“Students won’t have phones during school hours...No, not even our 7-9th graders…Nope, not even during breaks. We provide all the digital tools they will need for class, and during breaks we want them to talk to each other, play together, and get some exercise outside.” I saw the initial surprise on the faces of the large group of parents gathered for our Introduction Day this past Saturday. And then almost immediately the smiles and the nodding heads. There were several “ah-ha” moments like this during our presentation and question-and-answer session.
It was clear from the buzz in the room and the good questions that this group of parents is more than ready for our school to open its doors. I very much look forward to collaborating with a strong and essential PTA (Parent Teacher Association).
While I met with a couple hundred parents at IES Älvsjö, their children - our new students - tried out classes in English, Swedish and Math classes together with some of their future classmates. Their excitement and anticipation at this preview of how a IES school works was unmistakable. They’re ready and it feels like they are eager to start school in August.
Please see our latest blog post to the right here for answers to our most frequently asked questions (FAQs) from parents. And if any questions remain - from parents or students alike - please don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org