COVID Calendar Considerations

DAILY GRADES:  Many students and parents may be wondering if Luther High School will continue to use letter grades for the current semester or move to a pass/fail grading system.

The faculty has evaluated how online learning is affecting all of our students. We realize the transition is different for each student.   Based on the faculty’s assessment of academic progress at the recent marking period, the majority of students have either maintained or improved their grades during this safer at home period.   For those who have found this to be even more of a challenge, instructors are making additional efforts to provide academic assistance.  We will continue to monitor how this transition is going for each of our students. Students and parents can help us to that end by informing the specific instructor of questions, comments and concerns.  Luther High School will continue to use letter grades.   Your continued understanding, assistance and prayers are needed and appreciated.    

SEMESTER EXAMS:  Luther High School will not have semester exams for the second semester of the 2019-20 school year.  Due to the fact

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Community Gatherings of 10 or More

Starting today at 5:00 pm March 17, 2020 as a result of Governor Evers’ Executive Order #72 and the Dept. of Health Services Emergency Order #5 there is a ban of gatherings of 10 or more people. This includes the operations of bars and restarants which will only be able to offer drive through service beginning at 5:00 pm.  Please see Emergency Order #5  here.

Although there are not yet cases of COVID-19 in La Crosse County as of March 17 at 4:00 PM,  Wisconsin has 72 cases and counting and is considered to have community level spread of COVID-19. This means that the infection has appeared in people with no known risk factors such as travel or known exposure to a positive case. 

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LHS Online Learning Notification to Parents

Dear Parents,

It has truly been a wild ride this week dealing with the closing of school and moving forward with online classes. In an effort to keep you as informed as possible, below is a list of key information you need to know about online learning at Luther.

1. When – online classes for Luther High School will begin on Monday, March 23rd.

2. What - Students will need to check in with their teachers each day to see what they need to be working on in each class. Some teachers have decided to meet at specific times each day with their class. Other teachers will be posting assignments each day for their students. Each teacher has determined how his/her classroom will work during the next few weeks.

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School Closing

In light of recent developments Luther High School will be closed for classes tomorrow, Tuesday March 17.    Students who have not taken their Chromebook and textbooks home today will be able to pick them up at school tomorrow from 7:00 AM to 12 Noon or from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Instruction from March 17-April 6 will continue as outlined today in individual classes.  

Students should be available by phone tomorrow from 8:00-12:00 so their academic advisor can complete class scheduling for 2020-21.

This is certainly a time to be mindful of God’s promise and presence.  “We know that in ALL THINGS (including Corona Virus concerns) God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose.”

Blessings in Jesus,
Paul Wichmann

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