Remote Learning Plan
Dear Central Christian School Families,
We are certainly in unprecedented times. Just a few short weeks ago, many of us were thinking about our Spring Break plans, not shopping for necessities so we could practice social distancing in our own homes. I want to thank you for your patience with us as we continue to pivot following the latest school closure orders from the Governor.
I was so proud of our faculty and staff last Friday. As the news came in that schools needed to close, each of them worked to support the other so that our students would be served well this week. With the latest executive order school closure (through April 28th) announced last night by the Governor, I wanted to reach out and reassure you that we are working on a plan to move the school and remote learning forward during the month of April. The details of that plan (and how-to steps) will be shared with students and parents by the end of the day Monday, March 30 as teachers are gathering to make final preparations that day.
We will be planning a combination of paper/pencil/textbook and online platform learning depending on the class and grade level. Several of our textbook publishers have reached out to let us know that they are offering online access to their materials during the closures. We are so thankful! We will be using Google Classroom to help us manage learning, Zoom for video conferencing, and will still be recording grades in RenWeb. We are also looking at how we can all connect for chapels weekly. The teachers will be available during the day to coach and help students and parents as much as possible. I am so thankful for the Christian learning community we have at Central Christian! It is because of all of the time spent in relationship with our students that we believe we will be able to support them while they are learning remotely at home this next month.
One way to prepare over Spring Break is to make sure your students have access to a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or phone and the internet. For students that this isn’t a possibility, we are researching how we can configure the school’s laptops in order to check them out for the month.
Parents of preschool/pre-k should have received an email from Mrs. Fisher last night regarding those classes. She also asked for a response. Please let me know if you did not receive it.
COVID-19 is not a surprise to God. I know that this virus is not only disrupting our school and students, but we have families losing jobs, and a nation and world in turmoil. We are praying for blessing and peace for our school families and grace to rest on all of our students.
Trusting in Jesus – Elisa Carlson, Head of School