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Newsletter 2019/20 Term 3 Week 5

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Dear Parents,

I am pleased to have the sound of a clamor of little voices around the school building this week as the F 1-2 and Year 1-2 students returned to in-class learning. The students have shown great resilience in adapting to the new schooling situation and I am happy to report that the short week went ahead without incident.

 

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Year 3-4 to Start In-class Learning from Wednesday 3 June

 On a similar note, the Year 3-4 students will be returning to school from Wednesday 3 June to resume their in-class learning. I would like to include this reminder to parents to return the school equipment and resources with their child on the day. The bus will be operating as normal in the mornings and afternoons, so please be at the bus stop with your child at the regularly scheduled time for the bus to collect them. Please also ensure that your child is wearing a face mask for their first day of school. Masks are mandatory for all staff and children and, upon arrival at the school, HFS will provide 2 reusable fabric masks for your child which should be taken home and labeled clearly with their name. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this regard.

 

Learning Materials Delivery for Year 3-9

 This afternoon HFS will deliver learning materials with the school bus for Year 3-9 students for next week’s online learning. The school bus will depart the school at 3:45 pm and follow the afternoon school bus route and schedule displayed below. Please be at your designated stop at the scheduled time to collect your child’s learning materials.

1. Hyundai Foreign School     3:45 PM
2. Santevill 115 – 111     3:47 PM
3. E Pyeonhan 103 – 115     3:56 PM
4. Prugio 110 – I Park 107     3:58 PM
5. Ulsan College Back Gate     4:03 PM
6. Bangeojin Foreign Apartment     4:15 PM
7. SMS Residence     4:22 PM

 

That is all for this week. Thank you for your continued support and do have a wonderful weekend.

 

Mr. Kearney

 

Newsletter 2019/20 Term 3 Week 4

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Dear Parents,

 

I am pleased that HFS will be reopening for in-class teaching in its first stage next week. While we are facing a challenging and unprecedented situation in terms of how we approach schooling, I would like to assure all parents that the staff at HFS are well prepared in dealing with this “new-normal”. I am certain that if all the protocols are adhered to, we should overcome this trial by working together.

 

 

Disclaimer Regarding Reopening of the School

 

In last week’s newsletter, the HFS Covid-19 Protocol for Reopening the school was outlined and a hardcopy was sent to parents. I do hope that you have taken time to familiarize yourself with the procedures and measures that were explained in the notification. HFS requires all parents to read and agree to a disclaimer regarding the measures that will be put in place to ensure that the school is a safe and hygienic place of teaching and learning for all. Please click here to complete the form and submit your response by no later than Tuesday 26 May. Thank you for your cooperation in this regard.

 

 

FS 1-2 and Year 1-2 to Start In-class Learning from Wednesday 27 May

 

The school has been far too quiet until now and I will be happy to see the school once again be active with early years and year 1-2 students from Wednesday 27 May. The school bus will be in operation in the morning and the afternoon as per the regular schedule. If you have signed up for your child to take the school bus but prefer not to use it for any reason, please inform the school admin office. Parents are reminded to send all material and equipment to school with their child on the first day of learning to use in class. The school will provide students with 2 sealed, reusable facemasks but parents are required to send their child to school with a face mask until students can receive their allocated masks. Parents must label the masks clearly with their child’s name after receiving them on the first day so that no student uses another child’s mask.

 

 

Learning Materials Delivery

 

This afternoon HFS will once again send the silver school van to deliver learning materials for next week’s online learning. The van will depart the school at 3:30 pm and follow the regular school bus route. Please be at your designated stop at the scheduled time to collect your child’s learning materials.

 

 

That is all for this week. Thank you for your continued support and do have a wonderful weekend.

 

 

Mr. Kearney

Newsletter 2019/20 Term 3 Week 3

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Dear Parents,

 

HFS Reopening for Regular Classes in Stages

I am happy to report the positive news that HFS will be reopening for regular in-class teaching and learning according to the following stages as stipulated by the Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education (Ulsan MOE). Please ensure that your child attends school for their class from the dates listed below. The school bus will be in operation from Wednesday 27 May following the regular route and schedule. There will be no after school club activities until further notice but the library will be open from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm should parents wish to bring their child to borrow books. Please note that children may not stay in the library unless they are borrowing books.

  • Wednesday 27 May: FS 1-2 / Year 1-2 Classes
  • Wednesday 03 June: Year 3-4 Class
  • Monday 08 June: Year 5-9 Class

These dates are based on the official announcement made yesterday by the Ulsan MOE in the wake of the recent resurgence of infected cases. I must stress that these dates may be subject to change depending on developments and recommendations from the Ulsan MOE. I am glad that regular classes will resume soon. In accordance with guidelines from the Ulsan MOE and to ensure that the school is a safe and hygienic place of teaching and learning, I would like to assure all parents that HFS will be instituting strict protocols which you can view by clicking here. All parents, staff and students will be expected to read and follow these protocols to make sure that the virus is not spread in the school and they will be in place until such a time as it is deemed safe to ease them. Your understanding and cooperation in this situation is appreciated.

