Dear AST Family and Friends,

This was the most normal week so far. We had classes each day, clubs starting up, sports practices beginning, and a feeling that routines are in place. We have an important update regarding picking up elementary students from the bus that may impact bus arrival times.

Have a great weekend,

Anthony Keen

 

New Bus Drop Off Procedure in effect on Monday, 4 September

There was a misalignment between picking up an elementary school student at school and picking them up at a bus stop. At school, parents are required to come in and sign out their children. This expectation will be extended to bus stops. Each elementary student must be signed out with the bus monitor. We will allow an older AST student (such as an older sibling) or adult to sign out a child.

If you wish to opt out of this signing process, you should contact GAO.

This may result in buses running a little behind schedule. We will monitor those times and update you if we need to adjust them. Thank you for your patience as we take actions to better care for our littlest family members.

 

Yearbook, ID and Portal Photos

Each year our Publications class takes on the monumental task of photographing each and every student. They have begun that process and pictures will continue to be taken through September 13th. Students should talk to their Block C teacher if they have questions.

 

Stop and smell the roses

Our neighbors have expressed some concerns about the speed of cars on the mountainside near AST. So, if you are driving to or from school it might be a great opportunity to slow down just a little and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.

 

Website Updates

We are busy updating various pieces of information on the website to make sure that you have the right information at your fingertips. Updated this week: the athletic seasons and tournaments for the school year, the bus routes (one minor change), and the AST directory should now include all the new teachers' names, photos, and email addresses.

親愛的AST家庭與朋友們:

這星期是開學以來,校內運作最為正常的一週。除了每天都上課外,所有課後學生社團開始聚會,體育運動隊伍也開始練習,整個學校有一種進入正常軌道運行的氛圍。接下來我們對小學部同學搭乘放學校車將有新的規定,這可能會影響到放學校車到站時間,請搭乘校車同學與家長多加留意。

祝大家週末愉快!

校長

金安東

接回搭乘放學校車學生新規定9月4日星期一開始施行

之前小學部同學放學回家的方式,是由家長到學校接回或搭乘校車離開,兩種不同方式的程序之間有些許差異。家長若是到學校接同學回家時,需簽名確定後才能離開;而今後家長若是到校車停靠站接回小學部同學時,隨車服務人員也會要求家長簽名後才可離開。我們並同意由家長授權學校初、高中部同學(如初、高中的哥哥、姊姊)或其他成人可負責代簽。

如果家長選擇不簽名,直接讓孩子下車後離開,請務必先與學校總務處聯絡。

我們新的規定可能會造成放學校車比目前表訂時間晚到停靠站。請容我們先觀察並記錄一陣子後,視情況調整表訂時間再通知您。感謝您對於學校照顧低年級同學的耐心配合。

Yearbook、學生證和Portal帳戶上的照片

每學年學校Publications(刊物)課的同學都負責為全校師生拍照,並編輯登載到學校刊物上,今年也不例外。自9月13日開始,刊物課的同學會利用Block C的時間為同學們拍照,若同學們有關於今年拍照時間等的疑問,可以詢問自己Block C的老師。

Stop and smell the roses (放輕鬆,慢慢來)

學校接到鄰居來電表示有些AST接送學生的轎車速度太快,很容易造成意外。所以,請大家行駛學校附近蜿蜒山路時,務必放慢速度謹慎駕駛。

網頁更新

學校網頁正在進行部分資訊的更新,以確保您在網頁上看到的都是最正確的訊息。截至本周為止,我們更新了:本學年各球季與球賽時間;校車路線(僅些微調整);AST directory(教職員名錄),目前已加入新老師的姓名、照片與電郵位置。