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:
Location and Notes
Wed. Aug 30
Open House/Parent Orientation – G1-5
1:00 pm and 1:45 pm
Tuesday, Sept 5
First day for grades 1-5
Tuesday, Sept 5
Open House/Parent Orientation – KG2
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.
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!!