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Message from the Headmaster: March Forward and Headmaster’s Update

March 19, 2020

成人直播app软件下载Greetings Brent Community,

Below you will see a link to our March issue of the Forward. Enjoy.

成人直播app软件下载Hats off to the editors, photographers, and contributors who put this wonderful issue together.

We have completed our first week of distance learning, and we are not alone. 123 countries worldwide have enacted various school closures. The entire planet is taking an intensive course on how to learn from afar. I would like to thank every one of you for your part in a very successful transition to online learning. The student participation has been excellent. Faculty innovation is at an all time high. Staff and administrative support has been key, and I know our parents are providing critical background encouragement.

In an earlier email to faculty, I highlighted the sculpture on the back wall of our chapel. If you are thinking, “What sculpture?” then see the attached photo. It is entitled Bayanihan成人直播app软件下载, by Eduardo Castrillo, and it refers to the Philippine spirit of unity and teamwork found when a community comes together to achieve a goal. Thank you all for exemplifying that spirit.

成人直播app软件下载On another topic, a wide variety of people have expressed concern about our employees who are paid on a per workday basis and who are unable to work during this crisis. As a Christian institution, we are called to show grace and compassion where we can, and we want to do our part to support the government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please rest assured that all employees whether Brent or agency, coaches, Jammas, bus attendants, drivers, guards, cooks, maintenance, etc. will continue to be paid during this month-long quarantine. Your concerns speak to the thoughtful compassion inherent in our community.

As the initial wave of transition fades and the routine of daily life working from home begins, take some time to focus on exercise and healthy eating. Pick up a book you have wanted to read or make time for a hobby. Our Middle School students have been encouraged to find a passion project, and it would be healthy for all of us to find a productive outlet for our minds during this time.

Sincerely
Jason Atkins
Headmaster

Message from the Headmaster: March Forward and Headmaster’s Update2020-03-22T17:58:13+08:00

Message from the Headmaster: Online Learning Begins

March 13, 2020

Dear Brent Students and Families,

I checked in on a number of teachers this morning, and our distance learning trial-run is, on the whole, going very well. This is positive since on Monday, March 16 we will continue with distance learning for all students for the foreseeable future.

The government’s implementation of the quarantine in Metro Manila has many details to work out, but it seems clear that students are unlikely to return to classes on campus until after Easter. We will update you as the situation develops.

成人直播app软件下载While online instruction has some limitations, there are also opportunities here for students to take on greater ownership of their learning. Parents, thank you for providing guidance at home, and students, thank you for showing the grit that comes from being a member of the Brent Pride.

Sincerely,

Jason Atkins
Headmaster

Message from the Headmaster: Online Learning Begins2020-03-13T15:03:48+08:00

Message from the Headmaster: Social Distancing

March 12, 2020

成人直播app软件下载Dear Brent Families,

成人直播app软件下载This is a reminder of the importance of social distancing. The World Health Organization has now declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. This means we must all work together to help stop the spread of this virus. Simply ceasing work and education is not practical and would actually work against the important flow of goods and services that we all depend on daily. We need to go to work and visit the grocery store and attend some classes. We do not need to attend parties and other social events.

Students and parents, while we are not in school, please eliminate all unnecessary group hangouts and social gatherings. I have not been a great fan of social media in general, but oddly enough, I now find myself recommending that for the next several months you take your social life online.

Sincerely,

Jason Atkins
Headmaster

Message from the Headmaster: Social Distancing2020-03-12T15:46:49+08:00

Message from the Headmaster: Trial run of online classes this Friday, March13, 2020

成人直播app软件下载March 11, 2020

Dear Brent Family,

This Friday, March 13, 2020 we are asking all students to stay home and conduct classes online. All faculty and staff will report to school as usual. We will conduct a practice run of our online distance learning capabilities at Brent Manila, Subic and Baguio to identify areas to fine-tune.

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 12 classes will start at 8:00am.

The requiem planned for Mr. E. on Friday will be postponed until Monday, March 16 at 2:45pm.

Please also note that the SAT test planned for Saturday, March 14 has been canceled.

成人直播app软件下载We will send updates if there are more changes due to the still developing situation around COVID-19.

Sincerely,
Jason Atkins
Headmaster

Message from the Headmaster: Trial run of online classes this Friday, March13, 20202020-03-11T15:14:50+08:00

Congratulations to Badminton Varsity Girls and Boys Teams!

CONGRATULATIONS to Ciara Tan, Ynah Legarde, Navya Gupta, Jungbin Moon, Scarlet Moon, and Amy Seog of the Varsity Girls Badminton Team; and for Aryan Dikshit, Austin Ramsay, Tommy Heo, and Shintaro Montiero成人直播app软件下载 of the Boys Team, for winning both 4th place, in their first LSMS badminton tournament.

Congratulations to Badminton Varsity Girls and Boys Teams!2020-03-11T08:00:05+08:00

Congratulations to all the cast, crew, and advisers of Beauty and the Beast!

Congratulations to all the cast, crew, and advisers of our recent Upper School Major Production, Beauty and the Beast. Teamwork truly makes the dream work. Bravo, Lions! Well done! 

Special shout out to Tyra Parker (Gr. 10) for doing a great job as sound operator for all three performances. This was Tyra’s first time to mix 18 microphones in the sound booth. It is a first in Brent’s history of performances to have a student manage the sound system during a major production. Tyra was calm, focused, and controlled the sound system like a pro. Way to go, Tyra!

Congratulations to all the cast, crew, and advisers of Beauty and the Beast!2020-03-10T07:25:44+08:00

Message from the Headmaster: Update on Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19)

March 9, 2020

成人直播app软件下载Dear Brent Family,

The new Coronavirus cases in the Philippines may be creating some anxiety in our community. is a devotional that was shared by one of our faculty members. It is a brief reminder that God is still in control. I invite you to remember your faith and to pray for the peace and safety of the Brent Family as a whole.

