It has been eleven and a half weeks since we welcomed back students to the AISL campus and we continue to have a safe and engaging learning environment for all students. As I walk around the campus, interacting with students and teachers, peeking into classrooms and observing the students socializing during breaks, I can’t help to be incredibly grateful to be a part of a community who values each other enough to follow our health and safety protocols.
As schools around the world close, or move to a fully-online program, I am fully convinced that the fidelity to which our community has adhered to these protocols is the only reason that we have been able to stay open. I would be remiss, however, if I did not mention that, even though a vast majority of our students follow the rules designed to keep the community safe, we have experienced some violations of our policies. Please reinforce with your children the importance of wearing masks and social distancing. We may have not had a COVID case on campus, but the virus remains a threat to both our reopening, and more importantly to our health.
Additionally, as a reminder, if a student violates the rules surrounding the AISL Health and Safety protocols, we may have to send them home. If these violations form a part of a repeated pattern, including continued ignoring of warnings, they may be sent home for multiple days.
Upcoming Parent Information Sessions:
We host three to six Parent Information Sessions each month to support our parents in understanding what their children are learning and how to support them at home. If you have ideas about Parent Information Sessions that you or others would like to attend, please let our Assistant Principal, Dr. Sheila Seiler, know by writing to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 17 November: Parent Session: Screentime
6:00 – 7:00pm
Now more than ever, we are concerned about the amount of time our children - and ourselves - spend online. Join this informal discussion to share strategies for managing screentime and creative solutions that other parents are using.
High School Coffee House
20 November from 19:00-20:00
AISL is hosting a size-limited Coffeehouse at the Pavilion this Fall. With full COVID health and safety measures in effect, and attendance limited to 50, with participants having priority. Please encourage your child to sign up to perform, or, if they only wish to attend, the sign up form can be found on the student portal.
Middle School Movie Night
On Friday 20 November from 16:00-18:00, the Middle School is hosting a movie night in the Tiyende Pamodzi PAC. As of now the final movie selection is TBD and will be announced next week. Again, normal COVID measures are in effect including:
See below for the remaining schedule for school pictures:
Monday, 16 November: Grade 10 - 08:55 - 09:30
We know that this can be a time filled with uncertainties, so please understand that our highest priority is the health and well-being of your children. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Rick Odum, Secondary Principal
Dr. Sheila Seiler, Secondary Assistant Principal
The Leopard's Tale is our main medium to keep our families informed on such things as the day to day happenings on campus, after school activities, summaries of any arts and sports events, helpful resources, and important dates and reminders.
Parent Information Sessions
Here are the upcoming sessions – all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend: