Viral and other Illnesses-Message from School Doctor

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Dear Parents,

To prevent spread of infections in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if they are not feeling well and notify the school on the first day of their absence.

Please keep your child at home and seek medical advice if he or she has any of these symptoms:

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been fever free, for a minimum of 24 hours)
  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough and sore throat
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

By keeping your child when they are sick you will help prevent others from catching their illness.

To help prevent the flu and other colds, please teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Cover your nose and mouthwith a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after use and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve or the inside of your elbow, not your hand.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects.Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home or work, especially when someone is ill.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours.  A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours.  A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 24 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school.   Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school.  Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

For further information on flu and other viral illnesses please refer to or contact school clinic team.


Dr. Amna Ahmed Butt

School Physician

Tel: 04 2326252 E:

Universal American School

MAP Testing Starts Next Week!

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Dear Grade 3 Parents,

Please note we will be doing our mid year MAP testing during the week of January 21st-25th. It is important to note the days that your child will be testing to ensure that they arrive to school on time and have a good nights sleep plus a healthy breakfast 🙂

Please see schedule below:

Sunday- 8:00-9:25am Math

Monday- 8:00-9:25 Language Usage

Tuesday-12:45- 1:45 Science

Wednesday- 8:00-9:25 Reading

Homework Posted to Google Classroom

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Dear Grade 3 Parents,

Please note that the students homework has been posted to their Google Classroom accounts. For the rest of the year the students will be able to access their homework through Google Classroom (no more printed copies).

If your child seems to be having difficulty accessing their Google Classroom accounts please email their homeroom teacher directly for their account information.

Kind Regards,

Grade 3 Team

Unit 4 Assessment

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We have completed our first full week of school for 2018.  It has been busy and productive to say the least.  The students reinforced their multiplication and division skills, we started a new unit of inquiry, and we went deeper into our nonfiction reading and writing skills. Next week, on Wednesday, 17th of January, we will have the Unit 4 Post Assessment on Multiplication and Division.  Today, we will send home the pre-assessment.  Please review it with your child or have them complete problems that were previously missed or incorrect. Thanks so much.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Free Choice Homework Week

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Welcome back third grade families, it’s been two hard working successful days here at UAS! We wanted to let you know that homework will not be posted in google classroom this week. We encourage students to take this time to enjoy IXL, brainpop jr, texts at their reading level, or even practice making multiplication and division word problems to solve! Any proof of this work brought in will be given special recognition next week on Sunday! Happy Free Choice Homework Week!