Echo Info #31

Dear Families,

We hope you had a great week! We are trying a new more concise format. Click on the arrow next to each title to access dropdown information that is important for your family! We hope you like it.


Head of School

Preschool Open for Children of Essential Workers 

  • We are planning to be open until at least July 31st. If you are an essential worker, and interested in sending your child back to campus, please click here to convey your interest. Do not hesitate to contact Babeth and Sophie to learn about our thorough health and safety protocols. 

Distance Learning

Zoom Password this week : 620055

Last Day of School 

June 12th

Distance Learning Showcased on the Website 

Click here to watch videos about our implementation of distance learning in each division. Don’t forget to visit our Blogs (Middle School Blog | Elementary School Blog | Preschool Blog) too!


Upcoming Graduation Events

📸 8th Grade Graduation Pictures

Saturday, June 6th – 1 pm to 5 pm

  • Individual pictures in cap and gown will be taken on campus. We will begin at 1:00 pm and follow the sign-up schedule. ‍After the picture you can take advantage of being on campus to clear out your locker. Looking forward to seeing you!

📸 Kindergarten Graduation Pictures

June 9th – 8:30 am to 3 pm

  • We would like to provide the opportunity to take a keepsake photo of your child in graduation cap and gown in front of the school.

🎓 8th Grade Graduation Celebration 🎉

 

June 12th

To our Eighth Graders, we are planning a full day of celebrations for your graduation! It will be different from previous years for sure. We will celebrate you and your time at SDFAS with an official online ceremony followed by a festive, fun, and loud parade of cars on campus!

  • Graduation Ceremony – 11:00 am
  • Car parade – 3:15 pm  (with cars in the Preschool parking lot starting at 2:45 pm)

🎓 Kindergarten Graduation 🎈

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June 12th

It is with enthusiasm and joy that we will be celebrating our kindergarteners as they reach this milestone on their journey.

  • Zoom Graduation – 8:30 am
  • Car Parade – 10:00 am (with cars in the Preschool parking lot starting at 9:45 am)


Virtual Summer Camp

Mini Camps for SDFAS students - 5th-8th grade

June 22 – July 2nd

We are offering four daily camps with our staff. We hope you will enjoy them! To register click here.

  • Virtual Book club in English with Emmanuel Parello from 9:00-10:15 am on weekdays.
  • Virtual Cross stitch and conversation in French with Marion Addo from 10:30-11:45 am on weekdays.
  • Virtual Aquarelle with Eva Rodriguez from 12:30-1:45 pm on weekdays.
  • Virtual Math Summer Club with Nicolas Giot from 2:00-3:15 pm on weekdays.

Virtual Summer Camps

  • 7 weeks of camp, from June 22 to August 7th, 2020
  • Monday to Friday (Except July 3rd)
  • For children ages 6 (or current Kindergarten) to 17 years old
  • Click here to register.

We will keep you updated if we are allowed to go back to campus during the Summer.


Preschool and Kindergarten

🖍️ Drop-Off and Pick-up of School and Personal Items

Tuesday, June 16th

PK/K teachers will have any student work and belongings available for you to pick up according to the schedule below. Library books may be returned or they may be kept over the summer, unless you are not returning in the fall, in which case they need to be returned.

  • PK0 – 9:00 am
  • PK1 – 9:45 am
  • PK2 – 10:30 am
  • Kindergarten – 11:15 am

Protocol: All students, parents, staff and faculty members must wear face coverings over their mouth and nose while outdoors on school grounds. Parents and individuals in the car – please wear a mask during the drive-through drop exchange. To minimize contact, for everyone’s safety, please place items to be returned in the trunk of the car. Please enter driveway, drive toward the curb in front of the school where you will see tables set up and staff members to assist you. If items are in the trunk, please open the trunk, a staff member will retrieve items from your car and will place any student belongings into the trunk. If your car does not have a trunk, items may be handed through the passenger side window and collected by a staff member wearing protective gear. Please exit the driveway as soon as you have completed the pick up / drop off exchange. 


Elementary School

📔 Drop-Off and Pick-up of School and Personal Items

Wednesday, June 17th – 11:00 am to noon

A staff member will have any student work and belongings available for pick up. Textbooks do not need to be returned. Library books may be returned or they may be kept over the summer, unless you are not returning in the fall, in which case they need to be returned.

