Parent Meeting Series

Thank you to the parents that attended the meetings this week on campus. It was wonderful to see you sharing experiences and connecting with each other, and we hope that you found the sessions useful and informative.

We are also grateful to those of you that have shared your messages of support and appreciation for the efforts our faculty and staff have gone to providing support for your children with our distance learning programmes.

If you missed the meeting series, please watch them by clicking the links below:

Or download a copy of the slides that were shared at the meetings:

Please don’t hesitate to ask the teachers if you have any questions about the programme that your child will be working on this week.

Frequently Asked Questions About Distance Learning

We’d like to thank all parents who time out of their busy day to attend our parent sessions. We hope you found the interaction as useful as we did. We received a number of questions before, during and after the sessions, which will be responded to individually. In the meantime, here are Frequently Asked Questions and our answers: 

How do I know my child won’t have learning gaps during this time off campus?

Curriculum at UNIS Hanoi follows a ‘spiral’ design. This means that learning is spread out over time and opportunities exist in between learning new concepts so that students can consolidate their understandings, practice and improve. Following this revision and practice period, new and more complex/difficult content is added. In a spiral curriculum, concepts are visited many times throughout a year, and across multiple grade levels. This means that concepts are revisited again and again at a steadily increasing level of difficulty throughout the course of an academic year. 

During the month of February, much of what is being learned are concepts that most students are already familiar with. When the students resume school, there are opportunities within the school timetable for teachers to assess each child’s progress and consider revisiting previous tasks if needed.

How are students being assessed?

Our Distance Learning programme is designed to deliver the same content your child would have received if they were in the classroom. As much as possible, teachers have redesigned their lessons to suit online learning. Teachers, Learning Support Teams and Counsellors are checking in regularly (sometimes daily) and are aware of students’ progress. 

If your child is in Middle and High School, formative and summative assessments are still on the schedule. To check upcoming assignments parents can log into their Veracross parent portal, click on the ‘Assignments’ tab and view their child’s schedule. 

Will UNIS Hanoi open during Spring Break, on Saturdays or extend the school year?

We are making every effort to open our school as soon as possible. However if we are forced to remain close in March, we will continue to deliver distance learning. We believe that our distance learning programme has supported the continuity of learning and that “learning gaps” have been minimized during school closure. When school opens, teachers will ensure that children who have not met the  expected learning outcomes will have the time and support they need to meet these expectations. We have made some initial changes to the school calendar – our final professional development day and parent, teacher conference days will be regular school days and Wednesday dismissal time will be extended to the same dismissal time as rest of the week. We will continue to discuss this should school closure continue.

The work the teachers are sending is too much and we as parents are not teachers. What can you advise?

We understand the burden our current situation places on families, in particular parents who may feel as if they’ve suddenly had to become both parent and teacher to their child. Our teachers are looking to simplify instructions so that the onus isn’t on a parent to explain a task. Teachers will also recommend a time limit for each task. We also would like to remind all parents to do as little or as much as they believe they and their child can accomplish in a day. It’s okay to not do all the slides. For more guidance, please read our tips here. Also, please ask the teachers of your child for help.

What additional help is available for families who do not speak English as their first language?

In response to parent feedback, we have added to the Distance Learning slides, instructions and video with clear explanations for EAL students. Families have reported that this is the most effective way for our EAL students to understand instructions clearly. If parents are having trouble understanding the instructions, please contact your child’s homeroom teachers immediately.  

If campus remains closed until the end of March, what plans are in place to support Grades 11 and 12?

We understand concerns regarding Grade 11 and Grade 12. First and foremost, please rest assured we are making every effort to reopen the campus to students. Additionally, we have been delivering synchronous learning to our IB Diploma candidates and increased face-to-face time with each student. Please know that learning is still occurring and students are still required to complete tasks and submit assignments as requested. We are also finding alternative ways to bring teachers and Grade 11 and Grade 12 students together until campus reopens. 

