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Official Letter: End of School Year Updates

Subject: End of School Year Updates
Date: June 3, 2021
Reference: D-PREP 2020-2021-095

Dear D-PREP Families,

This is the final reminder for our fun end-of-year events happening next week virtually! Student-led family portfolio conferences have been wonderful, and we have loved seeing our students bring closure to their year and their learning with their teachers and you, their families.

D-PREP SPIRIT WEEK ACTIVITIES – June 7th – June 10th: Each day of our D-PREP Spirit Week, students will have a challenge to complete that will earn their House points, if they submit their video or picture each day. In addition, each day will be a Freaky Dress Up Day!

The schedule is below:

Monday, June 7th – Fitness Challenge Day & Hat Day
Tuesday, June 8th – Art Challenge Day & Beach Day
Wednesday, June 9th – Dance/Song Challenge Day & House Shirt Day
Thursday, June 10th – Superhero Day! – Class Celebration Day!

END of YEAR ASSESSMENTS – Grades 2-6: We are going to have students in Grade 2 through Grade 6 come to campus in small groups for a 3 hour end-of-year NWEA-MAP assessment (Reading and Math) on June 7th or 8th. This data will be used to finish the professional development training with our teachers and will help us to plan the curriculum for the next school year.

Students will be testing in small groups with only 3-4 students in the same room, and with all COVID-19 safety measured strictly followed. Please contact the school if you have any questions about these sessions.

Please see the schedule below to see when your child should report:

Grade 2Monday, June 7th – *8:30 AM-11:30 AM*
Grade 5th/ 6thMonday, June 7th – *12:30 NN-3:30 PM*
Grade 3rd/ 4thTuesday, June 8th – Half the class *8:30 AM-11:30 AM* and half the class *12:30 NN-3:30 PM*

TURNING IN OF CHROMEBOOKS, LIBRARY BOOKS, and OTHER SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS – no later than June 8th: All borrowed Chromebooks, library books, or textbooks that students have at home must be returned to the D-PREP front office by June 8th at 3:30 pm.

KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION (K2) – June 10th – 11:30 am – 12:00 noon:
Our K2 virtual graduation ceremony will be on June 10 from 11:30 – 12:00 noon. We are preparing a video for the students to watch together and will be sending home a gift package for all our K2 students.

We encourage your child to dress up for the virtual graduation event on this day with a Blue & Gold Theme. We also plan to organize an in-person graduation ceremony in the first few weeks of school and all graduating K2 students and families will be invited to participate.

END OF YEAR SCHOOL YEAR (All events will be held virtually due to school closure):

  • June 3rd – Holiday -HM THe Queen of Thailand’s Birthday (NO SCHOOL)
  • June 7th – 9th:  D-PREP Spirit Week Challenges Each Day for House Points and Freaky Dress Up Days too! Let’s celebrate together during the last week of virtual school!
  • June 10th – K2 Graduation and End of School Year Celebrations/ Awards Ceremony (All end of year class celebrations will be held virtually during one of their regular class blocks)
  • June 10th -Last School Day –HALF DAY- All classes & celebrations over by 12:30 pm
  • June 11th – Final Progress Reports Issued to Parents Electronically

FROZEN MUSICAL (Nursery – Grade 2) and MOANA SHOWCASE (Grade 3-6) – If we are not able to re-open in July due to COVID-19, we will move the Frozen Musical and Moana Showcase to a live or video performance within the fall semester 2021.

If this occurs, this would change the two-week summer support sessions to either Saturday or afterschool sessions to rehearse for the performance and to complete some literacy/ math skill enhancement activities.

FOOD & AFTERSCHOOL CREDIT:

We request parents to come to school any day of your convenience before June 11, 2021 to sign the food & afterschool credit amount that has not been used during virtual learning with your admissions officer.

REMINDER OF SUMMER SESSION DATES (if school is able to re-open in July) :

  1. Two Week Support Session (July 5th – July 16th) for K2 – G6 (and K1 students not already in the Make-Up Days Session)
  2. N- K1 Make-up Days Session (July 5th – July 23rd)
  3. Summer School Sessions for K2 – G6 (July 19th – July 30th) for students who wish to enroll for classes during the Summer break.

Please note that all dates for in person programs are tentative and may be subject to change based on the COVID-19 situation. The school will keep you informed of all changes.

If we are not able to re-open for any summer programming or make-up days before the start of next school year, we will still honor all Make-Up days for Nursery and K1 families and will schedule these over the course of next school year, through vacation programs (possibly in the October and December breaks), Saturday programs and/or completing some days in the Summer of 2022.

KEY DATES FOR START OF 2021-2022 School Year:

  1. August 2, 2021 – Mandatory Parent Orientation for 2021-2022 School Year – Time TBD
  2. August 4, 2021 – FIRST DAY of SCHOOL for 2021-2022 School Year

Thanks to all the families for your ongoing partnership and support and for working with us to have a wonderful closing to the 2020-2021 school year!  Thanks to the fabulous students of D-PREP for bringing their positive and optimistic attitudes to virtual learning everyday!

Thanks to the fabulous teachers of D-PREP for creating the most engaging and effective virtual learning program possible for your children.   We have all persevered and shown our strength, resiliency, and adaptability!

Take care and continue to be safe!

Sincerely,

D-PREP Leadership Team

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