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.
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.
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!
Faith Christian School Closure Due to COVID-19 Precautions
After much prayer and consultation, and in light of public health guidelines issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom, Faith Christian School will close beginning Tuesday, March 17. School will remain closed at least through April 13, which is after Easter break, April 6-13.
We are committed to providing educational support for students during this closure period. Our faculty will spend time this week in lesson preparation and training in order to provide the best learning experience as possible for your child during our school closure. Assignments will be made available on a weekly basis beginning Monday, March 23. Specific information on the educational opportunities will be communicated by faculty through email or other online resources.
Students at school today will be asked to take home their textbooks and materials as directed by their teachers to keep up with necessary classwork during the closure. Families of students not in attendance today may make arrangements to pick up textbooks and materials after school today or make other arrangements through the office.
Please remember 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 update school families on a weekly basis and we will plan for classes to resume as soon as we receive word from our public health authorities that it is safe to do so.
Let’s continue in prayer for our current challenges and remember that God is in control.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:1-2
Following much prayer and counsel, we are disappointed to have to announce that we will not be having the “Rally in the Lion’s Den” tonight. We have had contact with the Sutter County Health Department, the point person for the COVID-19 response team for the City of Yuba City, The California Department of Public Health and State Department of Education. We have also received counsel from the Center for Disease Control and our Association of Christian Schools International.
The statewide COVID-19 prevention guidelines shared by the Governor’s Office last evening precludes us from having a gathering of more than 250, which would include our “Rally in the Lions’ Den.” We will share additional information regarding various aspects of the Rally, including how we will conduct the drawing for the three $1,000 Tuition Scholarship Checks.
School will continue as usual. We are thankful that there are no known cases of COVID-19 in our local area, but realize that could change. Should school have to be suspended for any length of time, the faculty is working on contingency plans for students to be able to keep up with work while away from school.
We will maintain communication with local health authorities and will continue to encourage the everyday preventive actions recommended by the CDC, including staying home if sick (please see graphic below).
Let’s continue to be in prayer for all those in authority making decisions in regards to bringing this current health challenge under control.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2019, students submitted nearly 340,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards.
Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, or American Voices & Visions Nominations are celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies. Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts to receive National Medals. These Medalists are recognized in part at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Four students from Faith Christian High School were recognized locally through the Lee Burroughs Arts Council as award recipients.
Tessa Davis and Natasha Treat both received silver keys for their suspense short stories. Keegan Malan received a silver key for a science fiction short story and Bridget Coggins received a gold key for a science fiction short story. As gold key recipient, Bridget's work will automatically be judged nationally for higher awards and honors.