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Friday, February 7, 2020

Dear Parents,

Please read carefully through this notice till the end, because it contains very important and sensitive information. Thank you.

Next week’s Days Off

As per the decision issued by the Prime Minister, classes will be suspended on Monday, February 10 and Friday, February 14, 2020.

Extending the School Day

In order to compensate for the lost school days resulting from the unstable circumstances in the country, and after realizing the inefficiency of making students come to school on Saturdays or of breaking the vacation or even prolonging the school year, we have decided to add one extra teaching period every day, starting Monday, February 17, 2020 until the end of May 2020. Hence, the school day at SHS will be extended until 3:20 pm (3 pm for the Preschool). The school gates will open starting 3:00 pm for pick-up.

According to this new schedule, we are committing ourselves to reducing the homework load for all our students as well as on stressing on a differentiated way of providing assignments.


  • As a result of this school day extension, the Easter vacation will be restored to its original schedule (from Thursday, April 9, until Tuesday, April 21, 2020) and the end of the school year could also be shortened.
  • The IBDP 1’s school year will be extended as per a special calendar, as their day already ends at 3:20 pm.
  • We appreciate your trust, understanding, and your cooperation in order to make this school day extension beneficial and fruitful, especially for our students.


The Administration