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Topical Storm Nicole Update

Thursday, November 10 Afternoon Update

We are pleased to report that after assessing the campus, the storm has spared our school and the church, and we will be open for students to return to school tomorrow, Friday, November 11. We are grateful for God’s protection over our campus and school community.

We have heard reports that many of our families are doing well and that a few are without power. Students and families who are not able to return to school tomorrow due to storm hardships are excused from school.

Athletic teams can expect to hear from their coaches this afternoon with any updates to the practice schedule.

As a reminder, the Veteran’s Day Celebration has been reschedule for next Thursday, November 17th. For more information, visit https://thefirstacademy.org/blog/veterans-day/.

The Middle & Upper School One Acts schedule has also been updated, as outlined below.

The revised show schedule is as follows:

If you had originally purchased tickets for the Thursday evening performance, your tickets have been transferred to the Sunday evening show. Please contact Upper School Theater Teacher Jason Porrata at jasonporrata@thefirstacademy.org if you originally purchased tickets for the Thursday show and have a conflict with the updated Sunday evening show date and time.

Continue to stay safe, and let us know if you need anything by contacting your divisional principal or responding directly to this email. We are praying for a safe return to campus for us all tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, November 8 Evening Update

The safety of our students and families is our number one priority at The First Academy. We have been closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nicole as well as working with First Orlando to form the safest plan of action. Assessments of the weather, the weather forecast, and road conditions all factor into the school’s decision to close. The final decision regarding whether to send your student to school in the case of severe inclement weather is that of the parent. If you are concerned that it is not safe for you or your child to be on the road, please do not hesitate to stay home.

We will remain open for school tomorrow, Wednesday, November 9, just as all Orange County schools will remain open. We are canceling After Care and all after-school events, practices, rehearsals and the like so there is ample time to prepare for the approaching storm. Students may wear Spirit Wear to school tomorrow, November 9.

We will follow OCPS and close school and cancel all after-school activities on Thursday, November 10. The Veterans Day Celebration will be held on November 17.

Decisions regarding Friday, November 11 will be made along with First Orlando after the storm has passed on Thursday afternoon and the campus/facilities have been assessed for student safety.

Details on the Middle & Upper School One Act Plays for this weekend will be forthcoming.

We will continue to monitor the storm and will update families as necessary (via text, email, & social media) should there be any changes or further closures planned. As mentioned in our previous communications, be sure to stay tuned to a reliable weather forecast, review your hurricane supply list, and familiarize yourself with evacuation plans for your area. We have provided links to various resources below.

Most importantly, please join us in praying for all those who may be impacted by the storm.

Helpful Links:
weather.com
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php
American Red Cross

 

Tuesday, November 8 Morning Update

Dear TFA Families,

The safety of our students and families is our number one priority at The First Academy. We have been closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nicole as well as working with First Orlando to form the safest plan of action. Assessments of the weather, the weather forecast, and road conditions all factor into the school’s decision to close.

At this time, we will continue to monitor the storm and will update families as necessary (via text, email, & social media) should there be any changes or closures planned for this week. Be sure to stay tuned to a reliable weather forecast, review your hurricane/storm supply list, and familiarize yourself with evacuation plans for your area. We have provided links to various resources below.

The final decision regarding whether to send your student to school in the case of severe inclement weather is that of the parent. If you are concerned that it is not safe for you or your child to be on the road, please do not hesitate to stay home.

Most importantly, please join us in praying for all those who may be impacted by the storm.

Helpful Links:
weather.com
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php
American Red Cross