I hope that you have all been able to find rest and relaxation in these past few days that were not only Spring Break, but our first days of shelter in place.
Starting this Monday, March 30, HAST is going to operate on a revised schedule. Students will receive elearning/VLD/online assignments from their teachers on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Monday assignments are due on Tuesdays at 3 p.m., and will count for those two days of attendance. Wednesday assignments are due on Thursdays at 3 p.m. and will count for those two days of attendance. Friday assignments are due on Fridays at 3 p.m.
This schedule is in effect until further notice.
We hope that this change in schedule will assist our students, teachers, and all their families. Our teachers will continue to offer excellent online instruction. Our students will continue to learn the curriculum that our teachers have planned for them for the remainder of the semester. Everybody will have the opportunity to work at a pace that, we hope, is less stressful.
Speaking of stress, I cannot emphasize enough the need to stay mentally healthy in these times. Don’t watch the news all day. Get out and take a walk. Read books. Listen to music. Create art. Take advantage of all the amazing online resources at museums and galleries all around the world through their websites.
If any of you feel the need to reach out to talk with someone, let us know. Our counselors and social workers are available for emails or even video chats.
We continue to register returning students for the coming year. If you have not already done so, contact Ms Otero for more information, [email protected]
We will continue to collect school fees, once the shelter in place is lifted. If you have questions about your student’s fees, please contact Mr Small, [email protected].
Schools are closed until May 1, at a minimum. For updates on when our buildings may be able to open, watch for news from our governor. Schools may open on May…or they may stay closed until the end of this academic year. It is very hard to say at this time.
Above all, stay healthy.