Protect Yourself from Dengue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dengue occurs year-round in Vietnam, with peak transmission in the warmer rainy season, April through October in the north and June through December in the south.

Elevated risk occurs throughout the Red River Delta and Mekong Delta, and the coastal district and provincial capitals of central Vietnam.

What is Dengue Fever?

  • Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection. 
  • Dengue fever is a severe, flu-like illness that affects infants, young children and adults.
  • These mosquitoes thrive in areas with standing water, including puddles, water tanks, containers and old tires. 

How do I know if I have it?

  • Dengue should be suspected when a high fever (40°C/104°F) is accompanied by 2 of the following symptoms: severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands or rash. Symptoms usually last for 2–7 days, after an incubation period of 4–10 days after the bite from an infected mosquito.
  • Infection can be confirmed by a blood test at a local health centre.
  • Warning signs for severe dengue: occur 3–7 days after the first symptoms in conjunction with a decrease in temperature (below 38°C/100°F) and include: severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, rapid breathing, bleeding gums, fatigue, restlessness and blood in vomit. The next 24–48 hours of the critical stage can be lethal; proper medical care is needed to avoid complications and risk of death. Go to hospital immediately for evaluation.

What is the treatment?

  • If you have any of the above symptoms you should see a doctor immediately.
  • Use analgesics (pain relievers) with acetaminophen and avoid those containing aspirin.
  • Get lots of rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids

How can I best avoid it? 

Dengue mosquitoes are known to be day biters.

  • Apply  insect repellent daily, DEET is recommended.
  • Wear long sleeves and trousers to protect wrists and ankles.
  • Rid areas around homes of any standing water where mosquitoes may breed.

Sources: http://www.CDC.gov/dengue and http://who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs117/en/ https://www.iamat.org/country/vietnam/risk/dengue

From the Head of School

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! We have had an incredible week of celebrating the achievements of our Grade 12 students and wish them the very best as they leave UNIS Hanoi and transition to the next phase of their lives. A big thank you to our Advancement team, Grade 12 mentors and ceremony participants who worked so hard to make this year’s graduation ceremony memorable and unique for our students. A special thank you to our Grade 12 parents. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with your children. Without your support, guidance and care, your children would not be who they are today. 

2020 – 2021 Calendar

Earlier this week, we met to discuss the 2020 – 2021 School Calendar. Given our experiences this year with a global pandemic and a fixed calendar, our plans for next year’s academic calendar have been made by prioritising flexibility, student learning, and the well-being of our entire community.  

With the uncertainty of the impact of COVID-19 on the upcoming year and the importance of ensuring the calendar supports what research indicates about student learning and well-being, we have identified some holidays as “subject to change” to remain as responsive as possible. 

Research indicates that students experience learning “loss” during extended vacation times (longer than three weeks). It also indicates that students learn best in uninterrupted blocks of instructional time (seven – nine weeks) before fatigue sets in and time is needed to rest and rejuvenate. In a perfect world, we would base our calendar solely on educational principles while in reality, we must respect national and international holidays while also remaining flexible and adaptable should we be in a position where we are unable to open campus or, in lockdown. 

We have identified Autumn Break, the third week of Winter Break, Spring Break, May 4 and the last day of School as “subject to change”. We will only consider adjusting these dates should we believe it will have a positive impact on student learning and well-being. Our goal will be to keep the community informed in a timely manner so that families can plan holidays and travel as we know that for many of our families, travel plans for the Winter Break are made very early in the year. 

Please note, we will not be adjusting the first two weeks of our Winter Break, the Tet Holiday or other National holidays. 

Calendar Link

Jane

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Earlier today, the Class of 2020 graduated in true style from UNIS Hanoi. The ceremony, which took place in the Centre for the Arts, featured speeches from the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Kamal Malhotra, our Head of School, Ms Jane McGee and student nominated faculty member, Ms Jennifer Louvet.

Celebrity singer and mother one of our graduates, Diva Mỹ Linh, sang an a cappella rendition of the Vietnamese national anthem while Hye Min Lim and Đào Nguyên delivered a hilarious and poignant speech on behalf of the Class of 2020. Other highlights included music by a High School band and a heartfelt performance by Josh Scott and Mỹ Anh Trương. Graduating students who could not attend in person, joined the event via zoom. The ceremony, from start to finish was live streamed via our High School Youtube channel.

Addressing the students, Ms McGee said, “We are truly privileged to be here today. Around the world many of your peers are unable to physically experience this event that celebrates the achievements of each and every one of you. The opportunity to come together with your friends, classmates, families and teachers is in itself something that will set you apart as a UNIS Hanoi 2020 graduate.

“…We are all acutely aware in these times how significant this moment is; that other people aren’t able to have the same experiences and that this moment many not have happened. You may so easily have been doing this on zoom. But the simple reflection should inspire us to think more broadly about what we have, what we value, and how we will take advantage of our experiences and our gifts.

