As we approach the new academic year we have thought long and hard on how we can continue to serve our community. Your commitment to the education of your children deserves an equally strong commitment from us. Through changing times as well as unchanging times, we want to continue to be that resource that preserves and shares the cultural history that you and ICEC have consistently provided to our children.
With the health and safety of our students as the first priority, we are committed to continuing the virtual instruction that was successfully implemented at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. With on-going support from you, we are confident that we have a program ready to implement that will be both engaging and meaningful. We have been developing and modifying our curriculum to meet the challenges of virtual learning. Our instructional staff have engaged in additional training specifically designed to address the evolving world of on-line teaching. We are confident that you and your children will reap the rewards of this effort.
At present, the ICEC plan is to begin the year offering virtual instruction for grades 1 and up on Saturdays, starting on Saturday, September 19th. Instructional sessions will be 60 minutes for grades 1 and 2 and 75 minutes for the rest of the classes. A detailed schedule will be imparted via email and ICEC website during the week of September 14th, right after the online registration window that will be from August 27th to September 10th. New students will be invited, through email, for virtual orientation and a short interview on September 12th. For further information regarding the registration, including the tuition please refer to:
Going forward, we continue to monitor and evaluate how we can meet the educational goals of the community. This means, at a minimum, we are in regular contact with the Montgomery County facility managers and should the opportunity to modify our plan and offer in-person teaching arise, we will reconsider our mode of instruction.
Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to share with us your thoughts and suggestions. We value your input and look forward to it.
Looking forward to a great, productive academic year,