Updates and a Well Deserved Break!!

It was a wonderful day today as we welcomed our Living History participants and I was able to again offer a greeting this morning. As always, I watched students go off to hear stories from true participants in events of the distant past. Bringing these stories to life each year is an important part of the ASW culture, looking back to look forward. I walked around a bit and watched students in rapt attention as these golden warriors shared their experiences of challenge, despair, and salvation with our students.

A big thank you to our wonderful organizers, teachers, translators, and volunteers for a job well done. And the students looked pretty good dressed up for the day, too!! Way to go 8th grade!!

Board Training and Elections/Appointment reminder

In case you missed the email, Greg Liddle’s Board Chair letter is HERE!

Board Training:

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

If you would like to participate, you can sign up by clicking here: 

https://goo.gl/forms/cfjli5MvNnwzNiNs2

In both prior eNotes and the board chair’s letter, the call for both applications for appointment and nominations for election is open and available. The link to that form is here:

https://goo.gl/forms/3Vg4LemowAyfBTNA3

The Board is currently seeking community members with experience in fields like human resources, fundraising, development, and strategic planning. We are also seeking members with strong social networks within both ASW and our host community.

You can find more information about the BoT, including the composition of the board and qualifications here:

https://www.aswarsaw.org/community/board-of-trustees

Project Nest

The project nest remains open until March 20th. Please get your ideas on the wall. No idea is too small or too big. Start with “What if we…” and complete the thought. Examples: What if we could find more time to learn about basic life skills like balancing a checkbook or changing a tire? What if we could change the schedule to allow more options for collaborative groups? What if we could build a rocket ship to take us all to Mars for a visit?

All your ideas are welcome and encouraged!

Last Chance on Parking Permits

Stop by the security desk and get your parking permit. Then proudly make sure it is displayed somewhere behind the front windshield so that it is visible at all times while your car is on campus. After the February break – No Permit, No Entrance!!

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Update

No significant update other than we continue to watch the status through the updates by John Hopkins University, WHO, and the CDC. The numbers increased significantly in recent days on one chart, but not due to additional cases, but instead because of a change in the criteria for counting.

Athletic Travel and Hosting Safety

A reminder – Both CEESA and SCIS have agreed to abide by our restrictions that are now adopted in all CEESA schools. This means that all coaches, athletic directors and activity directors have been informed that they must assure us that all members of the visiting team comply with the following:

  • No community member within a family or a student will be allowed to participate if they have traveled to China within the last 14 days
  • No group member will be allowed to participate if they have had contact with anyone having an elevated risk of exposure to the 2019-nCoV in the past 14 days
  • No group member will be allowed to participate if they show symptoms of any respiratory illness.

For our upcoming hosting of the CEESA MS/HS Swim Meet, all arriving schools will be checked for compliance with the above standards. All CEESA schools recognize the implications of safety and security for all our students and we have an absolute commitment to our standards from all participants! Looking forward to the competition in two weeks’ time. Go, Warriors!

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