Summer Office Hours/ 暑期辦公時間

June 11, 2020

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Summer Office Hours/ 暑期辦公時間

Weekly Lunch Menu /午餐菜單

June 5, 2020

Menu

6/8-6/10

2020 Summer Reading Assignments / 暑期閱讀作業

June 5, 2020

AST News

Dear Parents and Guardians,In addition to sunny days and family trips, summer break often brings the “summer slide”--the loss of academic knowledge and skills due to lack of practice. Research shows that English Language Learners experience even greater setbacks due to decreased exposure to English and fewer opportunities to read, write, speak and listen to English.

Director's Update 06052020

June 5, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, Next week, we keep celebrating. On Tuesday, we will focus on elementary and high school with award ceremonies and 5th-grade promotion. On Wednesday, we will focus on middle school with their award ceremony and 8th-grade promotion.

End of Year Bus Schedule: 6/9-6/10 / 6月9日至10日校車時間

June 5, 2020

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Dear AST Students and Parents,Please check the bus timetable for picking up children on the Special Half Day next week on June 9th and 10th. The last day of the school year will be Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Director's Update 05292020

May 29, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends,Today is our high school graduation. We wish our seniors the best as they embark on their next adventure. Back on campus, next week is our final week of academics. There are no special schedules--we are finishing off standards and checking off the last learning targets. 

Open for Application/ 台中美國學校招生中

May 28, 2020

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Open for Application AST is currently accepting applications for Grade 1 to Grade 12 for the 2020-2021 school year. Please submit your application by Thursday, April 30, 2020 for guaranteed consideration. The new school year is scheduled to start on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Director's Update 05222020

May 22, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends,We are left with two full weeks of academics followed by conferences and celebrations. That said, the first celebration is next Friday at 6:00 pm where we honor the accomplishments of our seniors at their graduation.

Update from the Admissions Office / 註冊組訊息

May 15, 2020

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Thank you, parents and guardians, for turning in the Registration Form. We are happy to learn that most families will be returning for the 2020-2021 school year. For the families who will not be returning, we would like to do our best in supporting you to have a smooth transition.

Director's Update 05152020

May 15, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends,With three and a half weeks remaining, we are slowly moving through our list of “lasts”. We are starting our last set of MAPS tests for the year. Next week, we will have our last AP exams. Our teachers are covering those last standards before the year comes to an end.

ES Digital Semester Celebration/ 小學部電子版學習成果展

May 15, 2020

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Our regular ES, end of semester celebrations were canceled for the sake of social distancing. This year, the students are creating digital portfolios and other projects to celebrate their learning.

2020 HS STUGO Election Results / 2020 高中學生會當選名單

May 8, 2020

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Good Morning AST~I'm proud to announce our next year's HS STUGO Officers...

Director's Update 05082020

May 8, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends,Over the last three weeks, the number of community transfer cases of COVID-19 remains zero. Although we remain vigilant, this has given us the confidence to plan some end of year events.

Director's Update 05012020

May 1, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends,Until now, we have done two rounds of online learning and we have heard both positive and less positive feedback from parents across all grades. While some parents are content with the experiences and praised us for our precautions, others rated the experiences as less satisfactory.

A Note About Masks at AST During PE / AST體育課時間佩戴口罩措施

April 24, 2020

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The new policy at AST is to wear masks at all times except while eating. This includes walking around on campus, in classrooms, during recess, and during PE class. While being physically active during PE and at recess, students may start to experience discomfort and/or difficulty breathing.

Director's Update 04242020

April 24, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, Thank you for making sure that students come to school wearing masks. We are all still adjusting to the current normal. During our decision making related to COVID-19, we have maintained these two priorities in this order:

Director's Update 04172020

April 17, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends,Monday, 20 April 2020, we are returning to face-to-face classes on campus. Monday is Day 1. We will follow our regular school day schedule. We are reconsidering and reevaluating when and where to put Student Led Conferences to minimize the impact on instructional time. 

World Book and Copyright Day 2020 / 2020世界書香日

April 17, 2020

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UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated worldwide each year on April 23rd. This year, AST middle school students and faculty will join the celebrations by dressing as their favorite literary character on Thursday, April 23rd to promote our shared love of reading. 

Director's Update 04102020

April 10, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, From April 7 through April 17, we will use online learning. Based on the data from our travel survey, we will continue with online learning next week. AST Travel Survey 2 Data Summary 7 households have someone currently under quarantine for entering Taiwan in the last 14 days 7 people traveled to the 11 government warning destinations 56 people traveled during the long weekend

Director's Update 03272020

March 27, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We have been communicating regularly via these newsletters. There is now so much information that we wanted to gather that information into one place. We have added a COVID-19 page to our website with all of this information summarized. You can find the page at http://ast.tc.edu.tw/covid-19.

Director's Update 03202020

March 20, 2020

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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.

Director's Update 03132020

March 13, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, As we approach Spring Break, we are remaining proactive in the protection of our kids. If anyone is still planning to travel outside of Taiwan or planning to host visitors from outside of Taiwan, we again would like to urge you to reconsider those plans. Today, we have learned that a recent expatriate man was tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in central Taiwan. This man was infected by visitors from the States. Even though he is not in our community, we are asking everyone to practice social distancing and exercise caution during this time. 