“…I think that the Class of 2020 is a class that is now especially prepared to embrace the future, to persevere through hardships and to focus on what matters most to you and the world.

“…Today we will give you a Diploma, but what you choose to do with it is up to you… We are proud to have been a part of your journey… On behalf of the faculty and staff at UNIS Hanoi, I wish you the very best as you leave us. Congratulations and Good luck!”

At the end of the Ceremony, each new graduate was presented with a special gift box from the School. Packed with memorabilia such as their invitation card, messages from their teachers, a branded laundry bag and other goodies.

The Grand Walk

The day before the Graduation Ceremony, the Class of 2020 went on their final walk around the campus to cheers of congratulations from all learners, young and old.

A video of the Graduation Ceremony will be shared with the community at a later date.

Get Your Hands On Our New UNIS Masks!

UNIS Hanoi’s school shop has launched a brand new range of reusable, lightweight masks in a variety of sizes. And now they can be pre-ordered! Pre-order 5 pieces or more and you’ll receive a 20% discount. The special offer runs until June 10, 2020.

The fabric used has undergone an antibacterial treatment and are made with a layer of recycled fabric, and a non-woven cellulose microfilter. Made with students in mind, the mask includes a place for names to be written.

Please note these masks are not AQI or medical grade masks. 

Place your orders here

Range of Available Masks

 

Reminder of Re-enrollment/Enrollment Contracts due by June 5

Based on the Board’s decision on April 14 to freeze tuition for the 2020-2021 school year, all contracts must be resigned with the new fee structure.

Please log into Veracross Re-enrollment or Enrollment Portals to reselect the payment option, read the updates to the wording in the contract, and resign the contract (both parents required if applicable).

This process needs to be completed as soon as possible or no later than Friday, June 5, 2020. 

Thank you for your support with this important process.

The Admissions Office 

Important New Check-out Process for Withdrawing Families on June 10

The Admissions Office wants to thank departing families for being part of our amazing UNIS Hanoi community. We will certainly miss you and wish you all the best in your new countries and school communities. 
 
As the end of school is only a week away, we are excited to announce our new “paperless” online withdrawal checkout process. In the past, this process entailed students going around the campus with a paper form getting signatures from all of their teachers, school offices, librarians, Music Academy, Tech Office, Operations and the Business Office. In addition, you needed to reach out to counsellors and the Elementary School Office for leaving certificates and documentation to send to the next school.
 
Our new check-out process, which will be communicated directly to you on Tuesday, June 2 will be done on your Veracross Parent Portal where you will find your child/ren’s online withdrawal checkout status.This is where you can follow the online process and access due dates with any notes of outstanding items or fees in order to finalise the end of the school year checkout process by the last day of school.
 
Most importantly, we have centralized the officially withdrawing documentation requests for departing students in the Admissions Office with the Registrar, Ms. Thuy Anh at admissions@unishanoi.org. She will be handling the final check-off to complete the official withdrawal check-out process and supporting you with any documentation for your child/ren for their next schools upon successful completion of the online check-out process.
 
Please be on the look for the email, which includes a pdf document with instructions and a video to support this process. We hope this new and improved process will provide better information directly to parents through the Veracross Portal and through a MobileApp.
The Admissions Office

Financial Assistance Deadline Reminder

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the 19-20 Year
The deadline to submit the Financial Assistance Package for the 19-20 school year is Monday, June 1, 2020. Please contact the School at financialassistance@unishanoi.org with any questions or if you need additional time completing the package.
For the 20-21 Year
The deadline to submit the Financial Assistance Package for the 20-21 school year is Monday, June 15, 2020. Please email financialassistance@unishanoi.org for the application package.
To read the details of the Financial Assistance Programme, click here.

Stop the Spread of Germs

With students returning to school, the past few days the incidences of flu/common cold symptoms has sharply risen on campus. Both illnesses are a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, rhinoviruses and others; most cases are mild but others can become severe.

Here are tips to protect yourself and your family:

1. Stay home if you are experiencing any flu/cold symptoms

  • fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

It’s important to note that not everyone with the flu/common cold will have a fever. This action alone immediately reduces the risk of transmission to others.

2. Simple actions everyday

  • ​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.​  Put a mask on if you don’t already have it on.
  • ​Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If having flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours or until symptoms have subsided, if your child has a fever they must stay home for 48hrs after the fever has gone. 
  • Limit contact with others to keep from infecting others. ​
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

3. Take time to get a flu vaccine
​A yearly flu vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. Vaccination can reduce flu illnesses and help avoid doctors’ visits, and missed work and school.

Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and older and high-risk persons including young children, elderly, pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung diseases. .

Vaccination is important for health care workers  and other people who live with or care for high risk people to keep from spreading the flu to these vulnerable groups​.

Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness, but are too young to be vaccinated. People who care for them should be vaccinated instead.

Help us keep your children healthy and please stay home if unwell!

