Dear AIS Community,
It was a great joy to welcome our families to the 2020 Kindergarten and 6th Grade Graduation events this week, and we look forward to welcoming the rest of our students back in January 2021.
It is important to note that, although the school will open its doors for the return of students and educators to our classrooms, those students who need to stay at home and continue their education 100% online will be able to do so. Parents should send a message via Seduca to their Principal, to document their decision that their child continue their education remotely for the remainder of the year.
It is also worth mentioning that, when returning to school, not all grades will be present from Monday to Friday, Primary and Secondary will attend alternately, as detailed in the Room & Zoom Calendar that is attached.
Next semester, AIS will go from 100% online teaching to Hybrid teaching: combining virtual classes with face-to-face classes. This not only means that students will attend school in person some days and will receive remote classes the rest of the week. But it will also be possible for students who must continue 100% remotely, to integrate and participate in class when their classmates are attending in person. To achieve this, it is essential that each student has their own headset (headphones and microphone) to connect to their Ipad or laptop when they come to school in person. This equipment does not need to be high-tech; cell phone earphones work perfectly; you just need to make sure that they also have the microphone function.
Attached to this message you will find a Summary of the General Reopening Protocol. The complete protocol, along with
the forms that parents and students must sign, will be shared with you in a message providing specific information about this topic.
Here are important dates for the upcoming weeks:
The school will be closed, and our staff will be on vacation from Friday, December 18, 2020 to Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Our offices will reopen on Wednesday, January 06, 2021 in normal business hours from 7:30 am to 4pm.
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2pm: Virtual Open House for all grades. The Principals will provide the instructions for returning to face-to-face classes.
Monday, January 18, 2021: Early Childhood (PS, PK and K) open in person in Nursery mode, from Monday to Friday. Elementary and Secondary continue 100% online.
Monday, January 25, 2021: Opening of face-to-face classes for Secondary, hybrid mode. Primary continues 100% online.
Monday, February 01, 2021: Opening of face-to-face classes for Primary, hybrid mode.
Monday, February 08, 2021: Early Childhood (PS, PK and K) transition from Nursery mode to Hybrid mode.
We urge you to maintain the proper hygiene and social distancing protocols that prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We hope you enjoy a well-deserved break, and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.