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Quarter 4 2020
Greetings from the IB!
I hope that you are finding moments of beauty and creating art and joy and family connection during this uncertain time. I hope that when we all return to life as we know it, we will be more grateful but also more balanced and seek out some of the space that this this time has required from us.
May 2020 IB Exams
Please make sure that all IB students are attending to their work. Our teachers may create assignments/assessments that will help them in their final determination of a predicted grade for the IB.
There has been no announcement regarding exam fees or refunds.
Please keep up with the latest IB news at this link: https://www.ibo.org/news/news-about-the-ib/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/
Every year parents ask where our students have applied and been accepted, so here it is! Scholarship monies include total awarded/student from multiple universities and will be reduced based on where students attend.
CAS & REQUEST FOR PHOTOS
Our family has enjoyed watching Mo Willem's Daily Doodle lessons on Youtube(creativity), going for daily walks (activity), doing Just Dance and Wii Sports (activity), yoga videos (activity), and making sidewalk chalk greetings and window decorations for the little ones in our neighborhood (creativity). It's harder to do service right now, but we have been writing cards to shut-ins and delivering groceries to families in need. This is an ideal time for the Class of 2021 to design and submit their CAS project for approval as we had recommended that all students develop a plan by the end of spring break.
Parents of Class of 2020/21, please ask to see your child's CAS log and ManageBac account. Seniors should be finished, and juniors should have 3 Key experiences completed (with reflection) and a CAS log that has 1-2 hours recorded (with evidence) each week.
For the Class of 2021, the next due date (CAS log + Key Experience 4) is May 15, 2020.
Students, if you have photos of yourself being creative, active, or serving others while we are out of school (March 3- present) and you would like to be on the IB website or Twitter, send them to Ms. Stanton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and a caption so that others can see you and get inspired! Or- if you want to send an inspiring message to your fellow IB students, take a photo of yourself with your message (sign? computer paper?) and we can share it on the website or our IB Twitter account.
For Sophomores and Juniors
As you know, no student can begin an extended essay until the fall of his/her junior year.
IB Cancellations and Delays
Hopefully our seniors are hard at work creating our traditional senior videos that have been shared at the IBSSA banquets!
The future of our Extended Essay summer camp, originally scheduled for the Class of 2021 on May 28 & 29 and June 1 & 2, is unknown.