March 26, 2020
Blessings to Everyone, Welcome to a brand new reality. We have entered into a time when we are living history. While we do not know what the future holds for us in the next few months, we do know that God is in control - not us - and we must trust in Him.
As I am sure most of you already know, we will not be able to return to school this year. For those of you who are on our automatic withdraw plan for tuition payments, I will go in this week and delete all payments for April and May. If you owe any money for before school or after school care or stay and play, I will go ahead and run those payments so that all accounts are cleared up. If you have a credit on lunches I will contact you to see how we can credit that back to you. If you have been paying by cash or check we must move ahead to clear any delinquent accounts no later than April 10th. Please contact me directly if you are unable to meet that deadline.
We are excited to offer an opportunity for our Pre- K students to continue their education in preparation for entering kindergarten in the fall. Ms. Cambrice will be offering a distance learning class for Pre- K students. She will provide packets of materials as well as prerecorded videos that your student can watch at your convenience. We are still working out all of the details. The class would run April 1st through May 15th. The cost for this class would be $300.00 for the entire session. You can e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Cambrice email@example.com if you are interested or would like more details.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I am here to help! Above all, remember, God has got this! Prayers to you all during this time as we learn, discover, and grow closer to HIM!
Peace be with you all,
March 24, 2020
Welcome to a brand new reality. We have entered into a time when we are living history. While we do not know what the future holds for us in the next few months, we do know that God is in control - not us - and we must trust in Him. I’m sure we are all experiencing some anxiety about the events that have suddenly been thrusted upon us; however, as administrators and teachers we are taking these roles in the lives of your children very seriously. Our expectations are to continue to provide connection, exploration, learning, and growth opportunities for your children over the next few weeks. Please know that our school is open but just in a different way.
The teachers have been working very hard over spring break researching options and opportunities and planning how we will continue to invest in your child during this time of distance learning. We are committed to making sure that your child’s academic, physical, emotional, and spiritual health are addressed and cared for. These plans will include learning and assessment activities that are authentic so that our students will meet all expectations for advancement and academic credit.
The purpose of this e-mail is to provide an outline of student expectations during this time of distance learning. Our staff has been busy over the past few days researching technology tools, meeting (via internet) and planning our way forward. Following are some expectations we have to make this experience meaningful as we step into distance learning.
- Students should have access to working devices and reliable internet. Mr. Higgins has been in contact with all multi-families that will need to borrow a laptop from the school. You will be contacted to set up a time to come by and check out the computer.
On Tuesday evening, you can expect to receive a phone call from your child’s teacher. Your child’s teacher will also send you an e-mail on Friday outlining a schedule and other important details.
You will find a schedule below providing a time you can come to the school on March 30th and 31st to pick up materials. The materials will be packed with latex gloves and we will be wear protective gloves when we hand them to you. You will not be expected to get out of your car to pick up these materials. You will just pull up under the overhang by the front door- just like during our after school pick up line. We will bring your materials out to your car to you.
Following is the schedule for picking up these materials based on the first letter of your last name.
Please try to hold to these times if at all possible to help us control the flow of traffic, but if you cannot make it during your assigned time you can substitute another time.
Please know that we realize this is a new experience that presents new challenges to all of us, but it also gives us the opportunity to grow during this time. We will offer an extra amount of grace and understanding to all. We know that with technology, things do not always go as planned. Please allow your children to reach out to their teachers if they need help. Though we will miss working with your student in person, we will be available for all students in this new format.
Above all else, remember, God has got this! Prayers to you all during this time as we learn, discover and grow closer to HIM!
Peace be with you all,
March 17, 2020
Dear Holy Trinity Families,
Together, we are facing an unprecedented health crisis in our community. In our response to COVID 19, Holy Trinity Lutheran School must depend on the wisdom of our health experts and the elected officials in our community. We have decided to follow the recommendation of the State Department of Education and close school March 23rd through April 3rd.
This is a very difficult decision, but we feel it is the right thing to do, based on the information that is being provided by the CDC and other health care professionals. We hope that this closure will allow a time of protection for our staff, students and families.
As you all know we are currently on Spring Break this week. Once Spring Break is over our teachers will reconvene and form a plan of action and discuss how we can support your student(s) during this time.
Many of you likely have concerns about how this situation will impact our school calendar. We will use all of the remaining snow days (8) that were built into our annual calendar. At this time, we expect to only have to add two additional days to complete the amount of school days specified through state requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. The school musical programs have tentatively been moved to the end of April as well as our annual BINGO night. More details about those changes will be forthcoming.
This is a fluid situation and changes are happening rapidly, we will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed. I pray that you all will stay safe and healthy. We encourage you to use this time with your children to make some great and happy memories. Please feel free to call me with any questions, comments or suggestions. We are all in this together. I ask that you all continue to pray for our leaders, our healthcare workers and that God would provide for our every need.
God’s Blessings and Peace to you all,