Shiloh's Plan for 2020/2021 & Health Updates

October 29, 2020

It’s week 11 of school, and we are beyond thankful to be here! Each day is a gift that we do not take for granted. We thank God for each member of the Shiloh Family!  

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE – We have one new positive case of COVID-19 within our school body this week. Our desire is to continue to keep this number low. Each day, we ask that every family complete the COVID Screening form to verify that your ENTIRE family is safe to attend school and does not have the listed symptoms. Students and parents need to be sure that EVERYONE in the family, including parents are free of symptoms before sending students to school. Wearing a mask properly and staying home when someone in the house has symptoms are simple and incredibly effective ways to limit our school’s exposure to COVID. If someone in your family has symptoms of COVID,  please treat it as such unless a doctor has determined otherwise. If you have any questions, please contact Mandy Jones or Sean Huddleston

ELEMENTARY – Each year, Shiloh's Elementary school has a theme.  The theme for this year is Mission Impossible and "Do Something Hard" is the motto.  Chapels have been centered around an operative named Jeremiah who told the people to change their ways and obey God.  Weekly, the picture is clear whether it’s through a boiling pot, blossoming almond tree, dirty underwear, clay pot on the potter's wheel, or the burning of the scroll, God wants a people who will love and obey Him.  Even though it was hard and the people didn't listen, Jeremiah was faithful.  The character trait of faithfulness to a task in the midst of opposition is one of the ways we "Do Something Hard".  We invite you to join us for Elementary chapel each Thursday at 8:30am at www.shilohsaints.org/live.

SECONDARY – The Shiloh Christian Marching Band received a Superior Rating at Region Marching Assessment this week! The Marching Band has 36 members this year. Their show is titled "Into the Labyrinth," and includes Mozart's Requiem Mass, themes from the movie Pan's Labyrinth, and an original piece by previous band director Jacob Lehman titled In Darkness. Centered around finding the way through troubled times disguised as a labyrinth, the Color Guard must find their way through the band’s maze. There are also Christian connotations as we seek to find the way from darkness into the Christ’s Light. The band has had to overcome numerous obstacles due to COVID while maintaining their competitive spirit! They must perform 6 feet apart at all times, with masks on, and with bell covers on all the instruments. They must practice outside, which has been a difficult when the weather does not cooperate. Most of their competitions have been cancelled this season which makes them incredibly thankful for their recent Superior Rating at Regional Marching Assessment and their upcoming trip to Little Rock. Shiloh’s Marching Band will travel to State Marching Contest next Tuesday, November 3rd at War Memorial Stadium. Numerous bands from around the state will be performing, and awards will be given out within each conference for Best Overall, Best Visuals, Best Music, Best Color Guard, and more. Shiloh will compete in the 3A conference and hope to bring home 1st Overall!

ATHLETICS - Shiloh’s Youth Football League teams have had a great season and look to position themselves in the Conference Championship with a victory this Saturday at their games in Huntsville. Shiloh’s 7th Grade and Jr. High Football Saints will have an opportunity to win Conference Championships tonight as they seek to defeat the Gravette Lions in Gravette with games beginning at 5:30pm. The Varsity Football Saint team is undefeated in the 4A Conference and will clinch the Conference title with a victory on tomorrow night as they host the Gravette Lions at Champions Stadium. At Friday night's game, they will also celebrate Shiloh's Senior Football, Cheer, Band, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, and Volleyball players at Senior Night before kickoff at 7pm. 7th Grade, Junior High and Varsity teams will finish their regular season with Huntsville next week. The Varsity Football Saints should receive the number 1 seed in the state tournament which would give them a Week 1 Bye heading into the playoffs. Watch Shiloh’s Football Saints each week LIVE at https://www.shilohchristianfootball.com/home.html

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October 22, 2020

We have officially started our second quarter of school! Although certain aspects of Shiloh life look a little different, we have been able to keep a consistent level of normalcy in all our classrooms, sports teams, clubs, and events. We look forward to the next nine weeks of school and all of the fun activities that fall brings! 

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE - We are blessed to announce that we have no new cases of COVID-19 within our student and staff body this week. We continue to pray daily for the health and safety of our students and families.  

