Friday, July 10, 2020
“Faith is assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
As we look forward to seeing students, teachers and families in the 2020-21 school year, we know that there are many questions, challenges, and unknowns. Our goal is to provide the atmosphere of a new normal so that our students still feel that this is St. Luke’s. Our Open Safely Task Force has worked and will continue to work on preparing our campus for August. Of course, as you know, there are changes every day to what that looks like.
In keeping with Hebrews 11:1, with a sense of assurance and conviction, the 2020-21 school year will begin in August on-campus and in-person for all grades. While things will look different due to the time we are living in, we know this is best for the social and emotional development of our students, and the need for working parents to have confidence about having school for their children. However, some parents have concerns about their children attending school, and our Distance Learning Task Force has a plan to address those concerns as well.
We hope this re-entry guide will answer most of your questions, though we know you have more questions and so do we. We will continue to strive to find the answers and the solutions. There is not one plan that fits all, but we have knowledgeable people working together, researching and prayerfully considering all potential directions for our school, our students, our faculty and our parents. In the next few weeks, we will be sending home more detailed information regarding the start of school and the procedures that will be followed to help us open smoothly as well as safely.
We began looking to the new school year before the old school year was over. We’ve had moments of confusion because we have no control over what the future may hold. We can only do our very best with the information we have at the time, to trust in ourselves and to pray for God’s guidance. We will continue on, knowing that God is guiding us.
This time has taught us that patience is not always easy, but often necessary for success. We are all in this together. With love and patience for one another, our St. Luke’s family can accomplish most anything.
Head of School
While our campuses are closed, please reach out to the Director of Admissions, Barbara Simmons, who will be happy to give you an introduction to life at St. Luke’s and schedule your visit as soon as our campus re-opens. email@example.com