Community matters. That’s why at Lutheran North, we have been using Zoom to conduct classes remotely. This enables classmates and teachers to see each other and learn from one another. Lutheran North is accustomed to e-learning as it is how teachers conduct class on snow days. Every student is given a Chromebook at the beginning of the school year for his or her use at school and at home. During these social distancing times, students attend class on their regular block schedules. Each class is 50 minutes long, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 11:50 a.m. Teachers are available in the afternoons for individual questions, small group discussions, and study groups.
Teachers take attendance at every class and tardies are counted. They assign homework, give tests and quizzes, and grade accordingly. Our teachers are understanding and provide grace when needed, however, our goal is to provide structure for our students’ online environment.
School counselors are available to address any concerns and also continue to provide college preparedness through one-on-one interviews. Daily devotions, chapel, and small groups are still an important part of our day and are another way that we come together to encourage one another and remind our students of God’s love.
We cannot wait to have our students back in the building, but in the meantime, we have remained connected as best we can. At Lutheran North, we continue to achieve, believe, and belong together.