Communications During COVID-19
Below you will find the most up-to-date communications regarding the COVID-19 situation. We will continue to post updates on this page. For additional info please feel free to reach out to us directly via email (Robin Longinow, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you all for partnering with us as we head down a very unfamiliar path and experience a world that is changing daily. I am comforted knowing that God is with us. I read this in my Quiet Time just the other day:
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. (Isaiah 42:16)
Remember, we worship a God who created the Universe and who is in control at all times. We serve a God who wants what is best for us and wants us to know we are loved and safe in the shelter of his wings (Psalm 91). So, if you are worried, anxious, or troubled, be encouraged that we serve a God who is good and who is faithful.
As you most likely heard in the news, Governor Newsom has now issued a ‘Stay-at-Home’ order until further notice except for businesses that provide essential services. There is wisdom in this expectation, as we collectively work to eradicate this virus. As I’m sure you are aware, schools are included in that list of essential services. It specifically states:
‘Educational institutions – including public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities – for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions, provided that Social Distancing of six-feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible;’
As we move forward and consider the coming days and weeks, we now know that as a school community, we will continue to deliver instruction remotely into the first part of May. The first day we may possibly return to classes and life as normal is Monday, May 4, 2020. In the meantime, classes will continue online. Any events scheduled after April 20 will be considered tentative, as we watch what unfolds in the community around us and the country.
Teachers and staff are hard at work engaging students in online learning. I have been encouraged to see the quality of instruction teachers are providing albeit a different learning platform. Thank you for continuing to support our teachers through your emails. Remember that email is the best way to communicate with teachers during this time. Parents, also a big thank you for all you have done and continue to do in working with your children.
Our administrative team and teachers are in daily communication with each other to monitor and determine the level of services we are providing through our online learning platform. Please know we are working hard to ensure the continuity of learning and ensuring it is done with the highest possible quality. While it may look different, we will continue to strive for excellence.
Again, I want to thank you for your patience with us. We are all navigating new territory. I appreciate and love our WCHS community. We are in this together, and God is going to get us through this and bring us all back together when this is over. Until that time, let’s continue to pray and seek His wisdom and guidance.