COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What if we are unable to pay tuition?
2. Will we be getting a tuition refund?
The board has been working through how we can best address all the changes that have occurred due to the coronavirus and the stay-at-home order. It has required parents and school staff to make a lot of changes to how we operate, and it has been difficult for everyone on at least some level. We hope that you have not only been able to cope with the changes, but that you are also able to see God's hand working in your life and the lives of your family, as well as in His world.
3. How can we donate to help families who may be struggling to pay their tuition?
If you have been blessed financially and have more than you need, please consider donating to help those who are struggling financially due to our current circumstances. If you can donate to the relief fund visit https://www.lafayettechristian.org/support-lcs/covid19relief.cfm
4. Will we be able to buy TRIP/Scrip?
5. Can we still sign up for TRIP/Scrip?
6. Will our child still get grades?
7. How are teachers handling late work?
8. How will I know that my child is ready for the next grade level?
9. Will there be exams for 7th and 8th grade students?
10. What if my child is struggling academically? How can I get more support?
11. When is our last day of school?
12. Will we have a Society meeting?
13. Will we still have a yearbook?
14. When will we be able to come into school and get items left in desks or lockers?
15. What will happen with 8th grade graduation, KG graduation and end of the year parties?
16. How can friends or family members apply for enrollment at LCS for 2020-21?
17. 2020-21 Tuition Assistance Applications are Available
Visit this link from the Indiana Department of Education to find extra resources for remote learning.
Lafayette Christian School
COVID-19 Continuous Learning Plan
- Describe how you will deliver continuous learning opportunities for all students, including special student populations.
- Weekly packets with daily instruction. Packets are returned and graded. Virtual class meetings via Zoom will be held.
- Describe how your district communicates expectations for continuous learning implementation to students, families, and staff.
- Students - Email, weekly paper packets, virtual meetings
- Families - Email, weekly paper packets, texts, phone calls
- Staff - Email, texts, phone calls, virtual meetings
- Describe student access to academic instruction, resources, and supports during continuous learning.
- Teachers prepare weekly packets of instruction. Teachers are available during school hours (and some beyond) to talk to students via email, phone, virtual meetings. Students are provided multiple online resources as well as resources sent home in the weekly packets. Resource teachers are available for special education students in the same manner as classroom teachers.
- What equipment and tools are available to staff and students to enable your continuous learning plan? Please list.
- Chromebooks are available to staff and families who express a need for a computer at home. Textbooks are sent home with weekly packets as well as printed papers that are needed.
- Describe how educators and support staff are expected to connect with students and families on an ongoing basis.
- Via phone, email, virtual meetings (Zoom, Google Meets, etc.), text, packet pick-up and drop-off
- Describe your method for providing timely and meaningful academic feedback to students.
- Teachers are grading the weekly packet upon return and providing feedback/grades within a week. Teachers are also responding daily to assignments that are turned in electronically (i.e. Google docs, Google classroom)
- Does your continuous learning plan provide an avenue for students to earn high school credits? If so, describe the approach.
- The only class that is offered that can earn high school credit is Algebra 1 for our advanced 8th grade students. Instruction and grading will continue the same as a traditional classroom with textbooks, online components, and tests.
- Describe your attendance policy for continuous learning.
- If students return the work and show an attempt at completing assignments, the student is counted as present for the school day.
- Describe your long-term goals to address skill gaps for the remainder of the school year.
- Teachers will provide a thorough review of the previous grade at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. We will offer learning opportunities over the summer such as “Battle of the Books” and tutoring as needed.
- Describe your professional development plan for continuous learning.
- One main professional development area we have focused on this year is electronic learning. Our teachers are continuing professional development in this area and putting the learning into practice in real-time.