Message from the Principal
Dear SYAS family
Slightly more than a week has gone by since we started classes in the midst of the Novel Coronavirus situation. Although the timing of this outbreak post-CNY has been unfortunate, we were able to rally the school staff to facilitate a smooth experience for our students in accordance with advisories from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Health (MOH).
We are also raising greater awareness of humanity’s love towards each other by encouraging students and staff at San Yu Adventist to share a love donation, in-kind or otherwise to benefit patients/healthcare workers,etc. It is a small but powerful gesture -- SYAS cares!
We have decided to postpone some of our CCA activities and field trips. The following CCAs are affected: Swimming, soccer, badminton, hiking, indoor rock climbing and inline skating.
Our hearts and minds go out to the victims as well as the heroic people who are risking their lives in combating this virus. Please take time to listen to this Chinese song 陪你走向希望 on hope & love.
Despite the efforts to combat this virus together, many are spreading fake news and unfounded fears. Please CHECK with the right information sources such as Gov.sg and follow the government’s directives with regards to intra- and inter-personal health and safety. TOGETHER, we can overcome this crisis with Confidence, Competence and Compassion.
Parents or guardians with concerns can contact the respective form teachers or email the school at [email protected].
Dr Shee Soon Chiew
Updates on Wuhan Coronavirus
In view of the coronavirus situation in Wuhan and other parts of China, SYAS will be stepping up our precautionary measures to enhance protection of our students and staff.
Expanded coverage for Leave of Absence (LOA)
The 14 days LOA for students and staff will be expanded to cover the following groups.
Group 1: Students and staff returning from Mainland China (as per MOE guidelines)
Group 2: Students and staff who had direct and prolonged contact with relatives or friends who visited them from Mainland China.
Group 3: Students and staff who room with someone belonging to Group 1 or 2.
The LOA will be valid for a period of 14 days, starting from the day of arrival in Singapore for Group 1 and 2. The LOA for Group 3 will be the same duration as their self-quarantined roommates.
The school will be implementing the following protective measures for our returning students.
- Temperature screening at the point of entry for all students, staff and visitors. Temperature screening will start at 0645 daily, students who arrive before will be asked to wait outside the gate.
- Travel and point of contact history checks at the point of entry (30 and 31 January).
- Daily temperature taking in class.
- Teaching of personal hygiene habits and how to stay safe during this period.
- Daily disinfection of the entire school compound.
- Parents and guardians will be required to wait outside the school compound to pick up their children/wards during dismissal time.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused and solicit your fullest cooperation in order to manage this situation effectively.
Parents or guardians with special concern can contact the respective form teachers or email the school at [email protected]
Thank you for your kind understanding.
Leave of Absence for students who has gone back to Mainland China during Chinese New Year Holidays
Please take note that all SYAS students who have gone back to Mainland China for CNY holidays must take a Leave of Absence (LOA) for 14 days, starting from the day after their arrival in Singapore. These students have to quarantine themselves at home and take their temperature regularly for 14 days. All students on LOA will be supported via a home-based learning plan, which will enable them to continue with their learning.
For all other students, school will resume as per usual on 30 January 2020. Parents and guardians may email the school via [email protected] if they have special concerns.
The school will also be taking additional precautions such as temperature screening and daily disinfection of the compound. Please remind your child/ward to bring a digital thermometer to school everyday. If he/she is not feeling well, take him/her to consult a doctor.
For more information, you may refer to the MOH website.
Important Notice for 30 January 2020
Please be reminded that you are required to bring a digital thermometer and hand santizer when you report to school from 30 January 2020 (Thursday) onwards.
If you are feeling unwell, please see a doctor and do not report to school.
Safety Precautions of the Novel Coronavirus Pnemonia in Wuhan
The school would like to inform you on the safety precautions of the novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan.
Please click here to view the precautionary measures.
Travel Declaration Form (for Chinese New Year)
In view of the long Chinese New Year holidays from 23 January to 29 January 2020, the school would like to request that you kindly help us complete an online Travel Declaration Form if you are taking your child/ward for an overseas trip. A “nil return” is required even if you are not travelling. Please continue to fill in the Travel Declaration Form whenever you have the intention to bring your child/ward for an overseas trip during the Term 1, Term 2 and/or Term 3 holidays. This is because your child/ward has to be reminded of his/her personal role in exercising social responsibility. Kindly follow the step-by-step user guide as follows to complete the travel declaration:
A) Log on to the Student Portal at https://lms.asknlearn.com/syas.
B) Click on My Tasks - Travel Declaration Form
C) Select ‘Yes’ if you will be travelling and ‘No’ if you will not be.
D) If you select the option ‘No’, proceed to click on the ‘Save’ button to submit the Travel Declaration Form.
E) If you select the option ‘Yes’, proceed to complete the given fields and click on the ‘Save’ button to submit the Travel Declaration Form.
If your child/ward becomes unwell upon returning from an overseas trip, please kindly inform the Form Teacher.
School Operation Hours During Chinese New Year Period
Please be informed that the school will be closed during the Chinese New Year period from 23 January - 29 January 2020.
We wish you a Prosperous Lunar New Year and see you back in school on 30 January 2020!
Letter I from Discipline Committee 2020
Welcome back to Term 1! Please refer to Letter I from the Discipline Committee.
Letter IV from Discipline Committee
As Term 4 is coming to an end, please refer to the Letter IV from the Discipline Committee on the updates of school rules and regulation for 2020.
Errata in School Newsletter, SYAS News (Apr - Aug 2019, Issue 2)
Please take note of the correct Primary and Secondary examination schedule.
The schedule is as follows:
- Primary School: 29 Oct - 05 Nov 2019
- Secondary School: 09 - 21 Oct 2019