Monday, October 19, 2020
Hope you are fine and taking care of your loved ones.
This has been a challenging but amazing journey of Blended Learning Model at our School so far; where some have opted for on-site learning whereas others are doing Distance Learning.
GL Progress Tests: The school has started the delayed schedule of GL PTM, PTS and PTE. The timetable has already been distributed by the Assessment Team through School Portal i.e., EduPage. All core subjects, e.g. Mathematics, Science and English have arranged extended revision sessions to support the students in their preparations for the Progress Tests.
October Session of Edexcel Pearson IALs: The students who wanted to appear in October 2020 session are writing their exams. First exam started on Fifth of this month whereas the last one would be on October 21, 2020.
Half Term Break: The school will be having a Half Term Break for the First Term as per its approved calendar from KHDA. The break starts on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The school will resume on Sunday, October 25, 2020. The board exams i.e. Edexcel Pearson IALs and GL PTs Assessment will continue as per the schedule distributed. School will continue welcoming students who have exams scheduled during the break while observing all health and safety protocols. Those who come for the GL Progress Tests will enter through Gate # 1 and leave for home through Gate # 2.
Weekly Homework Planner: A large number of parents had suggested that the homework should be channelized and be available to the students & parents in one single click i.e. at one platform. We took it as a challenge and have started sharing a compiled version of homework in one place with the links being shared through EduPage with all the students by their respective Form Tutors.
Monthly Progress Reports: To strengthen the communication and feedback to our students & parents, the school has started sharing Monthly Progress Reports through formal PTM every month. Every student's progress is marked once a week in every subject.
Parents' Wellness Sessions: Moving one step forward, the school approach ours parents community and held Parents' Wellness Sessions lead by the school counselor and our Wellbeing team. Parents were communicated about the New Normals and the ways to look after their children as well as themselves.
Link to join the Team:
Students & Parents' Support Sessions for School Apps: The school arranged a series of support sessions for its students and parents, especially those who are new admissions. The sessions included support and orientation regarding Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Teams and School Email. A huge number of people attended the sessions and left positive feedback.
Guide to IELTS: Students from Sixth Form have volunteered and organized orientation sessions about IELTS. The series of sessions was aimed at addressing the needs of language proficiency & guidance, especially for the students who are in Year 11, 12 & 13.
GL BASELINE PT & BASELINE: Students of Year 1 will be doing their GL Baseline Progress that was meant to take place in last May/June but was delayed due to the Distance Learning. Foundation Stage 2 (FS2) students will do their GL Baseline in first week after their half term.
o Pink Day to raise breast cancer awareness
o Animal Role play(Dinosaur Activity)
o Universal Children's Day
o Flag day celebration
o UAE national Day
Health and Safety Team: An active and updated Health and Safety team is looking after the protocols set by the KHDA, DHA and other regulators. They ensure the safety of all present at campus, advise and educate them about how to live with the protocols in place. When the students enter the school premises, they are provided mask, they have sanitizers, Face shields and gloves in classrooms, they observe social distancing of 1.5 m in classroom and 2 m in outdoors. For any safety related concern or reference please contact the Health and Safety team at email@example.com
FIRST TERM FEE REMINDER: The school fee for the first term is already due. Those who have not yet paid should clear their dues at the earliest. Soon the further fee reminders will be sent to those who have paid the fee.
DOCTOR'S ADVICE: Any student who is unwell must stay at home. Anyone with any symptoms like flue, fever, runny nose, cough should not come to school and do the Distance Learning.
SUPPORT DURING DISTANCE LEARNING:
Following can be contacted to seek help and support :
Head of Inclusion firstname.lastname@example.org
School Counsellor email@example.com
Health and Safety Team firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe and have a good half term break.
With warm regards,
School Staff & Administration