Back to School Safety at ILS

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A message from our Principal about Back to School Safety Plans

Dear Immanuel Lutheran School families and perspective families,

I know that Covid-19 has brought a sense of uncertainty to our lives.  Everyday, there seems to be new directives, and new information.  It is times like these that we can find comfort in the wisdom of Solomon.  In Proverbs 3:5-6 he writes:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

At the present time, as we consider all of the spaces that are available for classes to utilize, Immanuel can still open in full compliance with the 25% health order.  Our plan is still to open in full on August 19th. We will continue to follow the NM Governor’s announcements for further explanations in the weeks to come, to make sure that we are still in compliance. 

Here at Immanuel we feel that all our students are precious gifts from God. We are blessed to have the opportunity to serve them this year. As we look to this school year, our top priority is to keep your child safe while having on campus instruction. Working through all of the details in how to best do this, some of things that were planned for the school year, are no longer able to be done in the same manner.

This document helps to outline some of the practices we will be implementing this year in order to reopen safely. The ILS School Board and I began work on a Covid-19 Guidelines document earlier this summer to answer more in-depth some of the policies and procedures Immanuel is putting in place to minimize the risk of returning to in-class instruction.  

The document is attached below. We appreciate your prayers and patience as we continue to work to provide the best learning experience for your children, while making changes necessary to maintain safety.  We are truly blessed to be in service to such awesome families.  We are humbled to serve such an amazing God, whose understanding is so much greater than ours, and will help guide our steps.

 Mike Brandon

Principal of Immanuel Lutheran School