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Notification of Confirmed Covid-19 Case

Updated Arrangements for 2021 Year End Exams

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) have updated the national examination arrangements to include the use of Antigen Rapid Tests and Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests for affected students on Leave of Absence (LOA) or Approved Absence. This will enable as many students as possible to sit for their papers while keeping students and staff safe.

Similar to 2020 arrangements, candidates who are tested positive for COVID-19, placed on Quarantine Order (QO) or Stay-Home Notice will not be allowed to sit for the examinations. 

To minimise the risk of transmissions and reduce the number of students placed on QO or Leave of Absence, MOE will implement a study break for the following graduating cohorts:
GCE O-Level: 13 - 17 October 
GCE N(A)/N(T)-Level: 4 - 12 September and 1 - 3 October 
GCE A-Level: 3 - 7 November

During these periods, students are strongly encouraged to remain at home to revise for their examinations. Schools will remain open on weekdays for those who require additional support, including those whose home environments may not be conducive for learning. 

Safe management measures (SMMs) will continue to be implemented in schools and examination venues, and during the study break to ensure the safe conduct of national examinations. 

Please see the attached press release for more information on the updated arrangements. MOE and SEAB will monitor the situation and provide timely updates if there are further changes to this year’s examination arrangements.
MOE FAQs: COVID-19 related matters
https://www.moe.gov.sg/faqs-covid-19-infection 
MOE Press Release

Resources for Parents

1. Equip Parents Series 1
- Designing a better Reality to Fight Games Addiction
Equip Parents Series 1 DESIGNING A BETTER REALITY TO FIGHT GAME ADDICTION.pdf

2. Equip Parents Series 3
- EF e-book
Equip Parents Series 3 Exec-Function-e-book.pdf
- Home as an ideal space for strengthening EF
Equip Parents Series 3 Home as An Ideal Space for Strengthening EF.pdf
- Morning Evening Routine Checklist
Equip Parents Series 3 Morning Evening Routine Checklist.pdf

Change of Morning Shuttle Bus Route A

Handbrake Requirement for Bicycles

Dear parent/guardian,  
Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in the number of people using bicycles as a mode of transport or for leisure, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. This may include students who cycle to and from school, or during the weekends with friends and families. Some of these students who cycle may be fixie enthusiasts. Fixies, also known as fixed-gear bicycles, generally do not have hand-operated brakes, but instead, rely on the rider’s pedal resistance to stop. This makes it challenging for riders to brake quickly, endangering themselves and other path and road users.  
 
To improve safety, from 1 September 2021, all bicycles are ridden on public paths and roads must have at least one functioning handbrake.  

Please see LTA’s Facebook post and poster on this new rule for your information.   We also wish to inform parents that students may only be allowed to cycle to school with their parents’ knowledge through a parents’ advisory note. Students who cycle to school should also wear protective gear, such as a helmet, and have a bicycle lock to secure their bicycles at the bicycle racks.  

LTA handbrake requirements for bicycles_web.pdf

Thank you.

Sec 2 Dialogue Slides and Q&A

Parents who have attended the Sec 2 Dialogue Session 2021, please find the deck of slides as well as the answers to the questions that were posed during that session.

QA from Sec 2 Parents Dialogue 2021_Final.pdf

Sec 2 Parents Dialogue 2021 Abridged.pdf

Mental Health & Hygiene Resources

Topic AreaDescriptionDocument Link
Mental Well-being Stay Strong with these 5 parenting tips.   
Here are 5 tips to help you get back to the essentials that will help you navigate these bumpy times.
 
Transitioning Back to School
 As our children gradually return to school, we might find ourselves in our period of adaptation. Here is a handy kit to best help our children as they gradually return to school.
StayWell#families stay healthy  
Hygiene Practise Good Hygiene
 Add a touch of style to hand washing with soap and water with our handwashing guide. 

How Germs Spread
 A gentle reminder to practice hand hygiene to wash our hands regularly to break the chain of infection
https://www.healthhub.sg/programmes/170/StayWell

Video on how do germs spread: 

Mental Health & Nutrition Resources

Topic AreaDescriptionDocument Link
Mental HealthStay Well To Stay Strong
 Here are some useful resources that can help you relax, destress and stay positive through it all. When we face challenging situations, it can help to talk to someone who can provide a listening ear and offer you a different perspective.

Journey to become a better supporter
 As we weather through COVID-19, there are surely times where we would feel overwhelmed. Join us through an experiential journey on how you can best navigate check in conversations 

StayWell#families stay healthy

healthhub.sg/justcheckingin/virtualjourney

go.gov/hivirtualjourney
NutritionQuarter, Quarter, Half (30 seconds song)
 Nutrition plays such a big role in our development. My Healthy Plate is an easy-to-understand visual guide designed by Health Promotion to help you to eat healthier, manage your weight, ward off chronic diseases and stay happy and healthy.

