In accordance with the Governor's proclamation to close K - 12 schools, Manhattan Christian will close school and the Early Learning Center until further notice. This proclamation follows the advice of medical professionals to limit the transmissibility of the virus to our most vulnerable community members and to allow hospital staff to deal with only the most critically ill patients. I know this will cause a great deal of inconvenience for many of our families, but we have a responsibility to keep everyone safe. The link to the proclamation can be found here.
Please keep the health of our community in your prayers. More details will be shared as they become available. I also ask that you share this information with our extended community who may not be on our school email list.
MARCH 23 UPDATE
The staff met today to begin the process of singing this new song- learning how to maintain our commitment to learning during these trying times. It was good to see everyone working and learning together, preparing to roll out the rhythms, routines, and expectations for remote learning. Our staff is committed to you and your children- our hope is that you will feel that as they begin to reconnect with you online and continue to offer a high standard of Christian education.
Nuts and Bolts:
ACT Test-- Rescheduled for April 21
AP Test-- It looks like AP is going ahead with testing, with 45 minute exams taken at home by the students. The tests will cover information covered earlier in the school year. AP review lessons will be available online starting on March 25th, and additional AP test information will come out on April 3rd.
Patience and Grace:
Students and parents should be receiving emails from teachers inviting them to learning platforms like Google Classroom and SeeSaw. This is a bit like a warm up drill prior to the start of a basketball game. We want to do a bit of stretching before the real game begins. Please let your child’s teacher know what is working and what is not working. These invitations will roll out through the week.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does my 4th-12th student log in to their Google account?
Open a web browser (preferably Google Chrome) and type in: myaccount.google.com Click the “Sign In” button. Your student’s account is made up of first initial, last name, graduation year @manhattanchristian.org So, for example, John Doe who is a freshman would be firstname.lastname@example.org
4th and 5th grade students share a generic password: mcschool
6th-12th graders have set their own passwords and use them regularly. If a 6th-12th grade student cannot log in, please contact the school for a password reset. email@example.com
How does my 5th-12th student go to Google Classroom (if included in teachers’ lesson plans)?
Once students are logged in to their Google account using their school login, they click the Google "waffle" in the top right corner and select Classroom. Then students select the tile for their current teacher's Google Classroom and click the Classwork tab to see current assignments. Students will NOT be able to access Google Classroom using a personal Gmail account, as Google Classroom is only part of the G Suite for Education.
If you are using a Chromebook from school and have a child in PK-3rd grade, you will need to log them in using their newly assigned school email. Because of data privacy issues, we are not including any last names. Jon Doe who is a first grader would look like this: firstname.lastname@example.org (First Name, Last Initial, year of graduation, @manhattanchristian.org) If you are unable to log in, please email email@example.com
How About SeeSaw? Emails from teachers should detail instructions.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)