LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2020 – Logos School @ Home Week #5

General

Reopening Logos School: In consultation with the mayor and dependent upon Governor Little lifting the stay at home order on April 30, we will be resuming classes on May 4. Here are some details as we seek to finish strong.

At Home: This is our last Logos School @ Home week. There has not been work assigned for Thursday and Friday (4/30-5/1) so that we can all prepare to hit the ground running the following Monday. If at all possible, please have your student work turned in Friday morning, to classrooms for the elementary and lunchroom boxes for the secondary, so that teachers can finish grading before the weekend.

Limited Hours: School hours for the elementary will be 8:30-2:10 and for the secondary 8:25-2:25. Preschool and Kindergarten times will remain at 8:40-11:40.

Finish Line: The last day of school for the elementary is May 22 and for the secondary is May 29. More details will be coming as we get closer.

Fight’n Knight Days: As an expression of our gratitude to be back in school, each Friday between now and the end of the year will be a Fight’n Knight Day.

Additional Cleaning: Desks and doorknobs will be disinfected at the end of each class period for the secondary and at each recess for the elementary. The cleaning staff will be focusing on deep cleaning and disinfecting the building every night. Students are welcome to wear masks for all or part of the day.

Water Bottles: Please have your child bring these so that they do not need to use the water fountain during the day.

Teaching Positions for 2019-20: We are currently accepting applications for the following positions. Please email your resume to mwhitling@logosschool.com . Feel free to forward these openings to your friends and respective church email groups.

-Elementary: Music (Pre & K)Art (1st)

-Secondary: NT Survey (8th Grade)Latin I (9th Grade)Honors Latin III (11th Grade)Rhetoric III (2 sections, 11th Grade)Classical History (2 sections, 11th Grade)Pre-Calculus (11th Grade)

Continuing @ Home: We know that each situation is different. If you would like your child to continue to work from home please contact their teachers each Thursday and request a packet of work for the following week. Teachers will leave these packets on the student’s desk (elementary) or in their locker (secondary) to be picked up before or after school on Mondays. Teachers will not be updating the Elementary Google Sheets or the LMS as they need to focus their attention on teaching their classes.

Elementary

Healthy Space at Lunch and Recess: Students will wash their hands and eat lunch in their classrooms. Recess will be held by grade level only (each grade will have its own time) with classroom teachers supervising. If you’d like to help with supervision, please contact your child’s teacher.

4th Quarter Grades: We will be giving letter grades for reading, writing and math only. This is a good time to check Renweb and encourage your child to finish strong as we wrap up Logos@Home. All other subjects will receive an AU (audit) or Pass. We are committed to ensuring that the Logos@Home portion of this quarter will not hurt overall grades for students who are working hard and doing their best.

Secondary

Limited Daily Schedule: Each school day we will begin with 2nd period at 8:25 (1st period choir and electives are canceled), eat lunch in our 5th period classrooms, and be dismissed at the end of 7th period at 2:25. The transitions between classes will be staggered so that desks can be cleaned, students can wash their hands between each period, and so that only half of the students are in the halls at the same time.

JH Bible & PE: The junior high students will have time to complete their Bible reading and OT/NT Survey work three days a week and will have PE organized by individual grade two days a week.

4th Quarter Grades: We will be giving letter grades for all graded classes like usual. This is a good time to check Renweb and encourage your child to finish strong as we wrap up Logos@Home. We will not be giving final exams this semester. We are committed to ensuring that the Logos@Home portion of this quarter will not hurt overall grades for students who are working hard and doing their best.

Cheers!

Matt Whitling