On Friday, March 13 LAUSD has announced that they will close all schools from Monday. Other private schools are closing. Our plan was to have students stay home on Monday for a trial day of distance learning. We will continue this plan, but we will have students also stay home on Tuesday for the day while teachers come in to evaluate how things went on Monday and to prepare to remain online for the next two weeks. The week of 03/30-04/03 is spring break. By the middle of that week we will make a decision whether students will return to Judson on 04/06 or continue online.
We really appreciate everyone's great attitude about this and willingness to be flexible. Please keep watching your emails for updates from me and from your child's teachers. We are working on creating a platform for parents to come together daily for prayer. There will be a lot to communicate to you in the coming weeks, but our goal is for education to continue for your children.
Teachers have been working with their students to prepare them for how class will function on Monday. Once we have determined which online platforms work best for us we will standardize across the school as much as possible. By Tuesday afternoon you will have directions on how to proceed with distance learning for the next two weeks. All students are expected to keep up with their classwork and to be present online at the required times.
Please continue to pray for the situation we are in globally. This morning, at the parent coffee, we were reminded that crisis times are when many are the most open to the gospel, and to look for opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus at this time. We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him and have been called according to his purposes. Romans 8:28. We were also reminded of his promise of protection in Psalm 91.
I am fully available to any of you during the time the children are learning from home. I plan to work at school for some days and can meet with you here, or we can set up a distance meeting. All the teachers will continue to work on preparing lessons and grading work and will be available as needed. We are thankful that we can still connect even as we isolate ourselves.
May God be with you and your family,
Diana Bjoraker MS Educational Leadership