As we seek to comply with Gov. Henry McMasters’ continued call for closure of schools, we have made preparation for the next phase of Home Learning. We appreciate your continued support and trust. There is no doubt that this is a difficult time as our families seek to balance working from home, directing their children’s studies and managing the many other challenges that come with our current environment. Trust us, we understand the stress, the difficulty and anxiety our families are under, and we desire to help you find balance and peace during this uncertainty.
Our children’s schedules and routines have been disrupted, their social interaction limited and freedom to do the things they normally do taken away. It’s no fun! Our children need to be reassured that all is well and that we serve a God who is loving and in control. One of the greatest reflections of Christ in the lives of children is us, the parents. Let us not focus on getting the schedules right each day. Let us not argue that the math assignment wasn’t done perfectly. All will be well. Take time to enjoy one another, watch a movie and show much grace. Do not worry about your child regressing in their studies. Remember, every single student in the nation is in the same place. We will correct course as our environment gets back to normal.
The psalmist writes in chapter 46, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Rest assured that at this point in the school year, your child has received most of what they need to advance. What they have not received, we will work together to close the gap over the next few weeks. Please understand that your family’s mental health is far more important than any academic pursuit. Together we will get through this.
We would like to praise the work of our faculty and staff for their quick and successful transition to this temporary model of home learning. They are currently working hard to prepare our next home learning packets for the next two weeks.
Elementary students from K3-6th will be required to pick up new packets and drop off completed packets on Wednesday, April 1 from 8am – 1pm. Please make sure to have all coursework in an envelope or folder with your student’s name and teacher’s name clearly marked. Since textbooks and/or personal items will not be required for pick up, we will prepare a drive-thru system allowing parents to drive up, drop off completed packets and pick up new packets. Our objective is to minimize interaction and follow all recommended safety procedures.
Middle and High School students will continue to receive new assignments via our eLearning platform.
Remember, we will be observing Easter Break from Friday, April 10th through Friday, April 17th. Together, may we remember and rejoice in the new life that is ours because of Christ’s sacrifice for our sins and triumph over the grave.
In closing, we are committed to seeing our families, our students and our community through this pandemic. The entire team at Conway Christian School has committed to praying for you and is here to help in any way. Please let us know if we can be of assistance. We are mindful and thankful for Galatians 6:9 – “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” May the Lord continue to bless you and your family. Below, we have prepared a FAQs section answering many of the questions we have received over the past week. Please take time to review.