The ABA Way
Welcome to ABA's 2020–2021 School Year. What you are about to read is the result of our work over the past several months to create a plan for the 2020–2021 school year. Although this webpage will provide some details about the logistics of opening school in a number of possible scenarios, it is not final. We will continue to be flexible and make changes to our plan as we move forward and learn more.
The safety of the ABA community—students, staff, families, and friends—remains our number one priority and concern. Please know that as we continue to monitor and adhere to current and updated regulatory guidelines and recommendations, our plans and arrangements may change. We have framed our reopening plan to allow flexible action whenever necessary to ensure a full education for all our students throughout the year.
Our multi-layered approach also acknowledges the important partnership between families and our School in support of student well-being. As we implement safety requirements on campus, we will be asking for and relying on family support to ensure continuity, health, and success for our students. We need to come together as a community to help to keep everyone healthy.
While we cannot eliminate risk, we will minimize it by implementing strict safety measures and protocols. Inevitably, this will mean that our on-campus education next year will look different from a normal ABA experience. Nevertheless, the core and essence of an ABA education will be vibrant, and we believe it will provide our students with an enriching, engaging experience.
DISTANCE LEARNING PLAN
FROM AUGUST 25th
Distance learning is a term that describes a scenario in which students are learning remotely and classes are not permitted on campus.
ABA released its distance learning plan on August 13th, 2020.
BLENDED LEARNING PLAN
FROM NOVEMBER 1ST
The term “blended learning” is used to describe times when both in-person learning and distance learning are taking place. Blended or Hybrid learning defines a time when some students are learning from home (for health, safety, or scheduling reasons) and some students are attending school in person. During blended learning a reduced number of students are permitted on the campus at any one time.
FACE TO FACE LEARNING PLAN
When the Face to Face learning model is implemented the school is able to offer all activities and programmes with all staff and students on campus. Some safety precautions will be in place to reduce risk.
Students and teachers regularly use IT to record images to support everyday learning experiences. These images are shared within the school community on internal platforms. At times, pictures are selected for use on the ABA website and social media platforms.
If you DO NOT wish for your child’s image to be used for this these purposes, please complete this form.
HEALTH RECORD UPDATE
Please update us with any relevant information for your child regarding their health. This includes recent immunizations, current or new medications, allergies and any recent illnesses.
For any queries about your child's health at school, please contact our Nurse.
CONTACT DETAILS UPDATE
Keeping us notified of any changes to your contact details is important, especially as we head towards on-campus learning. If any of your contact details have changed, please fill out this form and the Registrar will receive your update.