As a School, we have reviewed the examinations timetable for Grade 11 and, in the unfortunate event we do remain closed until the end of March, we are able to reschedule mocks and examinations as these are decided by individual schools and not by the IBO. 

We are working closely with Grade 12 families to make alternative arrangements for mocks in the unfortunate event we will remain closed in March. Final Examinations for Grade 12 students begin on Thursday 30 April and we are confident campus will reopen by this time. Additionally, we continue to liaise with the IBO and college and university admissions teams around the globe to inform them of the extenuating circumstances our students find themselves in. 

We believe that our distance learning programme has supported the continuity of learning and that “learning gaps” have been minimized during school closure. When school opens, teachers will ensure that children who have not met the  expected learning outcomes will have the time and support they need to meet these expectations. We have made some initial changes to the school calendar – our final professional development day and parent, teacher conference days will be regular school days and  Wednesday dismissal time will be extended to the same dismissal time as rest of the week. We will continue to discuss this should school closure continue. 

How the Spiral Curriculum Helps Minimize Gaps in Learning

COVID-19 presented teachers at UNIS Hanoi with an unplanned challenge – how to continue teaching students remotely. As much as possible, teachers have redesigned their lessons from classroom-based to online. Since February, more than 1000 distance learning lessons have been delivered to students across all three divisions. 

Now that the closures have lingered into the third week, it’s only natural for parents to wonder if the distance learning their child is undertaking is enough. Here we answer parents’ biggest concern: 

“How do I know my child won’t have learning gaps?”

Curriculum at UNIS Hanoi follows a ‘spiral’ design. This means that learning is spread out over time and opportunities exist in between learning new concepts so that students can consolidate their understandings, practice and improve. Following this revision and practice period, new and more complex/difficult content is added. In a spiral curriculum, concepts are visited many times throughout a year, and across multiple grade levels. This means that concepts are revisited again and again at a steadily increasing level of difficulty throughout the course of an academic year. 

During the month of February, much of what is being provided via Distance Education is material that most students are already familiar with. They have been given the opportunity to practice and refine existing skills – very little new content has been added.  When the students resume school, there are opportunities within the school timetable for teachers to assess each child’s progress and consider revisiting previous tasks if needed, before moving on to new content.  

“A Spiral Curriculum allows us as educators to spiral back down and build the knowledge” said UNIS Hanoi’s Head of School, Jane McGee. She added, “Also, during this time off campus, students are still learning, teachers are still teaching and assessing students where possible.”

Any student or parent who has concerns regarding their child should contact their child’s teacher directly or their counsellor. 

Our Annual Report Data Drips Continued…

This week, we share the data from our School Community Organisation (SCO) as well as information about our Class of 2019 and our alumni community.

School Community Organisation

UNIS Hanoi is fortunate to have an army of parent volunteers who are passionate about the school community. In 2018-19, as many as 573 people volunteered in a formal manner, with many unsung heroes giving time and resources to make a positive impact. The School Leadership Team, faculty and staff thank all volunteers for their support. FIND OUT MORE

Alumni

In June last year, our Class of 2019 became the latest recruits to join our alumni network of almost 10,000 people. The 80 students were offered 200 admissions acceptances in higher education institutions across 15 countries around the globe. They now proudly belong to an alumni community that will one day serve the world in diverse ways. FIND OUT MORE

Re-enrol Your Child Today!

Re-enrolment for 2020-2021 began on 6 January and will end soon. 

Dear UNIS Hanoi Families,

It’s that time of year that we inform you about the re-enrolment timeline for the upcoming school year. As we celebrate you and your family in the re-enrolment process, we also thank you for your ongoing investment in the UNIS Hanoi educational experience. We hope your family plans to return for the 2020-2021 school year; however, if you have plans to depart, please notify us through the online re-enrolment process AND by completing the “Withdrawal Form” on your Parent Portal.

