Back to School Message from Mrs. Lanz

Dear Christian Jr/Sr High Parents,

Welcome Back! We’re excited to start the school year and welcome you and your students to our CHS/CJHS Community. Our teachers have been back on campus this week, setting up their online and regular classrooms, and are excited for the start of school on Wednesday, August 19th, You’ll see details below on what the first week of school looks like. For the next two weeks in addition to academics, we will focus on community and relationship building with students and teachers. We know that as we look forward, this foundation in our community will be important when we do come back on campus. Our staff has been working this week on building on the Distance Learning Program we implemented in the spring, with some improvements including more consistency in workload and assignments across departments and increased support and individualization for your students.

Attached you will see some important information about next week:

Book pick up will take place Monday and Tuesday, August 17 and 18th. Please plan to arrive at the time listed on the attached schedule (the reverse side of the News and Notes document). If this time does not work for you, please email Rose.vanhouten@christianunified.org to arrange an alternate time. You have been assigned times to avoid large groups. Please plan to wear a mask and wait outside the library when you arrive.

Junior High Virtual Welcome will be held on Monday, August 17th. An email will be sent to students and parents on Monday with a link. Students will learn the basics tricks and tips to have a successful start online at CJHS.

High School Mobile Learning Orientation on Tuesday, August 18th. An email will be sent to parents and students on Tuesday with the link. High School students will be welcomed and introduced to the basics of online learning at CHS.

First Day of classes will be on Wednesday, August 19th at 7:40 AM online. We will follow the attached 8-Bell schedule so please print it out to support your student in attending the live online classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Your student will need to be dressed for school, have access to a device with internet access, and a desk or other quiet area set aside for school hours. Teachers will be online with your students for synchronous learning for at least 30 minutes of each class. (If your student needs a device or internet access please contact amy.worley@christianunified.org).

Patriot Connect will be held on Thursday, August 20th from 9:00-11:00 AM online (Grades 7-12). The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for students to connect with our staff and other students with similar interests. Students will receive information on how to attend this event in their Bible classes on the first day of school. This does not replace our annual Patriot Games, which will be scheduled when we return to campus.

As we partner together in this rapidly changing situation, you can count on regular communication and updates. I know how important it is to you to have the information you need to support your student. Thank you for your patience and support as we walk through this time together in our CHS/CJHS community, and trust in Christ’s timing for our school re-opening. See you at book pick up!

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.