Daily life looks a lot different today then it did 2 weeks ago. Life for all of us has certainly changed with the move last Tuesday from education inside our classrooms to education at home. The current reality at Peace: empty classrooms, lesson planning in a whole new paradigm, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, making decisions about what is ‘essential’, and figuring out the best way to communicate with our families. The current reality in your home: children at home...all the time, figuring out what school looks like at home and how to make a schedule work, either deciding what will work for childcare while you work or juggling working from home and keeping the children working on school at the same time, and dealing with the unknown! The encouraging thing is that we are all in this together and the scary thing is that we are all in this together! Everyone has been affected by this pandemic. However – do not forget that we have a solid foundation in God’s relationship with us and in His words of encouragement in the Scriptures. Here is a favorite of mine: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) May the Lord’s peace be your strength today!
The latest directive from our state government is that there has not been a return to school date set. We need to plan on this being reality for the next weeks, months, or even through the end of this school year. Our teachers have been putting into place a plan for each of their classes. The expectation of the school is that education will be continuing but now in a different format, teachers are working on providing resources, homework whether online or something parents can pick up, checking in on students, grading work, etc. Currently, work has been sent home for students up until Spring Break (April 6-10). We are working on a plan to collect the current work and to get new work home for a few weeks at a time following the spring break days.
Your teachers are available to you at any time by email or texting. We understand that not all contacts can be made during their usual ‘school day’ hours. We want to be as flexible as we can and be responsive to your needs in regards to school and your children.
Starting this week, we will have chapel recorded for our school children. We will send out a link each Wednesday for you to watch and participate with!
We are putting regular updates on Facebook and on the front page of our PLM website www.peaceantigo.org. If you are in need of any other resources such as food to help in these difficult times please contact us directly and make sure to read our updates we provide on a daily basis.
Peace Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.