Good Afternoon KML Family,
I am thankful for our Christian community as we finish up day 5 of virtual learning at KML. We continue to learn through feedback from all of you as well as through collaboration among our teachers. As we progress through this adventure together, we will continue to make this the best experience possible while caring for the spiritual, emotional, academic, and physical needs of our students. Please continue to share feedback! We wish you all the Lord’s blessings on our spring break. You will find some more reminders and information below.
Virtual Learning Extended Until Tuesday, April 14 (And Possibly Longer)
Given the recent Safe at Home Order by Governor Evers, we are extending our virtual learning until Tuesday, April 14. We also realize that in that order, the governor shared the date of April 24. We anticipate there is a good chance we will continue in our current mode of instruction until then, but we will make that decision after spring break. If the order would get lifted, we will always be ready to transition back to face-to-face instruction.
- Friday, March 27 – Sunday, April 5 (No School – Spring Break)
- Monday, April 6 – Online Instruction: A Day (Periods 1-4)
- Tuesday, April 7 – Online Instruction: B Day (Periods 5-8)
- Wednesday, April 8 – Online Instruction: A Day (Periods 1-4)
- Thursday, April 9 – Online Instruction: B Day (Periods 5-8)
- Friday, April 10 – No School (Good Friday)
- Monday, April 13 – No School (Easter Monday)
- Tuesday, April 14 – Tentatively Planning for Face-to-Face Instruction (Decision will be made the week of April 6)
Parent and Student Feedback
We thank you for your feedback on our survey. Here are some of the results and what we have learned:
- 99% of parents would rate their experience with KML’s transition to learning as excellent or very good.
- 99% of parents rated KML’s response time in solving issues as excellent or very good.
- 89% of parents shared that their children have responded to virtual learning in an excellent or very good way.
- 63% of students rated their transition to virtual learning as excellent or very good.
- 91% of students rated teacher support as excellent or very good.
We also received many positive comments and encouragement from parents and students. We also shared with the faculty all of the feedback for teachers on how we could improve. Thank you!
Parents, please help ensure your students mark attendance prior to 8:00 AM. Students who don’t do so are given an unexcused absence so that you are alerted. If students check in late, they are marked tardy, and those tardies accumulate. Parents are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org to report absences or technology issues.
We have been very pleased with the number of families and individual students who are logging in and starting the day together with devotion. This is an important part of our day as we get to gather around God’s Word together. Please continue to encourage your child(ren) to attend each day! The link is active at www.kmlhs.org/vschool each day, and it can also be found by the public at www.kmlhs.org/stream.
Volunteer Hours (KML and NHS)
At this point, we are relaxing our KML and National Honor Society volunteer hour requirement for this school year. If students have already completed volunteer hours, we would simply ask that they log those according to the instructions of their teacher. We simply feel this is too difficult of a task given our current circumstances.
Many of our families have asked about our plans for graduation. At this point, we continue to look out two weeks for activities and events. We have not made a decision on graduation yet, and we won’t until we have to. We are hoping to have more clarity by the beginning of May. Our hope is that if we need to change graduation, we would postpone it rather than cancel it.