This week marks the end of week 7 of Mobile learning. Our staff seems to really be in the swing of this now, and we’re enjoying having our remote staff meetings, and sharing tools, devotionals and staying connected in ways we never have before. We heading into May and rounding the corner toward the end of the school year and the many events that come along with it.
I have several updates for you today. (It’s a long list….stay strong!)
8th Grade Promotion: Since the local and state health guidelines remain the same for large groups, we have decided It’s important to allow our 8th graders the opportunity to have closure on the school year now rather than into the future. We have made the decision to hold a virtual 8th grade promotion on May 21st. The plan is to have an online service for the public that mimics our traditional service as much as possible, honors our students, and is available in a format that friends and relatives can join. We are working diligently to pull this together, and I will share more details next week.
Class of 2020 Graduation: Due to the fact that State and local health restrictions for large gatherings, this has not been scheduled yet. However, we are planning on a live graduation. When we are able to choose a date, we will communicate our graduation plans with our Christian Community asap.
Seniors: We continue to LOVE highlighting our seniors and have a few other surprises lined up for them! Check out one of our social media pages and share some love with our amazing senior class. Please join “chsasb” or “Christianunified” on Instagram, or our Christian Jr/Sr. High PTF Group on Facebook. These are perfect places to see what’s happening, and support our seniors over these next few weeks.
Last Day for Seniors: The last day of classes for seniors will be Wednesday, May 13th. We will hold a senior drop off/pick day for books, sports uniforms, supplies, yearbooks, etc. May 15th if restrictions allow. Details to follow.
Last Day for Underclassmen: The last day for 7th-11th graders will be Wednesday, May 20th. We will hold a drop off/pick a day for books, sports uniforms, supplies, yearbooks, etc. on Saturday, May 16th and Thursday May 22nd if restrictions allow. Details to follow.
Note: The drop-off, pick-up dates may be moved out if restrictions are not lifted by then.
Finals: Reminder there will be no finals this year. We wanted to take some pressure off families right now and relieve any unnecessary stress. Hopefully this will place a greater emphasis on student’s daily work, and give them a little breathing room to finish strong.
Schoolwork and Support: Schoolwork has been pared down as much as possible during mobile learning so students are able to focus on learning the concepts they need to know. At the same time, teachers and administrators are placing a huge emphasis on supporting and personalizing learning for students and being extremely flexible. Please be in communication with your student’s teachers if needed. Our goal is for 100% of our students to succeed this quarter. We know that if we can facilitate that right now, they will be set up for the best possible continuation of an excellent Christian education next year (either here or in college) with no gaps in learning.
Parent Survey: We want to hear your thoughts! One thing that helps us continue to grow as a school is to hear your constructive feedback. Expect to see a parent survey in your inbox next week, where you will get a chance to tell us what you love and what you think needs to improve here at CHS/CJHS. There will be fabulous prizes for parents that take this 5-10 minute survey.
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming next week, May 4-8th. Our PTF is developing a wonderful plan to encourage our teachers next week. If you are interested in supporting this project, please see our News and Notes today, or go to our Christian Jr/Sr. High PTF Group on Facebook, or contact Kelly Powell directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. AP tests will look a little different this year. The tests usually take 4 hours, but this year they will be done from home on your own device and will include 30 minutes of setup and 50 minutes of testing. Please contact your teacher directly for specific instructions on testing for their class.
AP Tests Dates are:
- Monday, May 11th, 1pm, US Government and Politics
- Tuesday, May 12th, 11am, Calculus AB
- Wednesday, May 13th, 11am, English Literature and Composition
- Thursday, May 14th, 1pm, Physics 1
- Friday, May 15th, 11am, US History
- Monday, May 18th, 11am, Biology
- Thursday, May 21st, 11am, World History
- May 26th is the deadline for AP CSP and Art
I am so grateful for all you have done to support your students from home during this time and for your faith and trust in our amazing CUSD faculty and staff. It’s not an easy time, but it’s a privilege to walk through it together. Enjoy golfing, boating, and going to your favorite parks this weekend! I sure will.
Stay Safe. Stay in Christ.
Thank you for your partnership,
Christian Jr./Sr. High