How are you doing? If you are like me, your head is probably spinning out of control. Every time I go online, I read about another confirmed case of COVID-19, more orders to stay at home, and more people wondering how they will make it through the weeks and maybe even months ahead. Life is rough right now.
But you are not alone. Our God is by your side. He is the one thing stable in this world full of sin and trouble. Take all of those worries to Him in prayer. The teachers at St. Paul are here for you as well. We understand the stress you are dealing with in your own lives. Everyone has different burdens they are currently facing. All of you are in our prayers.
Tomorrow and Wednesday, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., are the dates and times to pick up school work. Everything will be in the gym hallway. Each classroom has a table full of supplies for you to take home. If you have concerns about picking up supplies at St. Paul, please let me know. I am more than happy to work with you to make alternate arrangements in picking up supplies.
Our first day of distance learning is Wednesday. At 9:00 A.M., and every weekday after that, tune in to the St. Paul YouTube page for a daily devotion. These devotions will also be posted on Facebook.
Each and every home is different. You all are facing unique challenges and struggles. We do not want school to add to the stress. Please be in contact with each of your children's teachers.You know the schedule that works best for your family. Many families are trying to learn how to work from home while having their children complete distance schooling. Some days will be super productive, and there will be some days that by 10:00 A.M you will be ready to call it a day and head for bed. Some days, your kids might spend hours getting school work done, and other days, it might be a struggle just to have them open a book and read it for ten minutes. That's okay. It's good for kids to still be connected to school and to keep learning, but everyone's mental and spiritual health is what is most important. Let us know what is going well and what struggles you are having. We are all part of the "St. Paul Family". Family sticks together through good times and bad times. We are here for you, and more importantly, God is here for you.
My God bless and keep each one of your families safe. His grace will never leave you.