Principal’s Letter - December 2021
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,
We are so proud of what our students have accomplished in the autumn term. I want to thank our students for being so engaged in our school community more than ever with our student-led clubs including our SAGA and cultural clubs facilitating some great student-led events throughout the term. While we continue our constant work with being respectful to each other and highlighting our Plan mot Kränkande Behandling to ensure a safe and calm school for learning. We are also proud to be assigning grades (betyg) in all subjects for Grades 4-9 students for the first time and are proud to be only one of 28 schools in Sweden to be doing so. We believe that this is a useful tool to ensure our students continue to take on academic challenges in their studies going forward. Thank you for your support this term and we look forward to continuing our work together in January!
Grading for 4-9 Students
As mentioned, grades for the autumn term were posted on schoolsoft before the Jullov break. Please take the time to review this summative feedback from the teachers combined with the subject rubrics in each subject. This feedback is based on the autumn term's work only and each term provides a new opportunity for improvement. Together with you and your mentors our students will set new goals during their development talks on January 26th, 2022.
As we have communicated previously there are worrying trends on different social media platforms, we address this in our lessons, over the year as part of our Plan mot Kränkande Behandling and talk to the students about their conduct on social media.
We have recently become aware of yet another disturbing and hurtful "challenge " on tik tok and we encourage parents to support us in our work by discussing at home the theme of empathy and the impact negative "public" comments and posts on social media can have upon individuals.
We would also advise students and families to report any hurtful or distressing posts to the site itself, and if a child has been targeted in an abusive and hurtful way then this can be reported to the police. You can find more information to support you as Parents and Guardians here. As a school we will of course continue to support you and help address cases reported to us.
We will be holding the second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-15 year old students shortly after the Sports Break in cooperation with Region Stockholm. If you have not already received a permission paper home with your child please check Schoolsoft and return it as soon as possible if you want your child to be part of this vaccination process.
Otherwise, please continue to observe the school’s guidelines on COVID-19 which are posted on schoolsoft. Most importantly please continue to report any positive cases to email@example.com.
Important Upcoming Events
(Schedule on Schoolsoft)
First Day of Spring Term
When: Tuesday 11 January, 2022
All Students Start: 09:00
When: Wednesday 26 January, 2022
The full School calendar for 2021/22 can be found on Schoolsoft under files and links.