24 June 2021

COVID-19 ADVISORY 17 – Start of Term 3 at DAS

 

Dear Parents,

I would like to commend you and your children for your resilience as you continued to work with DAS Educational Therapists and ensured your child's learning was not interrupted when we had to switch to Online Teaching again in the last two weeks of Term 2 because of Phase 2 - Heightened Alert.

Following MOE's lead, DAS will phase in our return to in-person classes:

  • Speech and Language Therapy in-person classes have commenced from 21 June.
  • Preschool classes (other than those in DAS centres in MOE schools, ie. Bedok and Queenstown) will resume in-person classes from Term 3, Week 1 (28 June). Bedok and Queenstown preschool students will continue online classes in Term 3 Week 1 and return to in-person classes from Term 3 Week 2. We will keep you informed if arrangements change with the school change.
  • Classes for all other programmes will continue with online classes in Term 3 Week 1 and resume in-person classes from Term 3, Week 2 (5 July).
  • Parents who are awaiting assessments will be pleased to note that DAS assessment services have continued since 24 May. Do contact [email protected] if you would like an update on your child's assessment schedule. 
  • Individual dyslexia screening has been available at the Learning Centres from 21 June. Those awaiting this screening will be contacted by the assigned DAS learning centres.
  • Parents will be interested to note that DAS Academy's training will return to a mixture of online, in-person and dual-mode delivery.  Funding is available for parents for selected workshops via the Caregivers' Training Grant and selected certificate courses courtesy of the President's Challenge funding.
  • Front counters at DAS Learning Centres and DAS Academy will be manned as per our regular opening hours from 21 June. However, to limit the number of people at our front counters, parents should make an appointment if you wish to engage our front counter staff.

While the situation has improved with the ending of Phase 2 Heightened Alert, all parents do remind your children to continue to be vigilant and wear their masks and face shields, continue with daily temperature-taking and wash your hands frequently.

DAS centres will continue to have regular cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces daily. With the above and national level "defences" in place, our government too is confident we should not have another circuit breaker-type situation.

See: www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-defences-vaccination-singapore-circuit-breaker-response-15047652

Having said the above, we recognize that things will be complex as there may continue to be a quarantine, stay home notice, school closure cases and students who have to stay at home because of Acute Respiratory Infection symptoms.  If this happens, do consult your DAS Learning Centre if your child can continue attending classes virtually so as not to miss out on learning.  

I would like to express my appreciation to all parents for your immense support of your children and for not letting this virus stop our children from learning!

Stay safe and stay healthy!

Warm regards,

Lee Siang
Chief Executive Officer
Dyslexia Association of Singapore

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