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.

 

UPDATES FROM THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE

 

IB ORIENTATION WORKSHOP FOR GRADE 10 PARENTS

If you have not already attended the preliminary orientation session for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), please join us for our third and final date for this session on Thursday, Nov 5 2:45-4:00 pm. Your child in grade 10 should have received an invitation for the session. We would like to provide you with as much information as we can share about the program that your child will undertake in grades 11 and 12.  This invitation is also open to parents of our Middle School and Grade 9 students.

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IB CALENDAR OF DEADLINES FOR 2020-2021 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.

 

IB ADAPTATIONS FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

成人直播app软件下载Grade 12 IB students and parents, please note that in response to the impact that the current global Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has had on schools, the IBO has made some important adaptations to the May 2021 exam session.

 

MID-SEMESTER PROGRESS REPORTS

The online version of the Mid-Semester Progress Report will be available through the BASIS Parent and Student Portals for Grades 4-12 starting at noon on Friday,Oct 9, 2020. If you have any questions, please send an email to basis@itsofttop.com.

 

HELP WITH LEARNING MATH

Does your child have anxiety related to math? Please read the article below to see what we can do as a parent to improve our child’s attitudes towards math.

 

BRENT LIBRARIES CURBSIDE PICKUP OF BOOKS

Students and Parents can check out books from our school libraries via Curbside Pick up. Books will be available for pick up at the school drop-off Monday – Fridays, 10 AM – 4 PM.

Books will be checked out, loaded into bags, and labeled with names prior to pick up. No overdue fines will be charged during school closure but we do encourage everyone to be responsible in returning books on time.

To support social distancing efforts, libraries are operating with limited staff. Wait times for holds placed online may take a bit longer than usual. Thank you for your patience.

 

FROM THE US COUNSELING OFFICE

Every month this semester, the Upper School Counselors will provide parents with a “Coffee Talk” presentation on various subjects. Some of our talks will be pre-recorded videos and some will be live. This month’s pre-recorded Coffee Talk covers Maialearning 4.0, the new and improved version of the College & Career platform used at Brent. This video is useful for new parents, grade 9 parents, and parents who want a refresher on how their students use Maialearning. After watching the video, if you have any questions, please post them to the October’s Counselor Coffee Talk will be on Financial Aid for College/University.

 

WEEKLY TECH TIPS

成人直播app软件下载Brentonians are adapting their skills to respond to the needs of a changing world while using technology in an ethically responsible manner. Let us all be safe and healthy while online learning! #BrentPride … #BrentManila

 

SAT TEST DATES FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021

Depending on government directives, the school is still scheduled to administer the SAT on December 5, 2020.

 

CLOSING OF SCHOOL – CANCELLATION OF CLASSES

Please be aware that the storm signal for Laguna is not the same as that of Metro Manila. Weather reports regarding Manila, therefore, may not apply to the conditions at Brent.

Brent International School Manila adheres to the Storm Signal Guidelines established by PAGASA – (the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration). Accordingly, when storm signals are posted over Biñan, Laguna, classes will be affected as follows:

  • Storm Signal #1 Normal Operation: All classes will proceed as scheduled.
  • Storm Signal #2 No In-Person Classes or Activities: No students or teachers are to report to campus; however, classes may continue in the distance learning environment as announced. School offices will remain open for the day. Administrators and office support staff report as usual if it is safe to do so.
  • Storm Signal #3 and #4 No In-Person Classes or Activities: No students or teachers are to report to campus; however, classes may continue in the distance learning environment as announced. Offices and building operations will be closed.

 

MODIFIED ONLINE SCHEDULE

Below is the daily schedule the US will follow during distance learning instruction starting on Tuesday, August. 25.

 

BRENT’S DISTANCE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS AND PROTOCOLS

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COMMUNICATING WITH US

Please note that we have provided the names of all US faculty on our website for ease of communication: http://itsofttop.com/academics/upper-school/faculty/ . For the most part Faculty emails are their first initial and last name followed by @itsofttop.com. 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 upperschool@itsofttop.com.

Sonia Bustamante

SONIA BUSTAMANTE
Upper School Principal

Todd Wyks

TODD WYKS
Upper School Assistant Principal