Some parents have contacted us with concern about high school students in the Spanish Club participating in a project for Operation Christmas Child during the school day. There are two issues with this that we have remedied: first, students can still participate but their participation is voluntary, not mandatory. Second, students who wish to participate must collect and assemble materials during their own time, not during instructional time.
Further, while Operation Christmas Child is a religious-based program, it is important to note that our participation and involvement is not. Our hope is that students and families will use their own best judgment in doing what is right for them.
In the meantime, the Spanish club will meet next week, after school hours, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 2:30-4:00 to finalize the project. Those wishing to participate can turn their boxes into any Spanish teacher if they choose to finish their boxes at home.