As we commence the 2021 Easter Term, we wish that every household will experience a very happy and prosperous New Year. We have learnt very valuable lessons in the Christmas Term of 2020 and we sincerely hope that the experiences garnered will assist us greatly in dealing with the challenges that are associated with operating in a pandemic.
Our letter dated December 10, 2020 highlighted our proposed plan to commence blended classes for the Easter Term (see proposed schedule below).
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Classes resume for all online Blended classes (Grades 4, 5 & 6)
Monday, January 25, 2021 Blended classes (Grades 1, 2, 3)
Monday, February 1, 2021 Blended classes (Grades 1, 2, 3)
Monday, February 8, 2021 Kindergarten I, 2, 3
Given the level of uncertainty that confronts us daily in this pandemic, it is sincerely our hope that our proposed schedule for the face-to-face element of the blended modality will materialise. The option to participate in online only classes is still available to all parents/guardians who desire to have their children remain online when we commence blended learning.
We will continue to be guided by public health advisories from the Ministry of Health and bulletins prepared by the Ministry of Education. Nevertheless, we will examine our unique context as we prepare for the eventual return to the campus. Parents/Guardiansof students who will be participating in face-to-face classes will be required to complete an indemnity form. The form has been attached to this correspondence for easy reference.
The current situation with the new strain of the COVID-19 virus is serious cause for concern and so we are committed to making responsible and informed decisions that will be in the best interest of all stakeholders. Therefore, we will continue to provide updates so that every parent/guardian will obtain current information regarding the status of our programme.
We value all our stakeholders and we understand that the challenges in this climate have been and will be impacting everyone in our community. Therefore, we are mindful that continuous support and dialogue is necessary in dealing with the demands that are thrust upon each household. Parents/Guardians who need to express concerns or make queries are encouraged to communicate with the administrators who are available to address challenges or queries using email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: (876) 927- 2222, 927-1507 or 927-1041.
Join us in welcoming the return of the following teachers who were on leave during the Christmas Term, 2020: Ms Keisha Lindsay (Teacher of Library Studies), Mrs Lisa Henderson (Guidance Counselor), Ms Sasha Valentine (Teacher of Art) and Ms Yvette Reid (Kindergarten 3 Class Teacher and Grade Supervisor).
Rev. Dr. Gordon Evans served as the School's Chaplain for a very short period. We thank him wholeheartedly for his support during his tenure. Rev. Dr. Henroy Samuels will assume pastoral duties at Hope United in January, 2021 and will therefore become the new Chaplain.
The term promises to be an exciting one and we look forward to the many activities that are planned to ensure that our students have a rich educational experience. Kindly note some of the activities that will be executed in this term:
NEW PEP DATES
Tuesday, February 23 Ability Test Grade 6
Thursday, April 22 Language Arts Performance Task Grade 6
Friday, April 23 Mathematics Performance Task Grade 6
Tuesday, May 25 PEP CBI Grade 6 Language Arts and Science
Wednesday, May 26 PEP CBI Grade 6 Mathematics and Social Studies
We have been journeying together to serve our children and we trust that with God's help our efforts will reap wonderful rewards. We extend to everyone a productive and rewarding term.