Breaking news: School to end May 21


Claire R., Acila G., and Ranad B.

Recently, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced that private schools could choose the date they would end virtual schooling. As a result, ASD administrators sent an email to parents informing them of school closure on May 21 following “Board and Ministry approval,” stating that this decision was based on the belief that “returning to virtual schooling after the Eid break would not be highly beneficial.”

The email, sent April 20, noted that virtual school will continue during Ramadan with an updated schedule, while report cards will be accessible through PowerSchool June 4 at 3 PM. ASD informed parents that they will continue to communicate with students if they need to retrieve things from school “in [the] coming weeks,” and departing students will be given “instructions on pick-up of final reports and transcripts from each specific division in the coming weeks.”

With the current severity of COVID-19 spread during this pandemic, admin is thankful to announce that ASD “remain[s] fortunate to have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the ASD community of Staff or Teachers” and reminded everyone to continue following recommendations from healthcare workers to stop the spread of the virus. Additionally, they congratulated students and teachers for their efforts during this trying time, declaring, “We are pleased at the progress teachers and students have made in this virtual environment.”  

Further details will be provided on Wednesday, April 22, at 2:30 pm during the Coffee and Conversation, where the admin meets virtually with parents. Access to this meeting is provided in the same email through a link sent to parents.