Vol. XXIII • Issue 33 • April 16, 2021
- Updates from the Activities Office
- Headmaster’s Message Regarding End of Year Dates
- Reservation and Re-Enrollment for 2021-2022
- Upper School Final Exams Schedule
- Grade 12 Mock Exam Schedule
- New!!! MAP Testing
- Virtual College Visits
- College Acceptances – Class of 2021
- SAT Update
- New!!! Wellness Week
- NEW!!! Seniors: Transitioning from Brent
- NEW!!! Book Recommendations from Students and Teachers
- Self-Care & Tech Tips
- Upcoming School Holidays
- Communicating with Us
Updates from the Activities Office
Headmaster’s Message Regarding End of Year Dates
Dear Brent Family,
As announced earlier, we will be finishing the year via distance learning. Recent increases in COVID numbers and corresponding quarantine requirements have now made it clear that any planned year-end assemblies will also need to be held online. Much like last year, not holding these year-end events in person allows the semester to conclude earlier without losing instructional time. Please note the following dates:
Exams End: May 19
Make up Exams: May 20
Baccalaureate: May 20
Graduation: Friday, May 21 at 5:00pm
Last Day of Class: May 20
Moving Up Day: May 21
(N-K) Last Day of Class and Moving Up: May 19
(1-5) Last Day of Class and Moving Up: May 21
Clearance: May 17-21
Report Cards Released: May 26
Events not listed above will be conveyed by individual school levels.
Please gather all borrowed materials for return to the school and arrange to clear any outstanding balances during the clearance period to insure report cards and transcripts can be released in a timely fashion.
As always, your understanding and flexibility are appreciated. Our students have been producing remarkable quality work this year. Most recently, the IB Art exhibit was exceptional, and I am looking forward to our Spring Concert. Under challenging circumstances our students continue to shine. They are a credit to the school, their families and themselves.
Reservation and Re-Enrollment for 2021-2022
The April 12, 2021 deadline has passed to Reserve a Seat or Withdraw. Have you reserved a seat, or withdrawn, for the 2021-2022 school year? If so, thank you! If not, the deadline was Monday, April 12.
We have reduced the number of sections in some grade levels, so reserving a seat is important. A 100% refund of the Reservation Fee is available until June 18, 2021. If you are unsure of your plans for 2021-2022, pay the fee to reserve a seat and then contact Brent’s Accounting Office for a refund at a later date if needed. Please refer to the Reservation and Re-Enrollment Form for details of how to proceed. It, and other helpful documents, are posted on our website under the About tab in the Resources section.
Upper School Final Exams Schedule
Please find the Second Semester Examination Schedule below:
Grade 12 Mock Exam Schedule
Seniors, please note the following summary of curriculum coverage completion in your courses and Mock Exams dates.
New!!! MAP Testing
Although the Brent School campus has shifted from ECQ to MECQ, there are only small incremental changes in the government’s restrictions and recommendations. In the interest of the health and safety of our proctors and IT staff, that would need to be on campus to conduct the test, the Spring 2021 MAP testing session for students in Grades 4-10 will not be held. Instead, we look forward to conducting the MAP Growth Tests in the fall for our students.
Virtual College Visits
College Visits will continue during the 2020-2021 school year! Virtual visits will be scheduled during Independent Study, Student Wellness, and after school. Students can sign up for a virtual visit through Maialearning. Note: Some visits require an additional registration before students gain access to the visit. Information is posted on Maialearning.
College Acceptances – Class of 2021
Join us in congratulating our students on their college acceptances! Batch 2021 has worked diligently since August submitting their college applications. The results are starting to roll in and we wanted to share the good news with the Brent community. The Counseling Office will be updating this list weekly. If a Batch 2021 student received an acceptance and it isn’t listed here, remind them to update Maialearning! – Ms. Dubroof, Ms. Cooper & Mrs. Spachuk.
The May 8 SAT test is currently fully subscribed. Students already registered should check the College Board website as well as Brent’s website leading up to the test for any required safety precautions. Brent plans to offer the June 5 SAT subject tests, and interested students should register now with the College Board.For more information about High Stakes Testing, please check the Counseling Office video posted in September 2020. To discuss your student’s specific high stakes testing plan, please contact your student’s counselor.
NEW!!! Wellness Week
The Upper School, in conjunction with the National Honor Society, will be hosting a Wellness Week from April 19-23. Students will be able to attend a series of wellness events throughout the week. Tuesday, April 20th is Wellness Day (see poster below). There will be no classes (asynchronous/synchronous) and no homework. Instead, we invite you to attend a series of activities dedicated to supporting the well-being of students, parents and faculty.
The pictures on the poster below are clickable and will take you directly to zoom links for each event which will take place each day during our Student Wellness Break (12:35-1:25). The links will open at the time frames listed on the flyer.
All events, except the Brent Banter chat sessions (US students only), are open to the entire school community: MS, LS, and US Students, Parents and Faculty alike! We even have themed dress-up days for each day as well:
- Make It Take it Monday- (Arts and Crafts) Wear something that you made (ex. paper hat)
- Wellness Day Tuesday (our day off from school) – Events starting at 10 until our evening movie at 6pm! NO assigned attire today!
- Watch it With Us Wednesday (TV Shows and Movies) wear a T-shirt of /or dress as your favorite movie character
- Terrific Tunes Thursday(Music) wear a T-shirt of /or dress as your favorite band or singer.
- Fitness Friday- (Workouts)Wear your Brent House Shirt or PE T-shirt
Check out the poster below to join in our Wellness Week activities! You do not want to miss out on some stress relief !
Please note that Wednesday April 21 will be a Day 1.
NEW!!! Seniors: Transitioning from Brent
As the school year starts to wind down, and our seniors are starting to look toward the future, we wanted to share this brief video with parents about transitioning post graduation from Brent. This video was created for our Seniors to be shared in May but we wanted to share the information and advice with parents as well.
In this video, we talk about two important processes for transitioning, RAKE & RAFT. We cover the stages of transition that our students will go through and we talk about what to prepare to be successful in college when it comes to finances, supplies, and more. If you have any questions, please share them on the padlet or email your counselor directly.
In May, the Counseling Office will host a series of Transition events to say goodbye to the Seniors and help them prepare for their next chapter. As we announce more details, we ask that you please remind your students to participate in these events and make time for their Graduation Interview with their counselor.
NEW !!! Book Recommendations from Students and Teachers
The Brent Broadcast Club is curating a “Book Bucket List” featuring book recommendations from both US teachers and students. If you have a book that you would like to share with the rest of the Brent community, we would love to include it on our list! Click the link to view the “Book Bucket List” here. The visual posters are on the Brent Broadcast Club’s Instagram account which can be viewed here.
Self-Care & Tech Tips
During the first semester, we featured “Tech Talk” a weekly series that focused on tips for online learning, health & wellness, and online etiquette. This second semester, we bring you a new series entitled “Practice Self-Care”. As it is our school’s goal to educate the whole child, we support our students not only in academics but also in other aspects of their well-being.
To our dear Lions, we are proud of how well you’ve done during the first semester. We pray that this semester is going to be even better for you. As online learning continues, we would like to encourage you to practice self-care. This includes physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual being. Stay safe, Lions! We got this!🦁
Upcoming School Holidays
Thursday, May 13: Eid El Fitr (TBD: to be determined).
Communicating with Us
Please note that we have provided the names of all US faculty on our website for ease of communication: https://brent.edu.ph/academics/upper-school/faculty/ . For the most part Faculty emails are their first initial and last name followed by @brent.edu.ph. If there is anything else we in the Upper School can do to help you better understand our learning program, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.