The coronavirus Shelter-in-Place is uncharted territory for all of us, but we certainly appreciate the support and cooperation of our school community during these last two weeks. We want to help your children the best we can. As the Shelter-in-Place has been extended at least through May 1st, we have devised a plan by which we can continue to provide quality Christian education to our students.
Beginning Monday, April 6, we will conduct our teaching through the video conferencing platform Zoom. Each day, students will log on to their teacher’s/grade’s meeting, and their teacher(s) will teach the same courses as they would have for in-person classes. Tests will still be given, and completed assignments will still be turned in weekly. Some of the details are yet to be ironed out, but the general plan is set.
The teaching for 3rd grade on up will start at 8:30 a.m. and continue until noon. In the afternoon, they can do their homework. The teaching for the lower elementary (K-2nd) will likely be in the afternoon. This is so families with multiple children in Distance Learning can share devices. We will send out the specific subject schedule with links to Zoom in an email later next week.
As far as tuition goes, we still need to charge regular tuition. The teachers are still teaching, preparing, grading, and guiding the academic progress of our children. And the Bible says that the laborer is worthy of his reward. We rely on student tuition to take care of our staff, so we greatly appreciate your continued payments.
Much of the rest of the school year’s activities have been canceled. However, with the new Distance Learning format in place, we are prepared for the long haul, even if it means through the end of the school year. We will wait and see how it all plays out. Continue to go to the school website for updates. Thank you again for your support and effort.