ISY Elementary Blog
Elementary Update – March 20th, 2020
Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal
I hope things have been going well over the past days for you and your families. Please let us know if you have any questions about virtual learning. The teachers have been working hard to ensure your children have the best learning opportunities possible at this time.
Some of our teachers may travel in the coming days but they are committed to virtual learning until school reopens.
I am here in Yangon and happy to answer emails and support any way I can. We are a community and whether at school or at home we remain focussed on our students learning.
As a reminder, everyday, class work will be posted by 4pm by both the Secondary and Elementary school teachers and I encourage you to get into a new routine of checking in on the classwork everyday with your children. In times like this, it’s important to establish a new routine quickly to minimise any interruption in studies. The CDC offers some good advice see here.
We plan for the physical campus to reopen Monday, May 4. The Board of Trustees will evaluate on April 10, and again on April 20, whether or not we can reopen on 4 May.
Our staff participating in Virtual Learning planning today. Empty classrooms, but learning still happening. Send me a picture of your child Virtual Learning and I will put as many as I can in the upcoming blogs.
During this virtual learning time, I’d like you to know that I will remain available to students and families for any concerns or questions you may have. I can be reached through email at firstname.lastname@example.org and am happy to use online platforms for video conferencing. Here I have placed some information regarding how to talk with your child during difficult times.
Previous Elementary School Posts
The last day of the school year is here, it certainly has been an interesting few months. I would like to thank you all for your support during virtual learning.
I hope the students enjoyed the assembly this week, it was a lot of fun. It was great to still be able to farewell our teachers and leaving students.
Next week will be our last full week of school. There will be slides up until Thursday. On Friday the 5th of June there will be no slides, the teams will have conferencing type activities planned, they will communicate these to you. Report cards will go home on Thursday the 4th of June.
Thank you to all those who attended the parent meeting last night hosted by Dr Hedger. There is a lot of planning going on at the moment and as mentioned later in June you will be able to view more information on what the new school year might look like.
Another week of virtual learning fun and experiences is over. We love keeping the learning connections with our students. Our teachers are working very hard to ensure that your children have access to the best learning virtually that we can possibly give them.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey this week. The feedback you provide is so important to us. An email will be sent out soon that will summarize the feedback given.
The International School Yangon
20 Shwe Taungyar Street
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