ELEMENTARY – We hope that Elementary students enjoyed their surprise last Friday as they kicked off their Homecoming celebrations with donuts, juice, and special t-shirts signed by Shiloh Football Players and Cheerleaders! On Friday, October 30th, all Elementary students will get to participate in Treat or Treat Day! Students may wear NON-SCARY costumes in exchange for a canned "protein" item to be donated to Feed 479.  In addition, students will be treated by our specials teachers at the end of the day and receive a tract reminding them that Jesus is the BEST treat of all.  We look forward to a fun day of costumes, treats, and helping others! 

SECONDARY – Shiloh’s Marching Band will compete in their Regional Competition on Tuesday, October 27th. This year, they will be performing and judged at Champions Stadium at 2:30pm. Parents are welcome to attend this competition. They may sit in the stadium blue seats with every other row unoccupied and two seats between family groups. Parents may enter on the home side and must wear masks at all times while in the stadium. 

Secondary students may participate in Costume Day as the Game Day theme for our last regular season home football game/Senior Night on Friday, October 30th. Costumes must be appropriate and modest. Please keep in mind, shorts and skirts must be regular dress code length, and sleeveless shirts and leggings are NOT allowed. Students not adhering to these guidelines will be asked to change without question. Modesty and appropriateness of all costumes will be left up to the discretion of Shiloh Leadership and Administration.  

Shiloh’s Service and Leadership Team (SALT) will begin their first project partnering with Feed the 479 to fight hunger in Northwest Arkansas. SALT students are collecting peanut butter, cereal, canned soup, canned corn, and canned green beans. Collection days will be Thursday – Friday, October 29-30th until 4pm. The SALT grade (6-9th) that donates the most items will get to have a SWEATS DAY on Monday, November 2nd!

ATHLETICS – The Saints Cross Country team had their last regular season meet at the Springdale Schools Invitational on October 10th.  Skyla Bruner placed 13th in the JH Girls Division, Austin O'Leary placed 2nd and Colby O'Leary placed 9th in the JH Boy's Division, and Eli Schulz placed 15th in the HS Boy's Division; The JH Girls team and the HS Boys team placed 5th Overall. This team has worked hard and improved every week with multiple athletes breaking personal records. We are proud of our ineligible runners who transferred to Shiloh this season including Caroline Hill (HS girls) and Kaitlin Ditch (JH girls).  They have finished in the top 10 in multiple races, and they were dedicated members of the team all season.  They will be strong competitors next season!  The Saints will host the Conference Championship on Monday, October 26 at 4pm.   

We enjoy serving our Shiloh Family! We truly believe it’s a GREAT DAY to be a SHILOH SAINT!

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October 15, 2020

As we near the end of our first nine weeks, we remain grateful and honored to serve our students. We are thankful to be conducting classes, clubs, field trips, programs and sporting events as normal as possible. We continue to pray for God’s blessing and protection over our school each day.  Thank you for partnering with us through these uncertain and everchanging times!  

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE - We are excited to announce that we have no new cases of COVID-19 within our student and staff body this week. We can’t say it enough - thank you for doing your part to keep our students healthy!  

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES – Don’t forget there is NO SCHOOL for students this Monday, October 19th for Parent/Teacher Conferences!  Please do not feel an obligation to attend if you do not have concerns, however, any parent who desires to meet with their teacher, may do so. Elementary teachers have communicated sign-ups for their classrooms, and Secondary teachers will be set up in the Cafeteria/Fellowship gym. Secondary parents may drop-in as desired during their below time slot:

  • Last Name A-G: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Last Name H-M: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Last Name N-S: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Last Name T-Z: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

If these allotted times do not work for your family, please contact your student’s teachers to discuss other options. Parents attending in person will enter through the Elementary office and must wear a mask at all times while in the building.

ELEMENTARY – As we move into the second nine weeks, it’s time for elementary field trips! Our students are excited to visit places all over Northwest Arkansas as they learn about various educational units this fall. Some of our favorite field trip destinations are Farmland Adventures, McGarrah Farms, Wonders Museum, George Washington Carvers and New Life Ranch. Teachers and staff are prepared to take extra precautions to provide as many of these experiences as we can for our students. As field trips are confirmed, teachers will communicate with their classrooms. 

