AISM Newsletter Sept. 2020 Edition
Academics | Integrity | Service | Merit
Dear AISM Families,
Welcome to our inaugural 2020 AISM Newsletter. The AISM newsletter will be published the first week of every month with updates, highlights, and important information. We like many other schools worldwide are dealing with the effects of COVID 19. Some schools that started in-person classes have had to go back to virtual learning because of increased numbers of students and teachers testing positive for the virus. We decided to take a safety-first approach and start virtually. We are hopeful for the possibility of in-person classes in the 2nd Trimester that begins November 16th. Because we are a small school with big classrooms and outdoor spaces we will be able to social distance and keep health and safety protocols in place.
Nurse G is busy attending additional online courses at John Hopkins for COVID 19 Safety Protocol. He is also taking temperatures of faculty and all who enter the campus. He is making sure AISM will be well prepared when students return to campus. Before we officially return to campus, we will send a list of AISM Safety Protocols for parents, students, nannies, and drivers to follow.
Virtual classes are going well and I am happy to see so many students participating in daily Zooms and Google Classrooms. The teachers have gone out of their way to accommodate and increase live classes for students. The world of education has been forever changed by COVID 19. As Educators we knew we needed to upgrade our tech presence and knowledge; the global pandemic has pushed administrators, teachers, students, and parents to learn and use the tech tools we have to stay connected. We will feature monthly tech tips to help all of us with useful tips as it pertains to the apps we use at AISM. As we move towards returning to some type of normalcy in the world we know nothing can replace the in-person human connection of teacher to student.
Stay safe and healthy,
Dr.Bobbi McDaniel Ed.D.
American International School Monrovia
Ms. Viola Johnson - Principal's Message
Hello AISM Family,
A warm welcome to our returning families and our new families. I am excited and optimistic about our new school year. Working together, I know we can ensure that our students are healthy, safe, engaged, and challenged at AISM. I am looking forward to seeing our students and families back on campus again in the near future. If you have questions or concerns during the year that I can assist you with, you may contact me by email through violajohnson2@aismonrovia or you may contact me through our student and parent portal Jupiter Ed, at any time.
Tech Tip - Jupiter Ed
This month's tech tip will focus on Jupiter Education. Jupiter Ed. is our Learning Management System and Communication Hub. This video gives you an overview of the new features added to help with Remote Learning. If you need any additional help logging in or navigating this system please email Ms. Johnson for upper school students and Ms. Holcombe for lower school students.
Ms. Holcombe did her video in LOOM...check it out... https://www.loom.com/
2 tech tips in 1!
Please watch the video by clicking on the link https://www.loom.com/embed/a78a33435b96436eb99bcfde5bc3cf8c
Wash Your Hands
Ms.Lovetta practicing health & safety protocols.
NEW LOGO ALERT
Giving AISM an UPDATED LOOK!
Nurse G. Checking Temperatures
Take a close look at the AISM Mask.
A- academics, I- integrity, S- service, M- merit
Defining a new era of growth at AISM giving meaning to the acronym. We believe AISM is a place where Academics and Integrity go hand in hand, we believe through Service we gain Merit in our homes and communities.
IMPORTANT DATES AND REMINDERS
Sept. 7 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
Sept. 8- First Trimester Tuition Due
Sept.18- Professional Development - NO CLASSES
Oct. 2- Professional Development - NO CLASSES