From the Principal’s Desk

Dr. Davina Jackson Hicks, MBA, PhD
Head of School

July 10th, 2020

We at Sonshine are committed to the continuous improvement of developing academic programs that foster a focused rigor in the areas of Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Bible, and a variety of electives taught by a select group of professional elite faculty and staff to guide your child’s learning experience throughout this next school year. Please pray with us as we continue to prepare over the summer, and invite your child to complete and submit the All About You questionnaire for our Faculty and Staff to become acquainted with your child before school begins.

I am very happy to announce our plan to promote a healthy and safe school environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused the entire world to shift the way business is conducted. With that stated, let me first remind everyone that I, Dr. Hicks, have been privileged with the responsibility to serve as Sonshine Christian Academy’s Superintendent by the Ohio Department of Education. As a result, Sonshine Christian Academy is an independent school district from all other districts in the State of Ohio, and we reserve the right to operate independent from the recommendations that the larger school districts decide to implement, including Columbus City Schools. As a reminder: we are a Private Christian School, and we at Sonshine reserve the right to exercise our right to pray before every class, and our values reflect those of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

What every family should expect for the next school year is Sonshine’s strict adherence of the requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Education. Additionally, every enrolled student of Sonshine should expect to come to school starting September 8th, prepared to participate in school for five days each week. However, Sonshine has a virtual platform that is ready to engage the distance-learning option if families decide its best for their children. Currently, there are two campuses: 980 Lenore (PreK-4th grades), and 2177 Mock (5th-8th grades), allowing students to learn both in a traditional setting with a virtual component that points to our newly implemented blended-hybrid model. Please read how Sonshine Christian Academy’s COVID-19 Guidelines for more detail.

With the introduction of our two campuses, we will have our own independent transportation system with the recent purchase of new school buses. While Sonshine families still have access to use the Columbus City School’s transportation system, you may find that the Columbus City School busing schedule may not be conducive with your family’s needs, and we invite you to allow your child to ride with us. Please contact our administrative offices for more information on how to be added to our independent bus schedule and route. As we embark upon the growth and developmental task of exposing your child to the academic rigor of excellence, please review the enclosed five (5) documents (20-21 School Calendar with SCA COVID-19 Guidelines, School Supply List, Uniform Rules, SCA Food Menu, and All About You questionnaire) and meet me on September 2nd and 3rd for our Parent Orientation meetings.

As mentioned earlier, we will be located in two locations for the upcoming school year!

Lenore Campus (open for a 5-day school week):

Grades PreK-3, PreK-4, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

➢ 980 Lenore Ave. Columbus, OH 43224

SCA Transportation Options include hourly shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off between both Campuses (call school office for more detail)

Pre-Kindergarten through 4th Grade classes located at our 980 Lenore Ave. Campus

Mock Campus (open for a 5-day school week):

Grades 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th

➢ 2177 Mock Rd. Columbus, OH 43219

SCA Transportation Options include hourly shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off between both Campuses (call school office for more detail)

5th through 8th Grade classes located at our 2177 Mock Rd. Campus

I appreciate your reading attention and wish you a wonderful and blessed rest of the summer!

In the Service of the King,

Dr. Davina Jackson Hicks, Head of School

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