Salaams Dear Parents, Students and Faculty & Staff,
Welcome to the Virtual 2020-2021 school year! we hope you are all doing well, staying safe, and making healthy adjustments to life as we now know it.
PTSA is excited to welcome students and support them as they begin, continue, or near the end of their educational journeys with us here at JIS. The primary factor in deciding to go 100% virtual this year was based on the continuing health risks associated with COVID-19.
We remain steadfast in our continued commitment to academic excellence, school safety, and inclusive excellence. Our faculty and staff have been hard at work and have attended the online training preparing to transition our program to an online format.
PTSA has been in numerous virtual meetings with JIS Administration finalizing the details to ensure our program is mission consistent — mindful of the academic, developmental, social and emotional needs of our students across the grade levels. While distance learning looks and feels different from in-person instruction, the new program JIS Administration has chosen will ensure that our students continue to meet the learning benchmarks in all disciplines. To ensure that your children have the best experience at JIS Administration we are recommending that students keep their cameras on during Zoom Meet for fuller engagement, better accountability, putting a face to name, and to increase socialization with peers. Please let your teachers or JIS Administration know if keeping your camera on is a problem and why, and your teachers will work with you.
If at any time you need PTSA to address any issues, please do not hesitate to contact Nadia or Nooreen, PTSA remains committed to partnering and serving all members of our school communities.
We will miss seeing you all at school, you as parents and caregivers are the most important people in the faith life of your child, and we are here to support you as you continue on this journey of faith with your children.
Take care, stay healthy, and remember to take it one day at a time.
Nadia, Nooreen, and the PTSA team