You should call your doctor if you or your child has one or more of these conditions:

  • symptoms that last more than 10 days
  • symptoms that are severe or unusual
  • if your child is younger than 3 months of age and has a fever or is lethargic

You should also call your doctor right away if you are at high risk for serious flu complications and get flu symptoms such as fever, chills, and muscle or body aches. People at high risk for flu complications include young children (younger than 5 years old), adults 65 years and older, pregnant women, and people with certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.

Your doctor can determine if you or your child has a cold or the flu and can recommend treatment to help with symptoms.

School Health Centre

References:
https://www.cdc.gov/features/rhinoviruses/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/symptoms.htm

Students Give Online Music Lessons to Blossom House Girls

When vulnerable girls from Blossom House weren’t able to come to UNIS Hanoi’s campus for their music lessons this year, our students came up with a novel solution – take the classes and the love of music online! 

Since last week, the students who are part of a service learning group called Bamboo Music School, have created three types of videos: introduction to an instrument, playing the instrument, really jamming out on the instrument. And they are all available on Youtube

Before campus closures happened, High School students were providing weekly music lessons to the girls. Knowing the impact it was making to the lives of their new friends, the students vowed to find a way to keep the connection with the Blossom House girls going. 

Bamboo Music Service group reached a larger audience this week, by sharing these music videos with UNIS teachers so that teachers can share and discuss with their home base groups in elementary, middle and high school. The group hopes to share their love of music and raise awareness of the needs of The Blossom House. 

As part of this outreach, The Bamboo Music School made an appeal to source a 300 litre refrigerator for the Blossom House. Within a day, our group leader, Miyuki, Grade 10, worked with the Service Learning office to organize funds raised by service groups so that a refrigerator could be purchased. This will help keep food fresh at Blossom House during the summer months. 

From the Head of School

Dear Parents,

Thank you to those of you who attended the Annual General Meeting of the Board this past week. We may have set a new record for attendance and I know I echo the Board in appreciating the opportunity to dialogue with a diverse group of our parent community. 

During the AGM, I shared that the Leadership Team will be meeting on Monday to address a number of key focus areas for the upcoming school year. As we begin to solidify our plans to navigate the on-going uncertainty, we will be reaching out to all of you as parents to gather feedback regarding our decisions and to ensure we have considered different perspectives moving forward. We will also host community meetings to share decisions with you, provide clarity and respond to questions you may have.

Our five focus areas for the session will be the annual calendar, events calendar, co-curricular programme, academic programme and professional development. Some of our guiding questions are listed below:

  • How can we enhance and rebuild our sense of community as we return to a new school year?
  • How do we ensure we are delivering on our promise to parents through our academic programme delivery model and the co-curricular programme?
  • How do we ensure our professional learning programme for the year is robust, aligned with school-wide and personal areas of growth and inclusive of all members of our faculty and staff?
  • How do we ensure we are flexible and agile throughout the on-going crisis while also providing much needed stability to our community?
  • How will we communicate our decisions to build trust with our parent community?

I also mentioned at the AGM, that we are continuing to plan for multiple scenarios for the upcoming school year based on such things as whether or not our new teachers are able to come to Hanoi, our new families are able to start the school year on time, etc. 

Planning for a new school year runs parallel to celebrating the end of the current year and saying “good-bye” to many in our community, including our faculty who will not be returning next year. I would like to recognize the following teachers for their commitment and contributions to the learning of our students, our School and the  UNIS Hanoi community. We wish them the very best with their next adventure and officially welcome them to the UNIS Hanoi Alumni Community!

Faculty leaving us this year are:

Kristen McAuliffe, Milene Magre, Laura Moore, Deborah Vermiere, Charla Marshall, Christine Boulden, Daniel Lucardie, David Carter, Kristi Belete, Nicole Moodie, Stephen Lush, Dylan Meikle, Scott Schaffner, Agnieszka Schaffner, Brenda Manfredi, Sarah Schneider, Sandra Schneiderman, Kristen Twynam-Perkins, Glenda Baker, Garry Seabrook, Hoa Phan, Marc Vermeire, Carlo Palusci, Thomas Ryan, Michael Luciani, Adrian Hubbard, and Elizabeth Cassidy. 

We are delighted that the programme our Cocurricular team has put together for the Summer has been so popular. Sign-up closed today and we are pleased to report  there are more than 350 Elementary students registered to join us each week, 200 Middle School students and 150 from Grades 9-11. In addition the volunteer High School student sign up to help run the programme has also been wonderful. I am so proud to see our community pulling together to make this a wonderful experience for all.

And finally, next week we will be honouring our Class of 2020 who will graduate this year. All week we will be sharing celebrations of this unique group who have shown such spirit and resilience during this extraordinary time. Watch out for those special stories which will inspire students of all ages, and note that our Graduation Ceremony will take place next Friday on May 29 at 16.30 in the School Theatre. We are currently planning for a closed event for the G12 students and their parents only, but will be livestreamed for their extended families and for our community to enjoy.

Enjoy your weekend.