SECONDARY – Secondary students won’t want to miss the Secondary Musical Reveal during chapel on Tuesday, November 3rd.  Shiloh’s Musical Theater is an amazing opportunity to develop Godly leaders. Just before the pandemic hit last March, our talented secondary cast did an amazing job in the Sound of Music. This year, we have already experienced the exceptional 6th grade production of Annie.  We can’t wait to see what Mrs. Darr has in store for Shiloh’s Secondary Musical Theater this year!

ATHLETICS – We would like to congratulate a few athletes and teams as they wrap up their seasons! Congratulations to Bradley Neil, the 2020 Tennis 4A State Singles Champion! Shiloh’s Boys Team made up of Alex Patrick, Kendall Ferm, and Bradley Neil are also the 2020 Tennis Class 4A State Runner-Up Team. Congratulations to Ben Fowler, Golf Individual State Runner-Up Champion in the 4A Division. Ben also earned a spot at the Overall State Championship this Thursday in Little Rock, which includes all AAA classifications. Shiloh’s Boys Golf team including Ben Fowler, Brant Fowler, Kayden Porter, and Jordan Crume came in 4th place overall at the 4A State Tournament, missing 3rd place by only 4 strokes. We’re proud of these state finalists and all of our Shiloh Golf and Tennis athletes! 

Shiloh parents and students truly are the best. Thank you for your continual support and encouragement of our administration and our staff. We love partnering with our Shiloh Family and look forward to rest of this year together! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

October 8, 2020

We are in our 8th week of school and excited to have a full calendar of programs, sports and traditions! Shiloh 3rd graders did an amazing job performing Back to the Father at Grandparent’s Day last week. We’re grateful for the hard work and extra precautions Mrs. Darr, Mrs. Duell, and our 3rd grade teaching team put into providing this long-standing Shiloh tradition during this challenging time. Shiloh’s Cheer Saints have had a huge turn out this week at their Elementary Cheer Clinic. We can’t wait to see this next generation of Shiloh cheerleaders perform at our pep rally tomorrow!

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE - We are happy to announce that we have no new cases of COVID-19 within our student and staff body this week. We are thankful for the efforts put forth by each member of the Shiloh Family that has allowed us to keep students and staff healthy and safe!  

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - Fall semester Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, October 19th.  Students will not have school on this day.  Please do not feel an obligation to attend if you do not have concerns, however, any parent who desires to meet with their teacher, may do so. Parents attending in person will enter through the Elementary office and must wear a mask at all times while in the building. Elementary teachers are sending sign-ups to their classrooms. Secondaryteachers will be set up in the Cafeteria/Fellowship gym. Secondary parents may drop-in as desired during their below time slot:

  • Last Name A-G: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Last Name H-M: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Last Name N-S: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Last Name T-Z: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

If these allotted times do not work for your family, please contact your student’s teachers to discuss other options. 

ELEMENTARY – It’s a fun week ahead with special Homecoming events on Friday! Students will have parties in their classrooms on Friday afternoon before they attend the Homecoming pep rally at Champions Stadium at 2:45pm. Carline pick-up will be at regular times for all grades. Mrs. Foley is excited to have a BIG SURPRISE for all students when they get to class on Friday morning; so don’t be late! Surprises will be passed out at 8:15am.

SECONDARY – We are excited to celebrate Shiloh Homecoming on October 16th with a pep rally, parade and Friday Night Football! Secondary students may participate in the below Dress Up Days next week in addition to regular dress code. Please keep in mind, shorts must be regular dress code length and sleeveless shirts and leggings are NOT allowed.

