An Anabaptist Resource for Teaching and Learning
Schools around the globe have been scrambling to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. In his letter to patrons, Kendall calls us to live in light of the enduring, sustaining presence of God.
March 19, 2020
Most of us can think back to experiences in our lives that stand out in our memory with special clarity: JFK’s assassination, Apollo 11, Sept. 11, 2001…and I suppose that our children will look back on this event with a similar clarity regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on society. Truly, this is a unique and memorable experience for most of us. And while the normal routines of life for us have been interrupted for a period of time, life must go on, and here at school we want to do what we can to minimize the interruption to our students’ education so that the long-term impact of this crisis will not be severe.
These circumstances call for us to move forward with courage and humility. Courage to face the challenges and do everything we can to overcome them, and humility to acknowledge that we cannot see into the future and always know what exact course will have the best results. Most of all, we need a steady trust in God and a reliance on His strength and grace. It will take work and sacrifices on everyone’s part, but I trust that we can work together as a community to support our children’s learning and development during this shutdown.
Our goal during this shutdown is to ensure that the students maintain the knowledge and skills that they have acquired up to this point in the school year and to keep them moving forward academically at a modified, yet steady pace.
We realize that working from home has both its challenges and its opportunities. Here are few suggestions for how to support your children in their work:
When Elijah was “quarantined” at the Cherith brook, God used a raven to supply his daily sustenance. We’ve decided to call this hybrid system of schooling Project Raven, as it is our prayer that it will provide the daily educational sustenance for our children.
God bless you and your family!
CONTRIBUTOR: Kendall MyersSERIES: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response Plans All items in the series:
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