Jane

UNIS Hanoi Board of Directors Annual General Meeting May 19, 2020

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank everyone who attended the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 19th May, 2020. It was a great turnout and the Board appreciated the opportunity to have an open dialogue with the community. Please find a copy of the Board End of Year Report 2019-2020 and the meeting summary can be found here

Additionally, the presentation can be found under the ‘Parent Resources’ section on the parent portal. Please click on ‘Board of Directors Info’ and look in the ‘Board End of Year’ Report folder. 

The AGM presentation included an introduction of the Board members present and a brief summary of the work that committees and task forces carried out this year. A significant part of the presentation was dedicated to reviewing the implications of COVID-19 on the school’s budget for 2019-2020 and projections for 2020-2021. The presentation was followed by a question and answer session. 

Due to COVID-19 and campus closure from the Tet break to early May, community feedback sessions planned to finalise approval of strategic directions and goals for the new strategic plan were postponed. Our new strategic plan will be finalised in the 2020-2021 school year. In the meantime, focus areas for school improvement already identified by the Board, senior leadership team and visiting accreditation teams will be included in the annual action plan for 2020-2021.  

Amie Pollack

Board Chair

New Re-Enrolment Contracts Issued

Based on the Board’s decision on April 14th to freeze tuition for the 2020-2021 school year, all contracts must be resigned with the new fee structure. We will notify all families that will be continuing or starting their educational journey with us next year when Veracross is ready to login for you to reselect the payment option, read the updates, and resign the contract (both parents required if applicable). Please be on the lookout for this important email on Monday, May 25 in order to complete the process as soon as possible or no later than Friday, June 5, 2020.

Thank you for your assistance with this important process.

The Admissions Office

Financial Assistance Programme: Applications Open

For your convenience, this is a repeat of the Board Communication issued to all families on May 19, 2020…

Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese Translations exist below.

This week UNIS Hanoi opens applications for our new Financial Assistance programme. This programme is designed to support the continued educational experience of students in the UNIS Hanoi community during times of financial challenge. The programme is part of a series of measures approved by the Board of Directors to support UNIS Hanoi families during this time of COVID19 crisis.

Financial Assistance will be available through two programmes:

  1. Immediate Assistance to support urgent need for the 2019-2020 School Year (applications now open with deadline June 1)
  2. Planned Assistance to support our long term community members for the 2020-2021 school year (applications now open with a deadline of June 15).

Please note that families may apply for and be awarded assistance through both programmes. Financial Assistance programme decisions will be approved by the Financial Assistance Committee.

Immediate Assistance funding has been approved by the Board of Directors to support those who meet the following criteria:

  • Temporary financial hardship. Parents must demonstrate:
    • UNIS Hanoi’s tuition and capital fees account for more than a third of the family’s annual net income. Please note bus fees will not be taken into consideration
    • there has been an unexpected change in the family’s financial circumstances and
    • there is no financial support from an employer with respect to school fees
  • Students/family must be in “good standing” in order to qualify. (This means we will review attendance records, discipline records and approaches to learning. Please note that Financial Assistance awards will not be linked to student achievement grades.)

Planned Assistance funding has been approved by the Board of Directors to support those who meet the following criteria:

  • As above for Immediate Assistance; and,
  • Families must have had children attending, or plan on attending, UNIS Hanoi for more than three years.

If you are interested in applying for Financial Assistance, please contact the Business Office at financialassistance@unishanoi.org (please note updated email address) for an application packet or for any questions.

Vietnamese:

Chương trình Hỗ trợ Tài chính

Tuần này các gia đình UNIS Hà Nội có thể bắt đầu làm thủ tục xin Hỗ trợ Tài chính của nhà trường. Chương trình Hỗ trợ Tài chính được lập ra để trợ giúp những học sinh đang học tại trường có gia đình đang gặp khó khăn tài chính, để các em có thể tiếp tục theo học tại UNIS Hà Nội trong giai đoạn này. Chương trình Hỗ trợ Tài chính là một trong số một loạt các biện pháp Hội đồng quản trị UNIS Hà Nội đề ra để cùng cộng đồng nhà trường vượt qua hậu quả của dịch COVID-19.
Hỗ trợ Tài chính được thực hiện theo hai hình thức:

  1. Hình thức Hỗ trợ Tài chính Tức thì dành cho những trường hợp cần trợ giúp ngay để học sinh có thể hoàn thành năm học 2019-2020 (hạn cuối hoàn thành thủ tục là ngày 01/06/2020)
  2. Hình thức Hỗ trợ Tài chính có kế hoạch nhằm hỗ trợ những thành viên lâu năm của cộng đồng nhà trường trong năm học 2020-2021 (hạn cuối hoàn thành thủ tục là ngày 15/06/2020)

Gia đình học sinh UNIS Hà Nội có thể làm thủ tục xin hỗ trợ theo cả hai hình thức. Ban Cố vấn Chương trình Hỗ trợ Tài chính là bộ phận ra quyết định cho Chương trình Hỗ trợ tài chính này.

