January 7, 2021

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SUPERINTENDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Exciting times ahead for our learning community as we continue with our strategic plan taking us to 2024. Watch Mrs. Murphy's video to hear about what's coming up!

To learn more about Future Design School, please visit http://www.futuredesignschool.com/

need to know

High School female students take note! Girls' Symposium is an exciting competition brought forward by DAA 11th grader Vedha Sitlani to create a platform to foster collaboration and nurture ideas. Be sure to check out the HS Page of SPOTS for registration details and find out about some of the incredible women who will judge the competition! For the direct link to the Girls Symposium website, click here.

Coming Soon!

Term 2 After School Sports and Enrichment will start January 17th. Click HERE for the full guide to programs and registration information and check the Athletics Page for some exciting DAA Sports information.

covid 19 guidelines

Over the winter break, we shared the Parents' Guide Booklet on COVID-19 developed by DHA. We have reproduced it below in both English and Arabic and encourage you to reference this useful information. Click the images below to view them in Arabic or English.

Please update the form regularly in case of travel. For questions, please reach out to healthoffice_daa@gemsedu.com.

safeguarding

We recognize our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. We endeavor to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. Please find our DAA designated safeguarding team below.

From School Operations

All parents/guardians/caregivers are required to wear their yellow lanyard/family pass to access the campus. If you are a new parent to DAA and have not yet filled out your family pass form, please click HERE.

Idling is when a driver leaves the engine running while the vehicle is parked. We ask parents and drivers to please turn off engines while waiting for students during pick up. The weather is cooler and comfortable now and this small gesture would benefit the environment and save you fuel charges too!

DAA Wellness

Before the winter break, our DAA Wellness Committee launched the Wellness Hero initiative as an effort to actively nurture the health and wellbeing of our community. Heartfelt kind words of gratitude and recognition for so many of our staff who put the well-being of others before their own, who genuinely listen and act in the best interest of students, who inspire, and those who greet everyone with a smile and offer a positive and welcoming spirit. These were some of the warm comments pouring in from staff as they nominated their colleagues as Wellness Heroes. Congratulations to all those who received this special recognition.

Beirut Trauma Support Group

This weekly support group is suitable for Adults ages 21 yrs+. It provides a safe and confidential space to process your thoughts, emotions and reactions under the care of a grief and trauma specialist.

*Kindly note, participation and respect for the group and for others is important. Please ensure that your video camera is turned on for the full duration of the group, just as you would be seeing others face-to-face for an in-person group. Admission into the session will close 10 minutes after it has started. We thank you in advance.

Sunday, January 17th, 2021 03:00PM - 04:00PM

Register here: https://www.lighthousearabia.com/register-for-an-event/?selected_event=8613

NEW to DAA?

A warm welcome to our new families who will be joining us in January. Please be sure to check out the welcome packet of information and reach out to our front of house team for assistance.

Admissions and Finance

Term 2 tuition fee invoices are now available. Payment can be made online https://oasis.gemseducation.com/ , on the GEMS Connect App or in-school.

Please reach out to the finance office finance_daa@gemsedu.com if you have not received the invoice.

If you are relocating and leaving Dubai and intend to withdraw your children from DAA, please notify our Registration Team. Reach out to registrar_daa@gemsedu.com for assistance.

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