Friday Email - March 20, 2020
Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6
Update Regarding Prior Students COVID-19 Status
A March 16th email referenced a Crean Lutheran student and family as a presumptive positive for COVID-19, but they have now received results and they DO NOT have COVID-19. Praise God for His protection over this family and the Saints of Crean Lutheran.
Schoolwide Update from Principal Dr. Dan Moyer
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.” 1 Samuel 7:12
I was Called to Crean Lutheran High School in the summer of 2012 and one of the first things that I became familiar with was the importance of 1 Samuel 7:12. Crean Lutheran has a literal Ebenezer , or “stone of help.” It sits in our Fireside Conference Room and reminds us that the Lord has helped us every step of the way.

The faculty and staff members of Crean Lutheran High School are committed to our mission, whether we are educating students on-ground or online. We are committed to Christian worldview integration. We are committed to fostering relationships. We are committed to excellence in academics.

Please carefully review this email and the provided links as they contain information covering a wide variety of topics, including spiritual well-being, social-emotional health, athletic updates, performing arts updates, and more.
Athletic Update from Athletic Director, Mr. Eric Olson
At Crean Lutheran, our mission is Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education. I take this mission to heart as I work with coaches to ensure the best possible spring for our student-athletes, given the present conditions. Our athletes, coaches, and teams will not meet in person at least until April 6; however, spring coaches will be strategizing to coach remotely. Some coaches have already done something similar, creating custom practice and nutrition plans for student-athletes who were unable to come to school, but moving forward, all of our spring coaches are expected to be more actively involved in the lives of their student-athletes.

Performing Arts Update from Performing Arts Director, Mrs. Alyssa Jones
The Performing Arts Department is working hard to foster student learning with the possibility of not having final performances this school year. In addition to a standard curriculum, our teachers are working on additional plans, which will come to fruition in the coming days. Some of our teachers have even created spaces in their own homes to continue teaching dance, music, and acting monologues.

All the information in this email and previous communication from leadership are now in one location, the CREANLUTHERAN.ORG/UPDATES Covid-19 webpage, which has recently been updated.
AP Exams Moved to Online Format
The College Board just announced that traditional face-to-face AP exams will not take place this year. Rather, students will take a 45 minute exam online. We are hopeful Crean Lutheran students will return to campus prior to AP exams; however, all students throughout the country will be taking AP exams online. The College Board will release another update on April 3.

Crean Lutheran News
Seniors Drew Yezbak and Hailee Daniels were selected for the Orange County Boys and Girls Basketball All-Star Game.

A total of 32 Crean Lutheran students have been nominated for the Orange County Register's Artist of the Year Award. Visit Crean Lutheran's Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for more posts next week.
Five students are Dance nominees for the OC Register's Artist of the Year.

Commercial Dance: Isabel Nelson and Abigail Reyes

Concert Dance: Tessa Johnson and Annabelle Kim

World/Cultural Dance: Jiarui Ding

Eleven students are Handcrafted Visual Arts nominees for the OC Register's Artist of the Year.

Ceramics: Mia Diaz, Malia Maynard, and Ivana Zamora

Hand Drawing & Painting: Catherine Joo, Hanna Lee, Zhixin Li, and Joshua Meyer

Mixed Media: Kelsea An, Thomas Cho, Donggil Lee, Cecilia Yang

Seven students are Computer Assisted Visual Arts nominees for the OC Register's Artist of the Year.

Computer-Assisted Visual Arts: Mia Diaz, Michael Li, and Jianfei Sun

Graphic Design and Digital Illustration: Chenxin Cai

Photography: Jeremiah Koo, Molly McNulty, and Sam Schineller

Event Updates
  • The spring trip to New York has been postponed.
  • All cohort lectures, labs, field trips, conferences, and activities have been cancelled while classes remain online. 
  • The SAT/ACT Diagnostic Testing for Sophomores, scheduled on April 4, has been rescheduled for June 13.
  • Poetry Night, scheduled for April 8, has been postponed. 
  • The Cohort Showcase, scheduled for April 22, has been postponed.
  • New Student Scheduling Night, scheduled for March 26, has changed to an online format. A video tutorial will be emailed to enrolled incoming families.
  • The Visual and Performing Arts Information Night, scheduled for April 23, is being monitored. 
  • Freshman Parent Spring Reception, scheduled for March 23, has been postponed.
  • Grandparents Day, scheduled for April 2, has been cancelled. 
  • Saints Golf Classic, scheduled for May 1, is being monitored.
  • All athletic meetings, practices, games, contests, banquets, and tournaments are suspended.
  • The Jamaica Mission Trip, scheduled for April 11 - 18, has been postponed. 
  • The summer mission trip to Mexico is being monitored. 
Performing Arts
  • Rehearsals for all performing arts classes are suspended.
  • Spring Musical: Beauty and the Beast, scheduled for March 19-21, has been postponed.
  • Music: Spring Choral Concert “Seasons”, scheduled for March 27, has been postponed. 
  • Spring Instrument Concert, scheduled for March 29, has been postponed.
  • Pops Concert: scheduled for April 30, has been cancelled.
  • Dance Spring Showcase: scheduled for May 7 and 8 is being monitored.
  • The Odd Couple Theater Performance is being monitored.
 Student Life/Activities
  • Prom, scheduled for April 25, is being monitored.
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Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

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