  • Monday – Patriotic Day
  • Tuesday – City vs. Country Day
  • Wednesday – Jersey Day
  • Thursday – Decade Day
  • Friday – Super Saint Day 

ATHLETICS – The Saints Volleyball program is thriving this year at all levels! The 7th and 8th grade teams are continuing to improve in each match that they play and have only lost matches against 7A programs in non-conference competition.  The 9th grade JH team is 15-0 this season and have only dropped one set all year!  The JV team is 13-2 and their losses are to 7A Bentonville and Fayetteville.  The Varsity team is 15-2 with losses to defending 7A State Champions Bentonville and nationally ranked Fayetteville. They will secure the conference championship with one more win!  Our Volleyball Saints play on the road tonight at Berryville, then end the regular season at home against Huntsville on next Tuesday for Dig Pink for Breast Cancer Night and against Pea Ridge next Thursday for Senior Night.  They will host the conference tournament at Shiloh the week of October 19-22, then head to the State Tournament in Jonesboro. Come out next week and support your Volleyball Saints! 

We love our Shiloh Family and consider it a great privilege to serve you each week. Please know that we are praying for our staff, students and families each day. We truly believe it’s a GREAT DAY to be a SHILOH SAINT! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

October 1, 2020

Praise the Lord for 7 weeks of school! We are blessed to enter this fall season with a new sense of gratitude. Thank you for helping us educate and develop our students. We are all in this together!

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE - We have had one new case of COVID-19 within our student and staff body. We do not take these low numbers for granted and are truly thankful for each family’s diligence! We continue to pray for the health and safety of our students, staff, and families each day. 

FLU CLINIC UPDATE – Our amazing Nurse Jones was able to get the Arkansas Department of Health to reschedule our student flu clinic. Shiloh students may receive their flu shot on-campus on Tuesday, November 17th. More information will be sent out closer to that time. If you would like your student to get their flu shot sooner, the Arkansas Department of Health is offering drive-thru and walk-in flu shot clinics. Check their website for details. 

ELEMENTARY – Fall semester Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, October 19th.  PreK4/Elementary students will not have school on this day.  Due to Covid directives, we are altering our conferences this year.  Elementary teachers will be in their classrooms on Monday, October 19th and will make appointments for student conferences.  Please do not feel an obligation to attend if you do not have concerns, however, any parent who desires to meet with their teacher, may do so. Classroom teachers will send out a sign-up sheet offering 20-minute conference slots. Parents attending in person will enter through the Elementary office and must wear a mask at all times while in the building.

SECONDARY  - Fall semester Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, October 19th.  Secondary students will not have school on this day.  Due to Covid directives, we are altering our conferences this year. Secondary teachers will be available in the Cafeteria/Fellowship gym on Monday, October 19th. In order to avoid overcrowding, we are allotting time for families based on their student’s last name.  Parent attendance is not required, however, parents may drop-in as desired during their below time slot:

  • Last Name A-G: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Last Name H-M: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Last Name N-S: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Last Name T-Z: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

If these allotted times do not work for your family, please contact your student’s teachers to discuss other options. Parents attending in person will enter through the Elementary office and must wear a mask at all times while in the building.

ATHLETICS – Shiloh’s Tennis Saints finished out their regular season this week with a big win over Farmington! As they head into the Conference tournament next week in Clarksville, Bradley Neil remains an undefeated favorite for the State Tournament. Our Lady Saint doubles teams, Acie Thurlby and Sophia Rosenfeld, as well as, Gabby McManus and Emily Vold had successful seasons and each finished with a 7-1 record. The boys doubles team, Kendall Ferm and Alex Patrick will enter the tournament with a 6-2 season record. Junior Hailey Tunnell has had an amazing first year of Shiloh Tennis ending with a 6-2 season and will be another Saint to watch during tournament play. We’re proud of all our Shiloh Tennis Saints and their competitive season this year! 

We hope you are able to get outside and enjoy the cooler, fall temperatures this week. Please let us know if you have any questions as we press on this semester. We are here for your family and want to serve you as best we can! 

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September 24, 2020

We are in our 6th week of school and feel incredibly blessed to be meeting together each day! Thank you for doing your part each day to ensure that we can continue in-person education.  Parents, teachers and students have remained diligent in following ADH guidelines at school and sporting events. We are proud of our Shiloh Family for doing our part in keeping Northwest Arkansas healthy and safe. 

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE - We have had one new case of COVID-19 within our student and staff body.  Due to proper quarantining practices, there was no school exposure. We are thankful for each family that has taken the appropriate steps in quarantining to protect others.

