Dear Legacy Families,
Legacy Christian School is now open for in person learning for all grades – preschool through 8th grade. Our staff, faculty and students have adjusted well to our new procedures to keep everyone as healthy as possible.
Children are incredibly resilient! While school may look different, we know they will thrive and grow academically, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. The Legacy Team is committed to providing an excellent education in a safe, clean, socially distanced learning environment for our students.
We continue to pray for the health and wellbeing of our entire community and are excited to have a school full of happy students!
August 7, 2020
Dear Legacy Families,
Our goal is to have our students on campus in person as soon as possible. We are currently waiting to hear back from the county for more information on the waiver to open. Our goal is to be on campus in September. The waiver is currently for kindergarten – 6th grade. Keep in mind, our preschool program is open! While the middle school is not part of the waiver, we are working to get them on campus as soon as possible as well.
While we wait for the waiver, we will begin school for K-8th virtually on August 17th. Preschool is in-person on campus.
Our kindergarten – 8th grade teachers will be teaching virtually using Google Classroom, Zoom, and SeeSaw. The teachers will be sending out more information and the daily schedules by next Thursday, August 13th.
Our “Drop-In Day” which is scheduled for Friday, August 14th will be used for picking up curriculum and packets. Specific instructions will be emailed next week.
We will notify all families when we are able to return to campus and will resend the guidelines. Individual teachers will also send special instructions for their specific classrooms.
· We will not be able to offer before and after school care at this time due to keeping students in cohorts. As soon as we are able to offer this service safely, we will do so.
· We are excited to be using My Green Lunch as our lunch provider when we return to campus. They follow all safety protocols and provide a healthy daily lunch. Information will be sent home before we return to campus for classes.
· Friday, August 14th – Curriculum and packet pick up day 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
· Monday, August 17th – First Day of School! (Distance Learning!)
We are in the office each day from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please call with any questions. (408) 225-5976.
The Legacy team is praying for our families and students. Stay healthy and we hope to see you soon.
July 28, 2020
Dear Legacy Families,
On Friday, July 17, the governor of California announced the need for distance learning this August in many of our counties, including Santa Clara County. On Monday, July 20, 2020, we received an email from Santa Clara County encouraging elementary schools to request a waiver so in-person instruction could begin in the fall.
The following was said regarding the start of school:
The County Public Health Department strongly encourages elementary schools to follow this process so that they can safely resume in-person instruction this fall.
This recommendation is based on the current best available scientific evidence, including that COVID-related risks in schools serving elementary age students appear lower than and different from the risks to staff and students in schools serving older students.
Moreover, in-person instruction is academically and socially critical for younger students, in alignment with State standards. Schools serving elementary school students are also in a better position to put into place effective risk-reduction strategies to protect both teachers and students, including creation of small, stable classroom cohorts.
In addition to the information from the County Public Health Department, this article from the CDC emphasizes the importance of opening schools. We have put in a request for a waiver with the Schools Unit at the County Emergency Operations Center per directions given to us. That being said, we are still planning to offer in-person learning to our K-6th grade students. We were also told we may be able to get a waiver for our 7th and 8th grades, due to the size and ability to have stable cohorts. Per licensing, our preschool will also be opening in-person for the fall semester with safety protocols in place on August 17th.
Our goal is to start all students in-person on August 17th. We are also working on a distance plan if needed. We hope to have more information by the end of the week confirming in-person school. We will send out another update by Friday. Please call the office at (408) 225-5976 with any questions.
Prayers for continued good health during this time!
Debbie Hudson, Dian Avila, and the Legacy Team