Before King’s Gate let out for Spring Break, the first cases of COVID-19 were just being reported. As the number of cases grew and social-distancing was put into effect to contain the spread of the virus, the school began developing a plan to still provide students a King’s Gate education in a socially-distanced world.
In less than one week, King’s Gate teachers converted their physical classrooms into virtual ones – with special thanks to Mrs. Shenae Nicholson, Principal of King’s Gate and her husband, Keith.
Before launching the new virtual learning format, King’s Gate teachers prepared learning packets for every student. On Wednesday, March 25th, King’s Gate teachers and staff greeted families with a drive-thru parade at the packet pick up. The smiles and waves shared were a bright spot amid the heaviness of the reason behind the occasion.
King’s Gate will continue distance learning for the remainder of the school year. Although providing education in a non-traditional way was not in the original plan for this year, King’s Gate will continue to provide a rich, educational experience for every student, every family, every day.