School Closed – Alternative Methods of Instruction will be used

Dear 1st Family,

For days we have been walking the delicate balance of what is the line between paranoia and being proactive or ending up being in a delayed response. We’ve been trying to walk the delicate line of balancing the well-being of our families verse imposing an undue burden on them. We are living in historic and unprecedented times.

This afternoon, Governor Hutchinson announced that all Arkansas schools will close for in-person learningthis week. WE WILL SHIFT TO AMI (ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF INSTRUCTION) DAYS FOR KINDERGARTEN – 6TH GRADE, TOMORROW, MONDAY, MARCH 16. AMI Days will continue through Thursday, March 19th. Our scheduled spring break will be observed March 20-27th. Students receive grades on all work and failure to turn in work will result in absences on 4th quarter report cards.

Parent teacher conferences will not be held this week. Alternative plans will be announced. We will mail report cards the end of this week.

Over spring break, the situation will be reassessed, in coordination with the state, to determine if we are able to return to in person class on March 30th.

**Elementary families will need to stop by school tomorrow, Monday, March 16th between 9 – 12 to pick up any work/AMI packet information from teachers. Students are encouraged to come with parents to help ensure that all needed supplies are retrieved from classrooms.**

OUR EARLY CHILDCARE PROGRAM WILL BE CLOSED until the date in which K-6th programs resume in person. Our preschool families do NOT need to report to school to pick up any items.

This is still a changing and developing situation. Please continue to watch Facebook, your email, and the method of communication your teacher(s) use for further updates. Each and every one of you are in our prayers.

Blessings,
Mr. Samuel Fishburn
Principal

sfishburn@1stlutheran.com

The school office will remain open in limited capacity for at least this week. Please reach out with any questions.