In response to the directives of Governor Hutchinson and public health officials in Arkansas, Providence Academy moved to remote learning in March 2020 through the end of the school year. We plan to return to our normal University-model schedule with in-class instruction in the fall. Updates will be posted below as we communicate with our families, faculty, and staff regarding plans for the 2020-21 school year in this fluid situation.
We are proud of how our administration, teachers, parents, and students adjusted to the circumstances of this spring. Our buildings were closed, but the learning continued at Providence Academy. Our students are accustomed to learning at home, which made the transition to remote learning even easier for our families.
During remote learning, students in grades 6-12 met with their teachers over a live videoconference each school day. Their virtual schedule mirrored the class schedules they had before remote learning. Students enjoyed class discussions, completed projects, took tests, and even chatted with classmates between classes as they would do in our school building.
Students in grades K-5 received weekly assignments from teachers, participated in live videoconference check-ins with their teacher, and learned new concepts by watching pre-recorded videos prepared by their teachers.
Below you'll find information about how Providence Academy worked to build community among our families even while we were physically apart. We look forward to gathering together again this fall!
Updates About the 2020-21 School Year
Mr. Smith's Morning Messages
Providence Academy Good News for Grammar Campus
Remote Learning Information for Providence Families
Google Classroom/Zoom Support or General Grammar School Questions:
Chelsea Abbot (Head of Grammar School): email@example.com or 479-263-8861, ext. 1
Google Classroom/Zoom Support or General Upper School Questions:
Mark Hopkins (Head of Upper School): firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-263-8861, ext. 2
Suggestions for Coronavirus Response or Overarching Academic Questions:
David Smith (President): email@example.com or 479-263-8861, ext. 1
Suggestions for this Information Webpage or Fundraising Questions:
Jason Ross (Chancellor): firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-236-8237
Questions Regarding School-wide Events:
Toni Carrigan (Family Life Director): email@example.com
Community Service Opportunities
There are many ways for us to serve each other and our community during this time. We will occasionally post ideas here for helping out.
Washington County Nursing Home Support
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department shared the following: "Since nursing home residents aren’t allowed to have visitors right now because of COVID-19 concerns, we know they’ve got to be getting lonely. So, if you or your children are homebound and would like to make a card for them, you can send the cards to the Sheriff’s Office and we will be happy to deliver them to nursing home staff to share with the residents. We know it would brighten their day." Mail to:
Nursing Home Resident
C/O Washington County Sheriff’s Office
1155 W. Clydesdale Drive
Fayetteville, AR, 72701