Because of the Covid-19 pandemic students, faculty and staff all started the day working to keep everyone safe. Temperatures of the students were taken and then they met with their classmates and class sponsors in different parts of campus and took a picture. Next students moved outside under the shade of the tree and “Chappy” Jamieson led worship. Patrick King, Ethan Jones, Emily Mae Jones and Ireland Kroll led students in two songs–Unstoppable God and How He Loves. “Chappy” continued the worship with the idea that all the experiences we have will make us into the people we will become–not knowing who we will impact.
Each of the classes went through four rotations during the day. Principal Fuentes reviewed the handbook for this year. Coach Smith, Coach Thomas, and Coach Ley did team-building activities in the gym. Mr. McKenzie was responsible for digital citizenship and passing out the student Chromebooks. Mr. Ryan Jamieson and Mrs. Kelly reviewed two components of an Empowered scholar: time management and growth mindset. Dr. Warren Downs, an emergency room doctor, talked with students about how to be safe in this Covid-19 pandemic. He reviewed and explained how the virus is transmitted and how to keep others and themselves safe by using masks as well as the importance of washing hands or using hand sanitizer.
For the last period of the day each class reassembled and worked out the details student leadership and scavenger hunt planning. Students and staff continue to do everything they can to keep all safe from the virus and learn at school or virtually with their friends.