Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Order

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 kelly.powell@christianunified.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,

Susan Lanz
Principal
Christian Jr./Sr. High 

Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).

SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.