FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
August 27, 2020
We look forward to welcoming our students, on campus and virtually on Sunday.
Please watch the Blended Learning Protocol video created by our ES Senior Leadership Team and a Welcome Back Video for our students. We look forward to welcoming our students, on campus and virtually on Sunday.
A Welcome Back from our Teachers!
All Group A students will receive their school iPad on their first day of school Sunday, August 30th. Group B students have collected their iPads today.
For families who are not currently in Dubai or if you were unable to pick up the iPad today, our IT department has sent parents an email with the student credentials to log in from a personal device for the time being. Group B students who were unable to pick up the iPad will receive on Tuesday. For IT issues, please raise an IT ticket through the following link: https://support.zoho.com/portal/daastudenthelp/en/newticket
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
We have finalized our Arrival and Dismissal procedures for all students K-12. This is coordinated to ensure the social distancing of all our students, and allows our youngest learners to have a sense of safety and security by allowing a parent to walk them to class. Please see below for details regarding your child’s grade level.
KG 1 and Grade 1 Arrival and Dismissal
KG2 & Grade 2 Arrival and Dismissal
Grades 3 - 5 Arrival and Dismissal
All KG1 to Grade 2 students will access their classrooms from the outside. As such, one parent of KG1, KG2, Grade 1 and Grade 2 children will be able to access the campus for a maximum of ten minutes at the beginning and end of day to drop off and pick-up their children.
Our teachers have sent welcome emails to their new students. We trust that this information has provided you with information about them as educators and other information students will need for a seamless transition into their new school year. If you have not received an email from your child's teacher or if you have not received an email regarding your child's grouping, please reach out to:
MS. Grace Ajib (firstname.lastname@example.org) for KG1 - Grade 2
Ms. Rene Botha (email@example.com) for Gr.3 - 5
As a staff we have worked extremely hard to ensure class placements that create the best learning environments for all students. Academics, relationships and learning styles have all been considered. We are confident that our class placements will ensure learning excellence for all. Given the need to group our students into A and B we again considered all factors to the furthest extent possible. We appreciate your understanding that all students are placed and no changes can be made.
Reminder of School Days and Hours
Thank you for your patience and support through this interesting time and thank you for being part of the Dubai American Academy community.
Craig CantlieExecutive Principal of Elementary (K - Grade 5)firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathalie SalemehElementary Principal, Grades 4 and email@example.com
Noha BisharaAssistant Elementary Principal, Grades 2 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Tooshna GandhiAssistant Elementary Principal, KG1, KG2 and Grade email@example.com