March 31, 2020
Dear TCS Parents,
We appreciated being able to touch base personally with our TCS families on the phone after our first week off campus. It has been quite the experience for one and all to travel these uncharted waters. There is no protocol for most everything that has happened. We are doing our best to continue the flow of our students learning so that they may start the upcoming school year with confidence having finished this year’s current grade level. Our dedicated staff has risen to the occasion with creativity and focus. Within one weekend they made student packets and created a Google Classroom as a foundation to build ongoing instruction and direction for their students. Our awesome TCS parents are to be congratulated for supporting the process of continual learning for their students. Some of you have shared wonderful ideas online for additional activities as well.
At this point, we are not sure how long we will be providing distance learning. The most important factor is the safety of our students and staff. Our prayer is that the suffering from both the illness and its consequences will be brought to a healthy end. Originally we hoped to resume on April 14th, however, in the light of the unknown we are making plans for an extended time as long as it is needed. We have planned for parents to come by for another packet pick-up in the parking lot on April 13th by scheduled times. We will have one bag per family which will contain all their students’ work. Families will be arriving according to the first letter of their last names. When you pick-up your child’s packet please plan on dropping off all of their completed work in a bag with your child’s name on it. Please do not return workbooks (ex: completed work in a spelling book). Look for an email next week that will have a drop-off/pick-up schedule for Monday, April 13th.
Students will continue with online TCS Google Classroom and teachers will be scheduling some live Zoom meetings that will start after Easter Break to give an opportunity to stay connected with the class. A Zoom meeting class schedule will be sent out next week. In this way the students will be able to continue home study distance learning until we know it is safe to return. There are differing conversations surrounding this very serious situation and its time frame. We would rather be safe than sorry. Please keep an eye out for your students’ teachers’ online communications as they will be directing the distance learning. Please let us know if there are those that need help with anything.
We will continue to pray for each student and family member as we do our best to fulfill our mission.
“Trinity Christian School, an outreach ministry of Trinity Church, commits to a partnership with parents to inspire academic and personal excellence in a Christ-centered environment.”
Please continue to pray for the times in which we live and for our little corner of the world here at Trinity Christian School. Let us continue to give each other grace within our households, classrooms, and community understanding that everyone is doing the best they can do under difficult circumstances. God bless you one and all,
Sharon and Jimmie
Sharon Axe, Co-Principal
Jimmie Drummond, Co-Principal