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Safe Return Update from Bro. Martin

July 24, 2020
By Brother Robert Martin

July 24, 2020

Dear CP Family:

I trust you are well.  We have been working hard on reopening plans for Central Private, and we are excited to get back on campus as soon as possible. We are thankful that we will be able to offer a traditional face-to-face 5-day-a-week class setting. However, our number one concern is the health and safety of our students, staff, teachers, and extended families.
 
With that in mind, please carefully and thoroughly read our “Safe Return Guide.” (click here to view). It will provide details necessary for our reopening. We were assisted in the development of our plan by a reopening task force of CP personnel that included a doctor, nurse, and lawyer, as well as teachers and parents. We appreciate their assistance, as well as the support of our board.
 
Concerning reopening,
OUR START DATE HAS BEEN MOVED TO AUGUST 24.
 
We made this decision with our students, teachers, and staff in mind. We apologize for any inconveniences this change may cause, but we feel the decision is best due to COVID-19 concerns. Here are a few details:
  • This change will only require slight adjustments to our school calendar. All holidays remain, and we are not adding days in May. We simply removed 2-day breaks in March and October that were slotted for teacher in-service and parent/teacher conferences (Conferences can still be set up throughout the school year as needed.) To view the school calendar, click here.
  • We will begin with a soft opening. Half of our students’ first day will be Monday, August 24, and the other half will attend Tuesday, August 25. Then all students will be on campus on Wednesday, August 26. This will allow the school to go over necessary precautions with smaller groups and make any adjustments required. You will receive information concerning which day (August 24 or August 25) will be your student(s) day to attend.
  • Teachers will report the week of August 10 for work. The following week teachers will report for in-service training.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are anticipating a great school year. We have challenges, but we are blessed with a strong and resilient Central Private family. As we pray, we are trusting God for His guidance and grace as we move forward. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
 
Sincerely,
Robert Martin
Head of School
 

Board Appoints Brother Martin as Head of School

April 01, 2020
By Board of Directors

The Central Private School Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of our Head of School, Brother Robert W. Martin, effective April 1, 2020. We are confident that with his leadership, Central Private will continue to grow as a school that provides a college preparatory experience while nurturing strong character and spiritual growth of our students. Serving as the Interim Head of School since November, Brother Martin has shown outstanding leadership with a passion for our children and their education. His desire to advance our school’s mission is evident, and the feedback that we have received from the faculty and staff has been overwhelmingly positive. Brother Martin provides a mixture of integrity and optimism that when partnered with his passion and love for Central Private gives us confidence that he is able to move our school forward into the future. 

Brother Martin is a graduate of ULM in Monroe, Louisiana, holding both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree. He has served as the Pastor of Hope Central since 1991, and has taught high school classes for the past three years at Central Private. He and his wife Alison have three children. Their oldest son, Alec, graduated in 2016 after attending CP since the first grade. Their other two children currently attend CP (Noah- 11th grade and Myla- 10th grade). 

Please join us in welcoming Brother Martin as our Head of School. We are excited and optimistic as we move forward under his leadership. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to Central Private School. During this very challenging time of health and economic crisis, we hope that you and your family remain healthy and safe. May God bless and continue to protect our Central Private family. 

Greetings from Brother Martin

April 01, 2020
By Brother Martin
I am honored yet humbled to serve Central Private as Head of School. First, I give honor to God for allowing me to serve in this capacity, a role I view as a ministry that I will perform to the best of my ability as unto Him. I thank the board for their confidence, and I thank my predecessors for their past dedication and service.
 
CP is blessed with the greatest students on earth! I am thrilled to be able to share in their formative years, as they each grow into God’s specific purpose for their lives.
 
Likewise, CP is blessed with wonderful teachers, administrators, and staff. They love our school. I applaud each of them for their dedication and the talents they bring to the task before us.
 
Of course, I have a lot to learn, but I am passionate about this job and will give it my best. I pray that during my service that I can help foster stability, grace, care, strength, and vision to CP.
 
I am invested in Central Private, so much, in fact, two of my children, Noah and Myla, currently attend and my oldest, Alec, is an alumnus. I love CP. I love these students. They are a treasure. I value them, and I respect them. They are the reason I came to teach here. They are worth our investment.
 
As we build and strengthen our team, I am persuaded that our best days are ahead of us. We have a great legacy, but we have an even greater future.
 
My door is open. My mind is open. And, most importantly, my heart is open. We can and will do this together.
 
Sincerely,
 
Brother Martin
Head of School

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