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Communication from Principal Dr. Charles Moore

Dear HPCS Parents, Faculty, and Staff,

Today so far more than half of the packets have been picked up! Remember, if you have not yet picked up your children's packets and books the school is open until 6:00 pm tonight and will be open from 8:00 to 6:00 tomorrow. Please make every effort to collect your books and packets in this window.

Less than an hour ago, Governor Evers updated his order closing all public, private and charter schools in Wisconsin. The original order suggested there would be a review to consider reopening as early as April 6, 2020. Now schools are closed indefinitely. 

(Bars and restaurants to close, gatherings of more than 10 people banned)

Our team continues to prepare for delivering remote instruction (online and packets) to your homes beginning on March 30th.

Please keep all our families, faculty and staff in your prayers!

Dear HPCS Parents,

Shortly after my previous email, President Trump modified his recommendation for the upper limit of groups to be 10 instead of 50. Therefore, when we are allowing parents and middle school students into our building tomorrow, we will limit the number to enter at one time to 10 instead of the 25 we announced in the earlier email.

Dear HPCS Parents,

Our faculty and staff have been meeting today to imagine how we should offer virtual and “study-at-home” scenarios to our students. The two main issues we had to solve were a) what our actual “school” days will be and b) how to allow parents to pick up necessary books and packets to facilitate learning at home.

First, we will consider the school days this week (March 16-20) as yet unused “snow-days” and will not hold any school or instruction during these dates. Additionally, our regularly-planned spring break dates (March 23-27) will continue as planned with no school or instruction.

Second, teachers are pre-planning for at-home school and instruction through packets and some virtual instruction, which will begin Monday, March 30th. To be clear, school WILL NOT BE OPEN for classes (school will be closed) during the week of March 30th through April 3rd. We will find out later if school will actually be open on Monday, April 6th or not.  In order to begin “at-home-learning” on Monday, March 30th (through virtual and packets), books, workbooks, and materials must be picked up.

Pick-up procedures are as follows:

  • The building staffed between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm tomorrow, March 17th and Wednesday, March 18th to allow pickup. 
  • Materials will be available in each student’s homeroom classroom. Middle school students should also get necessary materials from their lockers, which have already been unlocked. 
  • We will limit the number of people (outside our minimal staff) in the building at one time to 25 or less. If you arrive after 25 people are already in the building, we will ask you to wait until someone leaves before entering. 
  • To provide access to as many families as possible, we ask that you limit your visit to 5-15 minutes. Teachers will not be available to answer questions during this time, however, please feel free to email them with any questions or concerns you have.
  • All parents or students who enter the building should be COVID-19 symptom-free. 
  • We will limit access to the building in grades preschool-4th to ONLY Parents. Grades 5th through 8th may be a student or parent (to minimize numbers please choose either a student or a parent - multiple students in a family in grades 5-8 may require more than one student per family to pick up).
  • The school office will be staffed from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Thursday (3/19) and Friday (3/20), until 11:30 am for those who cannot pick up on Tuesday (3/17) or Wednesday (3/18).

We are in the process of putting together a Frequently Asked Questions resource for families on our website. This is the FAQ Link: https://www.highpointchristianschool.org/about/covid19.cfm

As part of our longer-range planning, we will be sending an electronic survey to assess what at-home technology is available. Please complete this survey as soon as it arrives.

Please keep our school, faculty, staff, families, and students in your prayers. This COVID-19 pandemic is not outside the sovereign will of our loving Father in heaven. He will make all things work together for good.

Dear HPCS-MH Parents,

Our faculty and staff have been meeting today to imagine how we should offer virtual and “study-at-home” scenarios to our students. The two main issues we had to solve were a) what our actual “school” days will be and b) how to allow parents to pick up necessary books and packets to facilitate learning at home.

First, we will consider the school days this week (March 16-20) as yet unused “snow-days” and will not hold any school or instruction during these dates. Additionally, our regularly-planned spring break dates (March 23-27) will continue as planned with no school or instruction.

Second, teachers are pre-planning for at-home school and instruction through packets and some virtual instruction, which will begin Monday, March 30th. To be clear, school WILL NOT BE OPEN for classes (school will be closed) during the week of March 30th through April 3rd. We will find out later if school will actually be open on Monday, April 6th or not.  In order to begin “at-home-learning” on Monday, March 30th (through virtual and packets), books, workbooks, and materials must be picked up.

Tomorrow, March 17th between the hours of 2:00pm and 6:00 pm HPCS-MH will offer access to parents to pick up necessary books, workbooks, and packets. These will be located at their table spots in their classrooms.

We are in the process of putting together a Frequently Asked Questions resource for families on our website. This is the FAQ Link: https://www.highpointchristianschool.org/about/covid19.cfm

As part of our longer-range planning, we will be sending an electronic survey to assess what at-home technology is available. Please complete this survey as soon as it arrives.

