ECHO 32 – Division Director updates

— May 7, 2021 —

Elementary School

May will be a busy month for all of us. Students will work on International Day on May 21st, Art Day on May 28th, final assessment in Language Arts and Math in French and English. You can trust teachers to continue to support, reassure and organize students’ work in the most stress-free way possible.

As we do not have official Parents/Teachers conferences, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you feel you need feedback on your child’s work. We hope that this final full month will be as smooth as possible for everyone.

Thank you for your support throughout this Covid 19 school year. We wish you a very happy Parents Day.

For questions related to the elementary school, please contact Francis Carlier, Director of the elementary school,

Middle School

Health Education Classes for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade

Each year (except last year due to school closure) SDFAS offers Health Education Classes with guest presenters. Similar to previous years’ format, a teacher from Planned Parenthood will be visiting to conduct a workshop with each class (content and language age-appropriate). These visits were very appreciated in the past by students and faculty, who noted the neutrality, objectivity, and skill of their high-quality workshops. By following the necessary COVID-mitigation protocols, we are pleased to welcome Ms. Amanda Chavez on Monday, May 17th (7th grade) and Thursday, May 20th (6th and 8th grade). Nurse Marilyn will also attend the sessions to support the students.

More information about PP’s programs is available in this document. For our purposes, the 6th-grade workshop will focus on puberty, the 7th on STIs, and the 8th on healthy relationships. Ms. Chavez will consult with the school to tailor her sessions to our science curriculum and our students’ needs. We hope this program will contribute to ongoing conversations at home. If you do not wish your student(s) to attend the workshop(s), please email Mme Addo at by May 8th.

Education technology – New SDFAS Esports team!

From May 11-13, the brand new SDFAS Esports Team, The Nebulas, will participate in their first tournament! Organized by the San Diego Office of Education’s Educational Technology department, the tournament will match teams from all over the county competing in Rocket League, Smash Bros Ultimate, and NBA2K21. Tapping into the popularity of gaming the initiative aims to provide students safe, fun, and competitive opportunities while introducing them to career pathways, and even the potential for college scholarships.

Good luck to The Nebulas!

For more information contact Marion Addo at

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For questions related to the middle school, please contact Tom Faure, Director of the middle school,

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