We would like to provide a brief update on the upcoming 2020-2021 school year which will be starting on Monday 24th of August, as announced in the previously published school calendar.
Classes will be starting, as planned, on August 24th with e-learning. At the same time we continue to prepare and adapt to ensure that we are able to start presential classes on campus as soon as permitted and safe. Understanding the importance of structure, we will be using our top-of-the-line technology to provide lessons online while following a regular school timetable.
What does this mean?
Our teachers will be delivering the lessons, from the classroom, and throughout the day as if students were physically present. The full-school day will follow a complete timetable of classes, in which students will log in to the platform to attend and participate in a lesson imparted by the teacher from the classroom. Attendance will be taken and the classes will follow their regular flow. The timetable will take into consideration short-breaks and time to transfer from e-class to e-class, but students will be expected to be present and actively engaging in class. We will request your support in ensuring that an appropriate learning environment is set up at home so that the lessons feel as immersive as possible (we will provide some suggestions to optimize the learning experience from home shortly). As soon as conditions and government dispositions allow, we will be happy to welcome students back to the classroom while implementing the latest and strictest health guidelines.
Considering the difficulties and in an effort to accommodate and support all our parents and students, e-learning materials and access to online lessons via our Google Suite platform will continue throughout the pandemic. The purpose of this is to maintain the option of online learning available to parents that have not been able to return for the beginning of the school year due to travel restrictions, or for those families who do not wish for their children to physically attend school. This option will continue regardless of the government disposition, and is a key part of our commitment to ensure that our students have access to the best education in Mexico at all times throughout this challenging period of time.
We will be sending our full back-to-school protocol, covering our plan for restarting on-site lessons shortly. We will also be asking families to inform us of their preferred method of attendance so that we can continue to plan and adapt to best support our student’s learning journey. We would like to reiterate that our priority and commitment is to the health, well-being and success of our students, staff and community.
We hope that you are all safe, and look forward to the start of the new school year.