Dear Students and Parents,
Tomorrow, March 25, marks an incredibly historic day at Racine Lutheran High School. Our students will be attending school, but it will not be at 251 Luedtke Avenue.
Due to the mandated closure of all K-12 schools in Wisconsin, our classrooms and hallways will be empty. Yet, our faculty and staff remain fully committed to our mission to guide our youth in faith, learning, character and leadership by nurturing their relationship with Jesus Christ and educating them for a life of service to God and man.
Tomorrow, we will launch an online education plan. Students will be expected to go to their school email address and follow the instructions from their teachers. The weekly course schedule is listed below, and it notes the times the teachers for each of your classes will be available for instruction, group conversations, and questions. It is required that you are available during these times. It may help if you think of this schedule as your new bell schedule. Please note the information listed below will help you make the most of this virtual education experience. Don’t worry! Your teachers are here to guide you!
We want to continue to serve you in every way possible. We appreciate your patience as we are doing the best that we can under these circumstances. Let us come together in prayer that our Lord will graciously end this sickness and bring us together again as brothers and sisters in Christ.
God Be With You,
The New Online Schedule
Monday and Wednesday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Math
12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Science
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. English
12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Social Studies
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Art, Industrial Arts, Spanish, Technology
12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Music, PE, Theology
We are also going to use our Theology class as a time for students to focus on our loving God and have the opportunity to share their thoughts. Pastor Schimm will make chapel services available for students each week. Mr. Jones and Ms. Stephenson will also be available via email to assist with student concerns.
The most efficient way to contact a faculty or staff member is to go to our school website. http://www.racinelutheran.org/faculty-staff We will not be answering the school phone or using voice messaging while our school is closed.
If you are having trouble reaching the online options, you may find assistance by emailing your teacher. If your teacher cannot resolve the concern, please contact Mr. Tuskowski at email@example.com
From the Deans of Students – Mr. Haun and Mr. Bickel
Due to the circumstances of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are not able to interact with our students one-on-one and work with them in our preferred method as we try to help them resolve conflict in a positive way. You may think it is not a big deal since we are not in the building for a period of time, but it is very important. Unfortunately, we have already learned students can display bad attitudes and actions in different forms and places. Here are some things we are asking parents to do:
- Demand and expect that your child is checking his/her emails and Facebook to keep up with assignments from teachers and current school news. Have your child show you his/her work. If needed, set a study time for him/her to ensure the work is being done.
- Monitor very closely your child’s use of social media. Making videos, posting or texting negative things about the school or fellow students should not only be unacceptable to the school, but also to you as parents. Make sure both you and your child know that if we receive information about this type of activity, we will follow up with appropriate discipline when school resumes. If you are made aware of a situation, please send screen shots or factual evidence to Mr. Haun at jhaun@RacineLutheran.org and Mr. Bickel at nbickel@RacineLutheran.org.
Remember, once you post things on social media they never go away.
We want EVERY student who attends RLHS to feel safe inside and outside of our school. We hope to encourage everyone to band together during this difficult time and discourage any behavior that pushes people out. Thank you for your cooperation.
Yearbook Information – Mrs. Porter and Ms. Menk
SENIORS – Please send back the senior questionnaire for the yearbook. An email was sent to you last week containing another copy of the questions which you can answer online and send back. You can also mail the paper copy you were given by Mr. Bruening (follow the instructions in the email). Also, a few have not sent in childhood/candid pictures for the yearbook (at least 3 pictures needed). Do this now! Contact jporter@RacineLutheran.org.
YEARBOOKS are still being produced. If you have not ordered yours, please order ASAP. Contact jporter@RacineLutheran.org for more information.
We look forward to this new adventure, but also to the day when we can all convene back here at RLHS. Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation!