AISB TIMES

24th Ed. November 9, 2021

Quote of the Week

People need recognition and a sense of worth as much as they need food and water."
- Colin Powell

Virtual Learning Up & Running!

Dear AISB Families,


Thank you to students, parents, and teachers who made the transition to virtual school successful. Yes, there are technical issues and challenges that we have to work through, but over all, learning is happening. Student materials were picked up and a vast majority were able to login successfully to their classes


I have joined a few classes this past week to see what the experience is like for both students and teachers. Having breaks throughout the day is key. Teachers are incorporating these breaks into each class. It is not expected that students or teachers sit on the screen for the entire period. An example of this is when a student starts the class online, then moves to some independent work (no screen), and then returns to show and explain what was done. Teachers of course will be available at anytime during the class to assist and work with individuals and small groups.


If your child is unable to enter a Zoom or Google Meet classroom, please have them email or send a message to the teacher directly. We take attendance seriously, so students are expected to login on time and turn on their cameras until the teachers states otherwise.


We are all committed to making this work! Teachers have worked extremely hard, developing and modifying lessons to ensure student and class engagement.


Our hope is to have a staggered Covid testing session mid next week and to eventually return to campus learning. More details will be communicated to you before the end of this week.

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Featuring

  • Covid-19 tips
  • Online Learning- Next steps/Return to Campus Learning
  • Virtual Parent-Teacher-Conferences
  • College Admissions
  • 1st Quarter Student Awards
  • Map Test Results
  • Halloween 2021
  • Community Center Day Highlights
  • Congo week Highlights
  • AISA Conference
  • Coming up... Mark your Calendars


  1. Thanksgiving
  2. Holiday Show
  3. Semester Exam

Covid-19 Tips

Important Information!

According to the Ministry of Health and the Covid Support Commission, the treatment period for COVID-19 lasts for 15 days and there is a 7 days wait period to build antibodies. Even if someone has already tested negative, it is imperative to complete the dose and observe this time frame. As the AISB Task Force, we are commissioned to implement this health regulation.
What's the difference between quarantine and isolation?
COVID-19 Tips: Cleaning & Disinfecting Workspaces
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Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 1pm to Friday, Nov. 12th, 5pm

American International School of Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

Brazzaville, Brazzaville

Virtual Parent Teacher conferences will be on Thursday and Friday November 11 and 12. School will end at 12:00 on both days for conferences to begin in at 1:00PM. There will be no lunch for Pre-K-grade 2 on both days. Students' attendance in these conferences is mandatory.


Secondary school parents are encouraged to signed up for the conferences using the link below. Elementary parents have all received time slots for their children.


We hope to see you all to share your child's progress at school.


Find the Parent-Teacher- sign-up link below.

https://signup.com/go/gOpNdbR

To join the meeting, find the Zoom link below.

Topic: PTC 2021/22 Zoom Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83458897512?pwd=RENyUUdDemdDdEkwdW5KbUN1RS9OZz09

Meeting ID: 834 5889 7512

Passcode: 556878

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

College Applications/Admissions

Our Seniors are working on their college applications and have begun requesting recommendation letters, submitting their essays on the Common App and getting their SAT Scores, GPAs and transcripts in order. We expect early college acceptances as soon as these application are submitted.
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First Quarter Student Awards

On Friday November 5, we had a virtual awards ceremony for students of the quarter, Honor roll and High Honor roll.


AISB has a culture of celebrating success, recognition and giving students a sense of worth. Award ceremonies are those moments that our students look forward to and aspire to be recognized. Students who fall short are also acknowledged for their effort and encouraged to try harder. Students did a commendable job, especially in high school with many of them in honor and high honor roll.


Continue to reinforce the right attitudes for achieving at a high academic standard for your children.

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Pre-K to Grade 2 Awards

Congratulations Students!

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Grades 3-5 Awards

Congratulations Upper Elementary!

Upper Elementary Awards

Middle and High School Awards

Congratulations Secondary Students!

1st Quarter Awards

MAP test Results

Results of the recent Fall MAP test are now available. Each child's results will be available for pick at school tomorrow. Please go through your child's results following the guide below. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher for more information.
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Halloween 2021

Elementary Students Celebrated this year's Halloween on October 29. It was a fun day!

Community Center Day

Our first Community Center Day was fairly attended and there were fun activities planned for everyone to relax and interact with community members.

Premier Congo Week Event

It was an incredibly colorful and exploratory journey through the Congo and resulted in more appreciation for the our host country.

AISA Conference- November 17 afternoon.

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AISB is an Association of International Schools (AISA) full-member school. We value professional development and empower every teacher to be a life long learner, an ideal that AISA stands for as it enables international schools on the continent to stay connected and abreast with current trends in education.


This year, teachers at AISB will be meeting virtually with colleagues from other internationals on Wednesday November 17 after school.



Coming up Soon:

  • Thanksgiving Break - Thursday 25th and Friday 26 November are holidays
  • SAT Exam: December 4
  • Holiday Show: December 10
  • Secondary School Semester Exam: December 13-16: Plan your vacation accordingly with this in mind.
  • Winter Break: December 17 (half day)- January 9

We wish you all the best!

Dr. Laura Viban

Ed.D in Educational Leadership & Management

Director

American International School of Brazzaville

director@aisbrazza.org / www.aisbrazza.org