Director's Update 03062020

March 6, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, Thank you to everyone for your cooperation as we have tightened procedures for everyone’s safety. Many students are wearing masks at all times as a preemptive safety precaution. Drop off procedures are running quite smoothly holding parent wait time to just a few minutes. Pick up procedures are getting smoother and smoother. All waiting cares are picking up kids and departing by 3:45 and parents arriving at 3:40 are hardly waiting. Classes have returned to a level of normal and great learning is happening.

Director's Update 03042020

March 4, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, As we have monitored the situation both in Taiwan and around the world, we have come to a number of decisions:TravelIn regards to travel, we continue to follow the Taiwan government’s lead in policy. We will not be more or less restrictive than government regulations. That said, we have two things to add to this:First, please consider canceling your travel plans. These plans put everyone in your family at risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.

Book Tasting/ 圖書宴饗

March 4, 2020

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"Cafe 21" at AST opened on Monday. Middle school and high school students all participated in "Book Tasting" at the cafe. Each English teacher scheduled a session with their classes in the library "cafe".The purpose of the activity is to promote literacy and give students, who are often too rushed to visit the library, a chance to peruse through a variety of new and underused books.

Director's Update 02282020

February 28, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, Thank you for all of your support as we maintain strict procedures to ensure the safety of all the members of our community. We continue to follow the guidelines from the Taiwan government. Recent recommendations out of the Education Department of Taipei City called for schools to cancel all events beyond classroom instruction before May 4, 2020.

Lost and Found/ 失物招領

February 28, 2020

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With all the clean up at AST, the Lost and Found locations are overflowing. Please have your kids check the Lost and Found for any items this week. If any items are unclaimed after March 6th, they will be either thrown away or donated.

Director's Update 02262020

February 26, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We are off to a great start. The dropoff procedures went smoothly. The last bus arrived about five minutes before the school day started. Everyone involved followed the updated procedures and a safe day began. During lunch, students were separated by school division as well as spread out within the cafeteria (seating only four students per table).

Director's Update 02242020

February 24, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We look forward to being face-to-face with our students again. In preparation for school tomorrow, we would like to give some brief reminders. First, tomorrow is "Day 2". Before Leaving Home:Please check your child's/children's temperature.Please make sure they have 2 or 3 masks in their backpack. (More if they have minor symptoms.)

Director's Update 02212020

February 21, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, The campus will not reopen until Tuesday, February 25, 2020.As we prepare for our return to campus on February 25, we need to gather some information from all of our families related to their travel plans and health over the last two weeks and looking forward to it. To make gathering that information as easy as possible, we have created a survey using Survey Monkey. We need the survey completed for each household and students will not be permitted to return until the survey is completed.

Director's Update 02072020

February 14, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, The campus will reopen on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.We want to thank all of our parents for the efforts and patience during this time. We are continuing to monitor the coronavirus status around Taiwan and this week has been relatively quiet on that front. 

2020 Summer Camp is canceled / 2020夏令營活動取消

February 7, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, Unfortunately, due to the push back of the last day of Taiwan public school to July 15th, AST summer camp 2020 will not happen.We look forward to having fun with you in 2021!

Director's Update 02072020

February 7, 2020

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Dear Members of the AST Community, As we consider our return date, we have maintained these priorities in our decision-making process in this order: We maintain the safety of our students and our community. We maximize student learning while not neglecting safety. We support those students needing to be successful on external assessments (AP).

Director's Update 01302020

January 30, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We are updating you based on the newest information that we have available. The government has expanded the self-quarantine requirement to 14 days since returning from any travel that included mainland China, Macau, or Hong Kong. We are keeping our expectations the same.

Director's Update - 01282020

January 28, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We wanted to take a moment and update you regarding our monitoring of the coronavirus outbreak and its potential impact on our school. We are following the lead of the Taiwanese government, the Center for Disease Control, and the Taiwan international school community in considering our responses. We want to assure you that the safety of our children is the highest priority in our decision making.

Director's Update 01232020

January 22, 2020

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Dear AST Families and Friends,We wish everyone a happy new year. For those traveling, we would like to urge care and watchfulness. A novel coronavirus has prompted a travel warning in and around China from the CDC. News reports have confirmed that this virus has reached the US, Korea, and Taiwan.

Director's Update 01172020

January 17, 2020

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Dear AST Families and Friends, Thank you to all the parents that joined us for the Parent Association meeting. We appreciate our parents and the huge role that they play in the success of our school. This week, our middle and high school students have been participating in the 3rd Annual Shakespeare Experience.

MS Health Program/ 初中部健康教育課程

January 17, 2020

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Dear Parents,Please read this letter, which offers information and resources, related to online safety. We hope you find it helpful. 

ES After School Program - Semester 2 / 小學部課後社團活動

January 10, 2020

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Dear Parents, Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful break with your family.ES after school club starts this week, students are welcome to stay after school and try out different activities. For more information about ES after school club, please visit our website. Register the clubs, please fill-up the registration form.

MS Health Program / 初中健康教育講座

January 10, 2020

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Dear Middle School Parents, Information regarding the Middle School Health Program was emailed to you earlier this week. If you are interested in attending the free information session with Dr. Wang, on Friday, January 17th from 6:00-8:00 PM at Dive Cube Hotel, please click this link to register by this Friday, January 10th.