SoLaR - Distance Learning
Greetings! We are officially in the last few weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. During this unprecedented event, we have been and continue to be committed to serving you and your family well during this time. In order to have continued success, we need to make you aware of some key areas where we will need your help in the days and weeks ahead. All students need to work to submit assignments on time and respond to teachers via email. We need your help ensuring your students continued success. Please review the following help measures below so that we can continue to make substantial progress and finish strong.
- Google Classroom: Most of the teachers are using Google Classroom to post assignments, etc. Here is a short parent tutorial. I recommend that you get your student’s login credentials so that you can make sure they are completing their assignments. You can also go to TADS in order to check their grades. Please email their teachers if you have questions or concerns about assignments.
- Designated Workplace: Please ensure that your student has a designated workplace at home where they are free from distractions (exs: dining room table, office, etc.).
- Teacher/Parent Communication: Please respond to emails from your teachers to let them know how things are going and make sure that your kids are completing their assigned work as well as reading. If you have questions, please email or call the teacher.
- Formal: TBD Mrs. Hawkins is polling students and parents and will have further information soon.
- Washington D.C. Trip: We have officially postponed this trip until next school year.
- Online Meetings: We are asking our teachers to meet weekly with our students using the Google Meet application. Please assist your child, if needed, to ensure they are able to connect with their teachers and are staying on track with assignment completion. The teachers will be reaching out in order to set these sessions up in the days ahead.
- Coursework: It’s vitally important for our students to complete their coursework in a timely manner. If they are struggling to keep up, having trouble with understanding, or simply not able to get their work done for any reason please let the teacher know. Assignments are due on a daily or weekly basis and the students are receiving official grades for their work that is being completed. Please make sure they are not falling behind.
- Classical Christian Curriculum Continues: Take this opportunity to read with your child and dig into this curriculum during this season. It’s really a joy to learn with your kids and I’m certain you will be able to join in with your child in what we call “The Great Conversation.” Ask them challenging questions and as Keith McCurdy encouraged us all recently, “Dig Deep Wells.”
I want to thank you all for your partnership and cooperation during this season. If there is anything that I did not cover above that you have questions about please don’t hesitate to email me or give me a call. I know these are unprecedented times, but it’s still our desire to serve you all to the best of our abilities to ensure your students continued success. We love you all and are here for you if you need anything during these challenging days ahead. I provided our teachers with the following passage from Psalm 27 that begins with a quote from my bible study this morning, which has given me renewed confidence in the Lord during this whole process. I pray it is just as encouraging for you as well.
“The antidote for fear is nearness to God!”
The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation
Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.
One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.
For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.
And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the LORD.
Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me!
You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.”
Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation!
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me in.
Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.
Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence.
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!
Updates - 4/24/20
Graduation is still set for May 23rd. We will notify you of any changes in the schedule as soon as possible.
6th Grade Students are invited to join us virtually for this important ceremony as they move from Grammar School to the School of Logic. Please read the letter below for more information.
FINAL EXAMS & END OF YEAR PLANNING
There will not be final exams this semester. Students’ grades will be averaged without the additional 10% for final exams. The last day of instruction will be the 15th of May. The last week of school will be reserved for students turning in completed assignments, cleaning out their lockers (there will be a schedule sent out for this), and meeting with teachers individually and in small groups.
END OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Thursday, May 21st
We will host a Zoom Virtual Awards Ceremony to honor students for Honor Roll and other classroom and school level awards.