The COVID-19 pandemic, more than ever before, has put health and safety at the forefront of schools strategic planning. The 2021-2022 school year saw UCA opening its doors to students for the first time since the spring of 2020. Prior to the beginning of the school year the UCA Pandemic Response Team, under the guidance of UCA Nurse, Mrs. Nadira Wehbe, developed a robust reopening plan to safeguard the UCA learning community. Mrs. Wehbe, a 22-year healthcare veteran, has led a team whose efforts have resulted in zero transmissions on campus at the time of this writing. “We launched a robust plan that gained the commitment of the entire UCA community, and has been incredibly successful. We have seen UCA thrive in safeguarding our learning community while other schools in the area have struggled. I’m incredibly proud of the work the team has done thus far and I’m excited to see what we will accomplish together over the course of the school year,” remarked Gerald Redd, UCA Director.