ELEMENTARY - Grandparents' Day is October 2nd at 9am featuring our Shiloh 3rd graders! Due to current COVID regulations, we are making several changes in our traditional program:

  • Parents of our performing 3rd graders and their families will be given first priority for seating.
  • As this will be the last Grandparents' Day program for Shiloh 5th graders, we are giving them second priority of our floor seating. 
  • We ask that all other grandparents and guests join us live at www.shilohsaints.org/live and on Shiloh’s Facebook page.
  • Families of Shiloh 3rd and 5th graders, may not save seats for the performance. Ushers will seat each family group as they enter the Worship Center using the ADH large indoor venue guidelines. Seating will require every other row to remain unoccupied and three seats must be unoccupied between each family group.  
  • We are not extending an invitation for guests to visit our classrooms as in previous years.
  • Those who are attending in-person should enter through the south Atrium doors and must wear a mask at all times.  
  • All other Shiloh students will be seated with their class in the balcony for the performance.  

Grandparents' Day is an early dismissal day without an Extended Care option. Parents or grandparents will pick up their student by driving through normal carlines immediately following the program, between 10:45-11:00am.  The Pinnacle Hills bus will leave after the program and should arrive at Pinnacle Hills by 11:20am.

Shiloh’s Cheer Program is excited to host it’s annual Shiloh Elementary Cheer Clinic for PreK4 through 5th grade girls! Due to Covid-19 restrictions, clinic participants will ONLY perform at the pep rally on October 9th at 3pm since there is limited seating at Champions Stadium for the Friday night game. Social distancing will be maintained throughout the clinic and masks will be required from car to field and when not actively cheering. The clinic fee has been reduced to $30 which includes a clinic t-shirt. Please register here by September 30th to receive the clinic t-shirt. We look forward to spending this special time with your future Saint cheerleader!

SECONDARY – It’s time for another season of Shiloh Quiz Bowl! Quiz Bowl is offered to 7th - 12th grade students and practices are held during lunch. Although all are welcome at practices, teams are made of 5 players per team with substitutes.  Competition takes place between school teams with questions including, but not limited to: history, science, math, arts and literature, pop culture, religion, random facts. Voracious readers, those with a competitive spirit, and those with a head full of random knowledge should consider applying! Initial interest meetings took place this week, but it’s not too late to get involved. For more information, contact Mark Tyler  or visit arquizbowl.org

ATHLETICS - Congratulations to our Shiloh Golf Saints! At the District Tournament, the boy's team placed 2nd overall and earned a trip to the State Tournament. Ben Fowler placed 2nd overall with a score of 74, and Brant Fowler placed 5th overall with a score of 82. The girl's team placed 4th overall, and Sophia Burasco came in 4th overall with a score of 100. We’re proud of all our Golf Saints!

Shiloh is a special place, and we are grateful for a full, fall schedule of long-standing Shiloh traditions. We look forward to the months ahead and continue to pray daily for the health and safety of our Shiloh Family!

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September 16, 2020
We are already halfway through September and thankful for each day that we get to invest in the lives of our students! Our students and parents have continued to amaze us as we work together to accomplish school keep many our special Shiloh traditions during this season.
 
We want to say a big thank you to Hain Celestial for donating over 1,300 Live Clean hand sanitizers for each of our students and teachers as well as 100 large hand sanitizers for each classroom. This is an unbelievable blessing to our school. 

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE - We are extremely thankful to report that we have had zero new cases of COVID-19 within our student and staff body.  We continue to ask that parents assist us in decreasing the spread by limiting large social gatherings and sleepovers. In most cases, students are exposed to the virus at social gatherings with family and friends rather than in a school setting. 

FLU CLINIC UPDATE - We have been informed by the Arkansas Department of Health that they will NOT be conducting an in-school flu vaccination clinic for students at Shiloh this fall. Should other flu vaccination options become available for your student, we will communicate that as quickly as possible.
 
ELEMENTARY - Elementary students and parents have worked hard selling products in their yearly cookie dough fundraiser. Thank you for helping us raise funds for our Elementary school! Paper order forms are due Thursday, September 17th and may be turned into the Elementary office.  Online orders must be submitted by Thursday, September 24th. Product delivery date will be determined and communicated soon!
 
