The Cambridge Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Jacob GoodwilerUncategorized

Philippians 4:5-7

“Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

These are most definitely unprecedented and uncertain times for our community, our country, and the world, yet we know that we are not alone and we serve a God who cares for us, loves us, and offers peace to our weary souls.  On Friday, March 13th after consulting the guidance issued by various medical and public health experts and agencies, The Cambridge School administration sent out a communication to families that the school campus would be closing, but that we would reopen the following Wednesday, March 18th in an online format.   

Over the next four days The Cambridge School administration and faculty worked tirelessly to transition the Cambridge experience to an online platform.  Schedules were modified for each grade, teachers learned new teaching tools like Zoom, Loom, and Google Classroom, and we formed new ways of connecting as a community while keeping our distance physically.  The ability of our whole community–students, faculty, and parents alike–to pivot in such a short period of time is an impressive testament to the collective grit, flexibility, charity, and growth mindset of everyone involved.  What a great way to model the virtues we share and cultivate in our students as part of their Cambridge education!  

As we have begun to reach out to each Cambridge parent we continue to hear that while not ideal, the students continue to learn, connect relationally with one another, and are still known deeply by their teachers. While we may not know the magnitude and gravity of the impact of this pandemic yet, we are so grateful for such a supportive community that has surrounded us with prayer, encouragement, and kind words.

Our founder and Head of School, Jean Kim, has set a framework of priorities that we are focused on to see us through these remarkable times:

  1. The Cambridge School will continue to educate students to think well, love rightly, and live wisely by providing a distinctly Christian education in the classical tradition which equips students to know, love, and practice that which is true, good, and beautiful and thus prepares them to live purposefully and intelligently in service of God and neighbor.
  2. The Cambridge School will continue to cultivate our rich culture and community by investing in the relationships with students, parents, faculty/staff, and Cambridge friends.
  3. The Cambridge School will continue to seek opportunities, even in this time, to make the Cambridge experience better than before and become a stronger school for generations to come.    

Thank you for linking arms with us during this time and being an integral part of the Cambridge Community.  We covet your prayers as the students, parents, faculty and staff continue to educate our students to think well, love rightly, and live wisely.