MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Oct. 22 : Early Release Day & Report Cards sent homeOct. 29 : Early Release & Parent-Teacher ConferenceNov. 8-9 : No School: Independence Day
ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL’S CORNER
LIGHTNING NEWS FLASH
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REMINDER ABOUT THE PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK 2021-22
The handbook has been updated and this includes our revised Philosophy of Christian Education, so please be sure to take a look.
We were delighted to be able to open the gates to some students on Monday – it’s been great to have noise and life in the classrooms once again. Thank you to all parents and students who have followed our protocols and made the reopening very smooth.
Please note: in the recent directive from the Governor of Phnom Penh, it was clarified that STUDENTS under 18 years of age do not need to show proof of the Covid vaccinations. We will not be asking LOGOS students to show their vaccination cards.
Anyone aged 18+ coming onto campus will be asked to show proof of vaccination. If they are unable to do so, then their entry will be denied.
If parents are collecting books / materials from Gate 1, they may do so without having to show their proof of vaccination. Thank you for your understanding with this new procedure. Most students seem to be happy to be back on campus and attending “in person” schooling. We have seen the latest announcements from the Ministry of Education and wait for these to be explained more fully.
A NOTE FROM SCHOOL NURSE
Returning to school or learning from home can be equally challenging. Adjusting to new requirements and lacking meaningful social interactions can result in stress, anxiety, and frustration. It is important to acknowledge and support each child during these difficult times. Below are some tips for parents to help their child return to school or prepare for returning.
Encourage sharing/talking time Your child might feel overwhelmed or out of place with all the new restrictions and not being able to see all of their friends. Allowing your child to talk and process his/her emotions is crucial. You can listen and acknowledge the challenges without imposing yourself on them.Develop a sleep routineRegardless of in-person or online learning, a consistent sleep routine improves both physical and mental health of your child. Avoiding electronic devices an hour before bed, going to bed at a regular time, and waking up at the regular time everyday are essential in maintaining a healthy sleep routine. Encourage physical activitiesBeing active on a daily basis helps boost your child’s energy, reduces anxiety, and increases memory and concentration. Simple activities such as walking or cycling 30 minutes to an hour a day can make a difference. Teach coping strategiesCoping strategies are ways an individual can overcome difficulties in life. Deep breathing exercises, sharing with someone you trust, journaling, and creating a list of priorities when dealing with multiple stressors at once are important coping strategies. Make yourself availableIt can be difficult to make yourself available when you are so busy with work or business. However, sometimes all your child needs is spending time with you when he/she is going through personal challenges.
Work continues upwards with the “form” work for the pillars being secured. Still a long way to go, but encouraging to see steady progress.