Vol. XXII • Issue 21 • January 24, 2020
- COLLEGE VISITS
- NEWS FROM THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE
- IB CALENDAR OF DEADLINES FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
- NEW!! STUDENTS WILL REPORT TO HOMEROOM THIS WEDNESDAY
- NEW!! MESSAGE FROM THE CLINIC: CORONAVIRUS
- NEW!! IB SUBJECT ORIENTATION FOR GRADE 10 STUDENTS AND PARENTS
- A LETTER FROM THE HEADMASTER REGARDING THE RECENT SCHOOL DISRUPTION
- SENIOR PRIVILEGES FOR MOST SENIORS
- SAT TEST DATES
Throughout the year various universities that give presentations about their school and the university admissions process in general visit us. Juniors and Seniors as well as their parents may be interested in attending the following presentations
NEWS FROM THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE
IB CALENDAR OF DEADLINES FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
All deadlines for the various IB projects, orals, research papers, EE, etc. are noted below. Parents please help our students stay organized with their IB assignments and due dates throughout the upcoming year.
NEW!! STUDENTS WILL REPORT TO HOMEROOM THIS WEDNESDAY
Students will meet in homeroom this Wednesday to share their family EARLY RELEASE plans with their homeroom teacher. In the event the school needs to call an early release, it is important that students and parents have a prepared plan to refer to. To ensure students are having these discussions and the school can mobilize buses and car riders without delay, we will ask them to share their plans with the school. Thank you.
NEW!! MESSAGE FROM THE CLINIC: CORONAVIRUS
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report stating that a new coronavirus is the possible cause of pneumonia in patients in Wuhan City, China. Nearby countries, such as Hong Kong and Singapore, have instituted more stringent border screening for people coming from Wuhan, China. As a precautionary measure, the Philippine Department of Health ordered on January 5 that the Bureau of Quarantine intensify checks on all travelers coming to the Philippines.
What is Coronavirus?
Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world. It is most commonly spread from an infected person to others through the air and close contact.
What are the symptoms?
- Runny Nose
- Sore throat
- Feeling of being unwell
How does it spread? Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:
- The air by coughing and sneezing.
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands.
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.
- Rarely, fecal contamination.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Wash your hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer and help your children do the same.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as toys and doorknobs.
- Avoid close contact, such as kissing, sharing cups or sharing eating utensils with sick people.
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
Consider keeping your child home if he or she:
- Has a fever of 100.2 ºF (37.8ºC) or higher
- Has been vomiting
- Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as:
• Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite
• Productive coughing, sneezing
• Headache, body aches, earache
• Sore throat
Keep your child home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication.
Parents can prevent their child from getting sick by:
- Teaching your child to wash his or her hands frequently using plenty of soap and warm water. Proper hand washing should take about 20 seconds or the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.
- Teaching your child to cover their mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing either with a tissue or their sleeve.
- Keeping the child’s environment tobacco free.
- Packing easy-to-use products like disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers in your child’s backpack to use when he or she is at school.
- Serving a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables.
- Cleaning all surfaces; washing the bedding and airing out the room.
- Keeping surfaces like doorknobs, phones, remote controls, toys, and keyboards clean.
- Reminding your child to stay hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.
What does Brent do for prevention?
- Reminders of frequent hand washing from teachers and through posters.
- Application of virusolve (virus killing agent) to all classrooms, offices and all buses every Sunday and in the middle of the week for prevention.
- Any sick looking student is sent to the clinic for further check-up.
- Masks are provided to students who are coughing.
- Sick students are sent home and advised to be kept home until fully recovered.
- Hand sanitizers are available in all offices and drop off areas.
- Information dissemination to the Brent community regarding present cases of illnesses for their awareness and guidelines.
If you have questions, feel free to call the Brent Clinic at (02) 8779-5140 local 611 or the Clinic’s direct line number 049-576-8041 .
Sincerely yours in good health,
NEW!! IB SUBJECT ORIENTATION FOR GRADE 10 STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Dear Grade 10 Students and Parents,
There are IB subject offerings in Grades 11 and 12 that we do not have as individual subjects in grades 9 and 10. To understand the details of those subjects, please attend the individual IB specific courses on the following dates found on the link:
These sessions have originally been intended to grade 10 students but interested parents may sign up. Please sign up for the course/s you would like to attend by clicking on SIgn Up tabs and write your name in the sheet/s.
We will be sending home an invitation for the May 2 Course Selection Meeting.
A LETTER FROM THE HEADMASTER REGARDING THE RECENT SCHOOL DISRUPTION