School Directors’ and Principals’ update to parents- 20th May 2021
Following the announcement made by the Prime Minister yesterday stating that all international schools must revert to online learning beginning 1st June, we can now confirm the arrangements for school for the remainder of this academic year. We have attempted to balance the welfare and safety of our community with the need for students to maximize the available time with their teachers and classmates before the 1st June. It is essential that students are able to see their teachers safely and prepare for the final weeks of the school year online. We recognize the importance of children spending some time in school together with their classmates and teachers at the end of what has been a very difficult school year.
With all of this in mind, we are putting the following arrangements in place:
Students will continue to work online on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th May
On Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th , Thursday 27th, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st May, students will be taught face to face on campus.
From Tuesday 1st June until Thursday 24th June all students will be taught online.
We also appreciate that some families may wish to keep their child(ren) at home between 25th-31st May. Work will be provided virtually for those students who are unable to attend on campus learning. Live video lessons will not be available on days when on campus learning is in place (25th-31st May) but all lessons will revert to live video lessons from 1st June 2021.
Online learning will continue until the 24th June 2021 and further details about end of year assessments for secondary/middle/high school students will be sent to parents and students next week.
Finally, we are again asking staff and parents to continue to be vigilant about possible Covid-19 symptoms and to avoid social gatherings. Please let us know immediately if Covid-19 is in your household via the school doctors (Dr Nevine firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr Sally email@example.com). All previous safety and social distancing measures and expectations remain in place on campus.
We thank parents for their continued understanding and cooperation during these difficult times as we end this school year and plan for more stable and certain times in the new school year.
Soumaya Amr, Colin Rogers, Karim Rogers, Allison Fleet and Matt Topliss
School Directors and Principals