COVID-19 Procedures & Protocols
First Presbyterian Day School began 55 years ago with the mission to provide a Bible-based education that would help young people develop a God-centered worldview. We do not serve a God who is surprised or shaken by the events of the past few months (or at any time in history). If we had stood at Calvary on the day our Lord gave His life on the cross, we would have seen it as a horrible day, as the most horrible day in history. Yet, three days later, we see it through the empty tomb and we rejoice in the beauty of God’s plan to save sinners. I believe in my heart that God will use these days to strengthen us, as families, as teachers, as followers of Jesus Christ, that we would come out on the other side of this moment stronger and better.
Using information from our local independent schools, along with comparable independent schools across the Southeast, a medical advisory team, and our FPDS Board of Trustees, I have made decisions with our administrative team for an appropriate course of action for keeping our students safe and healthy.
This page was created to provide information in adherence to the guidelines established by the CDC, the MSDH, and many others with the primary purpose of providing a healthy and safe environment for our students, faculty and staff, and families.
We will continue to work diligently to create plans to provide safe and effective learning environments under all conditions that are also responsive to the care of our FPDS family.
Please note that this information and our needs as a school may change at any time due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19.
Brian T. Smith
Head of School