Campaign 125 Update

Charles Dickens began “A Tale of Two Cities” with this line: It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Lately, it feels as though we are indeed living in the worst of times, the best of times. COVID-19 has brought about what many think is the very worst of times. Clearly…

School Reopening: EC Parent FAQ Survey Responses

Eastern Christian School Community,  As part of our continued commitment to open communication with the EC community, we wanted to share an update regarding our plans for learning in the fall.  Here’s a reminder of our communication timeline:  On June 1, we said we’re assuming that we’ll be back on campus. On June 26, we…

A Letter to the Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, As a current preschool teacher at Eastern Christian, a lot of my attention is turned toward our youngest students, but for now I'd like to shift my focus to you, our graduating seniors. You may remember me better as "Miss Hulsebos." Eleven years ago (2009), I began my career at EC…

Fall 2020 Semester Announcement

We have received many questions from parents and students within our school community regarding our plans for the fall semester. It is our operating assumption that we will be offering safe, in-person, on campus instruction beginning September 1, 2020. For students who may have underlying health conditions or are otherwise hesitant to return to campus,…

EC Celebrates 2020 National School of Character Designation!

Eastern Christian School is one of only seven school districts nationwide, and the only Christian school, to be named a National School District of Character. The designation was bestowed by Character.org, a national association based in Washington D.C. established to promote character and leadership education in schools throughout the United States. In addition to the…

EC Physical Education Department Finds Creative Ways to Promote Lifetime Fitness During Remote Learning

During this time of quarantine and isolation, the EC Physical Education Department is finding innovative and fun ways to teach lifetime fitness skills. It is well reported that in addition to all the other difficulties due to COVID-19, people are struggling to maintain fitness goals during this time. The phrase “freshman 15” has been replaced…

#ECRemoteLearning Teacher Feature: Student Assistance Counselors

Sara Heerema and Paige Visser are student assistance counselors at Eastern Christian School. In this brief Interview, Paige and Sarah talk about doing counseling remotely, the importance of mental health, the impact of screen time, and what EC families can do to remain physically separate, but socially connected.

#ECRemoteLearning Teacher Feature: PE Teachers

In this special edition of our Teacher Feature series, the entire P-12 Physical Education department sits down to talk about doing Physical Education when we can't be together physically, the importance of exercise, and what EC families can do to keep fit in this time of learning and working from home.  

Internet Safety in a Remote Learning World: An Interview With Detective Sergeant James Calaski

Detective Sergeant Jim Calaski of the Glen Rock police department (He's also an EC dad!) recently shared a series of great helpful tips for EC parents during this season of Remote Learning. Sergeant Calaski answered questions sent in directly from EC parents as we all navigate the "New normal." Thanks, Sergeant Calaski, for your time…

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