COVID-19 Updates

Find additional information on our COVID-19 Resources page.

 

November 16: Junior High and High School Modifications

You received an email on Friday, Nov. 13 detailing modifications our leadership team agreed upon in order to best respond to the current COVID-19 environment. Today, we decided to add several significant changes that ONLY AFFECT GRADES 7-12. Read more…

November 13: Modifications and Plans (Thanksgiving Break / Block Scheduling) 

We are in the homestretch of our first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, and we have so much for which to be grateful. Read more…

July 31: Expanded Return to Community Plan: Back Where We Belong Released

July 2: Return to Community Plan Released 

June 16: Press Release: Dayton Christian School Announces On-Campus Return in Fall – Return to Community Plan to bring students on-campus full-time

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (June 16, 2020) – Dayton Christian School announced today the creation of its Return to Community Plan, a strategic plan aimed at safely returning all of its students back on campus full-time on August 19. Read more…

May 28: Weekly Warrior Update – Dr. John Gredy, Head of School: Senior Send Off

The senior drive-through this past Sunday was one of those rare moments that seem to foreshadow the sense of belonging that awaits us in eternity. Read more..

May 20: Weekly Warrior Update- Dr. John Gredy, Head of School: Our Guiding Principles

This coming week, our teachers will close the books on the 2019-2020 school year, but behind the scenes we’re placing a lot of our energy on the opening of school this fall. Read more…

May 13: Weekly Warrior Update- Dr. John Gredy, Head of School: Returning to School in the Fall

This pandemic has reinforced the Biblical truth that we were all created to live in community. While we have been blessed with the tools to keep us connected, they cannot replace the face-to-face interaction that fosters a true sense of belonging.

Our students grow the most through in-person instruction and daily discipleship, which is why we are committed to returning to on-campus learning on August 19. We are currently collaborating with Governor DeWine’s education advisor on the steps we need to return full-time this fall in a manner that will ensure effective learning in the safest environment for our students, faculty, and staff. Read more…

April 27: Weekly Warrior Update – Dr. John Gredy, Head of School: Joseph Relief Fund Announced

Governor DeWine’s plan to gradually reopen the State of Ohio gives hope that there is an eventual end to this crisis, and we are looking ahead with confidence to our full return to the community we love this fall.

The past few months have been a time of spiritual growth, but also one that has brought on many new challenges. Read more…

April 20: One Call Now Message: Student will continue virtual learning through the end of the year

Today, Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio school buildings will remain closed through the end of this academic year. At DC, this means students will continue virtual learning with the last day scheduled for Friday, May 15. This crisis has challenged all of us and we continue to pray for each of you. We will be releasing more detailed communication in the coming days and weeks – including plans to re-enter the building to pick up items.  Above all, we want our seniors and their families to know how much our hearts and prayers are with them. It our top priority to see this special group of students honored in a way that respects guidelines, but provides a lasting experience with their peers.

April 10: Letter to Seniors and Parents of Seniors: End of Year Events/Senior Social Media Campaign

Dear Seniors and Parents:
I want to thank you for your prayers and patience as we took time to consider the best possible means to honor our senior class in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Through the efforts of our senior student leadership council, senior class sponsors, and a group of senior class moms, we were able to assemble a graduation events steering committee to meet and discuss next steps. As a committee, we feel very good about the plans we have come to embrace, and we believe that you will appreciate them as well. Please see below for the highlighted plans we have assembled to honor our seniors depending on the date we return to school this spring as well as state and Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

It is hoped these details provide you all a ray of hope in this time of uncertainty. Please continue to pray with us that God in His mercy would eradicate this virus and bring us all back together again soon in community to experience Warrior Pride! Read More…

April 9: Weekly Warrior Update – Dr. John Gredy, DCS Head of School – Today Is The Day

I’ve tried in past years to place myself in the disciples’ shoes during the week leading up to Christ’s crucifixion, but have never felt as if the fit was as perfect, or eerily similar as it is right now.

The chaos and confusion we have found ourselves in since March 13 has given me a taste of what the disciples must have experienced during The Last Supper. Throughout His ministry, Jesus continually tried to prepare His disciples for the end- repeatedly referencing His impending death and resurrection, but they were too busy focusing on the here and now to let it sink in. Read More…

April 7: Special Education / Jon Peterson Scholarship Update from Dr. Sarah Griffiths, Director of Special Education

As classes have transitioned to an online learning format, the Special Education Department has been working with the K-12 teachers to insure that your student continues to receive the accommodations and/or modifications he/she would receive in the classroom. However, some accommodations, such as read aloud for directions, tests, and quizzes, have required you as a parent to step in and provide the needed accommodation since the department is unable to provide the service at this time. Read more…

April 1: Weekly Warrior Update – Dr. John Gredy, DCS Head of School – Extended Virtual Learning

I’ve learned a lot over the past couple of weeks, and gained a new perspective on certain Scripture I have come to love.

