In view of the development of the current epidemic of COVID19, Newton Chinese Language School will provide online courses from 3/15/2020 until further notice.
Teachers will provide Zoom links for online lessons. For courses that cannot be taught online, we will try to make up for it with other methods. If there is no way to make up for the lesson, the school will refund pro rata at the end of the semester.
Faith Hu, Principal
Lijuan Han, Vice Principal
Partial Tuition Refund Information
As you all know, the current COVID-19 emergency is unprecedented in our lifetimes, and we realize that there is a lot of anxiety around how our lives will change as we respond to this pandemic. In difficult times, it’s important to keep some normalcy, and that means continuing to learn while school is closed. For the past couple of weeks, our teachers have worked diligently to make many classes available online for our students. As we are still learning and exploring this new teaching method, it's important that parents and students are working closely with teachers to help improve the learning experience. Please do not hesitate to give your teachers feedback and suggestions after each online class. At the same time, parents can also email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions, feedbacks or suggestions.
We had some parents asked us to clarify the refund information that we sent out couple of weeks ago. Here they are:
1. For classes that won't be able to give online classes, such as basketball class, we will give prorated refund at the end of the spring semester, depending on how many in-school classes that we hold for this semester.
2. For classes that we offer online, if the students have certain difficulties to take it on line (or cannot continue after trial two or three lessons), please email us (email@example.com) and let us know your issues. We will try our best to help. If not successful, we can prorate refund the classes that you will not take for the rest of this semester.
Our school is trying every effort to continue the education for our students while keeping everyone safe and healthy at the same time. Please do understand that we process partial refund based on the fact that once the school year(2019-2020) starts, the main expenses (such as rental) have been largely incurred and cannot be recouped. As we all know that Newton Chinese Language School will only be able to continue this significant work with your understanding, support and partnership.
Let's conclude our message by borrowing the following remarks in hopes that it will inspire you as much as it inspired us:
“No one knows what we will face in the weeks ahead, but everyone knows enough to understand that COVID-19 will test our capacities to be kind and generous, and to see beyond ourselves and our own interests. Our task now is to bring the best of who we are and what we do to a world that is more complex and more confused than any of us would like it to be. May we all proceed with wisdom and grace. – Lawrence Bacow”.
“没人能预知在后面几个星期即将面临我们的是什么，但是我们每个人都要懂得COVID-19将考验我们在危机时刻所显示的超脱于自我的善良和慷慨。我们的任务是在这个非我所愿的复杂混沌的时刻，展示自己最好的品格和行为。愿我们与智慧和风度同行. – Lawrence Bacow”