School Updates - Feb. 3 武汉长江国际学校更新

Please review the letter below for information specific to WYIS and links attached (English, 附件, 첨부 파일) for a message from our superintendent.

Dear WYIS Parents,

Happy Lunar New Year. Much has happened in Wuhan these last two weeks, and we hope your family is safe and well.

Due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan government continues a temporary ban on internal city travel as well as incoming and outgoing travel. Local authorities announced normal business in Wuhan can begin again on February 14. Local schools are planning to run online classes from at least February 10-17.

Beginning this week, all iSC schools will begin home-based learning. At WYIS, teachers will continue lessons through a variety of online tools. The main platform used in EC3 through grade 4 is ClassDojo. Grades 5-12 will use Canvas. Northstar classes will continue as usual. Please be on the lookout for a communication from your teachers by the middle of the week.

We will make every effort to provide the most authentic learning experience possible. Teachers will use online activities and discussions, video-conferencing, independent and reflective work to promote high-level engagement for students. Opportunities will be provided as needed for students to participate in on-line sessions with academic services staff, such as a special education teacher or school counselor, in order to support success.

Based on my research and experience with online learning, students are most successful when they read the posted information and participate in the on-line sessions, check email and ClassDojo or Canvas each day, and connect with their teacher(s) on a regular basis.

Students will need access to a computer with sound and high-speed internet to be able to listen and watch video. Please check to see your technology is working correctly and seek technical support as required.

Attendance will be noted based on completion of online activities, discussions, and assignments. Teachers will outline which activities will be graded.

When Wuhan opens again, we will resume normal classes. Updates will be provided to families through the school website, email, and PTO WeChat groups. We will continue to work with local authorities to identify when we can re-open the school campus, and we will keep families informed.

We stand united with the city of Wuhan in prevention and control efforts. We encourage everyone to stay strong and connected to friends and family during this time.

Thank you,

Erika Carlson
Head Principal

尊敬的WYIS家长,

祝您春节愉快!在过去的两周武汉发生了许多事情,希望您和您的家人都平安健康。

为了抑制2019新型冠状病毒感染的肺炎疫情蔓延,武汉市政府继续暂时禁止所有市内旅游和出入境旅游。湖北省人民政府办公厅发布通知:湖北省2月14日起正常上班。当地学校计划至少在2月10日至17日开设在线课程。

从本周开始,所有iSC学校将开展以家庭为基础的线上学习模式。所有WYIS的老师将通过使用各种在线工具来支持线上教学。幼儿园3岁班至小学4年级将使用ClassDojo作为主要学习平台。小学5年级至高中12年级将使用Canvas。北极星课程将照常进行。请您在本周中旬注意班级老师发布的相关通知。

我们将尽一切努力提供给学生最真实的学习体验。所有老师将利用线上活动、小组讨论、视频会议、独立思考和回顾反思来促进学生的高水平参与。我们将根据需要为学生提供与特殊教育老师、学校咨询师一起参与在线课程的学习机会,以此帮助他们顺利地完成在线学习。

根据我个人的研究和在线学习的经验,当学生阅读老师发布的信息并积极参与在线课程,每天检查电子邮件,ClassDojo或Canvas并定期与他们的学科老师保持联系,他们将在学业方面获得很大的成功。

所有学生需要一台带有播放器和连接高速互联网的电脑,这样他们才可以正常地收听和观看视频。请检查您的电脑设备是否可以正常运行,并根据需要寻求技术支持。

学生的出勤率将根据在线活动、小组讨论和作业完成情况进行记录。每个班级的老师将列出对哪些学习活动进行评分。

当武汉再次开放时,学校将恢复正常上课。学校将通过学校网站,电子邮件和PTO家长微信群通知WYIS社区成员具体开学日期。

我们将与武汉同舟共济,共同努力去预防和控制疫情。我们希望所有人在此期间可以坚强地面对疫情并与家人朋友保持联系。

诚挚地,
Erika Carlson,总校长