  • 1st – 4th grade – Any request regarding school supplies or any other material left in classrooms should be sent to Francis at fcarlier@sdfrenchschool.org 
  • 5th grade – Drive-through to pick-up personal items and return Chromebooks, iPads, cases, and chargers. Please place your student’s Chromebook, charger and case (neoprene sleeve) in a bag labelled with the student’s name / grade / class. Masking tape with a permanent marker works well. If there is any issue with the device, please write the issue on a sticky note inside the labeled bag. 

Protocol: All students, parents, staff and faculty members must wear face coverings over their mouth and nose while outdoors on school grounds. Parents and individuals in the car – please wear a mask during the drive-through drop exchange. To minimize contact, for everyone’s safety, please place items to be returned in the trunk of the car. Please enter driveway, drive toward the curb in front of the school where you will see tables set up and staff members to assist you. If items are in the trunk, please open the trunk, a staff member will retrieve items from your car and will place any student belongings into the trunk. If your car does not have a trunk, items may be handed through the passenger side window and collected by a staff member wearing protective gear. Please exit the driveway as soon as you have completed the pick up / drop off exchange.  


Middle School

📚 Continuing French Beyond SDFAS

June 11th – 5 pm

  • A Zoom meeting is scheduled to discuss High School French classes after SDFAS. These include: Advanced French classes for 9th Graders, Advanced French classes for 10th Graders, CNED Math classes (3ème), AP prep classes and others. 8th grade parents and students are invited as well as alumni.
  • Click here for the Zoom meeting link.
    Password:  005526 

‍☀️ Classes Complete for the School Year

June 12th – 10:40 am 

💻 Drop-Off and Pick-up of School and Personal Items

June 17th and 18th 

Following the schedule below, Chromebooks, cases, and chargers need to be returned. Please place your student’s Chromebook, charger and case (neoprene sleeve) in a bag labelled with the student’s name / grade / class. Masking tape with a permanent marker works well. If there is any issue with the device, please write the issue on a sticky note inside the labeled bag. Please return any books loaned to students by teachers – including any text books and any novels from the classroom libraries of Ms. Aseltine, Mme Addo, and Ms. Regan. Library books may be returned or they may be kept over the summer, unless you are not returning in the fall, in which case they need to be returned. 8th Grade – Please return graduation gowns, labeled with the student’s name. You may keep your cap and tassels.

  • 8A – Wednesday, June 17th – 9:00 am
  • 8B – Wednesday, June 17th – 10:00 am
  • 7A – Thursday, June 18th – 11:00 am
  • 7B – Thursday, June 18th – 11:45 am
  • 6A – Thursday, June 18th – 12:30 pm
  • 6B – Thursday, June 18th – 1:15 pm

Protocol: All students, parents, staff and faculty members must wear face coverings over their mouth and nose while outdoors on school grounds. Parents and individuals in the car – please wear a mask during the drive-through drop exchange. To minimize contact, for everyone’s safety, please place items to be returned in the trunk of the car. Please enter driveway, drive toward the curb in front of the school where you will see tables set up and staff members to assist you. If items are in the trunk, please open the trunk, a staff member will retrieve items from your car and will place any student belongings into the trunk. If your car does not have a trunk, items may be handed through the passenger side window and collected by a staff member wearing protective gear. Please exit the driveway as soon as you have completed the pick up / drop off exchange. 


Community Building

SDFAS Parent Connect Forum

  • As parents, we most certainly need to connect with each other during this period of social distancing! Let’s share what is working for us and our families and how we’ve overcome challenges as we adapt to the current situation. Others among us might then benefit from any tips or advice… Happy posting! Click here to enter the SDFAS Parent Connect Forum.


#InCaseYouMissedIt (#ICYMI)

Healthy and Crowd Pleasing Mexican Food

Thank you, Maru Davila! As part of the SDFAS International Week, parents were invited to a cooking class. You can watch the class here!

8th Grade Graduation Invitation from MS Teachers

Click here to see the video.

Yearbooks

Yearbook purchases wrapped up on May 31st. Lifetouch will let us know when the yearbooks are printed and delivered. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.


Preschool – Highlight of the week

 


Elementary School- Highlight of the week

 


Middle School Highlight of the week

 


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