Starting the ES School Year, EC – Grade 5

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Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We hope that your family has enjoyed the summer months and that your children are as eager as we are for school to start. 

This summer, we have been preparing for a great school year. Several improvements were made to the campus, and in the Elementary division, there is a new addition for grade 1 classes, a new flex room, and, on our playground, a climbing mountain called “Dragon Hill.” Your children will love it! 

We also continue to refine our educational program. Based on your feedback, we have made significant changes to our Virtual Learning program. However, naturally, we hope that we will be spending the entire year on campus. For those students who cannot return to Vietnam at this time, we have established a ‘remote learning’ program.

Attached, we have listed important dates for the start of the school year.  You will receive a separate email with more in-depth details about the New School Year Orientation.

We are looking forward to welcoming your child to a new and exciting school year. 

Sincerely,

Daniel J. Keller, PhD

Elementary School Principal

Important Dates for Start of School

These events are for all grades:

Grades Date Time Event Notes
All grades August 11 17:00 Communicating Class Lists (via email) Students’ class assignments and teachers’ names will be emailed to parents. Class lists will be displayed in front of HS plaza on August 13.
August 20 18:00 – 20:00 Curriculum Night

Virtual – by video

This event is intended for parents only.

 

These events are for specific grades:

Grades Date Time Event Notes
Early Childhood and Kindergarten August 13 Times vary Virtual Interview: Teacher, Parent, Student meetings (by video) For half of class: Additional information will be sent in a separate letter.
August 14 Times vary Virtual Interview: Teacher, Parent, Student meetings (by video) For other half of class: Additional information will be sent in a separate letter.
August 17, 18 8:00 – 15:10 Staggered start Additional information will be sent in a separate letter.
August 19 8:00 – 15:10 First full day for Early Childhood and Kindergarten students. Students will meet their teachers in the plaza.
Grades 1-5 August 13 Times vary New School Year orientation Students attend without parents.

Additional information will be sent in a separate letter.

August 14 7:45-15:00 First full day of classes. Students walk directly to classrooms.

Please note: This year, ALL students in grades 4 and 5 will exit the turnstiles on their own. They will meet parents in the parking area. Parents do not need to complete a permission form. Parents of grade 4 and 5 students should not come into the campus.