Parent Kit - Transitioning Back to School

Dear Parent

Thank you for supporting your children during Full HBL and getting them to stay home, stay safe and stay curious during the holidays! As Singapore moves into Phase 3 with a gradual easing of community Safe Management Measures (SMMs), we will be progressively bringing students back to school after the June school holidays. This issue of Parent Kit ‘Transitioning Back to School’ provides useful tips on how you can support your child and take care of your well-being as Term 3 begins with continued SMMs and as we move into the new normal.

Parent Kit - Transitioning Back to School.pdf

Link:
MOE Press Release
20210614 arrangements for schools and institutes of higher learning under phase 3 heightened alert

MONTHLY CONCESSION PASS REFUND FOR STUDENTS DURING PHASE 2 (HEIGHTENED ALERT)

1.             In view of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) and full Home-Based Learning period from 19 to 28 May 2021, Transit Link Pte Ltd (TransitLink) recognises that most students would not have to take public transport during this period. As such, all students from primary to tertiary level who purchased their Monthly Concession Passes (MCP) on or before 16 May 2021 will receive an automatic pro-rated refund for the period from 19 May to 13 Jun 2021, or up to the pass expiry date, whichever is earlier. The refund amount will be based on the unused days of the pass during the valid refund period and will be made by way of a public transport electronic voucher.

2.             Students can redeem the public transport eVoucher at any TransitLink Ticket Office (TLTO)/ Concession Card Replacement Office (CCRO)/ Add-Value Machine/ TransitLink Kiosk/ Top-up Kiosk/ Assisted Service Kiosk by crediting it to their concession card, or use it to offset the price for the next MCP purchase starting from 17 Jun to 30 Sep 2021.  Please refer to the FAQ attached and assist to disseminate the information to all students/ parents. The full list of FAQs is also available on Transit Link’s website (www.transitlink.com.sg) for students/ parents’ reference.

3.      For any queries, please contact TransitLink Hotline at 1800-2255-663 directly. Thank you.

Public FAQ for Student Monthly Concession Pass Refund_Final.pdf

Phase 2 (Heightened Alert): Further Strengthening of SMMs in Schools

In alignment with Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), schools will be further strengthening their Safe Management Measures (SMMs) effective from 17 May 2021.

Please click on the link to learn more.

Resource Kit - Experiencing Blended Learning BL with Our Children

Parent Communication Guidelines

Our Guiding Principles

● We strive to work with our parents for the holistic development and positive well-being of our students.

● We aim to engage parents as partners to develop our students into confident and caring individuals, equipping them with essential life skills, communication skills and knowledge for the future world.

● We aim to balance our teachers’ workload in partnering parents with our core professional duties, particularly in teaching and learning.

Communication Guidelines

1. Crest Secondary School’s official modes of communication with parents comprise the following:

School Phone (Admin Office)

68992779

School Email

info@crestsec.edu.sg

School Mailing Address

561 Jurong East St 24 Singapore 609561

School Website

https://www.crestsec.edu.sg/

Parents Gateway

https://pg.moe.edu.sg/

Students’ Handbook

Hard copy issued yearly to each student

2. For general enquiries, please contact the Admin Office at 6899 2779 or email info@crestsec.edu.sg, our Administration Staff would be glad to assist you. If there are any urgent messages during school hours, we advise parents to contact the Admin Office, as teachers may have lessons or engage in other official duties.

3. To ensure quality time for our teachers to rest and recharge, we seek the kind cooperation of parents to limit communication with teachers within school operating hours (7.30 am to 5.30 pm) on working weekdays and during school term. Teachers are not expected to respond to parents’ and/or students’ queries after school operating hours, during weekends and on school and public holidays, though this can be on a case-by-case basis, depending on the urgency of the matter.

4. Please note that teachers are not obliged to share their personal phone numbers to parents or students. Parents may wish to discuss with your child’s teacher what his/her preferred mode of communication is.

5. Parents may expect to receive a response to their email queries within 3 working days. Our staff’s email addresses are available on the school website.

6. If parents wish to meet our teachers face-to-face or virtually kindly email the teacher(s) or contact the Admin Office to make an appointment in advance, to minimize disruption to teachers’ teaching duties and avoid wait time.

You can click here to access the email addresses of form teachers for all levels.


Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PDLP)

Please access this link to learn more about the upcoming PDLP starting in Mar 2021 for our Sec 1 to 3 students.

Parent Gateway

  • Access all your official school announcements and forms at your fingertips.
  • Give consent for your child's activities anytime, anywhere.
  • Receive official announcements directly from schools.
  • Keep track of upcoming activities for multiple children.

Who can access Parents Gateway?
Access to Parents Gateway is granted to parents, legal guardians and authorised caregivers of students studying in MOE schools in Singapore. Parents will need to use SingPass to access Parents Gateway.

My child’s details in Parents Gateway are missing or incorrect.
Parents need to approach the child's/children’s school to update his/her particulars in the MOE School Records System. Please note that the school may require certain documents for the necessary verification.

How will I be notified if the school has sent an Announcement/Form on Parents Gateway?
A push notification and/or email notification will provide the alert, if both have been enabled on the phone and in the Parents Gateway app settings.