So much of God’s word is written as if to someone running a long race – encouraging Christ-followers to maintain hope and to keep their eyes on the goal. The crisis we all find ourselves in right now feels like a marathon, except we don’t know where the finish line is located or how long the race is expected to take. Read more…

March 31: New Deadline For Tuition Assistance:  A message from Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid, Polina Schroeder

In the light of recent COVID-19 events and the chaos it might have caused your family, we would like to open a second window for tuition assistance applications. Below, find the updated tuition assistance application and award schedule. Awards will be issued as long as there are resources available in our 2020-2021 tuition assistance pool.

Application Deadlines:

April 1 – Tuition assistance renewals and applications from existing DC families; April 15 – Award notifications are sent to families

June 1 – Tuition assistance renewals and applications from existing DC families;June 15 – Award notifications are sent to families

Please feel free to reach out to Polina Schroeder, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, with questions.

For more information about tuition assistance, please see our recent blog, TA For Me?  Yes, You!

March 30: One Call Now Message: On-campus classes delayed until May 1

Today, Monday March 30, Governor Mike DeWine announced that all Ohio schools must remain closed through May 1, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dayton Christian will follow this plan by continuing our online learning mode for grades PreK through 12th until at least May 1. You will receive more detailed information by email tomorrow, including our plans to maintain a Spring Break and ease the academic load for our students in coming weeks. I want to thank our faculty, staff, parents and students for your excellent work during the past two weeks. Please pray with us that God would eradicate this virus and bring us all back to normalcy in our lives very soon. Above all, let’s pray that He will be glorified.

March 27: An Update on Third Quarter Grades and CCP Registration

Greetings from the Dayton Christian School Guidance Office! We wanted to make you aware of some changes that will impact when you are able to view your students’ third quarter grades in DC Connect.  Read more…

March 25: An Update on Tuition

It hasn’t even been two weeks since we were told our school had to close its doors and our students had to begin learning from home.

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has been rapid, unpredictable, and life-changing for all of us. In the midst of it all, God has been showing Himself faithful and proving that He alone is unchanging and trustworthy. Read more…

March 23: Coping with the Corona Crisis (Blog) 

We are in strange and unprecedented times that are worrisome and alarming for both children and adults. At DC, we want you to know we are in this together. By working together, we can reduce the worry that surrounds the virus and continue to support our students spiritually, academically and emotionally. DC’s Student Support & Safety Team (SSST) exists to support and promote the well-being and safety of all our students. Read more…

March 16: DC Connect How-To and FAQ’s

As we transition to an online learning approach, it will be vital for you and your student(s) to use DC Connect as our primary learning platform. In order to assist you with this, we have gathered some Frequently Asked Questions to help you become more familiar with DC Connect. Read more…

March 14: COVID-19 Update #2
Free Wi-Fi, Meals for Families

I have heard more than one person during this past week quote God’s promise to never leave us nor forsake us, and every day I am reminded of this in very practical ways.

Today, we have been informed of two wonderful opportunities to help our families over the next couple of weeks. It’s important that you read these opportunities with our entire DC family in mind. While you may not need these services, you may likely know someone who does. Read more…

March 13: COVID-19 Update #1
Virtual Learning Details, FAQs

Information is critical as we navigate this ever-changing time in our world. We are equally committed to keeping you informed as we are to keeping your children healthy and safe.

For that reason, we have created a web page dedicated to housing all communication sent out on the COVID-19 situation pertaining to our school and our students. This page provides you with a history of our decisions as well as links to other reliable sources such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health. Read more…

March 12: School Suspended Until April 6

Beginning tomorrow, March 13, Dayton Christian School will be closed to all students for the next three weeks. This is in response to a decision made today by Governor Mike DeWine to close all Ohio schools until at least Monday, April 6, as a precautionary response to the coronavirus spread in our state. Read more…

March 11: Professional Development Day For Online Learning

In recent days, we have been prayerfully and responsibly monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, including the recent developments in the state of Ohio.We are thankful that at this point children are not at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 infection, but still want to take steps to properly prepare if a time comes when it is required for us to move to a short-term, virtual learning mode. To do this, we will be closing school to students on Friday, March 13, including Homeschool Academy, in order to hold a day of professional development for our faculty on virtual learning.  Read more…

March 10: Health Advisory: Coronavirus COVID-19

The safety and wellness of our community is extremely important to us, which is why we have taken steps to properly monitor the ever-evolving outbreak of the respiratory disease caused by COVID-19. Read more…

Find additional information on our COVID-19 Resources page. 

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