Dear AIS Community,
I hope you have been enjoying the warmer weather and have had the ability to move more toward a sense of normalcy. Thank you to everyone for your feedback through the status check survey and offers of support to your fellow AIS community members.
This morning, Koetter Fire Protection of Austin was able to complete necessary repairs to our fire sprinkler system; these now bring us back up to code with the Austin Fire Department. After updating AFD about the completed repairs, we received the all-clear from the Fire Marshall’s Office a few minutes ago to resume operations. I would like to acknowledge the dedicated work of April O’Quinn who was able to coordinate emergency repair services so quickly for our school.
With our campus now ready to welcome staff and students back to classrooms, please be advised that classes will resume tomorrow, Monday, February 22nd. We recognize that some of our community members may still be adversely impacted by the events of the last week. As such, please note that all student absences related to winter storm recovery will be considered excused for the remainder of this week.
We recognize the disruption this historical winter event has had on the personal and academic lives of our students. As mentioned in previous emails, our team will be meeting to discuss the impact on academics and plans to ensure the complete delivery of our rigorous and unique academic program during the remainder of the second semester.
Thank you once again for looking out for us and for each other this past week. If you are still in need of any help—whether it be in the form of water, food, or just a place to shower—please don’t hesitate to reach out. We have received many offers of support from fellow AIS families and staff members, and I am happy to pass those along.
I wish you a warm and restful remainder of your day.
Mr. Jacques A. Weber, M.Ed.
Head of School/Chef d'Établissement