Quarantine Class Schedules
Santiago, June 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We would like to inform you of adjustments to our remote class schedules during quarantine periods. Based on our analysis of the students’ state of mind and the concern about screen time, we have decided to adjust the schedules to shorten the school day.
Along with these adjustments, we need, as a community, to develop resilience and adaptability in our students. For the most part, they have all the resources they need to cope with this crisis. While this is a very tough situation for everyone, our students are characterized, in their own words, by their Joy of Living. This must be the value of our school that today pushes us and helps us to overcome this situation, understanding that along the way we must support the students, teachers and parents who are going through a bad time, as we have been doing for the last 18 months.
We will be working with our students to lift their spirits and have begun to remind them how the SC community has always known how to face the crises that have affected our country: earthquakes, fires, avalanches and also the emergency that this pandemic represents. As a community, we must be able to face adversity based on our values, with perseverance, responsibility, solidarity, honesty and respect with ourselves and others, and above all with Joy of Living. “Joy of living is our superpower”.
In this vein we would like to ask for your help in lifting up the spirits of your children, by letting them know that it’s nobody’s fault that they have to live this difficult situation but they ARE capable of confronting this situation and that they will get through it, together with the support of their families and the rest of the SC community. We are all going through a tough time, but we do ask you to try to focus on the positive as much as you can in your interactions with them. Little is to be gained by focusing on the very obvious negatives associated with our current reality.
With these adjustments to shorten the remote school day, comes a very important commitment on the part of the whole community: take advantage of every moment of class. This means coming to class on time, starting class on time and not wasting a single moment on avoidable behaviors such as turning cameras off, not paying attention or not answering questions when asked. Please ensure that your children are aware that this is part of the agreement with the change in timetable and that respect must always prevail between themselves and their teachers.
Below you can see the general adjustments to the whole schedule. Levels and classes with more specific changes will be communicated directly to those involved.
(Please see timetables in the Spanish version.)
We are confident that SC will be able to overcome this difficult situation, just as we have in other difficult situations in the past. Thank you for your support and cooperation.
Lorna Prado Scott
Headmistress Santiago College
t: (56) 22 7338 800