Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

Dear Families and Friends of UAS Elementary School,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!! On behalf of the UAS faculty and support staff, I wish you a warm welcome to our elementary school We all are feeling very excited about working collaboratively with your families this school year in providing the optimum growth experiences for our children. UAS has worked diligently over the summer to enhance the school’s physical environment designed to optimize the students’ physical learning space. In addition, returning and new faculty have been receiving professional development designed to advance our students’ classroom learning. This will be one fantastic school year!

Please note the first day of school will be Monday, September 11 for students in ES grades 1 through 5. Please see below for the schedule for students in PreK, KG1 and KG2. Ms Crystal Hana, EC Coordinator, has worked collaboratively with the EC faculty to ensure a smooth and successful transition to this school year for our early childhood students. For any additional information about early childhood education please email channa@uasdubai.ae

All elementary school parents are invited to a parent-school meeting on Wednesday, September 6th at 5 p.m. in the UAS Multi-Purpose Hall. This is not the Back to School Night, rather an informational session to ensure a great beginning to the new school year. At this informational session the following will be reviewed:

  • Introduction of the New Elementary School Administrative Team
  • Goals for the 17-18 School Year
  • Snack and Lunch Topics
  • Student Arrival and Departure Procedures
  • Student School Day
  • Communication Needs
  • Early Dismissal Tuesdays

Finally, teacher-class placement notifications will be sent out within the week. The faculty believes it is important for both students, parents and teachers to have this take place in order to create a sound bond and partnership for the this school year.

Thank you all for being at UAS and having the trust in us for your child’s education!

David

PreKG, KG1 and KG2 First Days

PreK and KG1 Orientation Days

Monday, September 11th and 12th

GROUP 1 Students with FAMILY name beginning with A-H
September 11th is ‘Get to Know Your Child’ time. Your child’s classroom teacher will schedule a 15 minute session with you and your child to learn about your child.
On September 12th your child will come and spend their first full day in school with their teachers and ½ their classmates (if they participated in the orientation the day before, September 11th). Parents can pick up their child from the classroom at 12:45.
PreKG and KG1 GROUP 1 does not have school on September 13th or 14th.

Tuesday, September 13th & 14th

GROUP 2 Students with FAMILY name beginning with I-Z
September 13th is ‘Get to Know Your Child’ time. Your classroom teacher will schedule a 15 minute session with you and your child to learn about your child.
On September 14th your child will come and spend their first full day in school with their teachers and ½ their classmates (if they participated in the orientation the day before, September 13th). Parents can pick up their child from the classroom at 12:45.
PreKG and KG1 GROUP 2 does not have school on September 11th or 12th.

KG2 Group 1- Students with FAMILY name beginning with A-H
Monday September 11, 2017– Parent and Student Visitation: Parents and students visit their classroom any time between 8 AM and 11 AM. Parents are requested to stay with their child during the visitation and leave together when finished. This is an opportunity for you and your child to meet the teacher and become familiar with the classroom.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – Full day for Group 1- Drop your child off at school at 7:35 and pick up at 3:00 PM
KG 2 Group 1 does not have school on September 13th and 14th.

KG2 Group 2- Students with FAMILY name beginning with I-Z
Wednesday September 13, 2017– Parent and Student Visitation: Parents and students visit their classroom any time between 8 AM and 11 AM. Parents are requested to stay with their child during the visitation and leave together when finished. This is an opportunity for you and your child to meet the teacher and become familiar with the classroom.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 – Full day for Group 1- Drop your child off at school at 7:35 and pick up at 3:00 PM.
KG 2 Group 1 does not have school on September 11th and 12th.

Finally…. ALL PK, KG1, and KG2 students begin school on September 17, 2017.