The 2020/21 academic year has gotten off to a fine start. I am pleased that we could open to in-class teaching and learning despite the Level 2 social distancing guidelines. I am also thrilled to report that everything is proceeding smoothly at HFS. These are the newsworthy items that I must share with you in this first newsletter of the new academic year.
Welcome to the New Members of the HFS Community
It is always a pleasure to welcome new members to the HFS community and this year I am happy to introduce Isabella Donnison, Nayra Johri and Rachael Rina Han to the FS 1–Year 1 class, Audrey Abaray and Chloe Green to the Year 2–3, and Henry Abaray and Mia Shin to the Year 4–5 class. We are happy to have them all at the school and we hope that they will enjoy their time at HFS.
Covid-19 Temperature Protocols for Bus Pick-up
It has been reported that some students have been dashing to the bus stop to be picked up for school. As a result, in the recent summer heat, their temperature is elevated above 37.5 Degrees Celsius when being checked for entry on to the bus. While this is usually an inaccurate reading due to students running for the bus in the heat, our Covid-19 Policy dictates that students will not be admitted on the bus with a temperature above 37.5 Degrees and much time is taken to wait for the student to cool down so that an accurate temperature can be taken. Parents are therefore advised to avoid letting their child dash for the bus and rather be at their designated stop early so that temperature checks will be accurate. Thank you for understanding this situation.
Contact the Admin Office in the Event of Student Absences
If your child will be absent from the school, please email or phone the admin office to let us know. If your child has any symptoms of Covid-19, contact the office first, before you take them to the screening center.
PTA Meeting on Tuesday 1 September
HFS will have its first Parent Teacher Association meeting at 3:35 on Tuesday 1 September. Please join us if you would like to be a part of this important and valued school organization. I look forward to seeing you there.
Quick links to Important HFS Documents
For your convenience we have included links to important documents, policies and protocols that have been updated in the Summer break. Please follow the links to familiarize yourselves with these files.
That is all for this week. Thank you for your continued support and do have a wonderful weekend.