We are now one week away from the semester 1 exams. We are getting closer and closer to the end. Let’s all make sure that we all finish strong. December 9 is the cut off date to submit any missing assignments. Students who still have incomplete assignments will be internally suspended, as per our policy.
Fiestas de Quito
While the Senior class beautifully won the 2019 Fiestas de Quito, the entire High School put on some great skits mixing cultural understanding, humour and quite impressive sets. The Cuarenta tournament attracted more participants than ever and Guillermo Chediak and Ms. Luna won the final last Wednesday in an epic game. Well done to them but also to all participants. 2019 was a great edition of the Fiestas de Quito. Thanks to everyone who contributed to its success.
Join us to visit the community of Zumbahua! This Sunday, December 15 we will visit the community of Zumbahua and we invite all families to attend. There is something very special that happens when we share with people who live in other places in Ecuador. We will bring the books that were collected as well as the food and candy bags. RSVP here
Our full IB Diploma Candidates have been working on their Extended Essay since early October and are meeting with their supervisors now. Mr. Voeller is inviting all Juniors writing the EE to come to school on December 19 and 20 to use as writing days to get a jump on their first draft which will be due in May.
College Counseling News - 12th Grade Parents
If your son or daughter is applying to a school with a deadline from January 1 to January 8, the last day Mr. Wasser will look at Personal Statements or Supplementary Essays is December 19. This is a firm internal deadline! Please encourage your student to plan accordingly if these deadlines pertain to them and best of luck to your student in these final weeks of their 1st semester. -Mr. Wasser
AC Athletics Survey
Dear parents, I have sent you a survey regarding our Athletics Program. If you would please fill it out by next Friday at the latest, that would be very helpful. Thank you for your continued support!
December 7-8 all day at St. Catherine’s University, St. Paul, MN
Saint Croix Swim Meet
-December 9, 4:15 p.m. at Colegio Americano
Girls Varsity Soccer Semi-Finals vs. Colegio Americano
Boys JV Volleyball Semi-Finals vs. Colegio Americano
-December 11, 4:15 p.m. at (TBD)
Boys JV Volleyball 3rd place game and Finals
-December 12, 4:15 p.m. at (TBD)
Girls Varsity Soccer 3rd place game and Finals
Flu Prevention, a message from our Medical Office
Please keep in mind that there are important precautions to avoid spreading the Flu virus and other illnesses. If your child presents any symptoms of illness keep your child at home and see your doctor. Flu symptoms include any or all of the following: cough, sore throat, fever, runny or stuffy nose, headache, joint pains or body aches, chills and fatigue. Vomiting and diarrhea may also be present.
The World Health Organization lists the following recommendations for prevention in addition to the vaccine, as well as, consultation with your doctor about treatment:
- Regular hand washing with proper drying of the hands
- Good respiratory hygiene – covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, using tissues and disposing of them correctly
- Early self-isolation of those feeling unwell, feverish and having other symptoms of influenza
- Avoiding close contact with sick people
- Avoiding touching one’s eyes, nose or mouth
At school, we take the following measures during Flu season:
- Medical Officers review recommendations for personal care and prevention with all students and staff. We included these recommendations from CDC (Center for Disease Control in our earlier email)
- Parents are always asked to keep children who are ill at home both for their wellness and the wellness of others.
- Physical spaces (classes & common areas) are disinfected when cases are reported.
- All classes have sanitizers installed.
- Children who present flu symptoms at school are taken to the medical office and parents are contacted for pick-up and referred to their doctor.
- Employees who present symptoms check with the medical office in order to determine if isolation is needed.
- Every year, the school determines if we can offer a vaccination campaign and what the parameters are.
- Measures are reviewed annually
Please note that this year’s vaccination campaign is limited to children under the age of 5. The vaccine will be provided by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud Pública). We do recommend that older children seek vaccination outside of school.
Do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Principal