 

Contact Form Update

It has been brought to my attention that a number of parents’ contact numbers and email addresses are no longer valid and they are not receiving the regular updates and communiques from the school. If your email address or contact number changes please notify the admin office at admin@hyundaiforeignschool.com and provide them with the most up to date contact information so that they may add it to the HFS Contact Form. It is vital that you are able to receive important notifications from the school. Thank you for your cooperation in this regard.

 

Learning Materials Delivery

This afternoon HFS will once again send the silver school van to deliver learning materials for next week’s online learning. The van will depart the school at 3:30 pm and follow the regular school bus route. Please be at your designated stop at the scheduled time to collect your child’s learning materials.

 

That is all for this week. Thank you for your continued support and do have a wonderful weekend.

 

Mr. Kearney

Newsletter 2019/20 Term 3 Week 2

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Dear Parents,

The weather is getting warmer as we head into Summer. There are a few items that I would like to share with you in this week’s newsletter.

 

Reopening of School

We are all eager to have the school reopen as soon as possible and have teaching and learning return to regular, in-class normalcy. Following the MoE’s recent announcement of the guideline on re-opening of the schools in Korea, we have been in consultation with the Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education and when we receive their feedback, we will communicate it to you in the course of next week the exact date that the school will reopen once it is confirmed. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this regard.

 

Wizard of Oz at the Dongrami Theater

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I am pleased that the Dongrami theater production of The Wizard of Oz could go ahead despite the current situation. Well done to our Year 3-4 students Anna Julia and Chris for confidently performing their roles as Tin-Man and the Wizard (Also Munchkin and Magic Monkey) respectively.

 

Lois and Jeremy’s Birthday

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A number of special days to celebrate this week. Today it is Lois Ha-Won Lee’s birthday and yesterday it was Jeremy Philip’s birthday. To both of you, happy birthday from HFS and we hope you both could make it memorable and celebrate in style.

 

Farewell to Aki

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On a sad note this week we bid farewell to Aki Storie who has been in Japan participating in our E-learning program. In the time that he has been at HFS, Aki has proven to be an intelligent, capable and likeable young man and he will be missed by the HFS community.  We wish him and his family only luck and happiness wherever their feet may land and would like them to know that, should they return, they will always have a place at HFS.

 

Learning Materials Delivery

This afternoon HFS will send the silver school van to deliver learning materials for next week’s online learning. The van will depart the school at 3:30 pm and follow the regular school bus route. Please be at your designated stop at the scheduled time to collect your child’s learning materials.

 

That is all for this week. Thank you for your continued support and do have a wonderful weekend.

 

 

Mr. Kearney

Newsletter 2019/20 Term 3 Week 1

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Dear Parents,

A new term begins at HFS as Spring slowly turns to Summer. This week’s newsletter will be brief with only a few items that I would like to share with you.

 

End of Term Assembly

 I am so impressed that HFS was still able to put on an end of term assembly of note last week despite the circumstances. It was great to see such good work being produced by our students as they complete the term through online learning. A big thank you to Ms. Sara Hirner for joining us from Australia in our assembly to receive the donation from the student council’s fundraising efforts. It really meant a lot to her to see our students doing such good for the worthy cause and we appreciate all her efforts in rescuing animals as part of the Australian Wildlife Rescue Organization, WIRES. The biggest congratulations must go to our commendation and citizenship award recipients from each class, (names to be added). Well done to all of you. You have earned your place on the HFS Wall of Honour.

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Term 3

As we welcome the start of the new term I am positive about what will be in store. The class curriculum overviews have been uploaded to the website, so please take the time to review them for your interest. I look forward to reopening the school as soon as the Ministry of Education gives us the go ahead and parents will be notified as soon as the date is confirmed. We will also inform parents of the health and safety procedures that HFS will put in place to ensure that the school remains a secure and hygienic place of learning for all. I am hopeful that we can resume regular in class teaching as soon as possible as well as the scheduled events and initiatives that make HFS the effective educational institution that it always has been. Term 3 will run until Friday 17 July as per the academic calendar.

 

Learning Materials Delivery

This afternoon HFS will send the silver school van to deliver learning materials for next week’s online learning. The van will depart the school at 3:30 pm and follow the regular school bus route. Please be at your designated stop at the scheduled time to collect your child’s learning materials.

 

Finally, Tuesday 5 May is an important holiday celebrating the children and as such HFS will be closed to acknowledge this important holiday. There will be no online classes on that day so please enjoy that time with your child.

That is all for this week. Thank you for your continued support and do have a wonderful weekend.

 

Mr. Kearney