“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.” Psalm 107:2
To: BCS Parents & Guardians
From: Kevin Dunning, Head of School
firstname.lastname@example.org (425) 454-4402 ext. 1211
Re: Monday 3/9 closure for teacher training
Thank you for your patience as we work to serve our students and families. With our proximity to the U.S. epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak, developments are coming at us rapidly, and advice from the CDC and local health officials continues to evolve.
As we prepare for the possibility of disruption, here is new information & a reminder:
- Bellevue Christian School will close for classes on Monday, Mar. 9. Teachers and administrators will spend this day continuing to prepare for the possibility of an extended closure and a shift to online/distance learning.
- The closure is unrelated to any specific exposure or illness at BCS.
- Reminder – tomorrow 3/6 is a previously scheduled “No School, Professional Day” and will be utilized for teacher training as well.
- We intend for regular classes to resume on Tuesday, Mar. 10. At this time, we are evaluating field trips and other activities on a case-by-case basis and will communicate any changes to these events.
Yesterday’s parent communication included a link to a survey. Thank you to parents and guardians who have taken the time to complete the survey. Please note you only need to fill out the survey if you have a student in Grades 2-12 and you do not have a computer or laptop at home, or if you will need more than one device because you have multiple BCS students.
Today, we will direct students to bring home any materials that they may need to continue school activities in case of an extended closure. This includes textbooks, technology, and any supporting materials. In addition, all 5-12th grade students should be sure they know their access and login credentials for both RenWeb and their Bellevue Christian network/email account. In the event of a school closure, any information will flow through these two platforms. Further details about distance learning for all grades level will come in a later communication.
If you have elected to keep your child home for any days this week, please contact your child’s teacher(s) directly so that they can provide classwork to be completed at home. We understand this parental decision as events have unfolded quickly and want to make sure that students who remained home have every opportunity to continue their learning.
Please keep in mind:
If your student is absent, please call your campus office and provide a reason for the absence, including symptoms if they are ill. This will help us monitor the health of our student body.
Clyde Hill: (425) 460-3321
Mack: (425) 485-1824
Three Points: (425) 454-3977
*Please ensure if your student has been ill, that they are symptom-free for at least 24-hours before returning to school.
Stay informed, verify facts & get timely updates:
This guidance may change as the situation evolves. Please know we are committed to providing you with timely updates and guidance aligned with the best recommendations from public health officials. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact your campus principal or the Head of School Office at (425) 454-4402 ext. 1211.
As we undertake these challenging circumstances, I am reminded of the words Moses spoke to the Israelites as they faced their enemies: “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
In His Service,
Kevin M. Dunning
Head of School