Conferences are coming up shortly and for those new to the school, we do take two days to make sure we offer enough time and schedule blocks to accommodate busy schedules. We have had good success with our Zoom-based conferences over the last two years and feedback has suggested that we get the best turnout under this format. The dynamics and timing are slightly different by division, but that is described below. We want you to take full advantage of this opportunity to connect with teachers, build rapport, and get critical information on student progress.
Next week, we will not have school on Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, in order to support this, as we have done for a number of years. This happens two times during the year, now and in April. We encourage keeping students engaged in their learning at home and to be present for conferences where possible. Many students will have work to complete, projects that they are working on for everything from reading in the early years to Personal Project and Extended Essay. So, encourage students to use this time at home to catch up, polish up, or otherwise extend their learning. Parents can connect from anywhere to attend these scheduled virtual meetings.
A huge thanks to teachers who are busily preparing for these meetings. For some of our Upper School teachers that means 110 appointments over the two days. Details about signing up are below in divisional sections. Please be on time for your appointments at all costs. But, if something happens, please feel free to reach out for a make-up appointment.
Back Road Work
Be advised that there is work beginning on the back road behind the school. As we understand the project, it will include widening for bike lanes and sidewalks, but will also include sewer and other utility work. We do not yet have clarity on when we might see road closures that might limit access to our back gate. This work is limited to the area between the Warsaw city limits sign and the Konstancia border. Please travel carefully in this area and be prepared for road closures at any time. We will be getting more information in the coming days and will let you know more details soon.
Open House for Early Years
On Wednesday, October 12, we will welcome prospective parents to school for an Open House, this time focused on the Early Years (PK to Grade 1). Prospective parents can register on the ASW website.
Please help us spread the word to the wider Warsaw community!
World Teacher Day
While we will celebrate Teacher and Staff Appreciation later in the year, I wanted to note that today is the UNESCO World Teacher's Day. First adopted in 1994, this proclamation has supported the enhancement of the status of teachers around the world and affirmed the very first articulation of the importance of teaching and education in a 1966 world conference. The UNESCO theme this year is “The transformation of education begins with teachers.” I know you join me in appreciating and applauding teachers for their contributions on this day and throughout the year!!
Vaccinations from WarsawMed
New vaccination opportunities are available. Apologies for the short outage yesterday (about one hour). All is working normally now (just a technical glitch and no data lost).
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