Administrative Update

ELHS welcomed students back to campus on Monday,  September 28, 2020. Our In-person Learning Module is a polysynchronous learning module that allows for both face-to-face learning and virtual learning. Students who are not physically in the classrooms are able to remote into the virtual classroom to attend live sessions with their classmates.

The full and detailed copy of our re-opening plan is available. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school for clarification. We are excited to have you back on campus (when you’re comfortable) and remind you all of your Savior’s continued love for you.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.                       

-Romans 8:38-39

ELHS will be holding in-person classes Monday through Friday beginning on September 28, 2020 with modifications. A few of those modifications are:

  1. Students and staff will be required to wear face coverings or face shields.
  2. Classrooms have been modified to allow for social distancing standards.
  3. Students, staff, and all visitors will be required to complete a symptom checklist before entering the school building or boarding the buses.
  4. We have added two extended passing periods to allow students to walk outside for fresh air.
  5. Chapel will take place daily either in classrooms or in the gymnasium.
  6. Lunch will be split into two sections and students may eat outside when the weather permits.
  7. To prevent congestion our bus riders will be released for the day five minutes prior to the rest of the student body.

ELHS wants to make sure our parents and students have options. In the event a family decides their student should stay home or the student needs to stay home due to symptoms or exposure, our students will still receive the high quality education that is synonymous with Evergreen Lutheran High School.

  1. Families have the ability to keep their kids at home if they feel uncomfortable sending them to school without missing classes.
  2. Students will attend all of their “in-person” classes, virtually.
  3. All classes will be viewable live and in real time through Microsoft TEAMS.
  4. All assignments and handouts will be distributed online.
  5. Questions can be asked and answered just as if the student was physically in class.

In the event that the Governor or the Department of Health decide that we cannot be open for in-person instruction, ELHS is fully prepared to move back into to a fully online format which includes:

  1. A uniform platform used by all teachers for classes.
  2. The distribution of assignments and where to locate information will be consistent from teacher to teacher.
  3. Live sessions and live interactions with teachers.
  4. Increased access teachers for help.

Athletic Update

Pre-Season Sports Practices Will Begin October 13

The WIAA is allowing certain sports to practice outside of the season due to the seasons beginning so late in the year. ELHS will be strictly following the guidelines set forth by both the WIAA and the NFHS. Each sport will practice every other week and athletes will practice in small groups or pods.

Practice will begin at 3:15pm and end 4:45pm.

There will be transportation to the Kitsap Peninsula and to the Teen Center/Holy Trinity. ELHS does ask that whenever possible, athletes should have a personal ride with members of their own household or within their athletic “pod”.  If necessary, the Evergreen shuttles will leave ELHS at 5:00pm.

Make sure your student has a current physical and Concussion/Cardiac Arrest Acknowledgement on file in the office prior to attending the first practice.

WIAA Season Schedules

Evergreen Lutheran High School
7306 Waller Rd E | Tacoma, WA 98443 | ph: 253-946-4488 | fax: 253-529-9475 | email@elhs.org