Reopening CAIS - Weekly Update
ECD (Preschool - 1st Grade) On Campus Schedule
Census of After School Needs
A related issue is after school care. We are aware that for some CAIS families, after school care is essential in order for parents to work outside the home. We are making it a high priority to address this issue and to get information to you as soon as we have a viable plan that mitigates health and safety risks. Yesterday (Thursday) you were sent a questionnaire on after school care needs. I urge everyone to complete this short (i.e., 4 question) questionnaire so that we can consider options for providing after school care to the families for whom it is essential. Thank you.
If you haven’t already completed it, please access the questionnaire here.
Awaiting Public Health Guidance for Schools
We still await guidance from the San Francisco Department of Public Health and anticipate that we will make adjustments to Reopening CAIS once we receive and review specifics that will come from SFDPH.
Questions? Contact Pandemic Response Coordinator Adam Ross
If you have questions about particular aspects of Reopening CAIS and our plans for the coming school year but aren’t sure which administrator to reach out to for answers, please know the Pandemic Response Coordinator Adam Ross is at the ready and available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distancing—An Illustration of How We Can All Make a Difference
I have frequently reiterated the belief that our success at mitigating the risk of transmission will depend on all CAIS community members following recommended practices such as distancing, hygiene, and face covering, both in and out of school. I want to share with you a short (30 seconds) but impactful video that illustrates the power that we all have to interrupt the transmission of COVID-19, helping ourselves, our community, and those beyond our community. I hope you will watch it and share it with your children, family members , loved-ones, colleagues and friends.
Recent Parent Zoom Meetings
Through a series of Zoom meetings and surveys organized by grade level, the Educational Leadership Team has been gathering parent questions and feedback on the concerns involved with reopening school for 2020-2021 this August. The head of each division, the curriculum directors, and Head of School Jeff Bissell will be closely reviewing the findings this summer as they work through models that can meet the needs outlined in Reopening CAIS.
Here are recordings of the most recent Zoom meetings held during the week of June 23-25. Please note that the Reopening CAIS planning process continues to evolve and these conversations reflect planning details as they had been developed at those moments.
Chinese American International School
Early Childhood Division (Preschool) | Alice A. Carnes Center
42/52 Waller Street
Early Childhood Division (K-1)
and Lower School (2-5)
150 Oak Street
Middle School (6-8)
888 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102