In COVID-19 Updates, Dr. Hertzberg's Blog

Friday, April 17, 2020

Dear CHA Community,

As you are most likely aware, Governor Pritzker mandated this afternoon that all schools in Illinois are to remain closed for the duration of the academic year. This is certainly disappointing news but necessitated out of safety and health concerns for all. This also means that all related school events and activities are cancelled for the remainder of the school year. It is our hope however, that our May 30th all school Commencement may be rescheduled for later in the summer. However, that may or may not be possible because of multiple factors, most of which are out of our control. We will keep you informed. Regardless, plans are already underway to honor our 8th and 12th grade graduates in creative ways that do not conflict with any government guidelines.

We are very thankful we are able to continue to provide eLearning for all students now extended through the month of May. I know that for both students and parents, eLearning presents challenges as well as opportunities. Together we will work very hard to maximize this necessitated learning mode during this time.

Also, we will continue to update you as soon as possible concerning such things as the year-end check-out processes, CHA summer camps and more, as further directives by the authorities are known and resulting decisions are made.

While this is not the news we were hoping to hear today, we are not surprised by it and have already planned in this direction. There are many continuing unknowns and uncertainties. But one thing is certain: Our God is sovereign over all of this, including those decisions that impact our families and our students. It is also true that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus including COVID-19; He is working all things for His glory and the good of your family.

Know that we are faithfully praying for you. Please let us know how we can assist you. Likewise your prayers for all of us at CHA are greatly appreciated as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times in the history of our school and nation. And together, let each of us seek to live out this year’s theme of “Knowing Christ and making Him Known” especially during these challenging and opportune days.

Faithfully in Christ,

Dr. Hutz H. Hertzberg