Many parents are complaining about lice.Proposal of new article for the school regulation:When the Kindergarten nurse finds lice on astudent, the siblings will be checkedautomatically as well (each on their owncampus, including students from SecondarySchool).The parents will be called, will have to pickup their child or children and will have totreat them the same day. The student can goback to school after having been successfullytreated.Late informationThe afternoon napWill the composition of next year’s class besimilar to this year’s one?What can parents do to prepare theirchildren for a smooth transition in thehigher level?Is it possible to organize a conferencearound the subject: “The delevopment ofself-confidence for children”?School Council asked for the information onlice in a class to be sent out quicker to theother parents (email).See last School Council.School outings should be announced 15 daysin advance by the teachers and the parents’representatives send a reminder a few daysbefore.See last school Council - we have alreadyanswered this question.We have procedures to take care of studentswho don’t sleep anymore, but only after theyhave had a calm resting moment in thedormitory.Some parents have asked for their children notto have any more nap/resting time at all. Wecan’t satisfy this demand because it would meankeeping them awake even though they are tired.Moreover, such a decision would not respect thenatural rhythm of children of this particular agegroup.Every year, the classes are composed by theteachers.It is a delicate process, so we suggest to keepinteresting and heterogeneous groups of 5or 6 pupils together for the following year.Kindness, support, listening, autonomy inthe daily life: help them in a gentle way totake initiatives and to become moreindependent.Rather to be covered by the Parents’ Talks(“Café des parents”, organized by CESC).(French psychologist?)
Questions submitted concerningtransportation 97861038Answers from the Transportation DepartmentWhy Woodlands?In order to specifically to facilitate easy and safeaccess to school transportation, LFS selected atransport company (Woodlands Transport) in2011, based on criteria decided by the parentscommittee (Commission Parents).Flexibility (pick up/drop off points, schedule,service,…):Woodlands has the obligation to cover all theaddresses in Singapore and to provide door-todoorservice to each student request. Inexceptional cases, if the bus cannot access aspecific home (a dead end street or inaccessibleentrance), a secure and practical location forpick up and drop off is proposed by Woodlandsand children may be asked to walk to this point.When the bus is more than 10 minutes late,Woodlands informs parents by SMS or phonecall if possible.The absence of transportation services after AESactivities is a problem for many parents.Unfortunately, due to the varying AES schedulesand durations, it is impossible to organize acorresponding service.Also be aware that more than 1,200 students arecurrently enrolled with Woodlands and morethan sixty buses are required. Under theseconditions, flexibility is effectively limited andhighly regulated, to ensure the security andcontrol of the children (see School TransportBooklet).Exclusivity:There is no obligation for parents to useWoodlands services and everyone is free tochoose the solution that best fits their personalsituation. However, it is impossible to allowother buses to enter the school premises forsafety reasons.Fleet of mini-buses :The fleet of buses used is made up of different sizesto meet the needs of service in all the different,covered sectors (many children in the same condofor example), and also to satisfy the constraints ofthe limited capacity of the current bus bay,particularly in the afternoon. For these reasons it isimpossible to have a fleet of only small buses.
I have heard that the air conditioning filtersat LFS are cleaned less frequently than inother international schools and that thiscould accelerate the spread of the viruseslike for example mycoplasma. Can youplease provide some clarification? Thankyou.Could we receive confirmation that theregistration renewals have been received?If companies pay for the children’s schoolfees, can we, as families, systematicallyreceive a copy of the payments?Could we have invoices with morereasonable deadlines?If children forget or lose clothes and suchduring Kindergarten EACs, can you pleaseindicate who to contact or where to askand look for these items?Response from Mme GIERSKI, operationalmanagerThe SODEXO has a very specific cleaningschedule which is verified by our ownteams. During each school holiday, athorough cleaning is performed. Whennecessary, the air conditioning units arerepaired or replaced as was the case in thepast holidays, including in the dormitoryand library.There are automatic replies when renewalsare sent directly by email.However, it is not the case for answer onpaper as it would take too much time.Generally speaking, if you do not hear fromthe school, it is good news: your registrationrenewal has been recorded.Regarding invoice payments, we kindly askthe families to contact the companies’ billingdepartments.Generally speaking, if you do not hear fromthe school, it is good news: you should beup to date with your payments.The amounts and deadlines are inaccordance with the student contract, whichis provided before the beginning of theschool year.Answer from Anne Jakobsen, EAC chief.All lost and found objects from ECA’s aregathered at the secretariat of Kindergarten. Forstudents from Elementary school, the items canbe found in boxes in front of the secretariats ofElementary school (on both campuses).For the ECA swimming, please ask André Tanand have a look beneath the swimming pool inthe premises used by André where you can findtowels and other items.