March 26: Remote Learning Update

Thank you.

Thank you LCS parents and students, teachers, administration and support staff for all of your efforts to move to remote and distance learning in your individual homes. During these first official eight days of school we have already learned a lot about good planning and clear communication, and the importance of person to person connection. 

We are committed as an entire staff to cultivating connection and belonging with our students while they are away from school, and we are committed to the practice of evaluating and adapting our learning plan to serve our students and families with excellence.

As part of our going partnership with you, we want to hear from families how the transition to remote and distance learning is going. Next week, Mr. Kleyn and Mrs. Dykstra will send families a short survey to get your feedback and input on how learning plans are working for your children and your family as we all adapt to the changing circumstances around us.

During this global crisis, I think we are going to learn a lot about the importance of connection, relationships, and Christian community in our lives. I’ve been amazed to see the number of different ways students have connected with teachers and with one another this week. Who knew that we could worship together as a school community through an online platform? All of our PreK-12 students had the opportunity to participate in elementary or middle/high school chapel this week. God designed us to need one another. I wonder how many different ways we will learn to be together during the days and weeks ahead.

“So, do not fear,
for I am with you;
do not be dismayed,
for I am your God.
I will strengthen you
and help you;
I will uphold you with
my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10

God’s promise that He will be with us is mentioned more than any other promise in the Bible. Amid these challenging circumstances and disruption in our lives, I pray that the day to day promise that God is with us will bring you and your family a measure of peace and hope that only God can provide.

With hope in God,
Wendy Hofman
Head of School