For many Northville families, this year may have felt more like a decade. From a pandemic to natural disasters, it seems like every day brings new challenges to navigate. There has never been as much uncertainty about our schedules as where we would be able to go from day to day and week to week. Parents and students know more about video conferencing than they ever meant to learn.
But we have finally made it to fall and the holidays are approaching. Many families are looking forward to gathering together for the first time this year. Others are making unexpected changes and adjustments to long-held holiday traditions. This holiday season is not without challenges; however, it should still be a time of rest and celebration.
After a strange end to the academic year in 2019-2020, at St. Paul Lutheran School we were fortunate to be able to safely open for on-campus classes this fall. It has been challenging to practice the policies that help keep students safe, but well worth it to be able to provide the highest-quality academics and spiritual development possible. Each day feels a little bit closer to normal for faculty and children. As time marches on at a faster pace than it did while we were quarantining, it may be hard to imagine, but the holidays are just around the corner. Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks will be here before you know it.
This has been one of the most challenging years for parents in a long time. Schools throughout the country are struggling to navigate their state and county requirements for providing remote and in-person instruction. Many districts have opted to use a combination of in-person and remote learning. All of the options for public schools have been difficult and, at times, quite frustrating for parents and students.
We are grateful and excited to offer in-person classes at St. Paul Lutheran School beginning August 26th. Our small class sizes help us practice safe distancing for our students and teachers. We are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for students, taking every precaution we can to protect each child, teacher, and staff member. We will be quick to communicate any changes and have plans in place for flexibility.
As we return to some semblance of normalcy, we are excited to do what we do best: provide an excellent academic experience in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment. In this post, we are discussing literary classics and why they are vital to your child's education.
There has been nothing traditional about 2020 for students. This has been one of the strangest school years in the history of public school and certainly within any of our memories. The pandemic led to a situation where students were at school one day like normal, then, they never returned to campus. Parents scrambled to learn how to help their children study remotely while simultaneously navigating the trials of working remotely. Packed schedules involving school and extra-curricular activities suddenly opened, and families have spent more time together than they have in years and maybe ever. For some who remained healthy, this time has presented a welcome break. For others, they are more than ready for their children to return to school. Most of us are somewhere in between those two places.
There is a multitude of concerns parents must answer when considering school choices for their children. From curricula to athletics to class size, we want to know everything about every institution before we enroll our little ones. It is deeply troubling that one of those questions is whether a private school are safer than public institutions. Even though school violence is in the news cycle too often, it is, fortunately, statistically unlikely for your children to experience it. Nevertheless, there are other metrics measuring, and parents should be made aware of them.
Generally speaking, your child's school is a safe place, whether it is private or public; however, private schools are measurably safer. In this article, we are discussing what you need to know about private and public school safety.