Governor Bill Lee announced yesterday that Tennessee schools should remain closed for the remainder of the academic year to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of Tennessee children during this time. The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) also announced that all athletic events for 2019-2020, including all spring sports and the postponed state basketball tournaments, are now canceled. I don’t believe that any of us could have fathomed these circumstances. These truly are unprecedented times across our state and country.

We are finalizing school-wide plans for the remainder of the year, and principals will provide these details by email on Monday. Please continue with online learning and know that you will have detailed plans on how we will finish the academic year soon. You will also receive informative Q & A’s from the Finance Office and Technology Department by email to help provide important information. Coaches will be communicating with their athletic teams.

Prayer requests:

The Class of 2020 and their families as they are deeply affected by the massive changes of this unexpected time

TCA’s spring athletes and coaches who have missed almost their entire seasons

The sick and suffering in the Jackson area and in the world from Covid-19

Provision and protection for families affected financially because of the pandemic

Protection and strength for the frontline and essential workers who continue to serve us all

Our students as they navigate through the emotions of so much change

Our Board, administrators, faculty, and staff

We are committed to finish the school year well with each of you, and cannot wait until we all return as a school family. Thank you again for your patience and for your partnership.

Serving Him and you,

Judy Brown, Head of School