Căn cứ quyết định của Hội đồng Quản trị,
hình thức Hỗ trợ Tài chính Tức thì nhằm trợ giúp những trường hợp sau:

  • Khó khăn tài chính trong ngắn hạn. Đây là những trường hợp hội đủ những điều kiện sau:
    • Học phí và phí xây dựng trường chiếm hơn ⅓ thu nhập sau thuế hàng năm của gia đình. Phí xe bus không được tính vào khoản này.
    • Có biến cố đột ngột không lường trước trong tình hình tài chính của gia đình
    • Cơ quan của phụ huynh học sinh không hỗ trợ học phí
  • Phụ huynh và học sinh có mối quan hệ tốt với nhà trường. (thông qua thái độ học tập, quá trình rèn luyện. Tuy nhiên Ban cố vấn sẽ không xét đến điểm và kết quả học tập của học sinh)

Căn cứ quyết định của Hội đồng Quản trị, hình thức Hỗ trợ Tài chính có kế hoạch nhằm trợ giúp những trường hợp sau:

  • Tất cả các điều kiện của hình thức Hỗ trợ Tài chính Tức thì; ngoài ra,
  • Gia đình phải có con em đã theo học hoặc có kế hoạch theo học UNIS Hà Nội ba năm hoặc hơn.

Nếu gia đình có nhu cầu xin Hỗ trợ Tài chính, vui lòng liên hệ Phòng Tài chính theo địa chỉ thư điện tử financialassistance@unishanoi.org để được hướng dẫn thủ tục và giải đáp thắc mắc.

 

Korean:

재정 지원 프로그램

이번 주 UNIS 하노이는 새로운 재정 지원 프로그램 신청을 시작합니다. 해당 지원은 어려운 상황 속에서 UNIS 하노이 커뮤니티의 학생들의 지속적인 교육 경험을 지원하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 또한 COVID19 위기 속에서 UNIS 하노이 가족을 지원하기 위해 이사회가 승인한 조치사항 중 하나입니다.

재정 지원은 두 가지 프로그램을 통해 제공됩니다:

  1. 지급 지원 – 2019-20년도 해당 (지원 마감일 6 월 1 일)
  2. 계획지원 – 2020-21년도 해당. long-term 지원 (지원서 마감일 6 월 15 일).

두(02) 프로그램 모두 지원가능하며, 지원대상일 경우 모든 프로그램에서 지원 받을 수 있습니다.  지원사항 결정은 재정 지원위원회가 결정합니다.

지급 지원 기금은 이사회에서 승인이 완료되었습니다. 해당 조건은 아래와 같습니다:

  • T단기 재정 악화를 위해 부모님들은 아래사항을 증명해야합니다.
    • 하노이 하노이의 수업료와 자본금이 가족의 연간 순소득의 3 분의 1 이상을 차지합니다. 버스 요금은 고려되지 않습니다.
    • 가정 재정상황에 예기치않은 변화가 있습니다.
    • 고용주로부터 학비지원을 받지 않습니다.
  • 자격을 갖추려면 학생 / 가족이“알맞은 상태”에 있어야합니다. (출석 기록, 징계 기록 및 학습 접근 방식을 검토를 의미합니다. 재정 지원은 학생의 성적과 관련이 없습니다.)

계획지원 자금은 이사회에서 승인이 완료되었습니다. 해당 조건은 아래와 같습니다:

  • 위의 지급 지원 내용과 같음; 그리고,
  • 3 년 이상 UNIS Hanoi에 등록 중인, 혹은 등록 계획이 있는 자녀가 있어야합니다.

재정 지원 신청에 관심이 있으시면, 비지니스 오피스에 financialassistance@unishanoi.org로 연락하여 신청서 패킷이나 기타 궁금한 점을 문의하시기 바랍니다.

 

Japanese:

経済支援プログラム

今週UNIS HanoiはFinancial Assistance Programme (経済支援プログラム)への申請受付を開始します。このプログラムは現在の厳しい経済状況の中、生徒の教育の機会を維持するべく設けられました。これはCOVID-19危機に対応し、本校生徒の家族向けに理事会が承認した一連の支援策のひとつです

経済支援は次の2つのプログラムを通じて提供されます。

  1. 即時支援 (Immediate Assistance) – 本学年度(2019-2020)向けの緊急支援(現在申請受付中、申請期限は6月1日)
  2. 計画的支援 (Planned Assistance) – 長期に渡り本校に在籍していた生徒の家族に対する来学年度(2020-2021)向けの支援(現在申請受付中、申請期限は6月15日)

各家族は両方のプログラムに申請可能で、両方のプログラムから支援を受けられる可能性があります。経済支援プログラムの決定は、経済支援委員会(Financial Assistance Committee)の承認を受けるものとします。

即時支援は、次の基準を満たす家族向けに理事会が承認したものです。

  • 一時的に経済的困難な状況にある。保護者は次を証明しなければならない。
    • UNIS Hanoiの学費と諸費が家族の純年収の三分の一を超えている。ただしスクールバス料金はカウントしない。
    • 家族の経済状況に予想外の変化があった。
    • 雇用主から授業料への補填が全くない。
  • 生徒及び家族が支援に値する良好な状況にあること。(すなわち生徒の出席状況、素行、学習態度などを参考にします。ただし経済支援は生徒の成績には関係しません。)

