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Parent Letter - 12/1/23

December 01, 2023
By Bill Sharp

Dear Warrior Nation,

Welcome to December!!  With forests of evergreens strapped to the tops of cars and tons of extra lighting on houses and yards (some amazing, others a little tacky), it can only mean that Christmas is right around the corner.  Although some stores have been displaying Christmas stuff since before Halloween, we are now moving into high gear toward the actual holiday.  But what is Christmas, really?  Depending on who you ask, it may be time for lots of gift exchanges, a chance for pictures with Santa in the mall, but most notably, an opportunity to reflect on the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We can read about the birth of Jesus in the book of Luke.  We see evidence of his birth foretold hundreds of years before through the prophet Isaiah: “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).  No other birth and life throughout all history has impacted the world more than Jesus.  Be sure to take time in the days ahead to pause from the craziness and reflect on what that birth means to YOU – keeping your mind focused on Christ helps keep everything else in proper perspective.

Remember that the week of 11-15 December is the last week of the semester.  Tuesday through Friday will be early release days (Elementary at 11:40, Secondary at 11:55), and aftercare will only go until 4:00 p.m.  Please make pickup plans accordingly.  Please keep our students in your prayers for focus, a strong finish over the next two weeks, and strength for teachers as they work to help their students finish well.  They have worked hard this semester to teach and love on your students, and I am blessed to have the opportunity to serve with them.  I am very grateful to all of you and your partnership in Christian education.  We have such an excellent opportunity to be a light in these challenging times!

If you are interested in receiving a 65% state tax credit (that’s right, a CREDIT!) for an end-of-year donation and helping RCS simultaneously, please consider the Children’s Tuition Fund.  Here’s the short version of the steps:  you contribute to the Children’s Tuition Fund, then you receive a 65% state tax credit, and RCS receives a disbursement from the Children’s Tuition Fund for financial assistance.  Individuals and businesses can contribute to the program and receive a tax credit.  Reach out to our Business Office with questions.  Here is a direct link to the program -

May the Lord bless you and keep you during this holiday season.  Please let us know if we can partner with you in prayer for anything.


Bill Sharp, M.Ed.
Head of School

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