2020 Graduation Plans

Senior Families,

Thank you for your patience.  With all of the daily changes in response to the coronavirus it is hard to keep up.  Directives about the closure and anticipation of things returning to normal may have heightened uncertainty and increased anxiety.  To plan for Luther High School’s graduation three options were submitted to the La Crosse County Health Department.  Unfortunately, none of those plans were found to be in compliance with current state mandates.  While that was disappointing, we are grateful that there is an approved way to have graduation.  At times such as these the Apostle Paul’s encouragement to the church in Ephesus is most appropriate: “I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called.  Live with all humility, gentleness, and patience bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3) 

Luther High School’s Class of 2020 Graduation will be done in two phases.  On Sunday, May 31 each member of the Class of 2020 will be formally presented his/her diploma.  On Sunday, June 7 a video of the entire graduation will be posted on Luther’s website. 

Below are details about the Sunday, May 31 presentation of diplomas and the Sunday, June 7 video of the entire graduation.       

May 31

All 2020 seniors should have received a scheduled 2-minute time period via e-mail to receive his/her diploma (see below). A school-provided professional picture

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End of the School Year Procedures

TO:  Luther High Parents and Students

RE:  Finishing up the 2019-20 school year

On Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20 there will be two time periods each day, 8:00-10:00 AM and 5:00-7:00 PM, when students will have an opportunity to take care of end-of-year details.  

Following the directives of the state and county health department guidelines and out of concern for your well-being and others,  if you are or were recently ill; or if you have been with others who have been ill or traveled overseas we respectfully request that you make other arrangements to address these end-of-year details. 

So that these details can be completed in a socially-distanced and efficient manner we are scheduling 15-minute time periods when 10 students (no parents) will be admitted through the Commons door entrance.  Please feel free to pick a time that can accommodate your family’s schedule. You must reserve a time period at https://www.myconferencetime.com/luther/schedule/406107.

Thank you for your understanding and compliance with these guidelines.   

FIRST STOP:  Enter through Commons Doors

  • Returning items: Tables placed at appropriate distances will be marked to deposit:
    • Textbooks (All students)
    • Athletic uniforms
    • Band instruments
    • Digital Music equipment
    • Chromebooks & power cords (Seniors and non-returning students)
      • Students returning for the 2020-21 school year will keep their Chromebook and power cord.

SECOND STOP:  School Office

  • Refunds for Boys Basketball Sectional Game: ticket must be surrendered to receive refund
  • Picking up items:
    • Medications
    • Seniors ONLY
      • Graduation Cap/Gown
      • Honor Cord
      • Records
      • Lunch ticket refunds (Only seniors who do not have a younger sibling attending Luther High next year may get refunds for unused lunch tickets.)

THIRD STOP:  Hallways & Locker Rooms

  • Locker cleaning:  All students will clean out their lockers in the hallway
  • PE locker cleaning: All PE students will clean out their lockers

FOURTH STOP:  Exit through Lobby by Chapel/Auditorium

  • Returning: Return Physical Education padlocks – Students should submit padlocks with combination written on tape
  • Picking up: Pick up Informational packet: Each family is asked to pick up an informational packet which will be placed alphabetically on a table.

To be compliant with La Crosse County Health Department guidelines students are asked to leave our campus after taking care of these details.      

Thank you for keeping yourself and others safe.   This is another way through which we “Serve the Lord.”

Blessings in Jesus,

Paul Wichmann

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COVID Calendar Considerations

DAILY GRADES:  Many students and parents may be wondering if Luther High School will continue to use letter grades for the current semester or move to a pass/fail grading system.

The faculty has evaluated how online learning is affecting all of our students. We realize the transition is different for each student.   Based on the faculty’s assessment of academic progress at the recent marking period, the majority of students have either maintained or improved their grades during this safer at home period.   For those who have found this to be even more of a challenge, instructors are making additional efforts to provide academic assistance.  We will continue to monitor how this transition is going for each of our students. Students and parents can help us to that end by informing the specific instructor of questions, comments and concerns.  Luther High School will continue to use letter grades.   Your continued understanding, assistance and prayers are needed and appreciated.    

SEMESTER EXAMS:  Luther High School will not have semester exams for the second semester of the 2019-20 school year.  Due to the fact

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LHS Online Learning Notification to Parents

Dear Parents,

It has truly been a wild ride this week dealing with the closing of school and moving forward with online classes. In an effort to keep you as informed as possible, below is a list of key information you need to know about online learning at Luther.

1. When – online classes for Luther High School will begin on Monday, March 23rd.

2. What - Students will need to check in with their teachers each day to see what they need to be working on in each class. Some teachers have decided to meet at specific times each day with their class. Other teachers will be posting assignments each day for their students. Each teacher has determined how his/her classroom will work during the next few weeks.

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