In addition, we are excited to share with you the new features to the online re-enrolment process.

Passport & Visa Update: There is now a link for you to scan and
send the updated valid copies of both legal documents and
update the details and expiration dates for use for the co-
curricular trips, which will be reviewed by the Activities office
and shared with parents prior to the upcoming trip.

Bus Service Annual Registration: There is now a new online form that goes directly to the Transport Office to register annually for your child/ren.

Please note the re-enrolment period dates are earlier and began on 6 January and ends on 2 March 2020. More detailed information with the steps to re-enroll will be sent to you in the coming weeks. However, we wanted to make you aware of the new timeline and updates to the process.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions by coming to the Admissions Office in B7 on the second floor or by email
admissions@unishanoi.org or telephone 0247 300 4508.

Warm regards,
The Office of Admission

Hand Hygiene Matters – A Powerful Antidote to Illness​

Hand washing is such an important public health measure for reducing the impact of communicable diseases such as influenza, COVID-19, and seasonal flu . 

Students from Discovery through to Grade 5 were given the option to help us create a poster that they can understand and follow the steps of hand washing, while learning how important it is to wash their hands. Watch this space in the next TIN TUC to see the amazing work they are creating.

Prevention of communicable diseases:

  • Maintain good health by eating nutritious food, drink a lot of water, get adequate sleep, and engage in physical exercise regularly.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away in the trash after you use it.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Avoid sharing glasses, straws and spoons.
  • Avoid close contact with patients with flu-like symptoms.
  • Avoid being in crowded and poorly ventilated places for an extended period of time.

What should I do if I get sick?

Most people with the flu like symptoms have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.

  • Hand washing is a powerful antidote to illness​. Wash hands with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • ​When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth with tissue or turn away from people, and cough into the shoulder or crook of the elbow. Throw the tissue in the trash bin after using.​
  • ​Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours (extended to 48hrs during the COVID-19 outbreak) after the fever is gone.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

If, however, you have symptoms of flu and are in a high risk group, or are very sick or worried about your illness, contact your healthcare provider (doctor, physician assistant, etc.).

This is a great online course that anyone can take on how you can protect yourself from COVID-19.  https://openwho.org/courses/eprotect-acute-respiratory-infections

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html

https://www.who.int/

Kudos to you for everything you’ve managed!

The past few weeks have presented the global community with a myriad of challenges, and unlike remote world news stories that do not directly touch us, the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has been felt in every UNIS Hanoi home. 

Distance learning is a strategy that has safeguarded our UNIS Hanoi community, however it has also disturbed our routines, home lives and family dynamics. Some families are now midway through a second week of extended hours in the company of one another in their home, while others may have travelled out of Hanoi and now face an unsettled end to the week as they await updates about the reopening of school.  

No matter where you are, the stress of your circumstances could be impacting your wellbeing and your family’s interpersonal relationships. Added to this is the challenge for parents to become full-time schoolwork supervisors. Your child/ren too have needed to adjust to a different role, that of ‘distance learner’, and have had to see their parents in a new light too.

If you and your family are struggling with these new roles, give yourself permission to take a break. Be aware that you might be suffering from a form of culture shock! Step out of the moment and do something different that helps you to reconnect with your family in ways that are more familiar. 

Give yourself permission for learning to be “OK” 

At UNIS Hanoi we strive for excellent learning. But what does excellent learning look and feel like at home? It should look and feel like your child’s best, and ‘best’ doesn’t mean ‘perfect’. 

What your child and family’s best looks like can change day-by-day. No matter how your day goes, trust us when we say that your best is still going to be good enough.  

If you feel friction or upset between you and your child and you find yourself cajoling them into their day’s learning, be mindful of this dynamic and step back from the conflict. If your child seems anxious about completing “everything”, reassure them that their best is good enough. When we are stressed, we can have a low tolerance to minor problems and higher levels of frustration. Model for your children how we can choose to stay calm and manage our big emotions. 

