WELCOME TO AES!!
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION - SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013
If at all possible, high school students are strongly encouraged to attend new student orientation. Orientation is held just prior to the start of each semester for students joining AES in August or January. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the other new students as well as some returning students, become acquainted with your course schedule and classroom locations, and learn about the vast number of co-curricular opportunities at AES.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
All high school students should come to the main gym for the Welcome Assembly at 8:30. After the assembly, students will receive their class schedule, agenda book, and handbook, followed by a 1-8 Day. Class periods will be shortened and students will have a chance to meet each of their teachers. Students need bring only a notebook and pen or pencil that day because teachers will tell them what materials will be needed for the course.
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Elementary School (Gr. 1-5) runs from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.
EC 4 Morning Session 8:30 - 11:30 am
EC 4 Afternoon Session 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
Kindergarten runs from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (first two weeks of school),
8:30 am - 2:30 pm (through October 1) and from
8:30 am - 3:25 pm (for the remainder of the school year).
Middle and High School run from 8:30 am - 3:35 pm.
Parents are welcome to bring students to school in the morning. There is also supervision on the Elementary School playground beginning at 8:10 am.
AES operates Monday through Friday. The Elementary School operates on a six-day A-F letter day rotation. The Middle and High Schools operate using an 8-day rotation. Additional information regarding your child's schedule will be given at the start of school.
Elementary school students do not need to bring stationary items to school. All stationary/school supplies are provided for students in EC4-Grade 5.
The required school supplies are either available at our on-campus school store or at local stationary shops. New students may also purchase the supplies in their home country before leaving for India! Please see the School Supply List for Grade 6 or the School Supply List for Grade 7/8 for details.
There is no official supply list for any particular grade. All students need a combination lock for their school locker and students in grade 9 or 10, will need a second combination lock for Physical Education classes. Combination locks are available for purchase in the school store (located in the high school cafeteria) which stocks all the school supplies students may need. On the first day of school, students should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil. Each teacher will let you know exactly what supplies will be needed for each particular class. A graphing calculator (TI-84+) will be required for some math classes and these are also available in the school store for Rs. 6800 ($130).
Appropriate clothing for PE: t-shirt, shorts, and athletic shoes. You'll need a bathing suit as well for the swim unit(s).
While AES does not have a school uniform, all students are expected to be clean and neat and properly dressed in a manner that is respectful to themselves and those around them. AES does sell school spirit wear (AES t-shirts & sweatshirts) in our spirit shop located in the Open Hand Cafe. Please label your children's jackets and sweatshirts to avoid adding to our growing Lost & Found collection!
Elementary School students should wear comfortable clothes and running shoes on PE days. Middle and High School students will have a PE locker where they can keep running shoes and a change of clothes for PE class. You'll need a bathing suit as well for the swim unit(s).
AES offers an optional hot lunch program for all three divisions, Elementary, Middle and High. Elementary and Middle School parents are automatically billed for the annual fee unless otherwise specified. High School students use a smarte card to pay for their lunch on an à la carte basis. Each division has its own cafeteria space. All students each lunch together in their respective cafeteria even if students bring lunch from home.
High School students may also eat lunch at the Breezeway and Open Hand cafés.
The hot lunch menu is posted under 'School Life' on the AES website every three weeks.
Elementary School students need to bring a healthy snack and a water bottle to school on a daily basis. The drinking water at AES is safe to drink and students can fill up at any of the water fountains around campus. Please write your child's full name on their waterbottle/lunch container to avoid adding to our Lost & Found collection!
Middle and High School students can buy snacks on campus.
AES offers an optional bus service which serves South Delhi and Gurgaon. Registration for the bus service does not have to be done in advance. You may register for the bus once you arrive in Delhi.
There are three afternoon bus runs for students returning directly home and for those participating in after-school activities.
