December 3, 2018
To: Our Displaced Haven families
From: Larry Bolinger, Chief Education Officer
In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, it was our desire to do what we could for our families who had to relocate to another place temporarily. We were able to hold your child’s position so you would have the much needed time to take care of your individual situations.
We have said all along that we would hold these positions for as long as we could and would inform you as to when that deadline was determined, and we appreciate your patience as we’ve worked through this process.
Therefore, your student must be present and on campus on January 8th, which is the first day of school after the Christmas Holidays. If not in class that day, we will have to withdraw your student. You may always go in and put in an application for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, if you believe you will be back in the area later in the year. The waiting lists for some of the upper grades tend to be short. The deadline to have applications in for the 2019-2020 lottery is January 31st for high school and February 28th for K-8. If you already know that you are permanently relocated, please contact your school and inform them so that they may offer that spot to another person who is waiting. As a charter school, budgets are based on full enrollment, which, unfortunately, has governed this decision. I thank you for your understanding.