Inside the mind of your child’s teacher

Your child’s teacher is living every waking moment with the realization and appreciation that parents have it tough at home. Our faculty deeply appreciates the manner with which the community has been diligently reading emails, opening links, navigating new apps and technology and making it all work for their child. We couldn’t do it without you!

Notice and praise success – and do it early and often

No matter your experiences this week with distance learning, your family has enjoyed a number of successes. It is just up to you to notice and celebrate them!

It could become too easy to fall into a ‘glass half empty’ approach to distance learning. Honoring and talking about the great things that you and your children have done this week is actually a more satisfying and psychologically healthy approach to take. It may even lift your spirits beyond the heavy skies and ongoing troublesome news stories. 

Give yourself some kudos for everything you have managed these past weeks. 

Taking on the roles of parent, teacher and adult (with your own life that isn’t suddenly put on hold) may not have been the easiest on you. Consider some rewards for you and your family to put on the calendar (e.g. a visit to a favourite family restaurant, a spa treatment for you), and focus on how your family, and the learning that you have helped orchestrate, is actually excellent.

UNIS Hanoi Counselling Team

Re-enrol your child today!

Re-enrolment for 2020-2021 began on 6 January and will end soon. 

Dear UNIS Hanoi Families,

It’s that time of year that we inform you about the re-enrolment timeline for the upcoming school year. As we celebrate you and your family in the re-enrolment process, we also thank you for your ongoing investment in the UNIS Hanoi educational experience. We hope your family plans to return for the 2020-2021 school year; however, if you have plans to depart, please notify us through the online re-enrolment process AND by completing the “Withdrawal Form” on your Parent Portal.

In addition, we are excited to share with you the new features to the online re-enrolment process.

Passport & Visa Update: There is now a link for you to scan and
send the updated valid copies of both legal documents and
update the details and expiration dates for use for the co-
curricular trips, which will be reviewed by the Activities office
and shared with parents prior to the upcoming trip.

Bus Service Annual Registration: There is now a new online form that goes directly to the Transport Office to register annually for your child/ren.

Please note the re-enrolment period dates are earlier and began on 6 January and ends on 2 March 2020. More detailed information with the steps to re-enroll will be sent to you in the coming weeks. However, we wanted to make you aware of the new timeline and updates to the process.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions by coming to the Admissions Office in B7 on the second floor or by email
admissions@unishanoi.org or telephone 0247 300 4508.

Warm regards,
The Office of Admission

Join Us for a Splashing Good Time at Spring Fair 2020

The UNIS Hanoi community is invited to Spring Fair 2020! This year our student inspired theme is “Under the Sea”. Join us for tons of lively music, stage shows, cuisines from around the world, plenty of games and fun surprises for all ages. What’s more, you’ll get to learn about other cultures and explore our beautiful world under the sea.

Let’s begin our journey at the Spring Fair 2020 on Sunday 22nd, March from 11am-3pm.

The Spring Fair is 100% volunteer-based. Please contact our Spring fair coordinators via email at: springfair@unishanoi.org if you have any questions or would like to be involved.

From the Head of School: School closure – daily update #5

Dear Families,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and caregivers who have worked with students to make distance learning a positive and successful learning experience.  We would also like to acknowledge and thank our teachers who have endeavoured to provide meaningful and engaging distance learning opportunities for your children.

As you know, schools in HCMC have been directed to extend the current closure and universities in Hanoi have received a similar notice.
At this time of sending, the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee has not yet made an announcement for Hanoi. We are ready for both the possibility of continued distance learning on Monday and for the possibility of reopening.

Please check your email over the weekend and we will inform you of UNIS Hanoi’s decision in time for school on Monday.

Thank you again for continued patience and understanding.

