DIR FEB 27

Dear Academia Cotopaxi Community,
 
I hope that you were able to read my message yesterday regarding the COVID-19 Virus. We are working on streamlining and consolidating our communications to ensure you receive current, accurate and concise messages that do not interfere with your daily communication routines.
 
We are making plans for all contingencies with regard to the presence of COVID-19 in Ecuador. We have been monitoring the situation since the beginning, consulting with government agencies and other schools, especially in those countries most affected, to gather accurate information and suggestions on how to address this situation from additional cleaning measures, changes in servicing food, to preparing alternative instructional methods. 
 
Please note that all immediate (within the next two weeks) off-campus student field trips and events will be postponed until further notice. QISSA sports events and the Fine Arts Festival are as of now, scheduled to continue as planned. If there are any subsequent changes, you will be informed. We have cancelled the Discover Ecuador trips for grades 4-5. Updates on the status of events and trips later in the semester will be communicated in this weekly Newsletter as required.
 
We are working on a strategy to maintain clear, simple and factually accurate information to our community. As mentioned in yesterday's email, it is important to be well, but accurately informed. Social media is not an accurate nor safe place to acquire knowledge and understanding of important information such as this. Any messages we send are based exclusively on the Ministries and Health and Education’s official announcements. Please be careful with messages on social media as there are a lot of inaccuracies and deliberate deception on such platforms. 
 
Oscar Wilde said that "what seems to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise." Together, as a community, families, individuals, and professionals we can all learn new skills, become more resilient and build bonds and mutual support from challenges such as this virus. 
 
Academia Cotopaxi is excited to announce a proposal to charter a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) scout troop. BSA offers participants opportunities for adventure, fun, leadership, and so much more. The troop will be open to children ages 11 to 18. We will be having an informational session on the AC campus on Tuesday, March 10, at 6:00 p.m. For more information contact scoutsac@gmail.com. See you there!
 
Thank you and have a great week.

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