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A Message From Our Head of School


"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12 

October 22, 2020

We are officially in the second quarter of the first semester. I wanted to take a moment and inform our Faith Warrior community how the school is progressing through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for your patience and flexibility with the new procedures and protocols. Our campus is still COVID-FREE! We’ve had students and families who have quarantined due to exposures; however, our families have been gracious in their communication, and we are taking the necessary precautions to keep our students safe.

As we progress into the cold/flu season, we recognize students will experience cold/flu-like and even allergy symptoms that mimic those of COVID-19; however, we will continue to follow the strict protocol listed in our Re-entry Plan. Students displaying symptoms of COVID-19 may only return to school with a doctor's note.
 
Blended learning is set up and intended for COVID-19 and necessary quarantining purposes. This learning platform is not intended for unexcused absences or family vacations. The regular school attendance policy and unexcused absence policy will apply in those cases, and they may be recorded as unexcused absences. Teachers work incredibly hard for online learning to be effective for those who really need it; please respect their efforts to make this work as well as it has without adding additional work for them. Students with a short-term absence will complete assessments upon their return to campus.
 

In order for the school to accurately track attendance, a parent/guardian must call the office 813-839-4297 to speak directly with Sarah Lockhart.  If an absence is due to symptoms of COVID-19 or awaiting testing, please communicate as quickly as possible to allow the teachers time to make the necessary adjustments to their instruction. Any students attending remotely for blended learning must be prepared for class by situating themselves in a good workspace, utilizing their cameras during instruction, and connecting to Microsoft Teams using their school provided iPad.

We continue to revisit our COVID-19 procedures bi-weekly and will communicate any updates as they occur.  As you know, our state is in Phase 3 of the reopening plan; however, Hillsborough County is still under a mask mandate. We continue to wash and sanitize hands frequently, eat lunch outdoors as weather permits, and wear our masks in the classrooms, with mask breaks as deemed necessary. Please continue to lift up our school, students, faculty, and staff in prayer as we continue to challenge, develop, and empower our students for future leadership with a Biblical worldview.
 
Sincerely, 
Melanie Humenansky 
Head of School  
 

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"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."  Romans 12:12

As the Head of School for Bayshore Christian School, I am grateful to share the Bible verse selected to encourage us daily through the 2020-2021 school year: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12

The administrative team continues to work diligently to guide our Faith Warrior community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following the CDC recommended guidelines, and we have partnered with AdventHealth to guide our steps in maintaining a safe and healthy school environment. We have learned a great deal of improved techniques, both in and out of the classroom, which we will continue to pursue post-pandemic in order to keep our students safe.

The faculty and staff at Bayshore Christian School are outstanding educators committed to serving our students daily in pursuing excellence in the classroom, on the court, on the field, and/or on the stage. Our faculty is committed to providing a first class education for our students even with the new precautions in place. Teachers are expanding their skills in order to meet the needs of our students, even in the case of blended/virtual learning should the need arise.

By mid-September, all students in kindergarten through twelfth grade have individual iPads to support instruction, as we most recently transitioned from Google Chromebooks to iPads for all faculty, staff and students. From reading software to Microsoft Teams, students and teachers have the ability to incorporate technology to develop and enhance the curriculum with the use of twenty-first century technology and learning expectations.

As scholars, our students are challenged daily. From hands-on activities through the Advanced Placement College Board instruction, students are encouraged to think outside the box to expand their problem solving capability and express themselves in a variety of outlets.

As leaders, students are developing skill sets using a Biblical foundation. They are learning to lead and love as they follow God’s word in guiding their decisions. Students are learning Biblical concepts throughout all subject and curriculum and are learning how to take their faith beyond the walls of our campus.

As Faith Warriors, students are learning to recognize the importance of their school community and the meaning behind what it means to be a Faith Warrior at Bayshore Christian School. School spirit is alive and well at BCS!

We are honored the Faith Warrior community has entrusted Bayshore Christian School faculty, staff, and administration with the safety and educational development of their children. Please take a moment to view the video below, which provides an introduction to our entire administrative team.

Melanie Humenansky
Head of School


The spring season is quickly approaching, per Punxsutawney Phil, and we now have the pleasure of observing the gala committee dropping off items for the upcoming Annual Spring Gala USO 40’s Flair. Each year at this time, I’m reminded how very grateful I am to be a part of a giving and loving community who seeks to touch the lives and hearts of school aged children.  We want to spread the word of Bayshore Christian School in the greater Tampa Bay Area. This event is the perfect opportunity to share the Academic Excellence, Christian Values, and Small Class Sizes of Bayshore Christian School. It’s also a great opportunity to give back to our students.

This year alone, Bayshore Christian School initiated a brand new iPad program with our 7th - 12th grade students. The technology infrastructure was upgraded, and faculty and staff have updated and current devices for use in age appropriate classrooms. A new playground is scheduled to be installed in February after permitting. New padding was installed in the gymnasium, and almost 20% of our students were blessed to be a part of the BCS family due to financial aid resources provided by generous donors.

Bayshore Christian School continues to excel in academics. Our upper division students have many opportunities to take Dual Enrollment courses through Hillsborough Community College while here at BCS in the safety of a known and comfortable environment. Our athletes excel on the courts and fields as well as in the classrooms. Students in all grades have explored learning opportunities outside the classroom walls in Washington, D.C.; St. Simons Island, Georgia; Portland, Oregon; and around Tampa Bay.

We are excited to announce we are joining the TBCAL (Tampa Bay Christian Athletic League) to enhance our middle division sports program! Bayshore Christian is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association; however, we have captured the opportunity to compete with other local Christian schools for our younger student athletes. This will commence in the 2020-2021 school year for our 4th - 8th grade students in the following sports: girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, co-ed football, co-ed soccer, and co-ed golf.  

Most recently, we celebrated our 10th annual Spiritual Enrichment Week. Students’ lives were changed and seeds were planted.  We are unashamedly Christian and teach our students the inerrant and infallible word of God. We love and respect each of our students as we guide them through God’s grace to living in truth.

I look forward to sharing a wonderful evening with each of you on Friday, March 27th, at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club.  A live swing band is expected to entertain us throughout the evening, and you certainly don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to bid on AMAZING teacher services and administrative services such as Head of School for the Day. Please join me! It’s going to be an amazing evening of celebrating Bayshore Christian School.

Sincerely,

Melanie Humenansky
Head of School


Meet Our Administrative Team

 

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    Melanie Humenansky

    Head of School
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    Angie Bailey

    Dean of Administration
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    Broderick Day

    Athletic Director
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    Glyssel Cooper

    Director of Development
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    Matti Valdivia

    Director of Admissions
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    Christina Stenholm

    Guidance Counselor

 

Melanie Humenansky
Head of School
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