Greetings FCS Family,
To say this has been an unusual year would be an understatement. I am extremely proud of our Lion Nation and the way everyone pulled together during this challenging time. The way you, your family, the teachers and staff pivoted to distance learning was a blessing to witness. We realize it wasn’t without challenges, but we all persevered and made it through one of the most unique situations we have experienced in our lifetime. I’m confident that God was working behind the scenes to accomplish His purposes, despite the circumstances, and I’m certain He is not finished with us yet.
Thank you all for your expressions of love and appreciation for your faculty and staff. We have an incredible team of servants and they really do love your children. If you agree, please pass that on to others who may be interested in a supportive Christian school environment for their children or grandchildren.
If you haven’t already, please take a few moments to check out the memories captured in our social media postings regarding our graduations and other end of the year recognitions. Congratulations to our newest alumni - the FCHS Class of 2020!
I trust you all will have some incredible memories from this time of staying at home and distance learning. But we look forward to being able to work together under much different conditions in the coming year as we do plan on starting the 20-21 school year on schedule, August 13. We will take steps to ensure that when we begin having students back on campus we will provide a safe learning environment in accordance with local health guidelines for schools.
We will plan to provide updates during the summer on July 1st and August 1st.
Have a great summer, stay safe and continue to love God and love one another!
May God bless you, and our entire FCS Family. Take care!
Closure to Continue Through the End of the School Year (May 29, 2020)
Based on the latest guidelines provided by the Governor’s Office and our local Yuba-Sutter Health Officer, after much prayer and deliberation, the FCS School Board has decided to continue distance learning through the end of the school year, which is May 29; therefore, we will not return to having classes on campus.
This will enable faculty, staff and parents to be able to plan for the remainder of the school year; especially in regard to year-end events and activities, including recognition of our students who will be graduating. More information on those events will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.
We remain committed to providing educational support for students and parents through the end of the school year. We trust you have appreciated the extra efforts of our faculty and staff who have spent numerous hours pivoting to a new educational format. Assignments will continue to be made available on a weekly basis. Specific information on the educational opportunities will continue to be communicated by faculty through email or other online resources.
Please continue to follow all procedures recommended by the Department of Public Health and the CDC to safeguard your health and that of your family.
We will plan to continue providing campus updates to school families on a weekly basis.
Let’s continue in prayer for our current challenges and remember that God is in control.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
As you are aware, we are experiencing daily changes and requirements as we adjust to life combating COVID-19. We will keep you updated on the latest info related to the school closure and our commitment to continue to provide on-going educational opportunities for all of our students. The faculty is working to provide appropriate academic expectations for the different grade levels during this time away from school.
Teachers will be available remotely Monday through Friday, between 9am and 3pm, for questions and communication.
Updates: Each principal will update their students each Thursday by email as this is a fluid situation and plans may need to be adjusted.
Distance Learning Plan: We are providing instruction and resources for every grade to keep each student actively learning and preparing for the next grade level!
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, and 5 will have a packet to pick up on Mondays from 8-10am. Please drive through like a rainy day pick-up and a faculty or staff member will deliver packets to your car. (Please stay in your car and place your Name/Grade placard on your rearview mirror.) Completed Work may also be turned in at this time for K-6.
Grades 4 - 12 will use Microsoft Teams to receive instruction and assignments from their teachers. Students will access this with their Office 365 email account.
If you need help accessing your account or resetting you password, please contact the office or email Mr. Childers or Mrs. Reimers.
For more information on logging into Teams, see this video tutorial:
With all the uncertainty, we plan to continue to provide academic support for our students as long as this emergency situation warrants and until it is safe to resume school. Thank you very much for all your support. Be assured of our prayers for you and your family. God is in control!
Please follow these guidelines to keep yourself and those around you safe and healthy: