God's Word and Prayer
In times like these, it may seem that everything is out of control. Each day seems to bring a new set of uncertainties. Maybe you are emotionally and physically drained by this point. This is exactly the time to turn to our Lord. God says,
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
While we may be exhausted, anxious, worried, or otherwise stressed out because of the situation, God is not. We can turn to Him for strength. That strength is knowing and believing that our eternal salvation has been secured through the life and death of Jesus Christ. There is nothing that sin and Satan can throw at us to separate us from God’s love.
Dear Lord. Send your Holy Spirit to strengthen our trust in your loving care. Move our hearts to believe in your promises to strengthen us. Calm our minds so that we may continue to serve you in peace. Allow us to soar and glorify you in words and actions. For Jesus' sake. Amen.
It is our goal to maintain expectations of learning in a way that can be fulfilled by our students through their work and our support. We will continue to fulfill our mission of educating, encouraging, and equipping our students for lives of Christian service.
Virtual learning will be new for us and our students. It should be anticipated that there will be some snags along the way. Let's continue to work together. We'll do our best to communicate with parents and students. Please communicate with us too. May the Lord bless us all with patience and bless our work together.
Your role is very important to ensure continued learning. Designate clear times during every day when your student should be focused on learning. A daily schedule of academic and behavioral expectations can help everyone stay organized and minimize stress. Designate a place in your home for school work, preferably in a family living area (not a bedroom) where there is opportunity to provide supervision, guidance, and ensure progress on assigned work is being made. If your student is struggling to find or understand materials, contact your student’s teacher.
Students must produce evidence of their learning each day to earn credit for their courses. Information about lessons will be available in Google Classroom by 8:00 a.m. each day class is held which clarifies what students need to do for that day as well as links to resources/activities. If students need support for Google Classroom, contact the classroom teacher first.
Provide clear and consistent schedules for families, clarify Google Classroom expectations for students, work with colleagues for continuity and consistency, assist with time management, provide timely assessment feedback, and accurately record attendance.
Attendance will be recorded daily during the homeroom session. Students need to be present to complete school attendance requirements. They will complete a Google Form as part of the record of attendance.
Classes will resume in a virtual learning format on Monday, March 30 using the schedule below.
The daily rotating 9 set schedule is temporarily suspended. Shoreland will use this schedule on a Day A/B rotation during this period of virtual learning. Shoreland will begin this schedule on Monday, March 30.
We will give more details at a later time. Classes will meet through Google Classroom. Methods of instructional delivery may include, but are not limited to, Google Meetings, Hangouts, Slides, and other Google and online tools. Work will be submitted online for evaluation. Virtual learning will rely heavily on students using their Chromebooks and the Internet.
Charter Spectrum announced Friday that it will offer FREE access to broadband and WiFi services to households with students who do not already have the service. Call 1-844-488-8395. Xfinity/Comcast has also announced free service. Visit this link to apply (internetessentials.com) or call 1-877-709-9174.
Books and School Materials
Students who still need to collect Chromebooks, textbooks, and other materials necessary to complete school work at home may pick-up items from school on Monday, March 23 or Tuesday, March 24. Please call the school office on Monday and Tuesday to arrange pick-up times.
Online and Dual Credit
If your student is already participating in an online course through one of our partners, those courses will continue. Those institutions will contact your student if anything changes.
If your student is already participating in a Youth Apprenticeship, those experiences will continue as long as it is within the health protocol of their employer and parents approve their student going to work. Please contact Julie Nass, our Youth Apprenticeship coordinator, for additional details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. Visit: https://www.act.org/
The AP Program is developing resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures, as well as a solution that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May. Additional information will become available on March 20.
All spring sports practices and games/meets are canceled until further notice.
Band and Orchestra
All practices and events are postponed and canceled until further notice.
Clubs, Meetings, and Other Groups
May meet through online platforms like Google as directed by the group leaders.
Christian Family Solutions (CFS) is prepared to deliver our counseling services via video. Students can connect with counselors through a secure video connection. This means care can continue for those who need it during these challenging times. In addition, those who are experiencing heightened anxiety as a result of the current situation can connect to counseling services. At this time, CFS have not closed clinics. Rather, CFS is taking the appropriate precautions to protect our staff and clients, and CFS is making video counseling an option for those who need it. https://christianfamilysolutions.org/locations/
This is a very fluid situation. Recommendations from the CDC and local health departments are changing often. Please check your email and school website often for updates.
Below is an archive of important informational letters that were sent out to parents and students related to the COVID-19 virus.