Twin Oaks Christian School's new hashtag campaign unites community during isolation due to COVID-19 pandemic
By Amanda Compton
Our lives have changed drastically over the past couple weeks. The COVID-19 pandemic has us isolated from friends and family, leaving us scrambling to figure out how to do life without leaving our homes. After all, our students still need to learn, bills still have to get paid and spiritual nourishment during this most uncertain time is a must.
In an effort to encourage the schoolwide community to persevere by stirring "one another to love and good works," (Hebrews 10:24), unveiled this week was the new hashtag campaign, "#TOCStogether, A Community Connected by Christ."
"We created #TOCStogether as a way for our community to stay connected even when we're physically a part," said TOCS Director of Admissions and Advancement Rachel Stain. "My hope is that families and staff will use this hashtag to show what they're doing at home during this time. I love seeing the creativity of our community coming out in new ways right now. Hopefully what one person shares will encourage many others!"
TOCS teachers are keeping students engaged through Google Classroom where they post daily videos, devotions and assignments for core subjects. The Physical Education Teacher Kate McCann published body weight exercises for students to do at home. Lessons for Spanish, music and art are also being posted.
Stain went on to note that she was impressed with how the Twin Oaks school and church community rallied to stay connected over Spring Break by forming social media groups, where families encourage and pray for one another, and utilizing Facebook Live and other online streaming sources to continue worship and the study of God's word together.
"In spite of the fact that we cannot convene together, we are committed to standing together as a community through this time," said TOCS Head of School Kendall Brewer.
Please share your stories of at home learning on Facebook and Instagram using #TOCStogether. To join the TOCS Facebook page, click here. Follow TOCS on Instagram @twinoakscs.
Twin Oaks Christian School, a ministry of Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church