Welcome to our third week of this new reality we are all confronting around the world. We are all facing new challenges but also opportunities, particularly with respect to how we collectively move forward to make this a better world for our children, now, next school year, and beyond. Over two thousand years ago Aristotle said that “education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” Our teachers and all the people here at AC and IMAGINE who support them, continue to be committed to providing a refuge of learning to your sons and daughters at this time.
As has been communicated previously, Academia Cotopaxi, along with our sister private schools in Ecuador has received authorization from the Ministry of Education to continue learning from a distance through education and information technology as appropriate for different grade levels. This is recognition of all the shared effort put into distance learning from school and homes. Once again thank you for your support in this effort as this is truly a home-school partnership for the benefit of our students, your sons and daughters.
Our IT Department and I would like to invite you to a symposium to assist with general questions regarding online learning. The first symposium will be a “coffee talk” this Thursday, April 2 at 3:30 p.m. If you would like to participate, please fill in this quick registration form. Further details will be sent to you prior to the symposium.
In recognition of all the distance learning and time being committed to this, we will continue with what was programmed for this school year according to our existing curriculum program and calendar, including the scheduled break of April 6-10.
Although learning is continuing and keeping both teachers and students engaged, we recognize that certain services are suspended at this time.
- Bus Service
There will be no charges for bus services for April. The school will credit the monthly fee, accordingly for both city routes and valley routes and for the days without transport in March.
Families will receive a credit for the April portion for pre-paid plans as well as the days without food service in March. For families in PK and Kinder, the snack fee will be credited as well.
These above mentioned credits will be reflected on April invoices. If the current situation continues, the same process will be applicable for May.
In the case of no outstanding fees, credits will be applied towards April and May tuition or upon request towards Registration or Tuition for next school year. Refunds are only for families with no pending fees who will not be enrolling for next year.
- Other Questions or Clarifications
Parents with particular questions may contact our Business Manager, Mauricio Mera email@example.com or myself at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Robert van der Eyken