Welcoming back our students

Dear Parents of the Primary Section,

 

It has been a challenging time for you as parents and for us as a school when an island-wide decision was taken to shut down all educational institutes. Since then we have tried a variety of methods to stimulate learning in your child – from worksheets at the very beginning to video lessons and to live lessons. Our teachers have tried their best to keep engaged with you and the child, holding virtual parent meetings as well as sending individual messages and following up as much as they can. We have to admire their commitment to your child’s welfare and for the tremendous effort they have made.  We also thank you for your support and cooperation for having helped the school to carry out our duties.

 

In accordance with Government instructions, we will be resuming school for your children according to the following schedule. The current schedule is a precautionary measure and for the students to get familiarized with the school environment once again. School will resume as normal as soon as possible.

 

Schedule and Dates

We are happy to inform you that the school will reopen for Grade 1 to 4 on 11th of August 2020 according to the following plan.

Each class will be divided into two groups.

One group should attend only two days per week. The group to which your child belongs to will be communicated shortly. This is to ensure distancing is maintained in the classrooms.

Group A – Tuesday and Wednesday

Group B – Thursday and Friday

Only the following 6 subjects will be taught.

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Sinhala / Tamil
  • ICT

 

School hours will be:

Grades 1 & 2 –  7.30am to 1.oo pm.

Grades 3 & 4 – 7.30am to 1.30pm.

Please be punctual and pick your child up on time.

 

Information on fees

In light of the prevailing situation we are pleased to announce to our Primary parents that the third term computer fee will be waived off. Additionally for parents of Grade 1 to 3, we will be continuing to offer you the monthly payment facility till the end of the year.

For those who have settled the annual fees and or the third term fee already, we will be in touch with you regarding the discount.

We kindly request you to settle all outstanding fees as soon as possible to help the school continue educating your child.

 

Safety of your child

In order to ensure the safest environment possible;

  1. Each student should bring their own sanitizer bottles, a mask and a face shield. Please attempt to bring a re-usable mask to ensure we leave no lasting damage to the environment. There is a limited stock available at the school bookshop at the Secondary premises. The bookshop will be functioning 8am to 3pm on weekdays and 8am to 12pm on Saturdays.
  2. Students must bring their own food and their own water.
  3. Measures have been taken to ensure that frequented surfaces are cleaned and disinfected as regularly as possible.
  4. Temperature checking will be mandatory upon entry to school and will be recorded. If your child has a high temperature, we will reluctantly be compelled to not grant him/her access to the school premises to ensure the safety of the school community.
  5. Clean hands – the best defense against the virus. We have set up stations throughout the school premises for this purpose.
  6. We will not be accepting parcels during school hours so please refrain from this practice.
  7. Parents and students are responsible for ensuring their safety travelling to school from home and back.

 

Every possible safety measure will be taken regarding the safety of the students. We will be sending a Covid-19 screening questionnaire, please fill and return to your class teacher. This is mandatory.

Finally we thank you once again for your support and co-operation and we look forward to welcoming back your children to school!

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