計画的支援は、次の基準を満たす家族向けに理事会が承認したものです。

  • 上記の即時支援と同じ基準、かつ
  • 子供が今まで3年間以上在籍していた、あるいは在籍する予定である。

この経済支援プログラムへの申請を検討している方は、申請書の取り寄せおよびご質問等についてビジネス・オフィスのfinancialassistance@unishanoi.org までご連絡下さい。

Re-run of the Board Communications re: Family Credit

For your convenience, this is a repeat of the Board Communication issued to all families on May 18, 2020…

Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese Translations exist below.

Dear Parents,
It is wonderful to see the campus alive with our students, fully engaged in learning and happily adapting to the campus operating regulations that remain to safeguard our community.

The Board of Directors has met regularly during this crisis to support our Head of School and her team. The Board continues to take a strategic perspective with respect to the School’s financial stability in order to protect the long term stability of your child/ren’s education. We have been closely monitoring the finances of the School for this current fiscal year including savings made through cost-controls during shut down, and unplanned costs involved in transitioning to online learning, implementing safety measures required to satisfy local authority conditions and provision of a month-long summer programme for all students.

We know that the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in many challenges for our families, some of which were exacerbated by the demands of supporting Distance Learning during the required campus closure. Decisions to freeze 2020-2021 tuition fees at the current rate and the development of a Financial Assistance Programme were made to support families during the ongoing crisis. While we believe we remain in the midst of this crisis, the Board has reviewed projected scenarios for next year and is now able to confidently take additional measures to support our community.

To respect the challenges that some of our families faced during the period of Distance Learning, the Board of Directors has approved the provision of a one-time credit per student for all families to the value of:

  • Discovery-Grade 5: $1,300 USD
  • Grades 6-12: $1,000 USD

In the case of outstanding payments for 2019-2020, the credit will be automatically applied by the Business Office to support settling this balance.

For returning families, the credit will be applied to the Household Account for 2020-2021 and families can choose to use it to off-set invoices as follows:

  • Tuition 2020-2021 (for self-paying families)
  • Services including, Bus, Canteen, CoCurricular Activities including Academies (Aquatics, Tennis or Music) or travel (MUN, team sports, arts festivals) and School Store.

Families leaving at the end of 2019-2020 will be contacted directly by the UNIS Hanoi Business Office.

Families who do not wish to take advantage of this family credit may direct the funds to the School’s reserves, or to one of the School’s philanthropic projects (Financial Assistance Programme, Scholarship Programme, Emergency Relief Fund for service partners or the UNIS Impact Fund).

I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your support during this time. The extraordinary resilience and solidarity that many have demonstrated has been inspirational and a source of gratitude to those of us in service to the UNIS Hanoi community.

Yours sincerely,
Dr Amie Pollack
Board Chair

 

Vietnamese: 

Kính gửi Quý Phụ huynh,
Thật tuyệt vời khi thấy các em học sinh quay trở lại trường học tập và dần dần làm quen với những quy tắc trong khuôn viên trường nhằm đảm bảo an toàn cho cộng đồng của chúng ta.

Trong bối cảnh khủng hoảng này, Hội đồng Quản trị Nhà trường đã làm việc thường xuyên nhằm hỗ trợ Giám đốc trường và tiếp tục đưa ra những biện pháp mang tính chiến lược về ổn định tài chính Nhà trường, đảm bảo chất lượng dạy và học cho học sinh. Chúng tôi đã và đang theo dõi chặt chẽ tình hình tài chính của năm học này, bao gồm những khoản tiết kiệm nhờ cắt giảm chi phí khi đóng cửa Trường trong dịch COVID-19, và những khoản chi phí phát sinh của việc chuyển sang việc dạy và học từ xa, việc thực hiện các biện pháp an toàn để đáp ứng yêu cầu của chính quyền địa phương, và việc cung cấp chương trình hè miễn phí kéo dài 1 tháng cho toàn bộ học sinh Nhà Trường.

Chúng tôi hiểu rằng cuộc khủng hoảng COVID-19 đã dẫn đến nhiều thách thức cho không ít gia đình, đặc biệt là trong việc hỗ trợ dạy và học từ xa trong thời gian Nhà trường bắt buộc đóng cửa. Chính vì vậy, chúng tôi đã quyết định không tăng học phí cho năm học 2020-2021 và xây dựng chương trình Hỗ trợ tài chính cho các gia đình học sinh. Trong khi chúng tôi tin rằng chúng ta vẫn đang ở giữa của cuộc khủng hoảng này, HĐQT cũng đã xem xét kĩ lưỡng các kịch bản khác nhau cho năm học tới và đến nay có thể mạnh dạn đưa ra thêm những biện pháp bổ sung nhằm hỗ trợ cho cộng đồng chúng ta. Nhằm ghi nhận những thách thức mà một số gia đình phải đối mặt trong giai đoạn học từ xa, Hội đồng Quản trị đã phê duyệt việc cung cấp khoản tín dụng một lần tính trên mỗi học sinh cho toàn bộ các gia đình hiện đang theo học tại trường* với giá trị như sau:

  • Discovery-Khối 5: $1,300 USD
  • Khối 6-12: $1,000 USD

Đối với các khoản chưa thanh toán của năm học 2019-2020, khoản tín dụng sẽ được phòng Tài chính Kế toán tự động áp dụng để hỗ trợ thanh toán các khoản nợ này.