Please keep our school, faculty, staff, families, and students in your prayers. This COVID-19 pandemic is not outside the sovereign will of our loving Father in heaven. He will make all things work together for good.

Dear HPCS Parents,

Probably by now, everyone has seen this notice (below) from Governor Evers. All public and private schools will close after Wednesday, March 18th at 5:00 pm and remain closed for at least two weeks when the order will be reevaluated (4/7). 

High Point Christian School will, of course, follow this order. I have consulted with our HPCS Administrative team this evening and we have further decided to close school on Monday (3/16), Tuesday (3/17) and Wednesday (3/18) preceding the Governor’s closing order. HPCS (both campuses) will remain closed and not reopen until after April 7th (unless the order is reevaluated and extended).

Our HPCS Staff will be using Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th as staff professional development/workdays. Students will not be in school so that our staff has the opportunity to put plans and resources in place in the case, after April 7th, we are faced with prolonged closure. Additionally, on Monday (3/16) we will announce a procedure for parents to pick up students' books/workbooks to be kept at home as we figure out how we can have virtual and "study-at-home" options in the event of prolonged closure.

Dear HPCS Families,

This has been a week of dramatic change (as I write this note I am aware I may need to update it before sending it as new information and/or public health decisions may yet occur) for our community, state, country and school. COVID-19 has everyone’s attention!

At HPCS, we are committed to serving our students and families in the midst of community crisis. Our faculty and staff are working hard to be able to provide virtual and “study-at-home” options for families who elect to keep students at home, while also providing our at school instruction for everyone else. We continue to sharpen our understanding and application of appropriate ways to make our learning space as safe as possible.

 

Dear HPCS Families,


The Coronavirus (or COVID-19) continues to be in the news regularly. The risk in Wisconsin remains low, but we wanted to give you an update on our plans.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction this past week released Pandemic Planning guidelines. We are reviewing the materials and monitoring the ongoing news and recommendations to ensure we have an appropriate plan in place. We have been and will continue to follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s pandemic planning guidelines.
The CDC currently recommends germ prevention as the best tool to keep the public safe.

  • Our facilities will continue to be disinfected on a regular basis following CDC guidelines.
  • Classroom teachers have been encouraged to promote regular classroom handwashing and disinfect commonly shared items.
  • Since we do not have sinks in most of our classrooms, we have provided each classroom with a sanitation kit which includes disinfecting hand rub. On our Madison campus we are in the process of replacing our existing alcohol-free hand rub with alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) and should have that in place by next week (our Mount Horeb campus already has the ABHR available in their classrooms).
  • Students and staff who are ill should continue to follow CDC guidelines on when to return to school: fever free (<100 degrees) for more than 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication, food and water are tolerated, and any remaining symptoms present will not prevent them from functioning.
  • The CDC also recommends those who get flu-like symptoms and are at high risk of severe flu illness to ask a healthcare professional if they should be examined.

The CDC recommends families follow the below guidelines to help reduce the risk of Coronavirus, colds, and flu:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.
  • If a sink is not available, alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR) can be used to clean hands if they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, using a wipe and then ABHR is effective.
  • Do not touch your face/eyes/mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Regular household cleaning products are effective against most viruses.
  • Keep your student home if they are feeling sick or have a fever. They may return after 24 hours of being fever free without any medication.
  • It is not too late to get a FLU SHOT.

Please help us educate our students by working with them on proper germ prevention techniques.

We also realize there are questions about students and families traveling abroad. At this time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has not placed any restrictions on travel and the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending travelers avoid all nonessential travel to South Korea, China, Italy, and Iran as of March 4th (see: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices).We will continue to rely on those organizations for their guidance going forward.

We understand there is uncertainty involved in this situation. We will continue to update families as needed regarding recommendation or guideline changes. 

For the most up-to-date information visit the CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf.

Frequently Asked Questions

The HPCS Hot Lunch program has been suspended for all recently declared no school days.  Effective beginning today, March 16th, meals that were pre-ordered and pre-paid will not be delivered by TNT.  Refunds for all undelivered meals will be issued in your FACTS account in the coming weeks.

If RenWeb has assignments posted for the week of March 16-20 the middle school teachers are currently working to clear those assignments. No new work is being assigned until March 30, 2020.

Yes! When you come to pick up your students books and materials over the next two days, there will be a cart set up near the 4th grade classroom door. There will be a sign-out sheet for the Book Battle Books by the cart.

Yvonne Schwinge will contact parents of band students after Spring Break to inform them of plans for distance learning.

Please make sure your child has their band instrument, lesson book and band folder at home.  If it is still at school, please make arrangements to pick it up. The HPCS office hours are as follows:

Wednesday, March 18: 8am - 6 pm 
Thursday, March 19: 8am - 4pm
Friday, March 20: 8am - 11:30am

All Band students should have an assignment from their last lesson that they should be practicing, including scales, lesson book assignment, and band songs.

We are committed to continue providing instrumental music instruction through this ever-changing situation.

If you have any questions, please contact your band director.

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