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SUPERINTENDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Mrs. Murphy's shares a few updates with our community this week.

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need to know

Updated My 6th
Remember to upload your country content on Padlet before the deadline of May 9th. Showcase will be the week of May 16th! See DAAPA page for full details!
During International Festival, we will have daily performances in the atrium for a Tuneful Week filled with international music. If you are interested to take part, please email Joann Porterfield. j.porterfield_daa@gemsedu.com

INTERNATIONAL DRESS DAYS!

The application window will close on May 31st, 2021. Terms and Conditions apply. Please see our website, or the Scholarship Program Guidelines for further details on eligibility.
Our KHDA approved calendar is now available. Click HERE to view
Staggered Timings are in effect during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The timings are also in effect on TUESDAYS.

Community news

In the "Month of Giving", we encourage our community to support the 100 Million Meals campaign launched by the UAE government. The campaign embodies the UAE's commitment to its core values of giving, especially during Ramadan, the month of goodness, righteousness, and charity.
Please click HERE to support the campaign which will provide food aid to the most vulnerable populations across 20 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

For the updated DHA Covid Awareness Guide available in both English and Arabic, please click below.

Admissions and Finance

The re-enrollment deadline has now passed. If you have not confirmed the re-enrollment for your children, please be aware that their placement is not secured for the 2021/2022 academic year. You will soon receive an email from our Admissions office indicating that your child has been withdrawn.

For those seeking confirmation of our capacity and program for next year, please note that we have not and do not intend to increase capacity at our school for the 21/22 school year. However, we have been experiencing an increase in demand for enrollment. Any shift in our on-campus or blended model will be guided by KHDA. We are cautiously optimistic as we plan for a return to normal or an ease on distancing restrictions to accommodate more of our students on campus.

Please note that your child’s re-enrollment is not automatic. You must indicate your intentions to re-enroll either through the GEMS Parent Portal or the GEMS Connect App using your GEMS parent username and password and you must do this for each child. Please contact our admissions office immediately if your circumstances and intentions have changed for next year. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it on the login page. If you have difficulty, please send an email to receptionist_daa@gemsedu.com and we will assist you.

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KEY CONTACTS

Dubai American Academy Main Landline: 04 704 9777 Main Email: communication_daa@gemsedu.com
ADMINISTRATIONADMISSIONS - Registrar_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9707
DIRECTOR of ADMISSIONSGabrielle Keane g.keane_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9706
FINANCEfinance_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9740 / 04 704 9744


HEALTHhealthoffice_daa@Gemsedu.com / 04 704 9761
PARENT RELATIONSHilda Tabrizi pre_daa@gemsedu.com
GOVERNMENT RELATIONSSoheir Mohamed S.MOHAMED_DAA@gemsedu.com
SLICES CATERINGMs. Shevine daa@slices.ae / 054 792 7509https://pay.slices.ae/support/ticket/submit
STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Sicat kelvin.rosario@stss.ae / 04 704 9755