I hope this message finds you all in great health and ready to embark on an exciting new year of learning on September 13th, 2020. Health and Safety are of utmost importance at The Universal American School of Kuwait. During these unprecedented times, the Senior Leadership Team, along with key staff members, have devoted numerous hours of work towards implementing the Health and Safety Guidelines ensuring the wellbeing of the staff and students. Our administrative teams and staff have been attending professional development sessions throughout the summer months, planning and preparing to meet the various scenarios of teaching and learning this year. Our IT Department has been diligent in enhancing the overall remote learning educational experience. The school has purchased additional hardware, software and programs to meet the needs of our online learners in addition to providing our teaching staff optimal communication tools and training.
Our focus this year is to ensure that our students have their social and emotional needs met as well as receive the best educational experience. Our counseling team is prepared to work with students and families to help cope with the stresses of this pandemic.
At home, we ask our parents to support their children with maintaining a well thought-out daily routine. By preparing a quiet area with the materials your child needs to complete their school work, you are helping to instill skills for a successful academic year. We want to encourage you to follow the chain of command- as outlined in the handbook- should you have questions or concerns at any time.
No matter what challenges we may face this year, we will overcome them together as a community and as a family. When we look back on this time, I want us to be proud of the decisions that we made knowing it was in the best interest of our students.
May God continue to bless you and your family.
Joan Khaja, M. Ed.