School Bulletin 05 – 26th February 2021
UPDATES AND NOTIFICATIONS:
Learning Schedule for the week of the 1st to the 5th of March:
|Date||In-person Learning||Virtual Learning|
|Monday 1st March||EY, Y1, Y2, Y4, Y7, Y9 and Y11||Y3, Y5, Y6, Y8, Y10 and Y12|
|Tuesday 2nd March||EY, Y1, Y3, Y5, Y8, Y10 and Y12||Y2, Y4, Y6, Y7, Y9 and Y11|
|Wednesday 3rd March||EY, Y1, Y2, Y4, Y6, Y9 and Y11||Y2, Y4, Y6, Y8, Y9 and Y11|
|Thursday 4th March||EY, Y1, Y3, Y5, Y7, Y10 and Y12||Y2, Y4, Y6, Y8, Y9 and Y11|
|Friday 5th March||EY, Y1, Y2, Y4, Y8, Y9 and Y11||Y3, Y5, Y6, Y7, Y10 and Y12|
WEEK IN REVIEW: As we pass the middle point of our first quarter we are now at full capacity with our dual learning model. This model, which is designed to utilise our infrastructure as efficiently as possible so as to maximise the impact on student learning, sees up to nine year groups receiving classes in-person on any given day with the remaining year groups receiving virtual classes. We recognise that these daily rotations require considerable planning and accommodations on behalf of students, staff and parents and, for that, we remain extremely grateful to all involved for their role in successfully implementing this model thus far. It is important to reiterate that although we believe that this model has proved to be successful thus far we are continually reviewing our learning model and associated procedures on an ongoing basis for their effectiveness and efficiency. As a result, we welcome any feedback/suggestions that any Community member may have (email@example.com).
UNIVERSITY OF Costa Rica – Admissions Exam Results: We are very pleased to announce that this year, two of our 2020 graduating class, are among the top 100 admission scores for the University of Costa Rica. More than 41,000 students took the test at the end of 2020. Jimena Garro Ortega obtained the 22nd highest admission score in the country and Molly Fung Lai was 72nd. Moreover, the following graduating students obtained more than 700 points in this exam (out of a possible total of 800): Jorge Arredondo Ramírez, Lucía Carazo Piskulich, Melania Guerra Ulloa, Valeria Ríos Luna, Jimena Rodríguez Apéstegui, Ximena Songg Montenegro y Antonio Verdesia Sanabria. We would like to express our recognition and congratulate these students for their capacity, effort and academic excellence. They demonstrated great resilience and perseverance even amidst the uncertainty brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATE: With Easter Week approaching and, in order to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission within our community, we recommend that community members weigh the risks and potential consequences from travelling abroad and avoid foreign travel wherever possible. Community members who do travel abroad are requested to follow these procedures:
- Community members who can provide a recent negative Covid-19 test to the School Nurse following their return to Costa Rica may immediately participate in in-person learning.
- Community members who do not have a recent negative Covid-19 test should not enter campus for a period of seven days from the date that they returned to Costa Rica.
- Students who are unable to participate in in-person learning for this reason should contact the relevant Head of School (Mr. Evans – Primary / Mr. Jacob – Secondary) to organise the sharing of key teaching and learning materials during this time.
The School recognises that these procedures go beyond the current requirements of the Costa Rican Government. However, we believe that they are an important risk control measure in order to protect our community in the most effective way possible. As such, we thank you for your understanding and cooperation.