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Briercrest Connections: July 2020 Issue

Briercrest Connections
Welcome to your monthly dose of Briercrest news. Here you will find the latest campus happenings, news and a preview of some of the blogs we’ve been posting. July’s big news? We are welcoming our students back to campus in less than two months!

RETURN TO CAMPUS DETAILS
All the details are available online. Links below the press release.
All the details are available online. Links below the press release.
Briercrest Christian Academy and College will resume in-person education on campus for the Fall 2020 semester following consultation with the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Briercrest will proceed with a combination of face to face instruction while also accommodating online instruction. The Briercrest campus and dormitories will be reopened to students September 1, 2020.
The Fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan has been developed by a special COVID-19 committee in concurrence with the anticipated progression of Stage 4 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. Briercrest’s Return to Campus Plan aligns with the dictates of the Saskatchewan Health Authority (July 9, 2020 update). Both the Fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan and the staff and faculty of Briercrest will remain adaptable to emerging circumstances as well as evolving best practices related to public protocols and policies.
President Michael Pawelke commented, “We will exercise utmost vigilance and care in creating a safe environment for absolutely everyone on campus. Our commitment as an educational institution is to provide an excellent educational experience and build a rich discipleship community in spaces that keep students safe from harm.”
Briercrest College will adjust their in-person course delivery to a modified tutorial format in order to reduce class time and student/teacher contact. As well, they will shift their Fall semester model to a 15-week semester made up of two seven-week sessions with one modular or reading week in between. Students will be asked to take no more than 2 face-to-face classes per condensed semester. The seven-week model allows for minimal impact on student schedules if the model changes and face-to-face classes are no longer deemed safe for students and staff.
Briercrest Christian Academy aims to operate with maximum flexibility in their programming. They will run an alternate day and semester schedule in the coming year, featuring five two-month semesters, each with two main classes per day. The Prairie South School Division will publish finalized directives for classroom protocols on August 24, at which time details will be circulated to parents of BCA students.
Principal Deborah Ike said “We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to BCA. We are praying and preparing for the ministry through education that we are excitedly anticipating with our students this Fall.”
Briercrest will be providing online courses for international students and Seminary students for Fall 2020.
PROFESSOR & ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
Briercrest Worship Performs "Rattle!"
Our alumni reconnect and recount tales of their Briercrest years. Tune in!
Our alumni reconnect and recount tales of their Briercrest years. Tune in!
SUMMER WEBINAR SERIES
NEW ON THE BLOG
How Outdoor Adventure Changed My View of God for the Better
3 Ways to Help Our Kids Into Adulthood
OUR PODCASTS: THEOLOGY, YQ & MORE
A CURATED SUMMER READING LIST
Our professors tell us what they've been reading these past few months.
Our professors tell us what they've been reading these past few months.
WE'RE CURIOUS...WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?
Firstly, a HUGE thank you to everyone who filled out the Alumni Form and told us some incredible stories from near and far! We can’t wait to get through all of them. If you are an alum of one of our schools, we would love a life update! Fill in our Alumni Update Form below to let us know where you’ve been and where you are now. We love hearing from our network.
Have a story about what God has been doing in your ministry, life, or hometown? We want to hear about it! Use the form below to update us. A few times a month, we feature Alumni stories and updates on our social media feeds and some become blog features. With your permission, maybe we can tell your story too!
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