Dear AST Family and Friends,

Over the last three weeks, the number of community transfer cases of COVID-19 remains zero. Although we remain vigilant, this has given us the confidence to plan some end of year events. Included on this list are:

  • Grade 5 to 6 Transition Meeting for Parents - The 5th to 6th-grade transition meeting for parents is scheduled for May 15th at 2:30 pm. Please allow extra time for temperature checks and plan to wear a mask when attending.
  • AST’s Senior Graduation is scheduled for May 29 at 5:30 pm. We are planning to use a location off-campus allowing us to spread out more for social distancing.
  • AST’s Senior Prom is scheduled for May 29 at the same location as graduation. More details are coming soon.
  • 5th and 8th-Grade Promotion Ceremonies will be held on June 9 and 10 at AST. Please allow extra time for temperature checks and plan to wear a mask when attending.
  • ES, MS, and HS Award Celebrations will be held on June 9 and 10 at AST.  Please allow extra time for temperature checks and plan to wear a mask when attending.

We are entering the two weeks of AP testing. The format for this year moves all testing into the middle of the night. Based on this, students are excused from classes on the day listed for the exam and the following day. (Practically, this includes the day before and the day after the actual exam time.) This is intended to allow students time to adjust their sleep schedules as necessary to maximize their exam performance. We will not call home if a student is absent and excused for the day and no forms need to be filled out by students for these days. The students may choose to come to school on these days. Thank you for supporting our kids with these challenging testing arrangements.

Some of our summer construction work is beginning now. We are now beginning the work of resurfacing the upper field. This is the first step in updating play areas. This summer we will replace and update our ES playground space in front of the A and B building. The new space will help kids develop their fine motor skills, including dexterity, grip, and grasps. It also helps develop their climbing confidence, physical strength, and problem-solving skills. We look forward to sharing this new playground with our students in the fall.

Have a great week,

Anthony & Annie


親愛的AST家庭和朋友們,

過去的三周,COVID-19在台灣的本土病例確診數維持為零。儘管我們仍持續謹慎地防疫,但零確診增加我們的信心,我們開始計劃學校的一些年終活動,其中包括下列幾項:

  • 5年級升6年級家長說明會 - 我們將5月15日星期五下午2:30為5年級學生家長舉辦一場準備孩子升上6年級的說明會。歡迎升6年級家長踴躍參加,為防疫需要請家長配合全程戴上口罩並預留量體溫的時間,提前到學校。
  • AST12年級生畢業典禮訂於5月29日星期五下午5:30舉行。為配合防疫期間較長的社交距離需要,我們計畫將到校外較為寬廣的場地舉辦。
  • 畢業舞會將於畢業典禮當天在同一場地舉行,更多細節將於近期公布。
  • 今年5年級和8年級的晉升典禮將分別於6月9日和10日在AST校園舉行。參加人員請配合戴上口罩並預留量體溫時間提早進場。
  • 小學、初中和高中年度頒獎典禮將於6月9日和10日在AST校園舉行。參加人員請配合戴上口罩並預留量體溫時間提早進場。


接下來兩星期,學生們將進行年度AP會考。今年各科AP會考時間都改在深夜舉行。因此,參加AP會考的學生將在參加科目表定的考試日期那天和次日 (實際上,也就是實際考試的前一天和考試當天。)不用到校上課,這是為了讓學生有時間根據個人需要調整睡眠時間,在考試時能有最好的發揮以提高考試成績。如果學生因參加AP會考而在考試前後缺席沒有上課,將無需填寫學校請假單,我們也不會打電話到家裡查詢。學生可以自行選擇到校上課與否。感謝家長們配合並支持學校讓孩子們參加這些極具挑戰性考試的安排。


每年學校都會利用暑假進行校園維護工程。最近我們提前開始先進行了最上層運動場的整地工程。這是今年我們提升學生運動遊戲區域的第一步工作,接下來於暑假期間,我們還將重建小學部在A、B棟外的遊戲區。重建後這個空間的新設施,將更能幫助孩子發展他們的精細動作技能,包括靈敏度、抓握力、和呼吸方式等。同時也可以幫助孩子增強體力及對攀爬增加信心,並進而培養解決問題的技巧。我們期待在今年秋天開學時,小學部同學們都能享用這些設施。


祝大家有個美好的一周!


校長  Anthony Keen 副校長  Annie Tung