UPDATES AND EVENTS FOR OUR DAA COMMUNITY
October 17, 2019
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Next Update: October 31st, 2019
Watch as Mrs. Tammy Murphy highlights our week of self-reflection and observation with visitors from NEASC and CIS.
We are pleased to inform you that we have opened Admissions for the academic year 2020-2021. Before we accept external students, we would like to ensure that our existing families have priority for siblings.
Please complete the application by November 1, 2019 to guarantee priority. The admissions office will contact you regarding assessments.
Should you have any questions please contact Gabrielle Keane, email@example.com.
Lost and Found
The school keeps a record of lost and found items. Items of value found on campus are turned in to our operations/security office and logged. If your child has lost something of value (i.e. ear pods, mobile, laptop) , please have them come in to the operations/security office to report it missing. Their details will be taken down and they will be contacted once the item is turned in. Inquiries regarding lost property can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the security mobile number at 0543077457.
There are also multiple lost and found cupboards throughout the school for incidental items like water bottles, lunchboxes and unclaimed uniforms. Locations are noted below:
- In front of Athletics/Activities office (Ground floor)
- Elementary Cafeteria (Ground Floor)
- First Floor hallway leading to the Elementary Reception
- Second Floor Middle School Reception
- Third Floor High School Reception
Our PE teams encourage students to bring along their personal belongings with them to PE lessons so that they are not left unattended. In addition, our middle and high school student are provided with lockers to store items for safekeeping. Where possible we would encourage staff and students not to bring cash and valuables to school. We thank parents for their support.
Our security team is present every day to ensure the safety of our students during the busy pick-up and drop-off times. We are saddened to hear of an incident in another Dubai school involving the death of a security guard at dismissal time. The Gulf News article can be read here. We urge you to be mindful and patient while on the roads and as you near the campus. Driving aggressively and disregarding the direction of the security team puts everyone at risk. We will continue to remain vigilant, but do encourage you please contact the non-emergency police line at 901 if you witness illegal and dangerous driving.
dubai fitness challenge
The Dubai Fitness Challenge is back!
DFC is an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. It is a challenge for all residents and visitors to commit to 30 minutes of continuous exercise for 30 days between 18 October and 16 November 2019.
Are you up for the Challenge?
Your participation in the Challenge will contribute to Dubai becoming one of the most active cities in the world, and DAA one of the most active groups taking part!
Registering is simple! Complete this before the Challenge starts so your activity will count!
- Download the Dubai Fitness App on your mobile device.
- Create an account and complete your profile.
- Join 2019 GEMS Dubai American Academy so that all your activity counts towards our collective efforts by clicking HERE on your mobile device.
We have lined up a month of activities for teachers, students and for our parent community.
DAA is IN IT TOGETHER! Let’s do this!
month at a glance
To register for lunch delivery (K-G2) or top up your child's account (G.3-12), please click here: https://pay.slices.ae/ . Remember that once you have topped up money in your parent account, you must transfer funds to your child's account.
ADMINISTRATIONADMISSIONS - Registrar_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9707Director of Admissions, Gabrielle Keane email@example.com / 04 704 9706
FINANCEfinance_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9740 / 04 704 9744
HEALTHhealthoffice_daa@Gemsedu.com / 04 704 9761
PARENT RELATIONSHilda Tabrizi firstname.lastname@example.org / 04 704 9730
GOVERNMENT RELATIONSSoheir Mohamed S.MOHAMED_DAA@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9736
SLICES CATERINGMikhail@slices.ae / 054 792 7509https://pay.slices.ae/support/ticket/submit
STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Sicat email@example.com / 04 704 9755
Elementary Reception: 04 704 9724
Middle School Reception: 04 704 9722
Middle School Attendance: 04 704 9728
High School Reception: 04 704 9723
High School Attendance: 04 704 9747
Athletics, Activities & Aquatics: 04 704 9842