“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.” Psalm 107:2
Dear BCS Families,
Thank you. Thank you for your willingness to adapt to new ways to do school. We are overwhelmed by the many messages of encouragement you have sent to teachers and administrators. You inspire teachers to provide quality instruction and others that work behind the technology to ensure it all works smoothly.
Yesterday, Governor Inslee issued his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which becomes effective tomorrow evening. This will mean some changes for us as we walk this path together:
- If you have any materials you need to pick up from any of our campuses, please do so tomorrow 3/25 between 9am-1pm. This includes any preschool activity packets. Campuses will not be accessible during the stay-at-home period.
- Elementary students will receive worksheets or other instructional materials through OneNote, mail or email. Use of coolers will be suspended during the stay-at-home timeframe.
- Our childcare services will remain open during the stay-at-home phase.
Generally, this Governor’s order will have minimal impact on instruction as you have come to know it during the last seven days. Online learning will continue as it has been delivered in the last week and a half.
Throughout history, when plagues and pandemics have afflicted regions of the world, it was often the Christian community that stepped up to deliver critical medical assistance. This time is no different. Some will be directly involved in the care of those infected. Others will serve in support services. Christians will operate and fill the shelves at food banks.
I want to thank our BCS Facilities staff for rounding up critically needed medical supplies. Yesterday our school donated 1,200 particle masks, 4,600 pairs of gloves, and 2 liters of Purell to Overlake Medical Center. We continue to look for ways BCS can help ease the impact of COVID-19.
As we enter this next phase, we continue to pray for all those impacted by this virus, and we wait expectantly for our return together, in-person on our campuses.
Be Strong and Courageous!
Kevin M. Dunning
Head of School