In addition to prayers, here is an update on our response to the newest cases of Coronavirus. We will continue to follow and take into account various agency recommendations. The situation may change quickly, and we will continue to provide information via corporate texts and emails.

成人直播app软件下载Brent International School Manila is implementing and recommending the following precautions:

  1. All activities with other schools will be suspended effective immediately. After school clubs and activities involving only Brent Manila students and families will continue for the time being.
  2. The weekly disinfecting already in place will be increased to twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Sundays. This includes handrails, door handles, light switches, etc.
  3. The number of hand sanitizing stations will be increased.
  4. Daily temperature checks continue. Students, families, and employees should remain home if they have even mild symptoms of illness out of consideration to the rest of the community.
  5. The self-quarantine expectations outlined in our March 1 update below remain in full force.
  6. We urge anyone with travel plans outside the country during Easter Break to reconsider. It is possible anyone returning from abroad could be required to self-quarantine by that point. It is also possible to be stranded outside the country making access to resources and online classes difficult. This happened during Chinese New Year to some faculty and students from schools in China, and I know of some still stranded in Manila.
  7. Prepare a plan for your children to have supervision and internet access in case we need to go to online instruction. We have been preparing for this possibility for some time. In fact, a group of Biology students were engaged in online instruction this morning.

Thank you for your patience, kindness, and self-discipline as we continue to navigate this situation. God bless.

Sincerely,

Jason Atkins
Headmaster

March 1, 2020

成人直播app软件下载Dear Brent Family,

成人直播app软件下载The Centers for Disease Control issued new travel advisories for Italy and Iran, raising them to Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel. Based in part on these new advisories as well as considering the upcoming Easter Break, Brent is updating our guidelines for community members’ self-isolation upon returning from travel.

As we approach Easter Break, all Brent community members should reconsider travel to any country with a CDC level 3 (“Avoid Nonessential Travel”) or State Department level 3 (“Reconsider Travel”) or 4 (“Do Not Travel”) advisory due to COVID-19. The list of affected countries and the warning level changes daily. Please monitor developments through the and websites. Brent is also adding Japan to this list based on the country’s own decision to close down all schools.

All Brent community members returning to the Philippines from China (including special administrative regions), South Korea, Japan, Italy, or Iran must notify the school level principal and self-isolate for 14 days off campus.

成人直播app软件下载Any individuals who may have been in close contact with someone who has been infected by COVID-19, or who exhibits symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection, should also self-isolate. The self-isolation guidelines may change quickly, so please stay informed. For additional information on how to gauge your risk of COVID-19 infection, .

Thank you,

Jason Atkins
Headmaster

Message from the Headmaster: Update on Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19)2020-03-11T11:02:26+08:00

Message from the Headmaster: PTCs and Other Activities on Monday, March 9

成人直播app软件下载Dear Brent Family,

成人直播app软件下载Out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling PTCs and all other activities planned for Monday, March 9. There will be no offices open on Monday, either. Saturday activities are also canceled.

This will give us three days to assess the situation surrounding two new cases of COVID-19 identified in Metro Manila. Currently, we plan to have class as usual on Tuesday, March 10, but students and teachers should prepare for the possibility that we may move to online instruction. We will continue to update you as the situation develops.

Sincerely,

Jason Atkins
Headmaster

Message from the Headmaster: PTCs and Other Activities on Monday, March 92020-03-06T15:21:42+08:00

Message from the Headmaster: Thursday Classes

Dear Brent Family,

Until Easter Break our Thursday classes will begin at 8:00am.

Construction on the Skyway extension near Alabang will be a great benefit to our community once completed. In the short term, however, it is causing significant delays particularly on Thursday mornings. Coincidentally, our WASC accreditation visit, which was the focus of much of our Thursday morning professional development, was delayed because the accrediting agency could not assimilate a visiting team do to the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

In order to mitigate traffic delays and simultaneously maximize instructional time, all of our Thursday classes until Easter Break will start at 8:00am. Specifically, March 12, 19, 26 and April 2成人直播app软件下载. Late starts will begin again on April 16.

成人直播app软件下载Thank you for your understanding. We will continue to provide updates as needed.

Sincerely,

Jason Atkins
Headmaster

Message from the Headmaster: Thursday Classes2020-03-06T13:03:36+08:00

Message from the Headmaster: Travel Guidelines

Dear Brent Family,

The Centers for Disease Control issued new travel advisories for Italy and Iran, raising them to Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel. Based in part on these new advisories as well as considering the upcoming Easter Break, Brent is updating our guidelines for community members’ self-isolation upon returning from travel.

成人直播app软件下载As we approach Easter Break, all Brent community members should reconsider travel to any country with a CDC level 3 (“Avoid Nonessential Travel”) or State Department level 3 (“Reconsider Travel”) or 4 (“Do Not Travel”) advisory due to COVID-19. The list of affected countries and the warning level changes daily. Please monitor developments through the and websites. Brent is also adding Japan to this list based on the country’s own decision to close down all schools.

All Brent community members returning to the Philippines from China (including special administrative regions), South Korea, Japan, Italy, or Iran must notify the school level principal and self-isolate for 14 days off campus.

Any individuals who may have been in close contact with someone who has been infected by COVID-19, or who exhibits symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection, should also self-isolate. The self-isolation guidelines may change quickly, so please stay informed. For additional information on how to gauge your risk of COVID-19 infection, .

Thank you,

Jason Atkins
Headmaster

Message from the Headmaster: Travel Guidelines2020-03-02T10:59:49+08:00