At SAS, no matter the circumstances, the Learning continues! Should our campuses be partially or fully closed, we are ready to transition the delivery of our program from the classroom to our online learning platforms. You can see the details in this extensive SAS Distance Learning Plan. In March 2020, the first version of this plan was highlighted by the International Baccalaureate Organization as an exemplar for its more than 5,000 schools worldwide and served indeed as an inspiration for many of them.
Since then, we have considerably improved the plan, better balancing direct video engagement with asynchronous activities, and focusing on student well-being in a time of distance learning. We partnered with the Global Online Academy to benefit from best practices developed over a decade of experience with online education. We also expanded our professional learning for faculty and ensured our on-site education would more fluidly be transferred online thanks to the development of a Blended Learning approach on campus. Students and families may rest reassured: our Distance Learning Plan will allow for a high-quality SAS education for all.
Schooling is always a partnership with parents, and this is even more true in an online Distance Learning environment. Below are some recommended tips for parents to support your children. For additional details, please see page 7 of our DL Plan.
Parents or students who need technology help can contact our Technology Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 6221-1445 extensions 8888, 2206, or 3758. Technology support will be available on weekdays from 8am – 8pm.
SAS is a community that supports our students and families both academically and emotionally. Below are a number resources that our Academic team has compiled. We hope this information will be helpful.
- Nurturing Resilient Families
- Managing Your Mental Health During NCP
- Simple Steps to Manage Anxiety
- 8 Top Tips for Student Success in Online School
- Supporting a Positive Mindset
- Parenting While Working from Home
- 10 Tips on How to Maintain a Routine of Kindness During Difficult Time
- 12 Ways to Stay Productive While Working from Home – Build a Healthy Daily Routine
The leadership of SAS has been preparing contingencies for the August 2022 back to school in the event of impact from circumstances outside of our control. We would like to share with you our current response plan for Continuity of Learning for Fall 2022 under various scenarios. Below is a video explainer from Renee Couturier, Interim Head of Educational Programs, as well as a copy of the written plan. The previously published 2022-23 school calendar will be our calendar for the coming year with no changes.