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

that half of the semester was spent in the classroom and the other half in online learning, we did not feel semester exams would give us a true gauge of what students have learned compared to a normal semester and semester exams. Instead, the last day of classes will be Friday, May 15.  On the calendar, this is a day off, but we are trading it for Monday, May 18. We will be using May 18 through the 21 as days to catch up students who have not finished all of their classwork for the semester.   

GRADUATION:  Graduation is the culmination of four years of hard work by our students and families. We do not want to just dismiss graduation and cancel it because we fully understand what a milestone it is in our students’ lives. Graduation also provides us a chance to thank our Lord and Savior for the countless gifts He has given to each of our students, to thank our students for faithfully using those gifts, and to thank parents for partnering with Luther High School in training their children both spiritually and academically.  So, we will be sending out a survey to our seniors and their parents to ask for their thoughts on how to handle graduation in such a trying time. We will use this information to guide our decisions, but fully realize that the final decision is made by the Luther High School Board of Control.  The survey will be sent out on April 23 and needs to be returned by April 30.

AWARDS NIGHT:  Instead of hosting an Award’s Night, this year’s awards will be presented online.  Mr. Loersch and Schibbelhut will put together a presentation which will be published and distributed online before May 20. Seniors will be able to pick up their awards when they return their textbooks and Chromebooks.

JUNIOR/SENIOR BANQUET:  Our current “Safe at Home” directives do not permit us to have the Junior/Senior Banquet.

TEXTBOOKS, CHROMEBOOKS, LOCKERS, LUNCH TICKETS, GRADUATION CAPS/GOWNS: As we conclude the 2019-20 school year under the theme “Serve the Lord” we do have to address important matters.

All Luther High students

  • return
    • textbooks
    • band instruments
    • athletic uniforms
  • clean out
    • hallway lockers
    • physical education lockers
  • pick up
    • next year information packets (excluding seniors)
    • medications

Seniors only

  • return
    • Chromebooks
    • Chromebook power cords
  • receive refunds for unused lunch tickets (if there is no younger sibling attending Luther High)
  • pick up
    • awards
    • graduation cap & gown
    • honor student cords

This will be done during the following days/times:

TUESDAY, MAY 19

8:00-10:00 AM

5:00-7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

8:00-10:00 AM

5:00-7:00 PM

Students will be permitted to enter school through the “A” door at the Wilson Street entrance.  These times are provided to efficiently accomplish these end-of-year details within the established health guidelines.  Specific directions will be posted in the school building to assist with the return and pick up of materials. 

 

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