MVCA does not provide
meals for their students. All lunches
and snacks are brought from home.
Students are not to share their lunches or snacks with other
students. All garbage must be
immediately thrown away. Parents are
responsible for the providing a balanced breakfast to ensure student energy for
learning and recreation.
Masks will not be
required during lunch period; but thorough daily cleaning of the lunch room
will be necessary prior to returning to their Learning Center. Staff may need to assist in this clean up
The students of MVCA are
either bussed in by their respective school districts or brought in by their parents
or authorized family members. No
students are to be transported by any staff to the Academy. The only exception is if the parent is
employed at the Academy, then they are to bring their own student as they
normally would each day.
The ministry of MVCA is just that; a ministry. A ministry mindful of the spiritual, social,
emotional, academic and relational needs of the students. Due to our small learning center sizes and
established relationships we are positioned to take note and comfortably notify
parents of any student exhibiting signs of discomfort in light of all the
recent challenges and changes.
There is a weekly chapel that provides formative
counseling in a way that is encouraging, relative and visible from the other
staff members. Our open door and open
communication policy will disallow for us the opportunity to keep a student’s
parent from not knowing any concerns we may have on behalf of a student and
helping in whatever challenge their student may have at that time as prescribed
by the parent to us.
Current learning center supervisors are more than just
staff to our students, but friends to each of their families. There is a strong bond of communication and
trust for the students of the Academy with a sensitivity to each particular
student’s make-up and understanding.
Daily communications go home with each student providing the parent with
current information and the opportunity to monitor the student’s homework. Parents must sign these daily communications
for the sake of the students completed work.
Religious and Independent
At present we are on schedule to coincide with the 10
school districts that we have been affiliated with for the past 40 years. We are prepared to assist and adapt as we did
in March of 2020 to meet the academic needs of our students. We do not have any on-line capabilities; but,
as we did in the past, we can have a controlled schedule of students and staff
in the building.
The strength of ACE learning is that it is
portable. At present we are able to
provide continued education with minimal interruption as long as parents are
encouraging at home learning. Students would
be able to schedule allotted times to come score, correct and take final tests.
It was our desire to maintain as much help as we could
as a ministry without burdening the parents any more than they were as they
were shifting to a whole new paradigm of both parenting and schooling. We extended our school year by 3 weeks this
past year with an additional 3 weeks of open opportunity for any students in
grades 7-12. This open opportunity
provides students using the ACE curriculum to come correct, score and take
MVCA’s small population and family connection assures
a well-monitored system for attendance.
Due to the type of portability with educational materials; a student can
feasibly stay current with their PACE even if they were confined to home.
Our student handbook outlines all our attendance
requirements and expectations. There is
no student who can simply slip through the cracks without knowledge of both the
parents and the Academy.
Teaching and Learning:
The portability of ACE allows for students to continue
their education without interruption. In
review of our most recent shutdown we assessed no more than 3 students who fell
behind in their normal pace of work.
Their falling behind was with the knowledge of their parents and
understanding that all work must be completed.
There would be no work left undone or altered according to the prescribed
PACEs that a student was responsible for completing.
MVCA has very few after school events that are
indoors. We are a part of a small
athletic conference of which at present we do not know if we will be
participating with as our student population is at a minimal.
In the event that MVCA is to host an after school
event then all prescribed measures would be enforced and made known to our
– Masks will not be required if gym or recess takes
place outside, unless the parent has informed us that they prefer their student
to wear a mask while being outside and around others.
– Masks may have to be worn for the entire school day,
but note, there may be times that masks aren’t worn or needed.
Bilingual Education and
MVCA does not have any students that require special
staff to help with interpretation and understanding of the English
language. This presently does not apply
to our situation.
This document provides the basis for staff, students
and MVCA family’s guidelines, expectations and explanations of the coming school
year. This information is to be posted
to the link that exists with our current website in association of the “First
Baptist Church of Little Falls”.
The guidelines from both the SED and DOH will be filed and available in
the event of any question or concern as to what should be done.
As a ministry family we will continue to provide the
best environment for spiritual, academic and physical growth and well-being for
all those attending and associated with MVCA.
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