Secondary School Welcome letter

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome back to the start of the 2019-2020 school year! We hope that everyone has had a relaxing summer, and feels ready and refreshed to start the year again. There have been some changes and updates at school that we would like to share with you.

Secondary Schedule

We have made a few slight changes to the secondary schedule. Please see below for our hours this year:

Grades 10 – 12

Period 1 7:15 – 8:00 am
Period 2 8:00 – 8:50 am
Period 3 8:50 – 9:40 am
Recess 9:40 – 10:00 am
Period 4 10:00 – 10:50 am
Period 5 10:50 – 11:40 am
Lunch 11:40 – 12:20 pm
Period 7 12:20 – 1:10 pm
Period 8 1:10 – 2:00 pm
Period 9 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Office Hours 2:45 – 3:00 pm

Grades 6 – 9

Period 1 7:15 – 8:00 am
Period 2 8:00 – 8:50 am
Period 3 8:50 – 9:40 am
Recess 9:40 – 10:00 am
Period 4 10:00 – 10:50 am
Period 5 10:50 – 11:40 am
Period 6 11:40 – 12:30 pm
Lunch 12:30 – 1:10 pm
Period 8 1:10 – 2:00 pm
Period 9 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Office Hours 2:45 – 3:00 pm

*Please note that Office Hours will not be held at 2:45 pm on Wednesdays. Students in Grades 6 – 12 who study Khmer will a Period 10 class that runs from 2:45 – 3:30 pm. Office hours for students who need assistance in Khmer will run from 3:30 – 3:45 pm on Wednesday.

Office Hours: In order to personalize learning for your child and give your child more ownership of the learning process, we are offering Office Hours this year. Office Hours are held at the end of the day, and are a chance for your child to seek out teachers for additional support as needed. They can also be used by teachers to help provide individual attention to go over material covered in class, or material missed when a student was absent. This will also be a time where students might be asked to be in grade level meetings. On days when students do not need to attend office hours, they will be released from school at 2:45 pm.

Phone Policy: In order to provide both a modern learning environment, as well as one free from the distractions that technology creates, we have adapted our policies regarding mobile devices. Students will be able to use their phones freely on the ground floor of school during recess, lunch and after school. When students go upstairs to learn, they must have their phones turned completely off in order to minimize distractions. Phones can be turned on only inside classrooms with teacher permission. If a student’s mobile device is turned on, even if the student isn’t using it, students will be reminded of the policy, and then the device will be confiscated.

New Secondary Faculty Members

Name Position Native Country
Mr. Stan Lyons Secondary Principal USA
Mr. Gerald Hinkley Social Studies USA
Mr. James Gearing English South Africa
Mr. Eugenio Falcomer PE Italy
Mr. Eric Sloof Mathematics The Netherlands
Ms. Maria Ruiz Spanish Spain
Mr. David Marland Athletic Director UK
Mr. Alain Kerouanton Mathematics France
Mr. Henco Myburgh Social Studies South Africa
Mr. Phirum Pech Khmer Cambodia
Mr. Russell Sanders Social Studies USA

Updated Website

We have re-launched our website, www.ewiscambodia.edu.kh, this summer in order to provide our families and prospective families with a better platform with which to engage with the school. You’ll find documents linked to our accreditation, a school events calendar, and a weekly update posted every Wednesday with information about what is going on at school. The website will be fully translated into Khmer soon, as well.

Please also stay in touch with us via Facebook, as we will keep you posted with news and events going on at school there.

It’s going to be a great year, and we are excited to get started!

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