Dear Parents and Guardians of Merritt Island Christian School (MICS) Students,
WELCOME to the 2020 – 2021 school year! Praying God’s blessing on this school year.
For the first time in the history of Merritt Island Christian School we will begin our school year with two different approaches to our educational instruction, either Face – To – Face (F2F), traditional learning or virtual learning. MICS is blessed to be able to offer our students the opportunity to choose the learning path that best fits their present needs.
Merritt Island Christian School’s VISION VERSE for 2020-2021 is John 20:21, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” What a perfect verse for what we are all presently facing, uncertainty, stress, and confusion of the unknown.
I am sure each of you have experienced misguided directions from your GPS App. A few years ago, I was attempting to return a rental car to an out-of-state airport. I left my hotel and turned on my GPS App. I had no idea where the rental car return was, so I trusted the voice on my GPS App to lead me in the right direction. I became a bit confused when the “voice” on the App had me turn into a trailer park. I continued to listen as the “voice” guided me past rows and rows of trailers, turning up one street and then another. I knew I had been misguided when the App led me to a dead-end street. I eventually did find the rental car return, but by the time I reached my gate, I was extremely stressed, as I feared I was going to miss my flight. (I made the flight!)
Our Father never intends for us to feel uncertainty, stress, and confusion. God dissolves our uncertainty, stress, and confusion. He is the source of my peace and He has never given me misguided information. I heard a great thought from a wonderful Bible teacher, “God leads us many different ways, and when He leads us, we have a deep sense of peace in our hearts about the direction He wants us to go.” I have experienced the truth of those words, especially in seeking His guidance in creating policies and plans for the 2020 – 2021 school year. My peace and calmness come from focusing my thoughts on my God and His power. I serve a God that is the giver of peace!
Merritt Island Christian School welcomes all new students and their families, as well as the hiring of new staff. We pray that God blesses your experience as a part of the MICS family!
New Hire for the 2020 – 2021 School Year:
Mrs. Amanda Wyrick, RN – MICS School Nurse
Praying Peace for each of you,
Dr. Nanci A. Dettra – MICS Superintendent