We’ve had an interesting week here at the American School. On Monday, we had an inadvertent sounding of the fire alarm due to a false reading on a sensor, but performed brilliantly through our evacuation of the building and return to classrooms in quick order. Today, we had failure of the water supply, which has now been rectified after being down for some hours. In the midst of staff work this morning, we also had a brief power failure due to an errant transformer. Seems we were being tested from multiple directions!
Mainly, we will return to school on Thursday, December 7 as a normal school day. For Upper School, this will be a Day C schedule.
Our thanks to all for your acknowledgement of our systems. We have not initiated the phone tree today, but have updated via these E-Notes, our SMS system, and our website. If you are not yet receiving SMS messages, please enter your information into our problem log located here: https://goo.gl/forms/AQp4DSPIXRclMhS03
In the case of all emergencies, we rely on the information you provide through the PowerSchool interface and we use phone numbers and email addresses you have registered with us to populate our systems for contacting you in the case of an emergency. Emergencies can arise at any time of the day or night, so it is important that we have all critical contact information in order to assure student safety. With only a few exceptions, our use of these systems last night were highly effective. Thank you, as always, for your partnership in this regard.