Dear AST Family and Friends, 


We hope that everyone has as restful a spring break as possible. We are scheduled to return on Tuesday, April 7, to regular classes. 

Social Distancing & Caution

As situations around the world deteriorate, many Taiwanese are returning home. Some of these are siblings and friends of our students returning from college cancellations. While we are always glad to see these visitors, it is valuable to practice social distancing. This means keeping at least 2 meters away from others, especially those who recently entered the country, avoiding crowded spaces, wearing masks in public spaces, and staying at home as much as possible.

Practical Resources for
What We Can Do At Home

Ms. Pearson (yay, science) has found some excellent resources about germs, handwashing, and sanitizing at home.


Latest Government Information

The latest news from the government has stated that anyone now entering Taiwan will be put into quarantine and that Taiwan will not allow any visitors to enter the country. Only Taiwanese citizens and residents will be allowed to enter. 


They have also stated that anyone who leaves the country now, gets sick, and returns to Taiwan will not have many of the benefits and supports in place to help those who get sick and the Taiwan government will even resort to public shaming by printing your name in the newspapers.

Thanks

Today, President Tsai has offered reassurance and a statement of thanks for cooperation with the measures that have been put into place. Taiwan is the world leader right now in managing this pandemic and we offer our thanks for their leadership.


As President Tsai has done, I would like to extend thanks to our community members. Many families are making challenging decisions related to travel, daily practices, and the intense question of making the best decision for the safety of their family and the community at large. Many families are carrying stress and anxiety not only for their safety here but for the safety of friends and family around the world. As a school, we are firmly committed to not placing our students in situations of unnecessary risk connected to COVID-19. We continue to work with families individually and privately as they make difficult choices. 


During Spring Break, we will continue to communicate as situations change and evolve. We remain prepared to transition back to online learning if the situation warrants that adjustment. Thank you for your support and care. We hope everyone has a restful break.


Have a great break,

Anthony & Annie


Saturday, AP Workshops

AM sessions generally will run from 8:00 to 11:30.
PM sessions generally will run from 12:30 to 4:00.
Please contact your teachers to confirm the exact times.

  • 4/11
  • AM - AP English Language, AP Calculus
  • PM - AP World History, AP Computer Science A
  • 4/18 - These sessions have been canceled.
  • AM - AP Physics
  • PM - AP Statistics
  • 4/25
  • AM - AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology
  • 5/2
  • AM - AP Computer Science Principles


Planning for 2020-2021

Here is the Year-at-a-Glance Calendar for 2020-2021. Please note that we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and that this may also impact the next school year.

Food & Drink Delivery

I sent an email to all of our students this week regarding food and drink deliveries to AST. We are only allowing food vendors to deliver to campus that we regularly work with. We have taken steps to ensure that the people preparing food for our students are doing so in a healthy environment and are physically healthy. We do not have any control over other vendors. Based on this, we are banning all other deliveries of food and drinks for students. The guard has been instructed to turn away food vendors attempting to deliver to students. If a student needs lunch, they should bring it from home or purchase school lunch. If a student needs to buy school lunch, they should see Ms. Amber in GAO. 


親愛的AST家庭和朋友們,


希望大家都盡可能利用春假好好休息。我們預計將於4月7日星期二回到校園來,恢復上課正常作息。

隨時警戒保持社交距離

隨著全世界新冠肺炎疫情惡化,許多台灣人都自國外回台。這波回國潮中,有些是我們學生的哥哥、姊姊或朋友,因國外學校停課而回到台灣,在我們歡欣地與這些人見面的同時,請大家慎重的保持適當的社交距離。我們希望大家在與自國外回來的親朋好友見面時,能保持彼此間至少2公尺的距離;大家應盡量避免到人群聚集的空間;在公共空間中隨時戴著口罩;且盡可能地留在自己家裡不外出。


居家防疫措施

我們"自然科學"老師 Ms. Pearson 找到一些有助於大家了解病菌、洗手及居家消毒的影片,請點閱下面的連結:


最新政府防疫訊息

台灣政府已經宣布除了持有居留證、外交或商務履約證明,以及其他經特別許可之外的所有外籍人士一律限制入境。

同時政府也宣布現在非必要而前往第三級警告等國家或地區,返國後接受隔離或檢疫者,不得領取政府補償,並需加收必要費用,且「明知故犯者」一旦回台確診後就公布姓名;此外,入境填寫檢疫通知書資料若不確實,除不得領取防疫補償外,還可依法罰款,並將公布姓名。

感謝

今天各大媒體都報導,蔡英文總統表示現在武漢肺炎正全球大流行中,台灣因防疫成效接獲許多國家表達合作的意願,台灣要以開放、互助的精神跟世界分享防疫經驗。台灣目前正位居全世界在控制疫情上的領導地位,我們願對台灣政府團隊的領導,至上最深的謝意。

正如蔡總統所做的,我也要延伸我們的感謝給所有AST大家庭的成員們,大家調整自己的日常生活或旅行決定,來配合政府防疫措施。這並不容易,事實上還非常具有挑戰性,但顧及家人和整個社區大環境的安全,他們必須做出最好的決定。許多AST家庭還不僅要顧慮自己在台灣的安全,同時也正承受著遠在世界各地的朋友和家人們安全與否的壓力和焦慮。無論如何,學校堅決不讓我們的學生陷入與COVID-19相關的不必要風險。我們也會持續單獨或私下的與需要做出艱難抉擇的成員們合作。


在春假期間,我們將根據疫情的變化和發展持續與大家保持交流。如果有需要,我們已準備好無縫接軌到遠距線上教學。感謝您的支持和關心。我們希望大家利用春假可以好好休息一下。


祝大家假期愉快,

校長  Anthony Keen 副校長  Annie Tung             



星期六AP加強課

上午時段:通常由 8:00 至 11:30.
下午時段:通常由 12:30 至 4:00.
參加學生請先與老師確認加強課須到校時段

  • 4/11
  • 上午 - AP English Language, AP Calculus
  • 下午 - AP World History, AP Computer Science A
  • 4/18
  • 取消上午 - AP Physics
  • 取消下午 - AP Statistics
  • 4/25
  • 上午 - AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology
  • 5/2
  • 上午 - AP Computer Science Principles

2020-2021學年行事曆

請點閱 2020-2021行事曆總表 ,並請注意:學校持續密切注意新冠病毒防疫進展,若有需要可能會隨時調整學校行事曆。


訂購外送餐點及飲料

AST對於訂購校外飲食餐點外送到校園來的規定,我已在這星期寄發給全體學生。我們只允許與學校有合作關係的廠商載運食物到校園來。對於與我們合作的廠商,我們已採取必要措施,以確保廠商為學生準備食物的人是在健康的環境中且身體健康的狀態下工作完成給我們的食物。至於其他廠商,我們則無法掌握他們的狀況。因此,AST禁止學生訂購外送餐點及飲料等食品到校。並已指示學校警衛拒絕外送員將食品送來給學生。如果學生需要午餐,則應自已從家中帶來學校或購買學校午餐。學生若需訂購學校午餐,請洽總務室 Ms. Amber。