Yours sincerely
Jane McGee

The Spirit of the Phoenix in Action

The CoronaVirus outbreak resulted in all schools in Hanoi and HCMC closing their campuses to students for this week. In spite of this, the spirit of the UNIS Hanoi community beamed brightly in innovative ways. Here are just some of our stories: 

Andrew’s Selfless Act Helps Protect Lives

When Grade 6 student, Andrew Dao Nguyen learned that people in Vietnam would need a face mask to help protect themselves from the CoronaVirus, he jumped into action and bought as many as he could with his Tet Lì xì. 

Andrew, who spent his Tet break in Ho Chi Minh City, donated his 10,000,000 VND Tet money to buy as many face masks as possible and he then set about giving them away to passers by over a three day period. His efforts, together with the efforts of his family, resulted in a giveaway of tens of thousands of masks. 

His kind gesture captured the attention of newspapers, such as Báo Phụ Nữ and VietJo in Vietnam.

We’re proud of you Andrew!

Students Gather at Friends’ Homes to School Together!

Once news broke that the school campus was going to be closed to students for a week, a number of students in our community took matters into their own hands and created home learning groups. 

Keen to simulate the classroom connection they love so much, students from the elementary school right through to the high school, met up in each other’s homes to study together. 

Grade 11 student, Frances Phan, created the Coro‘no’ School Schedule for her and her friends.

Explaining why, she said, “I thought with the absence of the teachers it would be a good idea to work collaboratively, because if we had any questions we could ask each other. Also, I think being isolated in your room and just working is quite difficult to maintain but if you’re in a group environment and everyone is working, you can partly be sociable while being academic as well. I’ve found it helpful because when I was on my own I found that my attention would drift a lot; I’d just want to watch TV or go on YouTube. But by doing this, although we’re being sociable, we do complete work.”

Elementary school children didn’t get to see their Principal on a daily basis this week. So they invaded her home instead! Setting up school around Ms Megan’s dining table, a group of eight children learned together throughout the week, supervised by two dads. 

 

Upcoming Events February 2 – 9

February 3-9
MSHS Arts S1 Exhibition February 3-6
B10 Art Foyer
MYP Art Semester 1 Exhibition (G6-10)

Wednesday, February 5
APAC Basketball @ UNIS
February 5-9

ES Snack Sale
8.10-10.15
B9 & B11

JV Girls Basketball vs HBC Club @ UNIS
16.00-17.30

Thursday, February 6
MS Boys Soccer vs OLY @ UNIS
16:00 – 17:30

Friday, February 7
MS Parent Session
9.00-10.00

Saturday, February 8
HAC JV Basketball Tournament @ CISH & ISV

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới

Dear Families,

Chúc mừng năm mới! Best wishes to our students, faculty and staff, and families for the new year.

For those of you experiencing Tet for the first time, I encourage you to engage with members of our Vietnamese community to deepen your understanding of the wonderful traditions practiced at this time of year – it is truly a time of reflection, celebration and hope for the new year.

This year, Tet will celebrate the outgoing Year of the Pig and welcome in The Year of the Rat.

According to the Vietnamese zodiac, for those of you born in the year of the rat, you are believed to be very industrious and thrifty, diligent and positive. You love to collect, have a keen intuition and can predict danger. You are lucky financially and manage money well.

Before we all sign off to enjoy Tet, please check out our most recent Annual Report Data Drip. This week, we share highlights from our Co-curricular programme.

UNIS Hanoi’s co-curricular programme is dynamic and ever-evolving. It aims to inspire students to actively engage in purposeful activities beyond the classroom. But as a School that’s committed to nurturing a community of lifelong learning, we also organize activities for adults too. Here is a highlight of what took place in 2018-2019.

Co-Curricular Highlights

Have a safe and relaxing holiday with friends and family. See you in February.

