20 Dec 2021

Resumption of Face-to-Face Instruction

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Dear Parent/Guardian, It is now the end of another year, and we are grateful to God for his continued blessings on Excelsior Primary and Infant. Despite the challenges, we have prevailed by the grace of God and will continue to do so as long as He gives us life, strength and health. Please take note of the following. OFFICE HOURS Be advised that the office will be closed to the public from Tuesday, December 21 – Monday, December 27, 2021. We resume our regular hours of operation on Tuesday, December 28 starting at 8:00 AM. The office closes at 3:00 PM each day. FACE-TO-FACE SCHEDULE Face-to-face instruction will resume on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. For that week until, Friday, January 7, 2022, parents are to follow the schedule directly below.
TIMEMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
 JAN 3, 2022JAN 4, 2022JAN 5, 2022JAN 6, 2022JAN 7, 2022
  8:00 AM – 12:00 NoonMEETINGS ACADEMIC STAFF  GROUP A Grades 4-5   INFANT GROUP A  GROUP B Grades 4-5   INFANT GROUP B      GROUP A Grades 1-3   INFANT GROUP A    GROUP B Grades 1-3   INFANT GROUP B  
7:30 AM –            2:00 PM CLASSES WILL START AT 7.45AM   Grades 6 All studentsGrades 6 All studentsGrades 6 All studentsGrades 6 All students  
  Starting on Monday, January 10, 2022, the schedule below is to be followed. This schedule will obtain until the end of the school year or until parents and staff are advised otherwise.
TIMEMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
    7:45 AM – 2:15 PM      GROUP A   Grades 1-5 Infant    GROUP B   Grades 1-5 Infant    GROUP A   Grades 1-5 Infant      GROUP B   Grades 1-5 Infant  ONLINE 7:30 AM – 12:00 Noon   PLANNING SESSIONS (ALL GRADES)
7:45 AM – 2:15 PM   CLASSES WILL START AT 7:45AM  Grades 6 studentsGrades 6 studentsGrades 6 studentsGrades 6 studentsGrades 6 All students End at 12noon
  All students are to be dressed in full uniform. Please contact Miss. Aarons in the Bookroom to order your supplies. ACADEMIC RECOVERY AND ENHANCEMENT (A.R.E) There are several deliverables that need to be completed in the coming year. However, first and foremost, is the continued implementation of the A.R.E. (Academic Recovery and Enhancement) plan which seeks to combat the effects of the pandemic. Students have begun to benefit from our pull-out programme which afforded them one-on-one instruction. For the new term, the expansion of this programme is our first priority, and we will continue to use this method to address the learning loss. Before this can become a reality, we need your financial support for the following: –
  • To employ part time teachers to work with students in small groups.
  • To improve the technological framework (bandwidth)
  • To purchase classroom resources that enhance teaching and learning
  • to complete our library space in an effort to further enhance literacy.
We encourage you to use the following methods to make your payments.
  • Card/cash payment in the administrative office
  • ABM Payment
  • Online bank transfer
The banking information is as follows: Bank Name: National Commercial Bank Account Name: Excelsior Primary & Infant School Account Type: Current/Chequing Account Number: 371-558462 Branch: Matilda’s Corner   Additionally, we know there are parents who would love to contribute in other ways. Using THIS FORM, please indicate the skills and materials you will be able to donate.  Let me take this opportunity to thank every parent who has supported the primary goal of this institution, which is to educate the children placed in our care. Our approach to the new year will continue to be a collaborative one, where both parents and the school will work together to ensure that no child is left behind.  As we enter this festive season, I pray that the true essence of Christmas will surround your family and friends. Have a blessed Christmas, a prosperous New Year and see you all in January 2022! ‘AGE ANIMO’ YET HIGHER

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