Middle School Newsletter – September 2019

Dear Middle School Parents,
I want to welcome you all back for the 2019/20 school year. Today was our first day with our whole student body and the energy and enthusiasm of the students and teachers was wonderful to see. Below there is some important information regarding Parent meetings and some of our policies and procedures that you need to be aware of. I hope to see you and speak to you all soon.

Kind regards,
Giovanni Piccolo

Parent Class Meetings

Our Parent Class Information Meetings will be on the:

Gr 6 – Tuesday 10 September 16:00-17:30
Gr 7 – Wednesday 11 September 16:00-17:30
Gr 8 – Wednesday 12 September 16:00-17:30

This is an opportunity for you to learn more about your child’s educational experience at Ambrit and connect with other parents. You will get a chance to hear about the programs of subject teachers and spend some time in your child’s homeroom with their Advisor. Class meetings are not a time to talk about the needs of individual children. Parent Conferences will be held in October and are better suited to individual student concerns. If you have more immediate questions about your child, please schedule a meeting with the appropriate Advisor or subject teacher.

During the Parent meetings, childcare will be available on a limited basis on the Adventure Playground and Big Pitch. Please communicate any bus/pick-up changes to your child’s advisor and Ms. Gigi. Please bring your child to the Adventure playground at 3:45 pm if they will remain at school. If you have childcare arranged at the end of the day outside of school we encourage you to keep those same arrangements.

We look forward to meeting and welcoming you to Ambrit’s Parent Night next week. We are excited to work together with you this year to make the most of your child’s educational experience.

Behaviour Book

As part of our discipline policy in the Middle School, teachers make use of a “Behaviour Book” in which discipline incidents are recorded. These are reviewed weekly by the Advisory team and the Principals and decisions whether to contact parents are made based on both the number and nature of the incidents recorded. 

Numerous or serious entries in the Behaviour Book may result in disciplinary action including in-school and after-school detentions and suspensions. This record of student behaviour is used to help teachers make a final reporting decision for both first semester and end of year Behaviour Grades.

Mobile Phones

In the Middle School, students may bring mobile phones to school but these must be switched off while at school and may be turned on once students leave through the front gate. While at school phones should be locked in student cubbies. Any student caught using a mobile phone during school hours will have it confiscated and kept in the Principal’s office for the day. 

Dress Code

A reminder about our student dress code. Please take a moment to review our expectations. Students should wear clean neat clothes, avoiding ripped jeans, short shorts, and any vulgar or inappropriate texts or images on t-shirts and sweaters. 

Students walking home on their own

Students over the age of 12 may leave the school on their own at the end of the day provided parents have completed a Liberatoria giving them permission. Students with siblings may also walk home together. Please contact Matteo (matteo.nardin@ambrit-rome.com) in the office if you have any questions.

Important Calendar Dates

Tuesday 10 September: Grade 6 Class Meetings (16:00-17:30)
Wednesday 11 September: Grade 7 Class Meetings (16:00-17:30)
Thursday 12 September: Grade 8 Class Meetings (16:00-17:30)

October 28 – November 1: School Closed
November 4: Return to school
November 21 & 22: School Closed – Teacher Inservice

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