Announcement on School Closure from 12th Oct 2020 to 27th Oct 2020 – Updated

Dear parents

Following yesterday’s announcement that schools in the Petaling district were instructed to close, you have probably heard this afternoon that a CMCO has been imposed in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

The restrictions of the CMCO apply more widely than simply schools closing.  See below link for more details:

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/10/631640/cmco-selangor-kl-putrajaya-nsttv

The main change from yesterday for schools in Petaling is that the campus is now closed until Tuesday 27th October and we are currently rescheduled to re-open the campus Wednesday 28th October.

We will continue to update you as appropriate when we hear more details.

Launching Distance Learning

Tomorrow (Monday 12th October), teachers will set tasks for students to undertake but there will not be live teaching. The tasks for students to undertake will be communicated to you tomorrow morning.

Therefore, live teaching will start Tuesday 13th October. We will relaunch our distance learning provision from Tuesday onward. The communication of times of the school day and other details will be provided to you tomorrow, Monday 12th October from your child’s school directly.

Collection of Students’ Belongings

Students and parents will be permitted to come to the campus tomorrow to collect belongings, but we must ensure that these visits are spread out across the day:

  • Secondary Students (APSS & APIS) will be permitted to collect belongings between 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Primary Students (APSS & APIS) will be permitted to collect belongings between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Tomorrow morning, your child’s school will tell you more precisely when you should come to school to collect belongings.

We will keep you updated as and when the situation changes. It is obviously disappointing that it is necessary for these measures to be put in place, but I am sure that we all understand why this has been necessary to stop the recent increase in cases. We can perhaps be hopeful that, compared to the earlier nation-wide MCO, it will be a much shorter period of time in which are compelled to stay away from the campus. We also know that we all learnt a huge amount last time on how to learn and how to teach online.

Our community came together last time to make it work and I am completely confident that we will again unite to make learning happen for the children.

Best wishes and keep safe.

Rob Reed
Executive Principal
Asia Pacific School