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A Letter to the Parents and Students 给家长和学生的一封信

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Maple Leaf International School - Tianjin TEDA
天津泰达枫叶国际学校




 2020-2021 School Start-up Plan
关于2020-2021学年开学计划


As of August 24th, 2020, the border toChina has not been opened to our foreign staff who are currently abroad. Wehave over 30 foreign teachers currently outside of China in various countries;such as Canada, America, Australia, U.K, Nigeria, South Africa, Jamaica, and Zimbabwe.These teachers are desperate to return to China and teach and interact withyour children. As a school system, we are exploring every avenue to get ourteachers back as quickly as possible.
截止到2020年8月24日为止,中国边境仍没有对外国公民打开。目前,我校有超过30名外教仍滞留在世界各国,例如:加拿大,美国,澳大利亚,英国,尼日利亚,南非,牙买加和津巴布韦等。这些外教都急切地盼望可以尽快回到中国工作。枫叶教育集团正在寻求一切可行的途径,尽最大的努力争取让外教老师早日返岗。
Recently we have received letters of invitation forall returning and most new teachers, which will allow them to gain access toChina sooner than other foreigners. However, the process to acquire a visa,flight, and then deal with a mandatory quarantine will take time. We anticipatesome teachers will begin to return to the classroom after one month.
最近,我校已收到了大多数境外外教的特批入境邀请函,这些外教现已可以着手办理入境中国的相关手续。考虑到整个流程包括申请签证,预订机票和两周的隔离,我们预计这批外教将在一个月之后到岗。
Currently in Tianjin TEDA, there are 15 staffavailable to support the teaching and learning of students in the BC and WorldSchool programs. To effectively deliver the BC program during this difficulttime, the following plans have been established.
目前在天津泰达枫叶国际学校共有15名外教老师可进行线下的日常教学和管理。为了确保教学秩序的顺利进行,我们作出了以下安排:
Teaching Plan:
教学计划:
·        Each BC/World School program teacherwill have an established classroom in the Multi-purpose building.
每个BC/世界课程老师在综合楼都有单独的固定的教学场所。
·        Each classroom has been outfittedwith a large touch-screen T.V, webcam, and speakers.
每个教室都安装了大型触屏一体机,摄像头和话筒来支持网络教学。
·        Teachers who are in China will teachlive face-to-face classes.
在国内的外教将进行正常的线下教学。
·        Teachers who are outside of Chinawill be teaching virtually from the classroom TV and webcam. They will haveadjusted their daily schedule to match China’s time zone, so that they areavailable during the normal teaching day.
在国外的外教将通过一体机和摄像头进行线上教学。身在不同时区的外教需要克服困难,调整时差,每天按照中国的时间进行教学。
·        Both teachers in and outside of Chinawill utilize Canvas, an exceptional teaching and learning resource to supportstudents. Canvas will be used in all classes to organize and distribute studentlearning resources.
无论是线上还是线下教学,都将用到Canvas这款专业的教学和学习软件,主要用于组织和下发学习资料等。
·        Students will rotate between classes asin a normal school semester, where some classes will have teachers in theclassroom, others will have teachers available through video conferences onMicrosoft Teams.
学生仍按照之前常规的走课模式上课。有的科目为线上授课,有的科目则是线下授课。
·        BC/World School administration,Chinese Administration, Chinese Counselors, and IT support staff will beavailable on every floor of the teaching building to ensure that qualityteaching and learning is happening. These individuals will address any issuesarising from within the classroom.
BC/世界课程管理人员,中方管理人员和领事,IT技术人员将在各个楼层值班,确保每个教室内教学和学习的正常进行。
·        BC/World School administration willbe going into classrooms to provide additional support to teachers outside ofChina. Priority will be given to classrooms that hold students in need ofadditional support with technology and learning.
BC/世界课程管理人员会进入到各个教室进行巡视,并在需要的时候给线上教学的老师提供辅助。对于在技术和学习上需要额外帮助的学生,学校将优先提供辅助。
·        BC/World School administration willalso be participating in teachers’ video conferences to ensure quality lessondelivery.
BC/世界课程管理人员也会加入到外教的授课视频会议中,并对授课质量进行实时监督。