SECONDARY - We are excited to make our applications for S.A.L.T. (Service and Leadership Team) for 6th-9th graders and Chick-fil-A Leader Academy for 10th-11th graders available ONLINE this year!  Links to the applications will be emailed to students and accessible here this Friday, September 18th. Applications for both leadership clubs must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday, September 30th. If you have any questions about our leadership clubs, please contact Alicia Brown or Kortney Carnes
 
ATHLETICS - Shiloh athletes have had big wins across all sports this week! We are proud of our student athletes as they have represented Shiloh well when competing out in the community. We are thankful for the ability to develop our students spiritually, academically, socially and athletically through team sports this fall! 
 
Mark your calendars for October 9th and the 2nd Annual Shiloh Basketball Shoot-A-Thon fundraiser to be held at the SEC gym from 5:00-6:30pm! Free Throws will be shot during the school hours while the 3-pointers and half-court shots will be shot live that evening. Shiloh Basketball Saints will be gathering pledges until the event on October 9th. There are three levels of pledges, white, navy and gold. Donors may sponsor multiple levels as well. Pledges will be collected and turned in by Wednesday, November 4th. Please make checks out to Shiloh Christian Basketball. 
  • White Level: Money pledged per free throw made out of 100 attempts - Example: $0.25 per free throw, 70 free throws made out of 100 = $17.50 
  • Navy Level: Money pledged per three pointer made out of 10 attempts - Example: $2 per three pointer, 4 three pointers made out of 10 = $8 
  • Gold Level: Money pledged for a half-court shot made out of 3 attempts - Example: $25 for made half-court shot = $25 

SHILOH NECK GAITERS - Shiloh SC neck gaiters are now available for purchase in youth and adult sizes. They are $10 each and may be purchased at the Secondary Front Desk. 

STAFFING OPPORTUNITIES - We’re hiring! We have an administrative assistant/extended care position available at our Pinnacle Hills Elementary campus. This is a Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm, full-time position with benefits. If you are interested in the Pinnacle Hills position, please email Debi Creekmore. Our Springdale Campus is also in need of two part-time Extended Care Workers - one position is Monday through Friday, 3:15-5:30pm and the second position is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,  3:15-5:30pm. If you are interested in the Springdale Extended Care positions, please email Natalie Hodges.
 
Thank you again for your daily support and encouragement. We are blessed to serve the Shiloh Family. It’s a GREAT DAY to be a SHILOH SAINT!

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Please submit the daily COVID Screening Form here each day by 8:15am.

Updated 8.7.20

UPDATE to our ROADMAP to REOPENING concerning FACE COVERINGS:  In addition to the required/recommended neck gaiter style mask, students may wear ANY FACE MASK THAT COVERS THE NOSE AND MOUTH AND STAYS SAFELY SECURED AROUND THE STUDENTS NECK AT ALL TIMES WHEN NOT IN USE. Each student will receive one Shiloh neck gaiter prior to school starting. They will receive a second neck gaiter from the Arkansas Children’s Hospital during the first week of school. 

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July 24, 2020

Shiloh Family, 

As we plan for a school year filled with many unknowns, our students and families are always on our hearts and in our prayers. Each of you make a profound difference in our school. Thank you for choosing to partner with us as we strive to develop Godly leaders.  

As you know, Shiloh Christian School is not immune to this pandemic; however, we want to assure you that we are taking extra precautions to help ensure the health and safety of our students, families and teachers. Attached you will find a document further outlining our plan to return to school on Friday, August 14th for Secondary, and Monday, August 17th for Elementary. As always, we will continue to monitor and adjust our plans according to the guidance provided by the Arkansas Depart of Education and Arkansas Department of Health.

Outlined,HERE you will find our plan for a Distanced Learning Experience. Students wishing to choose the Distanced Learning Experience will need to let their appropriate Dean know by Friday, July 31, 2020. 

Although we cannot predict the future, we know we can lean on the One who is in control. We believe God wants Shiloh to be a light in Northwest Arkansas and continue to provide a quality education with a strong Biblical foundation. Please join us as we walk through this time together as the SHILOH FAMILY! Thank you for investing in your children and in Shiloh Christian School. 

