Sharing the Love, Joy, and Peace of Jesus Christ with students and their families while building Christian leaders through Biblical instruction and pursuit of academic excellence.

March 23, 2020

Dear Immanuel Lutheran School Families,

We find ourselves, together, at a very chaotic and uncertain time. Governor DeSantis and the Florida Commissioner of Education have ordered all schools in Florida to remain closed at least through April 15, 2020 in an effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19. Therefore, Immanuel Lutheran School will operate virtually and implement distance learning plans. The ILS staff has been meeting to put those plans in place for our students. Your child’s spiritual and physical well being are our utmost concern, but we recognize that you have also chosen us to meet your child’s academic needs. We are blessed with a dedicated and creative staff committed to doing just that.

ILS is back in session! We will begin implementation of distance learning this week. What you can expect in the next few days is the following:

  • A phone call from Christal Trlak, Admissions Counselor, to touch base with you and gather information about your family’s access to technology. If you do not have any technology device at home that would be available to your child, please contact us immediately at [email protected]. We have a limited number of Chromebooks that we can loan to families for the time being.

  • Communication from your child’s homeroom and subject area teachers letting you know their initial plans moving forward.

  • A gradual transition to this new format of providing your child’s education; we don’t want to overwhelm students and families with this new process. This goal for this week is to reconnect with each family and provide you with learning materials for the week of March 30, 2020.

  • Religion, Language Arts, and Math instruction to begin on Monday, March 30, 2020.

  • Science, Social Studies, and Art to begin on Monday, April 6, 2020.

There are many questions and challenges that will arise during this process. We ask for your patience as we embark together on a new journey. We may feel we don’t know the outcome, but we can hold fast in confidence in the One who does.

“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

In His Service,

Bonne Faherty                                                       Lisa Talbott                                                        Judy Steinbrueck

Principal                                                                Distance Learning Coordinator                            Chair, ILC&S School Board