Warrior Families,

Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and prayer. This has been a challenging time for a lot of our Warrior families, and we have been praying for you. While we all had a desire to see the start of the school year look a little differently than it will, we are persevering and moving forward; God is in control. We have been working hard to develop a practical plan for all our Warrior families coming to campus this fall.

We know that because available information can be confusing in content, overwhelming in volume, and varied in interpretation, each family may have a different opinion on areas we address below. Over the summer we have researched, listened to information, read numerous articles, and our continued commitment to you is to stay informed, update our plan as needed, continue in prayer for wisdom as we move forward, and provide each student with a Christ-centered approach to their education. Our desire is to make sure all our students are physically safe while supporting their spiritual growth and wellbeing. The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly advocates for students to be physically present in school. The importance of in-person learning is well-documented, and researchers are already seeing evidence of negative impacts on children because of school closures in the spring of 2020. The best way TCA can assist you in developing lifelong learners with a focused emphasis on spiritual growth is through in-person learning.

As we look forward to the start of the school year, we ask that you continue to remain flexible, pray with us, and support each other. Our theme for this upcoming school year will be “ONE ANOTHER” using the text from Romans 12. One of the key verses will be Romans 12:10:

“Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another”

The information below contains a lot of details. Please listen to each other, assume the best of each other, respect each other and the different opinions that each family may have in specific areas. We are many, but we are all ONE BODY in Christ. It will take all of us working together for this year to be successful, so let’s commit to building each other up as ONE. #onewarriorfamily


  • We will hold open house over two days (August 11 and 12) in order to maintain smaller groups on campus. Please check back soon for more specific guidelines for these days.
  • We ask that you take “first day of school” pictures during open house. We will be limiting the number of parents/visitors who come into the hallways and classrooms.

  • We will hold in-person review days on August 13 and 14.
  • These days are optional for 1st through 11th grade students. We will have sign-up information posted soon.
  • This will be a time for students to review major math and English areas that they worked on at home during the fourth quarter before the first official day of school on August 17.
  • As of now, we are moving forward with in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • We have been developing back-up plans as well as plans for students who are out sick or students who have compromised immune systems but would still like to be Warriors. (If your child has a medical reason that would require him or her to attend from home, please call the office to schedule a meeting for the requirements for using this format.)
  • We do not want students to get behind if they are out sick, but we want students to stay home if they are sick. With two new resources in place, we are in a better place to provide a consistent education to all our students whether on-campus or off-campus. However, these resources are not to be used to replace coming to school.
  • At the beginning of the school year, each family will be given a Microsoft Office365 account. All your child’s classroom information will be located in this new online classroom area. RenWeb will still be used for grades, financial information, etc., but classroom specific information will now be on Office365.
  • We are working to get each teacher and classroom onto the Zoom platform. If students must attend from home due to medical conditions or sickness, classroom lectures can be watched live through Zoom or they will be recorded and uploaded onto Office 365.
  • As noted, each family will be assigned an Office365 account; therefore, parents will be required to moderate any sibling “pranks” within this account. Please monitor your children’s use of Office365 to ensure students stay within their own class notebooks.
  • More detailed information for each family will be provided before school begins.
  • Through Office365 and Zoom, we will be better prepared to communicate and facilitate information to all our families with these infrastructures in place only if mandated to shut down.
  • Face coverings will NOT be mandatory for students. If you would like for your child to wear one, then we will support your decision. But please understand that we will not create an atmosphere of conflict in the classrooms by having to continually remind your child to put his face covering back on or to wear it properly. We will remind them and we will also speak with you as the parent about how your child is doing with wearing a covering so that you can work with them at home on your family’s expectations.
  • Face shields will be provided for any teacher who would like to wear one during the school day.
  • We will have four major cohorts for this school year. This is a normal practice for TCA; this year, you will get an inside look at how we operate within these groups.
  • In order to limit the contact between students, we will NOT have Warrior Day this year. We WILL continue to perform community service projects throughout the year.


  • These classes will be together for chapel, lunch, recess (if needed), morning drop-off, and afternoon carline. First and second grades will continue to also have PE together.


  • These classes will be together for chapel, lunch, recess (if needed), morning drop-off, and afternoon carline. Third and fourth grades as well as fifth and sixth grades will continue to have PE together.


  • As much as possible, these classes will move together for classroom and locker transitions. They will also be assigned a section together at lunch and during chapel. If needed, we will move chapel to the main auditorium in order to have more physical distance between the students.


