COVID-19 LETTER TO PARENTS

Dear Parents:


If you have been watching the news over the weekend, things are changing rapidly. In California, for example, Governor Newsome has just closed bars, scaled back restaurants, asked those over 65 to stay indoors, etc. With the rapid pace of updates, it’s sometimes difficult to understand all that is happening and why. As a result, we thought it would be helpful if we gave you a little more information about the key concerns and underlying values that are driving our open/close decisions.


1.  Parent concerns

  • We all want our kids and families to be safe and not exposed to this virus. We care about your children and are working in their best interest.
  • We recognize that many of you need our help so you can continue working. All of you have financial concerns, and some of you are doing your part to help the public during this time and need to work.
  • We know that any closure notice needs to give you time to make alternate arrangements.

2.  Concerns for Public Heath

  • Public health is important and we want to be a part of the solution.
  • We watch what our surrounding schools do. We don’t have to do what they do, but we do observe what they do and often follow suit.

3.  Government Edicts

  • We are following the national, state, regional, and educational news closely.
  • The state licensing board is the governmental agency that inspects us and gives us our ability to operate. They have been in constant contact. If they say we must close, we have to comply.
  • The State Department of Education has also been in constant contact and impacts what we do.

4.  Concerns as a private business

  • We are a private school and do not receive money from the government for any closure. The guarantees of funding to schools does not apply to us.
  • We have teachers to pay, and their livelihoods are important to us, as well as a mortgage to pay, utilities to pay, just like you.
  • We have legal liabilities created by the recent government edicts that we must consider.


It is our desire to remain open, and we are actively working toward that end. We know that this is a disruptive time for everyone. We also know that whatever we do, we can’t please everyone. Our hope is that if you know how we are working to address all the concerns listed above you will be willing to be patient and work with us as we navigate this together.


Please let us know if you are struggling with anything like supplies, or anxiety, or other ways we may be able to assist you.


We will be updating you very soon on our status. May God bless you all.

Ed Pagh, Pastor

Katy Maestas, Director

COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear Preschool Families,


As you know, we have been working very hard to stay open during this difficult season of Corona Virus. Nonetheless, New Hope Preschool will be closed from March 16th through March 20th. Our closure is in response to Federal and State restrictions in an effort to contain the COVID-19 Virus. This decision was not made lightly, however, we are united with our city and support our leadership. 


We will re-evaluate our situation on Friday, March 20th, and I will email all preschool parents with confirmation that we will or will not be open on March 23rd. 

Serving your family is a blessing to all of us who call New Hope our home. 


Prayerfully,

Katy Maestas

Director 

New Hope Preschool Tax ID #94-2537207

NEW HOPE PRESCHOOL INFORMATION

We would like to welcome your child and family to New Hope Preschool. Parents, you play a vital role in your child's preschool experience since you are your child's first teacher. Thank you for trusting us to partner with you during this precious time in your child's life. Our goal, as Christian Early Educators, is to be a reflection of the love that emerges from a relationship with Jesus Christ to the young children within our community. 


New Hope Preschool is a private, non-profit preschool designed to care for children ages 2 to 5 years old in a Christ-Centered environment. We are affiliated with New Hope Assembly of God in Galt, California. New Hope Preschool has grown from a sincere love for God's children and a desire to teach children in the early stages of development as they prepare for Kindergarten and all that the Lord has planned.

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