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Official Letter: COVID-19 Update

Subject: COVID-19 Update
Date: April 22, 2021
Reference: D-PREP 2020-2021-085

Dear D-PREP Families, 

We are pleased that virtual learning has started smoothly, and students are very active and engaged in their online classes. As many parents have asked about how Mr. Masaru is doing, he is recovering well and sends his warmest regards to all his students and families.

CONTINUATION OF VIRTUAL LEARNING:  Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we will plan for the following options in the week of April 26 – 30: 

  1. K2- Grade 6 students will continue in virtual learning; 
  2. Nursery – We will extend the closure for one more week (April 26th – 30th), but we will offer other options as well, such as modified virtual learning schedule or small group support sessions.  We will call each nursery family in the next couple of days to discuss which option is their preference; 
  3. K1 – We will continue K1 virtual learning or make-up days for one more week.  We will call K1 parents to check-in on the family’s continued choice for next week as well. 

We are preparing for the possibility of coming back to school on May 5th, but we will have to wait for the latest update by the Ministry of Education.

For Nursery – K1, we can only extend the closure for one more week (April 26-30) due to the amount of summer weeks we have left beyond already scheduled make-up days, and our teachers and leaders also need to prepare and plan for next school year.

If full school closure has to extend after April 30, the school will contact each Nursery and K1 family to provide various options that may be possible since no more make-up days can be offered. 

SCHOOL EVENTS: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and school premise closure, some school events have been rescheduled for later this academic year.

  • School Yearbook & Photo Day (postponed – new date announced depending on length of school closure) 
  • April 28th – Parent/Staff and Student Basketball Event with ASB Sukhumvit (postponed – new date announced depending on length of school closure) 
  • April 30th – Sport Day and International Food Festival (postponed – new date announced depending on length of school closure) 
  • May 21st – Frozen Musical and Moana Showcase (We will confirm the final date of these performances once our re-opening date is confirmed)  
  • June 10th – K2 Graduation and End of School Year Celebrations/ Awards Ceremony ● June 10th – Last Day of School 

SCHOOL COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY: It is advisable that families avoid non-essential travels out of Bangkok, stay home as much as possible during this time, continue to practice social distancing as a form of compassion for one another, and emphasize personal hygiene, use masks and hand-sanitizers. If you get sick or experience flu-like symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately. If you come in close contact or contract COVID-19, please inform the school immediately. Please stay safe everyone.

We thank you so much for your understanding and support in these challenging times.

Sincerely,

D-PREP Leadership Team

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