Welcome to Elementary School
“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Welcome to the 2020 – 21 school year at AISK! The Elementary staff are excited to be underway, getting to know the students and diving into learning together. However, opening school in Phase 3 of our De-escalation Plan will feel and be different from what students are normally used to. We have been busy designing a school that meets exemplary standards of hygiene and includes social distancing both inside and outside of the classrooms.
Our teachers and teaching assistants are a dedicated group of professionals who will collaborate to ensure that the learning environment and Elementary school operates with high levels of safety and social distancing. They will continue to deliver excellent learning opportunities and educational experiences for all students. Through our programme, we will promote our AISK Core Values of Excellence, Integrity, Respect and Empowerment, and support the students in reflecting them each day. Students will be encouraged to empower themselves in their learning and never give up when they face challenges, embark on thoughtful inquiries and seek out collaboration through the joy of discovery and exploration. We want to ensure that together we build upon this strong foundation and help develop the understandings and skills for student learning now and in the future.
The Elementary School will maintain a focus on creating a respectful, stimulating and safe environment. A place where the established values, rules, expectations, procedures and policies will be maintained. It is also a place where students will be happy and continue to thrive. We want students to be responsible, to demonstrate respect and to make the right choices. We want them to act with integrity and make positive contributions to world around them.
While new initiatives begin, we will continue our traditions and the educational practices that are part of the AISK way. We will continue to partner closely with parents to ensure that each child is empowered to be the best they can be and provide more opportunities for parents to be involved in the school. I welcome you to another good year at AISK, 2020 - 2021.
With best wishes,