Head of School
Jane McGee

Monitoring the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Please note this news article will be updated during the Tet Holiday week:
Update 27 January:

In the face of the unfolding CoronaVirus global crisis, the UNIS Crisis Response Team has remained in regular contact over the holiday period and has decided to take the following measures to protect our community as we return from the Tet Holiday:

  1. To prepare for school to open on Monday February 3, campus will remain closed for the entire Tet Holiday. Open campus, originally scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday has been cancelled.

  1. We are following our pandemic response School Operating Regulations and ensuring we have appropriate measures in place for the current level of the outbreak as well as any changes that may occur. The plan includes procedures for all aspects of the school including hygiene, sanitation, access to campus, communication and possible online/off-campus learning provision. More details will be communicated prior to the start of school.

  1. Tournament and Event Cancellation Updates:

It has been decided to cancel our hosting of the APAC Basketball tournament which was scheduled for the week after the break. Like many other international schools in the area we cannot at this time take any risk to our community which can reasonably be avoided.

Our students will not be travelling to the international events scheduled immediately after the Tet break which have been cancelled, and it is unlikely that those scheduled throughout the month of February will take place.

February event status summary (January 27 12:00):

  • APAC Swimming – Cancelled
  • APAC Basketball at UNIS – Cancelled
  • AMIS (Band and Orchestra) – Cancelled
  • MRISA Basketball (HCMC) – tbd
  • APAC Band – tbd
  • APAC Theatre – tbd
  • MRISA Soccer – tbd
  • Model United Nations at UNIS – tbd

In the meantime, as you travel in the region please continue to follow the guidelines shared by our School Health Centre below to limit your exposure and protect the safety of your family and our community.

HEALTH TIPS FOR TRAVEL:

  • Choose the window seat to minimize contact with others.
    You’re more likely to get sick if you sit within one or two rows of a sick traveler, but you can’t predict this in advance. In general, no matter where you end up, you’ll want to avoid as much contact with other people as you can.
  • Turn on your air vent.
    While you aren’t likely to catch something from the recycled air, you may still be at risk from airborne pathogens hovering near you. So turn the air vent to low or medium and aim it to blow down into your lap. This will hopefully direct those germs away from your face.
  • Wipe down your tray table, armrest, and seat.
    Bad news: The airline does not clean your accommodations nearly as often as they should. Researchers have found that the seat pocket and armrests are some of the germiest spots on planes, though the in-flight entertainment screen, tray table, and other areas of your seat follow not far behind.
  • Avoid in-flight magazines, blankets, and pillows.
    Like those seat surfaces, there’s no guarantee these items have been cleaned recently. You’re probably best off avoiding them altogether. If you tend to get chilly, just bring your own sweater.
  • Wear a Surgical Mask.
    This will help protect you from large droplet particles, and if your flight is a long one, you will need to change it (every 8 hours is an approximate recommendation.)

USEFUL LINKS:

PERSONAL HEALTH PRECAUTIONS:

  • Hand washing is your number 1 defence!
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Use hand sanitizer, even after washing your hands.
  • Rest well, especially if you have a long flight.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

After you land, don’t let down your guard. Remember, while your actual flight may make up the bulk of your travel, you’re also in close proximity to other travelers in the airport, taxis, and other parts of your day. So don’t get complacent once you’re off the plane.

RETURNING FROM THE HOLIDAYS:

  • Please DO NOT send your child to School if they are sick, you are putting other students and staff at risk if you do so!
  • If your child is sick or you are concerned, please contact the School Health Centre for further instructions.

 
Update 25 January: The APAC Swimming tournament (and all other APAC events in China) has been cancelled and our students will not be travelling for this competition.
In addition we have alerted our colleagues in China and Hong Kong that we cannot host their students should the APAC Basketball event at UNIS still happen (scheduled for February 5). The situation is being monitored closely and that decision will be made later in the week.
Our student athletes and families involved in hosting have been informed.

 

Posted 24 January: Due to the news of the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak originating in China, we would like to reassure you that we are monitoring the situation closely and planning for possible School responses to protect our community should the situation worsen.