Upon enrollment, parents, as well as Middle and High School students, will be issued a photo ID. The photo ID must be worn when entering and exiting the school premises. Photos for the AES IDs will be taken and the IDs produced upon your initial visit to the campus. You will be required to leave photo identification at the gate in order to come onto campus until your AES ID is ready.
Parents are welcome on campus anytime school is open.
For security reasons, domestic helpers, child minders and drivers are not allowed on the AES campus.
The Elementary School After-School Activities program runs on a quarterly basis. Sign-ups are done electronically at the beginning of each quarter. Parents and students are informed about the sign-up process and the choice of activities by email.
Middle School and High School clubs, teams and activities run on either a quarterly or 3-season basis. Activity information is provided to students at the beginning of the year and prior to each sign-up.
New students arriving after the start of a new quarter/season may have limited or no activity option(s) until the next quarter/season begins. Your child cannot register for activities until s/he has been accepted and enrolled as a student.
Student Activity information can be found on the AES website under the 'School Life' heading.
School Services Fair
AES will be hosting a School Services Fair on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, in the AES main gymnasium on the AES Campus. This is not a mandatory event, but an effort to bring all essential school services together in one place for your convenience. The following services will be available:
*Reminder: If you have not already, please submit your child's completed AES Health Exam to the AES Health Unit table at the fair. Failure to comply will prevent your child from attending classes on Monday, August 12.
We remember what it feels like to be a new family at AES and the Parent School Association (PSA) wants to do what it can to help ease the transition into your new school. Taking a short tour of the AES campus can do a lot to alleviate concerns, answer questions and calm nerves prior to the first day. These tours are geared toward Elementary and Middle School students and parents. High School students and parents will have tours during the High School Orientation session.
If you would like to take advantage of a chance to show your children around the AES campus PRIOR to orientation, please be aware that there will be two opportunities for you in August.
Saturday, August 10th - 8:30 am (Elementary and Middle School)
Saturday, August 10th - 10:00 am (Elementary and Middle School)
This is not a replacement for your child's official school orientation, only a brief glimpse of the campus and may not provide access to all areas.
If your family is interested in participating one of the brief campus tours noted above, please reserve your spot for a tour, led by a group of parent representatives by sending an email to SchoolTour@aes.ac.in. Our tours will begin and end at Gate #2.
It is important to reserve a spot for access to the campus.
As you arrive in New Delhi over the next several weeks, we are sure that you may have a lot of questions about AES and life in Delhi.
We offer the PSA LINK Family Program to introduce and help acclimate new families to AES and Delhi. As a new family, you will be paired up with a "veteran" AES family. This current AES family will serve as your "buddy." Over the summer, you will be contacted by your LINK family via email. If you so choose, you and your LINK family can chat over coffee, meet before school begins if you are here, or even set up a playdate with your kids. Most importantly, the LINK family will be there for you to answer any questions that you may have about life in Delhi and about your transition into AES.
On Sunday, August 25th from 3-5pm in the Main Gym, there will be a PSA Ice Cream Social to introduce the NEW families to their LINK families.
If you are interested in being linked with a current AES family, please let us know by contacting LinkFamily@aes.ac.in.
Parent School Association (PSA)
If you would like to become involved with our Parent School Association(PSA) or need information regarding upcoming Parent School Association events, please contact Welcome@aes.ac.in.
Welcome Coffee hosted by the PSA
Join us in welcoming new families at the PSA Welcome Coffee! The Coffee will be held in the Board Conference Room (BCR) on Monday, August 12th from 8.30 am until 10 am.
Thriving in India-Information Morning hosted by the PSA
The PSA brings together a wide range of organizations and vendors at this annual event, to help families new and old find services and activities to ease the transition from their old home to their new, or to find new avenues for engaging with life in Delhi. The Informational Morning will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 8:30 - 10:30, in the BCR. Whether looking for hobbies, pondering travel, to meet some new friends from your home country or finding out where to shop for organic food, this will be time well spent!