Matthias Academy Supporters,
I’m super excited to report that things have been moving forward at Matthias Academy. I have a few important updates to share with you.
I know many of you have questions about whether Matthias Academy will be able to open this September. I can assure you that we are doing everything on our end to meet our goal of opening September 1st. We have an outstanding staff in place and they are ready to get started! In fact, over the past few months many of them have been heavily involved in the renovation of our facilities to best meet the needs of our students. Thanks to the hard work of our incredible staff, as well as many volunteers, our building - the first home of Matthias Academy - will be ready to open on schedule. I’m so excited for all of you to see it! Our renovations are going really well and the transformation is truly remarkable. Check out our website www.matthiasacademy.org to see some before and after photos.
As you can imagine, while we will be ready on our end, the final decision on our opening date is somewhat out of our control. We continue to face the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is following the Badger Bounce Back Plan to make decisions based on science and public health practices to decrease COVID-19 cases and deaths. Matthias Academy will need the Department’s approval to officially open our doors and begin our programming. Please know that at all times, the health and safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. The size of our building allows for each student and staff member to have plenty of room for social distancing. We will communicate more specifics about our safety measures as we get closer to our opening date and as we receive guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
We currently have 41 students who are committed to attend Matthias when we open. We will accept up to 50 students during these uncertain times, to maintain a 2 student to 1 staff ratio. Applications will be sent out via email by July 1 to everyone who has met their application fee for a student who is ready to start with us this year. If you do not receive an email or if you would like more information about Matthias Academy and enrollment this fall, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your ongoing support and interest in Matthias Academy. If you are looking for a way to help, donations are always welcome and we also have our Amazon wish list of items needed for our students and the building!
Donations can be made online at www.MatthiasAcademy.org or checks can be mailed to:
12603 224th Ave
Benet Lake, Wi 53102
I can’t wait to get this much needed program open for our most deserving!
Health and Happiness,