Hello Everyone! This is John Gaston here, Elementary counselor. As we all approach our 7th week of school here at ICS, I have had the opportunity to meet all new students in a variety of settings (classroom, new student lunch groups, individual meetings, and on the playground). Students are settling into new school routines and my office has a variety of supports for students and families who are still adjusting to life in Addis and at ICS. My office is always open and I enjoy meeting new parents, so please, just drop on in.
Our safety curriculum here at ICS known as “Child Protection” is underway in the elementary school with grade 2 finishing up this week with their 5 week curriculum. EC, Kg, and Grade 1 are all set to start either this week (September 28-30) or next week (October 3-7) with all grades in Elementary being completed by the Winter break. As a reminder, the Child Protection curriculum is being introduced here at school with the gentle expectation of following up with your child at home.
If there are any questions with your student or if you as parents or guardians have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let me know. My office is located at the back gate in room E-004.