Đối với những gia đình có con tiếp tục theo học năm học tới, khoản tín dụng sẽ được áp dụng vào hệ thống thanh toán của từng gia đình với phòng Tài chính Kế toán cho năm học 2020-2021 và các gia đình có thể lựa chọn tính trừ vào các hóa đơn như sau:

  • Học phí năm học 2020-2021 (dành cho các gia đình tự chi trả học phí và không phải là một phần trong gói phúc lợi do cơ quan chi trả)
  • Các dịch vụ ở trường bao gồm xe buýt đưa đón, căng tin, các hoạt động ngoại khoá (Bơi, tennis, Âm nhạc) hoặc chi phí đi lại (MUN, thi đấu thể thao, và festival nghệ thuật) hoặc Cửa hàng của Nhà trường.

Đối với những gia đình sẽ chuyển đi sau năm học 2019-2020, phòng Tài chính Kế toán sẽ liên hệ trực tiếp để giải đáp. Những gia đình không muốn nhận khoản tín dụng này có thể yêu cầu chuyển tín dụng sang Quỹ dự phòng của Nhà trường hoặc cho một trong những dự án thiện nguyện của trường (Chương trình Hỗ trợ tài chính, Chương trình Học bổng, Quỹ Hỗ trợ khẩn cấp cho các đối tác của Chương trình Dịch vụ cộng đồng, hoặc cho Quỹ Impact Fund của UNIS)
Tôi muốn nhân cơ hội này xin được gửi lời cám ơn về sự ủng hộ của các gia đình đối với nhà trường trong thời gian qua. Tính kiên cường và sự đoàn kết phi thường mà nhiều thành viên đã thể hiện thực sự là nguồn cảm hứng và động lực đối với tất cả chúng tôi – những người phục vụ cho cộng đồng UNIS Hà Nội.

Trân trọng,
TS. Amie Pollack
Chủ tịch Hội đồng Quản trị

*không bao gồm các gia đình giáo viên của trường

Korean:

학부모님들께,
캠퍼스가 학생들을 맞이하여 살아나는 모습을 보니 참으로 기쁩니다. 학생들은 배우고자 하는 열의에 차 있으며, 우리 모두를 위한 안전규칙을 잘 따라주고 있습니다.

이사회는 이 기간동안 학교장과 팀을 지원하기 위해 정기적으로 미팅을 가지고 있습니다. 교육위원회는 자녀분들의 교육을 장기적으로 지속해서 유지하고자 합니다. 따라서 학교의 재정과 관련하여, 안정적인 전략수립을 고수합니다. 학교는 올해 회계년도의 학교 재정을 면밀히 모니터링 하고 있습니다. 모니터링은 셧다운(개학연기) 동안 관리를 통한 비용 절감, 온라인 학습으로의 전환으로 인한 계획에 없던 비용, 지역 당국의 개학 조건을 한 달동안 만족시키는 데 필요한 안전조치 비용, 모든 학생들을위한 장기 여름 프로그램을 포함합니다.

COVID-19 위기로 인해 가족 여러분들이 많은 어려움을 겪고 있다는 것을 학교는 잘 알고 있습니다, 그 중 일부 가족은 캠퍼스 개학연기 중 원격 학습 시행으로 인해 어려움이 심화되었습니다. 학교는 현재의 금리로 2020-2021년 수업료를 동결하기로 결정하고 재정 지원 프로그램을 개발하여 진행중인 위기 동안 가족분들을 지원합니다. 우리는 아직도 위기에 처해 있다고 생각하지만, 이사회는 내년 시나리오를 검토했으며 이제는 지역 사회를 지원하기 위해 추가 조치를 취할 계획입니다.

몇몇 가족분들이 개학 연기 시기에 처해있는 몇몇 가족분들을 위해, 이사회는 모든 가정을 대상으로 한 학생당 크레딧을 아래와 같이 공표해드립니다:

  • (D-G5) 디스커버리 – 5학년 : $1,300 USD
  • (G6-G12) 6학년 – 12학년 : $1,000 USD

2019-2020학년의 미결제 금액이 남아있으신 경우,학생당 크레딧을 잔액 결제분으로 자동으로 소진합니다.

