Elementary Update, October 18

American International School of Egypt - West Campus

October Calendar

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November Calendar

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The Weather is Changing and so is Student Attire

The weather is starting to cool down and students will start wearing hoodies, sweat shirts, and sweaters. Please send your student with solid blue or white colored items with only small logos and no printed messages. Thank you for assistance in supporting our uniform policy.

HALLOWEEN

Halloween will be celebrated twice this year. Once for Cohort A and once for Cohort B. The dates are as follows:



  • Thursday, October 22nd (the day before the break) for Cohort A.
  • Sunday, November 1st (the day after the break) for Cohort B.



Halloween this year during COVID will be as follows:



  • Costume wearing for all;
  • COVID masks mandatory for all;
  • Limited face paint;
  • Any fake weapons, swords, broomsticks to be left at home;
  • Appropriate footwear to be worn (be mindful of PE classes);
  • Refrain from any blood, guts and gore;
  • No candy to be brought to school to share. Unfortunately for health and safety reasons, there will be no trick-or-treating or sharing candy.
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End of Quarter 1

October 22 marks the end of the first quarter. Our learning has been intense during this first period with 100% online and then hybrid learning. Our students have been engaged in various learning activities throughout this time and have continued their academic progress.


Please expect your child's teacher to provide you with a brief narrative on your child's academic progress so far this year. There will be no official report cards for the first quarter, but instead, a comprehensive report card will be produced at the end of the first semester at the end of December (published in early January).


Parents will also be invited to sign up for parent conferences, which will be held online.

Parent Teacher Conferences - November 5th

You will soon receive information regarding signing up for Parent Teacher Conferences. Please note, all conferences will be held online, not on campus. You will sign up in the usual way through PowerSchool, so please make sure you know your username and password. Conferences will be for a maximum of 10 minutes, so please be conscious of this while you are speaking with your children's teachers.


Further information will be sent in due course, so please keep an eye out for it.

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

CHANGE OF TRANSPORTATION PROCEDURE

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.