Elementary Update, Novemember 22nd

American International School of Egypt - West Campus

Dear Parents,

As a school, we recognize the important partnership between our faculty and our parents to support our students' learning. We thank each of you for working cooperatively with our teachers to support your child's learning journey. We have been attending parent meetings and have noted how committed our parents are to keeping their children safe and healthy while still continuing their learning.
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Tips of the Week to Support Your Student at Home

Tips for Parents

As a parent, you can do your part at home to reinforce this important family-school partnership. To help prepare your children to stay on track and expand their learning opportunities:

  • Set up a daily family routine, including healthy eating and sleeping habits
  • Provide a place and time at home for schoolwork
  • Check on assignments, homework and projects
  • Talk each day with your child about his/her activities
  • Promote literacy by reading to your child and by reading yourself
  • Limit and monitor TV watching, gaming, social media and computer time
  • Express high expectations and standards for your child’s learning

Respecting the school's policies

In a recent email to parents, our director, Dr. Randy, noted that we are conscious of the spread of COVID-19 in our community and that we are restricting visitors to our campus as an additional step to keep all students and staff members as safe as possible while on school grounds. Please let us know if you need to come to school so we can make the appropriate arrangement.

Please do not come to school unless you have a prearranged meeting. Our wonderful security guards will not let you on campus until an appointment is verified.

Furthermore, please consider your family's health and safety outside the school by continuing to wear a mask and keep a distance from others during any social gatherings that you must attend. Remind your children to wash their hands and to keep their hands away from their eyes, nose and mouth.

Thank you for your support.

Trail of Improved Online Learning Schedule

If your child is in grades 3, 4 or 5 and was quarantined last week , please take the time to complete this survey to provide us with feedback regarding his/her experiences of the updated online learning schedule that your child's teachers provided last week.

Dismissal Safety Reminders

Parents who instruct an older sibling to collect younger children are requested to emphasize the importance of keeping the younger children safe at all times when they are in their care, especially after leaving campus.

If you have been given a dismissal card with your child's name on it, please bring it with you at dismissal time to speed up the process.

Reminder of Dismissal Times:

Grade 1

Dismiss at 2:30pm from Gate 2

Grade 2

Dismiss at 2:30pm from Gate 1

KG1 & KG2

Dismiss at 2:40pm from Gate 3

Grades 3

Dismiss at 2:50pm from Gate 2

Grade 4

Dismiss at 2:50pm from Gate 1 or 2

Grade 5

Dismiss at 2:50pm from Gate 1


Kindly note that you are responsible for notifying our transportation department no later than 1:30 PM of all changes involving students riding a car or riding the bus. Please contact the transportation department by email (transportation@aiswest.com) or email Transportation Manager; Mr. Mohamed Abbas, (mabbas@aiswest.com) or by phone (02 38540670) - (02 38540671) . From 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

* Busses will leave at 03:05.

Changes to riding the school bus and cars at end of school day:

Such messages need to be communicated to our transportation department no later than 1:30 p.m. (by email and with student ID number).

If parents call after 1:30 p.m., the information cannot be relayed in a timely manner to their child’s teacher, potentially creating a difficult situation.

Leaving School early:

Parents need to contact: (No later than 12:00 PM)

Parents who desire their child/children to be dismissed early, for medical reasons or for an urgent appointment, are required to send an email explaining the reason and the time for early dismissal.

Please make sure you send an email before noon (before 12:00).

The student is to be checked out from the main gate area by the parent or parent designated adult. We also ask you to designate a time that does not disrupt a lesson. Please note, your child will not be released from their class until you arrive at school, so please plan to arrive in plenty of time.

Where possible, please plan any appointments during the weekend or during your child’s holidays, unless it is urgent as we aim to maximize students’ learning in school.

  • • Middle School : rsherif@aiswest.com Ms. Reham Sherif (Middle School Administrative Assistant) in all cases by email.
  • • High School : ishehata@aiswest.com; Ms. Inas Shehata (Secondary Administrative Assistant) in all cases by email.

Please complete the correct permissions for your children to leave with someone other than their parents. This includes drivers, nannies, aunts, etc.. We will not allow children to leave with someone we don't have permission from you to allow.

The form has been emailed to you previously. A hard copy from the form should be handed to the security with a hard copy of ID.

**(Even if you already submitted the document last year, you need to fill it again). **

Masks ARE required, make sure your child has them on when they arrive at school and they should have at least one extra one with them. Please also wear one when you arrive to collect your child.

Please send either a lunch or lunch money with your children. We will not be providing free lunches. You can add money to your children's lunch card from 9-11 every day.

A reminder that we cannot deliver items to your child during the day, so please make sure they have everything when them when they arrive on campus.