Distant Learning Update #4

Dear VCS Families,

First of all, I want to acknowledge each staff person for their tireless efforts, energy, and willingness to do what it takes to support student learning in this unfamiliar and challenging time for all. The teachers have worked around the clock to make sure students stay on track and offer new ways of learning and communicating with their class. I am encouraged and grateful for the staff that the Lord has given VCS for such a time as this. I am sure you feel the same way. 

Also, I want to say “Thank You” to all of YOU parents who have been stretched in new ways. Even in the midst of other demands on your time and attention, you have been supportive, flexible and willing to roll up your sleeves to make sure your children are continuing to learn. 

As we enter the second week of distance learning with our students, I want to remind everyone of the importance of seeking the Lord amidst all the changes and upheaval in our lives. 

 2 Timothy 1:7 reminds us that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind”.  

This season, whether short or extended, will long be remembered by our students and become a monument moment in their lives.  What a tremendous responsibility and blessing it is to model this verse for them during this time so to bring glory to our Creator and our Rock.  This will not only be an encouragement to them now, but for the rest of their lives.

Here are a few calendar items:

  • Our campus will remain closed at least until Monday, April 13.  As you are aware, this date could change at any time. 
  • We will still observe Easter Break as it is on the school calendar, April 6-10. I want to acknowledge that the learning curve has been steep and demands on your time come from many angles and in new ways in recent days.  I am sure your family and our staff will be more than ready for a change of pace that week. 

As a reminder, our campus is closed to students and families. 

  • Assignments will need to be submitted electronically as parents are no longer allowed to drop things off on campus. Please follow each teacher's instructions on submitting assignments digitally.
  • SCRIP orders have been postponed at this time.

It is as important as ever that parents encourage and check your child’s progress. Distance learning looks different than our normal routine, but it is essential that students continue meeting teacher expectations for their class.

Please make sure they are staying on top of their work and that they know how and when to reach their teacher for clarification. 

Once again, I want to say a sincere thank you for your hard work and supportive spirit as we navigate this unusual time together, for the glory of God.

In His Service, 

John R. Huffman