April 23, 2020
Dear Providence Families,
Governor Andy Beshear recently announced his recommendation that Kentucky schools remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the current academic year. To comply with the governor’s directive, we will continue to offer virtual instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
Like you, we anticipated this announcement, but the finality of it is very difficult for our school community. This is certainly not the outcome we were hoping for, but understand that this decision was made in the best interest for our families and the Lexington community. While we realize that distance learning cannot completely replace the Montessori classroom experiences that occur daily at Providence, please rest assured that we will continue to do our very best to keep your children engaged and learning through the remainder of the year. Balancing one’s home and work life has never been more challenging. Thank you for the positive, thoughtful, and supportive manner in which you have worked with our teachers. We are all focused on the same objective–providing the best experience for our students. Our teachers are discussing how we can bring closure to the year in the most meaningful ways for our students.
Our last day for virtual instruction will be Thursday, May 21st, which will include our Toddler program. A decision on whether to go forward with “Camp with the Arts” will be made within the next few weeks.
One of our most highly attended events each year is our school picnic, scheduled for Friday, May 22nd. Since we do not know what the next few weeks will look like for our community, it is safe to assume that the picnic will not be held this year.
Please take care of yourselves and stay healthy as we all look ahead to brighter days for our school, our community, our nation, and our world.
Joan and Joellen