At this time (January 24 14:00), there are 2 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (nCoV) reported in the news in Vietnam. Today, schools in China have also started to report receiving direction from the government for the cancellation of non-essential events, and we know that one school at least has cancelled hosting tournaments.

This is a fast developing situation and we will be monitoring it closely and keeping our community updated during the break.

We have international tournaments planned immediately after the Tet Holiday which will be impacted. Also, depending on the developing situation, schools may be further impacted following the Lunar New Year national holidays in Asia. We are working in collaboration with health agencies and our international school colleagues for an effective and responsible response.

In the meantime, as some of you are preparing to travel during the holidays, please be aware of the international concern around the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak and take note of some advice from our School Health Centre.

HEALTH TIPS FOR TRAVEL:

  • Choose the window seat to minimize contact with others.
    You’re more likely to get sick if you sit within one or two rows of a sick traveler, but you can’t predict this in advance. In general, no matter where you end up, you’ll want to avoid as much contact with other people as you can.
  • Turn on your air vent.
    While you aren’t likely to catch something from the recycled air, you may still be at risk from airborne pathogens hovering near you. So turn the air vent to low or medium and aim it to blow down into your lap. This will hopefully direct those germs away from your face.
  • Wipe down your tray table, armrest, and seat.
    Bad news: The airline does not clean your accommodations nearly as often as they should. Researchers have found that the seat pocket and armrests are some of the germiest spots on planes, though the in-flight entertainment screen, tray table, and other areas of your seat follow not far behind.
  • Avoid in-flight magazines, blankets, and pillows.
    Like those seat surfaces, there’s no guarantee these items have been cleaned recently. You’re probably best off avoiding them altogether. If you tend to get chilly, just bring your own sweater.
  • Wear a Surgical Mask.
    This will help protect you from large droplet particles, and if your flight is a long one, you will need to change it (every 8 hours is an approximate recommendation.)

USEFUL LINKS:

PERSONAL HEALTH PRECAUTIONS:

  • Hand washing is your number 1 defence!
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Use hand sanitizer, even after washing your hands.
  • Rest well, especially if you have a long flight.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

After you land, don’t let down your guard. Remember, while your actual flight may make up the bulk of your travel, you’re also in close proximity to other travelers in the airport, taxis, and other parts of your day. So don’t get complacent once you’re off the plane.

RETURNING FROM THE HOLIDAYS:

  • Please DO NOT send your child to School if they are sick, you are putting other students and staff at risk if you do so!
  • If your child is sick or you are concerned, please contact the School Health Centre for further instructions.

Re-enrol your child today!

Re-enrolment for 2020-2021 began on 6 January and will end soon. 

Dear UNIS Hanoi Families,

It’s that time of year that we inform you about the re-enrolment timeline for the upcoming school year. As we celebrate you and your family in the re-enrolment process, we also thank you for your ongoing investment in the UNIS Hanoi educational experience. We hope your family plans to return for the 2020-2021 school year; however, if you have plans to depart, please notify us through the online re-enrolment process AND by completing the “Withdrawal Form” on your Parent Portal.

In addition, we are excited to share with you the new features to the online re-enrolment process.

Passport & Visa Update: There is now a link for you to scan and
send the updated valid copies of both legal documents and
update the details and expiration dates for use for the co-
curricular trips, which will be reviewed by the Activities office
and shared with parents prior to the upcoming trip.

Bus Service Annual Registration: There is now a new online form that goes directly to the Transport Office to register annually for your child/ren.

Please note the re-enrolment period dates are earlier and began on 6 January and ends on 2 March 2020. More detailed information with the steps to re-enroll will be sent to you in the coming weeks. However, we wanted to make you aware of the new timeline and updates to the process.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions by coming to the Admissions Office in B7 on the second floor or by email
admissions@unishanoi.org or telephone 0247 300 4508.

Warm regards,
The Office of Admission