Student Expectations:
对学生的要求:
Students should understand that their virtual teachersare making big adjustments o their daily lives in order to provide effectiveteaching and learning. As such students are expected to;
学生应理解,在国外进行线上教学的老师克服了很大的困难,调整每天的作息时间,来保证有效的教学。作为学生,我们应该做到以下几点:
·        Follow all school rules as in aregular school year
遵守学校的规章制度
·        Attend all classes on time, withpersonal computer charged and ready for learning
按时上课,并随身带着充好电的笔记本电脑,为上课做好准备
·        Behave appropriately for onlineinstruction when a teacher is using video conference from outside of China.
在上线上课时,遵守纪律
·        Communicate with teachers via Teams /Canvas / e-mail first if they are experiencing any challenges related to thecourse or teacher.
如果在学习上有困难或问题,随时和老师通过Teams/Canvas/e-mail进行沟通
·        Communicate with administrationsecond if challenges are unresolved by classroom teacher,
如果问题无法通过和任课老师沟通得到解决,则可以和管理人员取得联系。
·        Mandatory masks for the first 2 weeksof class
开学前两周上课必须要戴口罩


Teacher Expectations:
对老师的要求:
·        Ensure curriculum expectations are clearlyoutlined and explained
确保教学大纲中的教学目标清晰易懂
·        Modules and lessons are available inCanvas for students to review and reference
确保每个单元模块和课程内容在Canvas中可供学生随时复习和参考
·        Assessments and rubrics are clear andexplained to ensure student understanding and success
考试的评估标准清晰明确,并确保学生理解
·        Student and parent communications arein place to provide timely feedback
确保与学生和家长的沟通渠道畅通,以提供及时反馈


Additional Support:
额外支持:
If there are students in need of additional supportoutside of the regular class-time the following options are available from3:40-4:30, Monday-Thursday:
如果学生在课余时间需要额外支持,学校将在每周一至周四的下午3:40-4:30提供以下服务:
·        Department scheduled tutorials.(Scheduled to be released September 7th.)
不同学科的课后辅导(具体时间表将在9月7日公布)
·        Student success room (N-306)
学生成功教室辅导 N-306
·        Academic Advisor (N-309)
 课程顾问办公室 N-309
·        Education Coordinator (N-312)
教育协调员办公室 N-312
·        Vice Principals: N-212 and N-313
副校长办公室 N-212和N313
For New Grade 10 Parents:
十年级新生家长:
Students are required to have a computer for classeveryday. However, due to challenges with distribution, new student computerswill be available for the second week of the semester. If your child owns acomputer, please send it with them for the first week of classes. If they donot own a computer, do not worry, as teachers have formed alternative teachingarrangements to ensure your child can engage with course content. Additionally,teachers are recording the first week’s classes for later reference.
学生需要每天带笔记本电脑进入课堂。由于物流问题,新生的笔记本电脑在开学后第二周才能下发到新生手中。如果您的孩子有自己的笔记本电脑,请您让孩子带到学校,在第一周的课堂上使用。如果孩子没有电脑也没有关系,老师会安排用其他的方式来确保学生可以获取到相同的学习内容。另外,老师们会将第一周的课程进行录制,学生可在拿到手提电脑后进行回放。


Suggestion for Parents:
给家长的建议:
Parents should ensure they have access to thePowerSchool Parent Portal. By checking the Parent Portal regularly, parentswill know how their child is performing in each class. Detailed informationabout attendance, grades, homework, etc. is available 24 hours a day throughthis platform. An information package on how to register your parent accountwill be distributed in the second week of the semester.
枫叶高中的每个家长都可以在手机上登录Powerschool家长端。家长应通过该app随时查看学生在校的情况,包括出勤,成绩,作业完成情况等等。在开学后的第二周,我们将向家长下发该app的注册及说明手册,敬请关注。
If you would like immediate updates about your child’scurrent performance in the first few weeks, please contact your child’scounselor.
Questions/Concerns:
疑问/担忧:
If at any time you have concerns about the BC program,you are encouraged to contact the BC/World School administration immediately toaddress them. If you wish to visit in person, please make an appointment inadvance. Unannounced drop-ins will not be accepted due to the volume ofsupport required for the BC/World School program to operate effectively duringthis time.
如您对BC课程有任何的疑问或担忧,欢迎随时与我们取得联系。如您想当面约谈,请务必提前预约。如您没有预约,管理人员有可能无法及时安排时间与您见面,望理解。


以下为BC/世界课程管理人员电子邮箱:
John Healey – BC/World School Program Principal
约翰希利 - BC/世界课程校长
johnhealey@mapleleafedu.com
TaylorRichmond – BC/World School Vice Principal
泰勒理士满 -BC/世界课程副校长
taylorrichmond@mapleleafedu.com


MatthewZavala – BC/World School Vice Principal
马特扎瓦拉 -BC/世界课程副校长
matthewzavala@mapleleafedu.com