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Summer Update

Summer time!

We recognize how exceedingly difficult the last few months have been for families, and as we prepare for next year, we understand that there may be more obstacles ahead as we expand in-class instruction. We will continue to manage these challenges together, always with a primary focus on the safety and well-being of our entire school community. Thanks to those of you who provided feedback on our school-based survey.

The staff at ASIA Sumas wish you a restful, activity filled summer! As a final farewell, we are leaving with some reminders and information regarding the upcoming school year.

If you would like to get a hold of us in the summer, there are a couple of ways to do so. The school office will be open for much of the summer, but at reduced hours.  It is best to call ahead to check for availability at 604-850-5207.  Ms. Gunia will be onsite, but may not be available at all times. Call ahead to connect with her. Our email will be checked periodically over the summer.

Our Step-Up Sixes Day will be on Thursday, September 3rd. This event is for our newest ASIA family members to get to know the building and their teachers before the opening on Tuesday, September 8th. We will be contacting families with times as we divide classes to maintain social distancing restrictions. If you have not received a letter by the middle of August, please contact Mr. Horner at

Middle school: Pod class lists for Middle School will be posted on the front doors as of Friday, September 4th, 5pm. Please note, these are not final lists and may be subject to change. Teachers and Administrators take the responsibility of creating these lists very seriously and put much time and effort into creating balanced classes.

Secondary school: Secondary timetables are still being completed with the new schedule in mind. All secondary schools in the Abbotsford district will be taking on a quarter system for the 2020/21 year. The turn around for classes is very quick with the first quarter run September 8th to November 12th. For more information on how this will work, please refer to this email, sent to Families on 2020JUL03 - ABBY - High School Schedule Changes.docx

School Supplies: The lists are located here. In previous years, we have had a communal supply for students to use if they forgot their supplies at home. We will be unable to have communal supplies this year for safety reasons. Please make sure you have purchased the recommended supplies for your child to use prior to school starting.

​What school looks like in September will depend on where we are in the current COVID-19 Pandemic. We are optimistically planning for a regular return, recognizing that we could return to a schedule similar to June or something in between. Rest assured, we are planning for these 3 possibilities (remote, hybrid, or full start-up) and will communicate the plan prior to the first day of school (Sept. 8, 2020). The district is currently working on a Future Learning Plan Framework (Toti:ltcha).

Have a wonderful Summer Break!

Current until: Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2020