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2017-2018 Elementary School Welcome
Posted 08/26/2017 04:11PM

Dear AIS West Elementary School Family,

Welcome to all of our new families joining our community and welcome back to those returning for another academic year! The Elementary School Team and I are looking forward to a wonderful, fun and educational school year. We are all committed to working together with you, our parents, for the success of every child in our school.

I would like to remind you of the important dates for the beginning of school:

Date

Event

Location and Notes

Wed. Aug 30

Open House/Parent Orientation – G1-5

Homeroom Classrooms

1:00 pm and 1:45 pm

Tuesday, Sept 5

First day for grades 1-5


Tuesday, Sept 5

Open House/Parent Orientation – KG2

KG2 Classrooms

1:00 pm

Wednesday, Sept 6

First day for KG2


Wednesday and Thursday, Sept 6 and 7

Open house and Transition Days for PreK and KG1 – ½ days for the children

(parents will be individually phoned to set up appointments on one of the days listed.

Homeroom classrooms

Session 1: 9-11:00 am

Session 2: 12-2:00 pm

Sunday, Sept 10

Full day for PreK-KG1


Wednesday, August 30th – Open House

Please note that each teacher hosts two open house sessions in the homeroom classes, starting promptly at 1:00pm and 1:45pm, so please arrive in plenty of time to locate your child's new classroom. You only need to attend one of these sessions.

EID AL ADHA HOLIDAY (31 August – 4 September, 2017) – No School

Tuesday, September 5th – First day for grades 1-5

Please ensure your child arrives by 7:45am and enters the courtyard to find his or her teacher and morning line up location. The whistle will blow promptly at 7:50am for lines and the National Anthem. Any children arriving after 8:05am will be considered tardy and must report to reception (for grade 1) or the Elementary School office (for grades 2-5) for a tardy slip.

Tuesday, September 5th – Open House for KG2

Please note that the open house sessions will start in the KG2 classrooms at 1:00pm, so please arrive in plenty of time to locate your child's new classroom.

Wednesday, September 6th – First day for KG2

Please ensure your child arrives by 7:45am and enters the cafeteria where he or she will be greeted by the class teacher and assistant. This is where your child will meet the class every morning before going to the classroom. Any children arriving after 8:05am will be considered tardy and must report to the reception for a tardy slip.

Wednesday, September 6th and Thursday, September 7th – Transition days for PreK and KG1

Please note, there are four sessions for transition and your child's teacher will call you to inform you of your allocated time in the days leading up to the transition days. These are important sessions for both you and your child, so please make sure to attend as requested.

Sunday, September 10th – First full day for PreK and KG1

Please ensure your child arrives by 7:45am through the blue and white gate beside the main entrance of the school. Your child's teacher will be there to welcome him or her into the playground area to start the day.

I would encourage all of you to revise the parent handbook in preparation for the new school year.

We are all looking forward to school starting in a couple of weeks!!

Yours sincerely,

Ms. Linda

  • American International School in Egypt - West Campus
  • Al Shabab Road, Giza Governorate, Egypt

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Established in Cairo for over 25 years, American International School in Egypt's (AIS) - West Campus was inaugurated in 2009. Serving the local and international community, AIS encourages and inspires students to become lifelong learners who contribute to a diverse and changing world. An Esol Education school, AIS is part of a network of exceptional international schools around the world in locations such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Cairo, Nicosia and Lebanon.

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