학교로 돌아오는 가정의 경우 2020-2021 년의 하우스홀드 계정에 크레딧이 쌓이며 다음과 같은 내역에 한도 내에서 여러번에 걸쳐 사용할 수 있습니다.

  • 2020-2021학년도 학비(*자체부담 가정에 한해. 고용주 및 회사에서 학비를 보조하는 경우 제외됩니다.)
  • 스쿨버스, 캔틴, 코-커리큘러 활동(CoCurricular) -수영, 테니스, 음악등- 혹은 스쿨여행(MUN, 팀 스포트, 예술 페스티벌), 혹은 학교 상점과 같은 서비스에서 사용가능합니다.

2019-20학년도를 마지막으로 학교를 떠나는 가족분들께는 UNIS 하노이 비지니스 오피스가 직접 연락을 드릴 것입니다.

이 크레딧을 이용하지 않으려는 가족은 기금을 학교의 준비금 또는 학교의 자선 사업 (금융 지원 프로그램, 장학금 프로그램, 서비스 파트너를 위한 긴급 구호 기금 또는 UNIS Impact 기금)으로 보낼 수 있습니다.

이 기회에 다시 한 번 귀하의 성원에 감사드립니다. 많은 분들이 보여준 유연성과 연대는 UNIS 하노이 공동체를 위해 봉사하는 우리들에게 영감의 원천이자 무한한 감사의 근원입니다.
Yours sincerely,
Dr Amie Pollack
Board Chair
아미 폴락이사회장 배상

Japanese:

保護者の皆様
キャンパスに生徒達と共に活気が戻って来たことをとても嬉しく思います。生徒達は学習に積極的に取り組み、また衛生安全面で必要な新しい規則にも前向きに適応しています。

理事会はこの危機的な状況の中、定期的に会合を持ち、学校長およびリーダーシップチームを支援して来ました。皆様のお子様の教育を長期にわたって守れるよう、学校の経済的安定を視野に戦略的な見通しを立てています。我々は本校の今会計年度の財政状況を密接に監視してきました。これには閉校中のコスト管理による経費節約の他、予算に含まれていなかった追加コスト(オンライン学習への移行経費、政府の指示による衛生安全対策の経費、全在校生に提供される1ヶ月間のサマープログラムの経費)が含まれます。

今回のCOVID-19はUNIS Hanoiの家族に困難な状況をもたらしました。そのひとつに学校閉鎖を命ぜられた期間中、家族がオンライン学習への対応を余儀なくされたことが挙げられます。危機的状況の中、本校の家族への支援策として、2020-2021学年度の授業料を本学年度と同じレベルに凍結し、また経済支援プログラムを設立しました。この困難な状況はまだ続くと考えられますが、理事会は来年度に向けた筋書きを検討し、コミュニティに対してさらなる支援策を打ち出すことができると確信しました。

オンライン学習の期間に一部の家族が直面した問題を鑑み、理事会は全ての生徒に一人当たり一回のみ以下の金額を付与します

  • Discovery-Grade 5: $1,300 USD
  • Grades 6-12: $1,000 USD

2019-2020学年度の授業料等の未払いがある場合は、ビジネス・オフィスはこの金額を自動的にその支払いに充当します。

来年度に継続して在籍する生徒の家族については、この付与金は2020-2021学年度の家族の会計アカウントに入金され、家族はこれを次の支払いに使うことができます。

  • 2020-2021学年度の授業料の一部として(授業料自己負担の家族の場合)
  • スクールバス費、キャンティーンの食費、コーカリキュラー・アクティビティの費用(水泳・テニス・音楽アカデミーの参加費、MUN・チームスポーツ・アートフェスティバルなどの遠征費等)、スクール・ストアでの物品購入

2019-2020学年度末でUNIS Hanoiを去られる家族については、ビジネス・オフィスが直接連絡を差し上げます。

この付与金の利用を希望しない家族については、これを学校の準備金や学校の慈善活動プロジェクトのいずれか(経済支援プログラム、スカラシッププログラム、サービスラーニングのパートナーやUNISインパクト・ファンドが支援する緊急支援基金)に当てることができます。

この困難な状況の中、皆様のご支援にお礼申し上げます。私たちは多くの方々が見せてくださった素晴らしい対応力や団結力に感動するとともに、感謝の念を禁じ得ません。

エイミー・ポラック理事会会長

UNIS Hanoi Launches New Podcast Series

Teachers and leaders at UNIS Hanoi are taking innovative and holistic approaches to education everyday in order to inspire students to branch out into the world and make an impact. But how? 

In a new 7-part podcast series launched today, Jane McGee reveals how transformative student learning at UNIS Hanoi is happening not only in the classrooms or through distance learning, but across an interconnected, highly collaborative community that spans our campus and beyond. 

Every Friday, a new conversation will be uploaded. Topics include a deep-dive into our Service Learning initiative and its impact on students and communities; the popularity of the IB Bi-lingual Diploma; plus the MYP’s five year Inquiry Cycle. Former students will also participate to share how UNIS Hanoi transformed their lives and their futures.

Catch the conversation here.