AISD Online Academic Continuity (OAC) Plan
The American International School Dhaka has strategically planned to ensure the continuity of instruction in the event of an emergency school closure.
This plan might be enacted if one of two situations arise due to:
- Government-issued school closures
- Medical emergencies
- Natural Disasters
- Emergency school closures
An announcement of the Virtual School enactment will be sent via SMS and email as soon as it is activated, with news and notifications sent out frequently to keep the school community updated on the status of the school.
Our Virtual Learning will continue throughout the duration of the closure, with classroom activities following the same school schedule as our on-campus calendar. Most of AISD’s teachers already utilize a blended learning (face-to-face and online) environment with their students, and the difficulties of transferring exclusively to a Virtual School should be marginal. In addition, all teachers and students participate in Virtual Day simulations to prepare for emergency closures.
In the case of an emergency closure, classroom activities will be shifted to a Virtual School environment in an asynchronous (not real-time) format. Middle School and High School students use Google Suites to find regularly assigned work through Google Classroom. Teachers will be posting clear assignments with submission requirements. Teachers will work to have virtual contact with students through feedback to the student or hosting a Google Meet with student groups. Attendance for students is determined through interaction with the teacher and submission of assignments.
Students in grades Prek through fifth grade will have a modified program where parents can access the teacher’s class website. These sites are on the secured log on-page. Students will be using Seesaw to demonstrate learning along with other online tools such as Google Classroom and Google Docs.
Virtual School assignments will be posted on classroom Google Sites for elementary students and Google Classroom for grades 6 – 12. School timings, class schedules, and clear expectations for students and parents will also be posted on Google Sites and Google Classroom. We encourage parents of younger students to facilitate their child’s Virtual School work.
AISD will hold Virtual Learning Simulation Days each year to ensure that students and teachers are ready for an actual school closure.
- Faculty expectations for Virtual School can be found here.
- Parent and Student expectations for Virtual School can be found here.
- Administration expectations for Virtual School can be found here.
Please see below for Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions, please email our Director of Technology Integration & Innovation: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Superintendent or designee will determine when Virtual School will begin, depending on reason for the school closure.
Our target is:
Grades PreK- G1 10 hours/week
Grades 2 15 hours/week
Grade 3 - 5 20 hours/week
Grades 6 - 10 24 hours/week
Grades 11- 12 32 hours
Middle School and High School students must have three contacts with the teacher each week to count as active for attendance. These contacts could be a combination of any of the following: responding to teacher feedback in a document, sending a chat or email, posting to a class forum, submitting required work, completing an assessment, or participating in a video conference.
If in two or three weeks there is no resolution in sight, the administration recommends that you enroll your elementary age student in a local school temporarily. Note: Middle school and high school students will continue to be taught online until further notice.
Parents will email the ES principal or classroom teacher notifying them of the suitable temporary school enrollment.
It is recommended that Teachers and Students continue to have some sort of communication in order to continue the relationship to ease the transition back to school when the emergency is over. This could include having students and parents check the classroom Google Site daily for messages, personal videos, and activity suggestions.