Dear AST Families and Friends,
Our athletic competitions have kicked off with an impressive girls’ volleyball performance in a friendly match against Morrison winning four out of four sets. Thank you to those parents that were able to attend. We very much appreciate your support at these competitions.
This week has also been filled with college visits. We have hosted Singapore Management University, St Anselm, Plymouth State, UCLA, and University of Manchester. This set of schools is a perfect representation of the universities that our students apply to. They have varying focuses; they are spread around the planet; and they are innovators in their own specialty areas.
Looking forward to next week, we have more college visits (this is the heavy season for such visits,) and our first Tea Times of the year. The Tea Time is an opportunity for parents to give general feedback directly to the Directors. For individual concerns, we do ask that you schedule a specific private time with the Directors by making an appointment with Ms. Ching.
These Tea Time meetings are scheduled to start at 2:30 pm in the MPR.
- ES - Friday, September 21
- MS - Thursday, September 27
- HS - Friday, September 28
We are going to use part of these Tea Times this month to talk about MAPs testing. We will provide more information about what it is, how we use it, and what the data means to parents. We hope that everyone can join us.
After School Support - Policy on Requiring Attendance
Our after school support program includes support for MS and HS students in
- English every day Monday through Thursday
- Math on Tuesday and Thursday.
If a student falls behind in their courses, a teacher will require that student to stay after school and to attend these support sessions. There are two common cases that will lead to a student being assigned to these support sessions:
Case 1: The first scenario is missing or incomplete work - in this case the student will be expected to attend every day until they are caught up. The student will be withheld from after school clubs and activities until they are caught up.
Case 2: The second scenario involves having trouble with a specific concept. In this case, the student will be assigned a week and that student will be able to select the days for support that week. The student will not be withheld from other activities.
Procedurally, a teacher requiring after school attendance will contact both the student and a parent to notify them of the start day.
Have a great weekend,