students, faculty/staff, and alumni & friends of Hillcrest Academy. We are in this together. We are united. 

#HILLCRESTUNITED is a place online where our students, faculty/staff, and alumni & friends can share their experiences and how they are staying connected during this time. Feel free to share your thoughts, photos, prayers, ideas, whatever is helpful or useful for others to see. And when you do share, don’t forget to use the hashtag #hillcrestunited

As we all struggle to stay connected in spite of church and school cancellations, here are some resources from Amy Gingerich ’95 of MennoMedia that you might find helpful.

COVID-19 PRAYER
 
We pray for people in the U.S. and around the world impacted by coronavirus. We pray for comfort for those who have lost loved ones, and for those who have been quarantined and are feeling alone. We pray for healing for those who are sick. We pray for safety, strength and compassion for medical workers who may be overwhelmed caring for those who are battling various illnesses, and workers who are exposed to greater risks. We pray that our public officials act with compassion and wisdom as they work to contain the virus. We pray for those without access to health care, and for those who don’t know how they will make it if they get sick and can’t go to work. We pray that your peace will guard our hearts and minds so that we are not overcome by anxiety and fear.
 
God, inspire in us ways to show your love to one another and to ourselves. Guide our hearts and our actions to greater care, kindness and generosity in the midst of these fears and uncertainties.
 

And here, our friends The Walking Roots Band with a special message for us all.