Sincerely,      

Ben Mayes
Katerina Foley
Keith McDaniel
Jeff Conaway
Alicia Brown

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July 16, 2020

Shiloh Family,
Thank you for your patience and support as we work to navigate these unprecedented times. Last week, we put out initial guidelines for reopening school in August. Each week, we will continue to provide more direction for our families. Below are more answers to some commonly asked questions. We are currently finalizing our plans for a virtual school option as well as a blended plan that will allow students to continue their education should they need to stay home for a period of time. These plans will be released next week. Thank you again for choosing to partner with us. We are thankful now more than ever for the Shiloh Family and look forward to seeing you in August! 
Sincerely, 
Ben Mayes
Katerina Foley
Keith McDaniel
Jeff Conaway
Alicia Brown

Questions and Answers

July 16, 2020

Will students be required to wear masks when in the classroom, or when will they be allowed to remove the masks? All students will be required to wear a mask when social distancing cannot be accomplished such as traveling in the hallways, in lines at the cafeteria, sitting on the bus or when students are working in smaller groups in the classroom. When students are sitting at their desks or cafeteria table, they may remove their mask.  We have consulted with other schools, camps and student organizations and believe the neck gator is the most practical and efficient mask for our students and will be part of their dress code. Mask designs may be of the student’s choosing; however, some masks with skulls or distracting designs will not be allowed. The school will provide two neck gator-style masks for each student. We recommend that students keep at least one extra mask in their backpack should theirs get dirty or need to be switched out.
How will social distancing/sanitation be accomplished? Every effort will be made to social distance. Classrooms will be configured with desks facing one direction. The cafeteria will be comprised of round tables adequately spaced with four students per table.  Students will be spread out in common areas. School supplies will be unique to each student. Hand sanitizer will be used when students enter classrooms. Students will wipe down their workspace when they enter new classrooms. Our staff has already increased sanitation cleaning commonly used spaces frequently throughout the day.  We have misters which will be used to clean areas that are difficult to clean.  
What will happen if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19? If a student or staff tests positive, the school will follow the flow chart located on the ADE website under RESPONSE to ONSITE Learning which can be accessed at http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/public/userfiles/Communications/Ready/ADE_Response_Levels_for_On-Site_Learning_RV5.pdf. The ADH will determine how to handle each case depending on exposure and the current level of response. The school will communicate to parents whether an elementary or secondary student/staff has tested positive.  Please know that we believe in the value of in-person instruction and our goal will always be to continue on-site instruction while meeting the requirements of the referenced link. 
Will students still attend chapel? Today, our goal is to continue to host chapel with every-other seat and every-other row seating in the Worship Center.  Students will wear masks when traveling to and from the Worship Center.   Programs and chapels will be live streamed for grandparents and family.  
Are there adequate substitute teachers in place? We have established a database of substitutues who will be trained, familiar with our curriculum and school culture and ready to step in should they be needed. How will common areas such as library and elementary specials be handled? Areas where items might be in common use are still being evaluated.  We have a group of medical professionals who will be providing guidance and we will update you on this as soon as possible.  Many elementary specials teachers will be on carts.  Library will be instructional until we learn more about how to safely check out books.

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July 10, 2020

Shiloh Family,

The purpose of this letter is to provide some clarity about the reopening of Shiloh Christian School for the 2020-2021 school year. The health and safety of our students, our staff, and our families are our priority.

Shiloh Christian School will follow the guidelines provided by the Governor and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). The use of personal protective equipment, physical distancing where possible, and in-depth cleaning and sanitizing procedures will be implemented and followed.  

Our plan is to begin on-site (face-to-face) instruction for students on August 14, 2020 for Shiloh Secondary, August 17, 2020 for Shiloh Elementary and Shiloh PreK4 – 5Day Program, and August 18, 2020 for Shiloh PreK4 – 3Day Program.

As we get closer to August 14, we will continue to monitor all guidelines from the Governor and the ADH. We will adjust our processes as needed and will continue to communicate all adjustments to our Shiloh Family. 

