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Update for Completing the 2019-2020 School Year
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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 April 30, 2020

East Rankin Academy Patriots,  


As we prepare to complete the 2019-2020 school year, I want to thank everyone for their hard work, patience, perseverance, and dedication throughout this last nine weeks of school. The last several weeks have certainly been challenging, but our East Rankin family has risen to the challenge. Our students, faculty, staff, and parents have worked diligently as we have continued in our quest for academic excellence. 


One of the greatest struggles during this time has been the separation from our students, faculty, staff, parents, and supporters. We are looking forward to next school year as we make plans to safely bring our East Rankin family together again on our campus. Even though we may not have been physically present on our school’s campus the last several weeks, we have been united in the common goal to provide the very best for our children. Parents, we so appreciate your efforts to partner with us as we have successfully navigated this challenging event. Most of all, we praise our Lord for His protection and guidance during these days, weeks, and months.


Since we will not be returning to campus for the remainder of the school year, we are providing the following guidelines detailing our plans for completing this semester.

Schedule for Ending School

    • The last day for seniors will be Wednesday, May 6.
    • The last day for students in grades K3-11th will be Tuesday, May 12.
    • We will not be administering second semester exams. 
    • The schedule for returning all assignments, textbooks, and workbooks is below:

       12th Grade-Wednesday, May 13 (9:00-11:00am)

       11th Grade-Wednesday, May 13 (12:00-2:00pm)

       10th Grade-Wednesday, May 13 (3:00-5:00pm)

       9th Grade-Thursday, May 14 (3:00-5:00pm)

       8th Grade-Thursday, May 14 (9:00-11:00am)

       7th Grade-Thursday, May 14 (12:00-2:00pm)

       6th Grade-Thursday, May 14 (3:00-5:00pm)

       5th Grade-Friday, May 15 (9:00-11:00am)

       4th Grade-Friday, May 15 (12:00-2:00pm)

       3rd Grade-Wednesday, May 13 (9:00-11:00am)

       2nd Grade-Wednesday, May 13 (12:00-2:00pm)

       1st Grade-Wednesday, May 13 (3:00-5:00pm)

       K5-Thursday, May 14 (12:00-2:00pm)

       K4-Thursday, May 14 (3:00-5:00pm)

* Parents are asked to compile work in envelopes, bags, folders, etc. for grading.

* Please be sure to include the student’s name on all assignments.

* K4-6th Grade will drop off in the front parking lot.

* 7th-12th Grade will drop off in the back parking lot.

Student Recognition:

  •  Our ERA graduation ceremony currently scheduled for May 17 is being postponed; however, ERA is still committed to having a graduation ceremony to honor our seniors. We are asking our seniors and their parents to please save the dates of Sunday, June 14, and Sunday, July 26, with the choice of date and location to be finalized in the weeks to come. We look forward to celebrating the ERA Class of 2020!
  • We will have Academic and Athletic Award Recognitions released via our school’s Facebook page and webpage. Release dates will be announced in the upcoming days. All student awards will be distributed at the time of assigned textbook/assignment drop off or mailed.

Tryouts, Practices, Yearbooks, and Elections

  •  If conditions permit, softball, girls soccer, and cheer tryouts will be conducted the week of May 18. Information regarding tryouts will be sent in the upcoming days. (Any tryouts that are allowed will follow strict social distancing guidelines.) 
  •  Effective, April 28, the MAIS has cancelled all Spring Sports. When conditions permit, dates will be announced for athletic practices/workouts to resume.
  •  Our Student Council Election for 2020-2021 will be postponed to the beginning on next school year. 
  •  Order dates for the 2020 PATRIOT Yearbook will be announced at a later time. 


In closing, I would like to again thank parents, students, faculty and staff for finishing the race, in spite of detours, during this most difficult time. I salute our Class of 2020 for “running with patience, the race that was set before them…Heb. 12:2. East Rankin Academy is committed to recognizing, encouraging, and supporting our seniors as they continue their journey in search of God’s will for their lives.



Robyn Winstead

Head of School








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