  • As much as possible, these classes will move together for classroom and locker transitions. They will also be assigned a section together at lunch and during chapel. If needed, we will move chapel to the main auditorium in order to have more physical distance between the students.
  • Each cohort will be assigned a door for morning drop-off as well as a different location for the time between 7:30 and 7:50. Additional instructions and maps will be provided before the start of school.
  • We ask that parents please use the carline to drop-off your children each morning and enter the building only if you have an appointment.
  • We are working with TFT to ensure the health and safety of the children coming from before care and integrating into TCA classrooms. Additional information will be provided before the start of school.
  • Each cohort will be assigned a different location for afternoon pick-up. Additional instructions and maps will be provided before the start of school.
  • We will also include a section for families who have multiple children to be picked up in one location.
  • We ask that parents please wait for children outside at the end of the day. If you have a meeting with a teacher, please wait until after 3:30 to enter the building.
  • TFT will provide additional information to all families who register for after-care regarding how they will maintain the health and safety of each child.
  • Classroom doorknobs and push plates will be cleaned regularly and frequently throughout the day.
  • Classrooms will be cleaned every day, and frequently-used items or areas will also be cleaned throughout the day.
  • Each classroom will have hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, disinfectant spray, and tissues available. Hand sanitizer stations have been installed in the hallways and throughout the campus.
  • Overall school cleaning protocols will be increased with daily disinfecting and sanitizing taking place as scheduled by designated staff.
  • The playground will be cleaned on a weekly basis.
  • Desks will all face the same direction with as much space as possible between each desk. We will not group any desks where students are facing each other.
  • In classrooms with tables, students will be seated in the same direction with as much space as possible between each child.


  • We will allow students on the playground. Our goal will be one class at a time. If we have any class recess times overlap, those will be allowed only between cohorts (see “COHORTS/GROUPS” above).


  • We will modify class beginning and ending times so that all students are not at their locker at one time. This will also help with reducing the number of students in the hallway at the same time.
  • We will continue student lunch options. Students can order a lunch from the school or they can bring their own. Microwaves will still be available.
  • We will NOT allow students to share food during lunch or at any other time during the school day.
  • If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday at school, we ask that you please bring in pre-packaged items for the time being (for example, no open boxes of donuts or whole pizzas. Items like pre-packaged brownies, lollipops, etc. are acceptable)
  • Students will eat lunch in cohorts in the lunchroom. We will keep students physically distanced during this time. Lunch will not be eaten in the classrooms.
  • The lunchroom will be cleaned after each cohort.
  • Seniors will continue to assist with preparing and serving lunches. All our kitchen staff, including the seniors, will wear a mask and gloves at all times while in the kitchen. Masks will be provided for the seniors.
  • WATER BOTTLES are a REQUIRED ITEM. We are replacing many of our water fountains with water bottle refilling stations. Water fountains will not be available.
  • Based on the student’s grade level, these options may include music, art, PE, library, Spanish, computers, drama, speech, or yearbook. All special classes will be available to our students this year. Our goal is to develop a well-rounded Warrior, and that includes assisting them in developing socially and physically as well as academically and spiritually.
  • Chapel will be held based on cohorts.
  • We will follow all guidelines from the Canyon Athletic Association for the opening of sports. We are planning to include sports, but the fall season will be shortened. We will post more information as soon as we have official communication from the CAA.
  • At this time, we are planning to host our regular family/parent activities but with added precautions. If this changes, we will communicate to everyone cancellations, new dates, etc.
  • We are planning to hold our all-school Christmas Pageant on December 11. Information on auditions for speaking parts will be coming out soon!
  • We must work together to ensure the physical safety of our entire Warrior Family: staff, teachers, students, and fellow Warrior families.
  • Temperature checks must take place every morning at home. If your child’s temperature is 100.4 or above, they are considered running a fever. Please do not send them to school. If they are not feeling well, please do not send them to school.
  • Teachers will self-report temperatures every morning.
  • We will be taking all our Warrior families into account when students or staff members are sick. Please assist us to keep our Warrior community as safe as possible.
  • Anyone with a fever at or above 100.4 must remain home. The student can return to school once they have been fever-free for 48 hours WITHOUT medication. We understand this may be a hardship for parents, but it is very important that we keep all our families well. We must think of each other during this time. Any student that has a fever at school will be immediately moved to a separate space until a parent can pick them up.
  • If your child is not feeling well, please keep them at home. If they complain of not feeling well during the school day, we will call for someone to come and pick them up immediately.
  • If your child has experienced diarrhea or vomiting, please keep them home for 48 hours after their sickness has ended.
  • Students will be reminded and allowed to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Posters will be placed around the campus to remind students to wash their hands and to maintain physical distance.
  • Visitors must wear face coverings and to sign-in. Additionally, the number of visitors will be limited until further notice.
  • Field trips will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine the health and safety of all students. Class field trips, if offered, will be optional and not required, although they are strongly encouraged.
  • School supplies will be provided. The items that each student needs to provide are listed on the school calendar. Please remember that a water bottle is mandatory.
  • Reveille week will be scheduled differently this year for our 7th-12th grade students. Additional information will be provided before the start of school.
  • Dual Enrollment classes will still be provided.
  • 7th – 12th grade student schedules will be sent out online. You will have a chance to make changes, ask questions, etc. More details will follow as we get closer to the start of school.
  • The current school calendar is available at the end of this page.

Given the ever-changing dynamics associated with COVID-19 as well as the plethora of recommendations, guidelines, and mandatory requirements from the federal, state, and local levels, we will continue to consistently evaluate our plan. All modification updates to the plan will be made here on our website, so please check back often for the most up-to-date information. Still have questions? No problem! Please contact us: ; we will get back to you as soon as possible. We have tried to cover as many areas as possible, but you may have a question about an additional topic. We look forward to welcoming back all our returning and new Warrior families on campus, for the 2020-2021 school year!