Shiloh Christian School is committed to developing Godly leaders who will engage their culture and change it. We look forward to partnering with you and your family this coming year. 

Sincerely,

Ben Mayes

Katerina Foley

Keith McDaniel

Jeff Conaway

Alicia Brown  

Questions and Answers

July 10, 2020

 

What is the first day for students? 

The first day of school will be August 14, 2020 for Shiloh Secondary, August 17, 2020 for Shiloh Elementary and Shiloh PreK4 – 5Day Program, and August 18, 2020 for Shiloh PreK4 – 3Day Program.

These dates will only change if ADH sends updated guidance concerning this requirement.

Will face coverings be required? 

Currently, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the ADH are strongly recommending all individuals 10 years old and over wear a face covering. We will require that adults and all students provide and wear face coverings when social distancing cannot be achieved such as in hallways, cafeteria lines and on school buses. The ADH has not issued a directive to require face coverings; however, this does not downplay the importance of this additional safety measure. 

Will students have classes like PE, art, music, and library?

Yes, elementary students will continue to participate in specials classes, secondary students will have elective classes, and all students will be allowed to check out library books. In some cases, the teachers may present their lesson in the students’ classroom to reduce the amount of student to student exposure and the cleaning required. In other situations, such as PE, students may have assigned areas in the gym or outside to maintain social distancing.  

Will elementary students have recess?

Yes, elementary students will have recess time with restrictions that limit the number of students they come in contact with. 

Will ADH social distancing guidelines be observed? 

Social distancing will be observed as much as possible, but at times students will be closer than the recommended 6 ft. apart. When social distancing requirements cannot be maintained, such as class change time, etc., students will be required to provide and wear face coverings. 

Due to ADH guidelines will classrooms be arranged differently to protect students?

Yes, classrooms will be arranged to provide more space between students along with additional measures. We will make every effort to provide distance but not limit our students’ ability to interact and communicate with others in their classroom. 

If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, what will happen? 

In the event an individual tests positive, we will follow the latest guidance from the ADH. We will be in direct contact with ADH.  

Based on ADH guidelines, will we have our Family Night Back-to-School Kickoff, musicals, programs, etc.? 

At this time, large events will occur in person and will comply with the ADH guidelines for large indoor venues.

Will students be able to participate in extracurricular activities, band, choir and sports in the fall? 

Yes, senior high and junior high athletes have already returned to campus to begin practice based on ADH and Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) guidance. We anticipate sports activities, band and choir will resume in the fall with possible modifications as required by the ADH and AAA.

Will my student eat lunch in the cafeteria?

Yes, students will eat in the cafeteria. Our scheduled lunch times and room set up will be adjusted to help keep students distanced during the lunch times. Proper sanitation of all areas will be completed after each meal. Students will not self-serve or share food. Parents are encouraged to send a water bottle with their student. Each water bottle should be clearly labeled with the student’s name.

What precautions will be implemented in regard to cleaning and sanitizing? 

In addition to deep cleanings at night, frequently touched surfaces (door knobs, etc.) and restrooms will be cleaned continuously throughout the school day. We will continue to purchase disinfectant sprays to quickly sanitize rooms between usage. We will also provide time for hand washing and hand sanitizer throughout the day.  

If a student comes to school sick, what will happen? 

If a student is ill, they should not come to school. Our policy has always been that students must be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school. If a student becomes ill at school, the school nurse will screen students. If a student has a temperature over 100.4, the student will be sent home and will need to be fever free for 48 hours without medication before returning to school. 

What happens if schools are prevented from having onsite instruction again?

Remote learning will take place if schools are prevented from having onsite instruction. This plan includes Seesaw, Google Classroom, and other educational programs.

We will provide more information in the upcoming days.


3.16.20

WHAT ARE SOME PRACTICAL STEPS WE CAN TAKE TO SPIRITUALLY RESPOND TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

Together as a Shiloh Family, we must trust in the Lord and pray for how this virus is affecting people with their health, finances, and other matters.

  • Trust in God as the good and sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend.
  • Pray for mercy for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.
  • Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, poor, or oppressed.
  • Reflect often on the brevity of life, the urgency of eternity, and the beauty of the gospel.