MS Jan 29

Welcome to second semester in the Middle School! Your child’s elective class changed on Monday - take a moment to ask him/her about the new class. Links to first semester report cards and MAP results are scheduled to be emailed home on Thursday, January 31. Reports are provided electronically to each family. Parents may print report cards if desired.

The start of the semester is a good time for us to review expectations with students, and also with families. Some parents have inquired about excused and unexcused absences. In order for an absence to be excused in MS, we require an official medical certification or a sports tournament letter from the corresponding federation or club. Absences must be reported to school immediately and the certificate must be received within two days after the student returns to school.  

Beginning in Grade 7, a student cannot be unexcused absent for more than 10% of the school year. According to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, if a student exceeds the maximum number of unexcused absences, he/she will not pass the grade level.

Grade 8 Families
The High School is excited to begin the transition process with Grade 8 families! With this in mind, Mr Brian Voeller, Assistant Principal and IB Diploma Coordinator, Ms Keyes Voeller, High School Counselor, Mr Lysha Wasser, College Counselor, and Mr Fred Bordaguibel, Principal, will host a transition meeting with both parents and students on Monday, February 4th at 2:00 PM in the auditorium. Students will be released from MS classes at this time and will meet their parents in the auditorium.

Counselor’s Corner - from Aubrey
Thank you to all of you who came out Thursday to the Parent Workshop on Understanding the Adolescent Brain. It was wonderful to share with and explore an area which so many of you were excited to learn about. If you were not able to make it, you can find the presentation here as posted on the AC website in Learning Opportunities.

With kind regards,

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001

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