COVID-19_Frequently_Asked_Questions_1_.pdfZion Lutheran School has implanted web-based learning. Kindergarten
– 8th grade will have access to class material, lessons, assignment,
etc. We know that virtual learning is a
different way of thinking about elementary education, but it is an important
way that we can plan for any interruption to classroom instruction so that
students do not miss out on valuable learning opportunities. We know our Lord
has a plan and that it is perfect. We see potential challenges ahead as
blessings and opportunities to learn and grow as His people. Here is a link
from our Pacific Southwest District, which has great resources regarding this
Continue to watch for updates from the school and from your
classroom teacher. Questions and/or concerns can be directed to the
administrative team. Please pray for all those affected by the virus and pray
for Zion Lutheran School as we navigate these times. We will do the same for
you and your family.
Q: What are the plans for re-opening the K-8 school campus?
A: Zion Lutheran School's most up-to-date plans for the
upcoming school year can be found here: COVID Planning July 21, 2020.
At this time we are hopeful that we will obtain permission from OC Health to
open for full-time instruction in Fall 2020. However, we are simultaneously
planning for remote and blended learning opportunities so that we can serve all
students according to their needs. In the event that Orange County schools are
not able to open in Fall 2020, we will offer continuous child care services
through our ECEC and SAC programs.
Q: The CDC lists three risk levels for schools
("lowest", "more", and "highest" CDC Considerations for Schools).
What "risk level" will Zion take?
A: Zion plans to reopen in-person instruction on campus, with
modifications. By the CDC's definition, this is a "more risk"
environment. The only way to be "lowest risk" is to only offer remote
instruction. We know that we have students and families in our school community
that are medically vulnerable and need to be in a "lowest risk"
environment. We want to continue to serve you and we are working on solutions
for offering a "lowest risk" option for families that have a medical