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ISW Online First Semester starts on September 20th, 2020

15 Aug 2020 10:43 AM | Anonymous

Namaste

We are happy to announce that Registration is open for  ISW  Cultural & Language School Sept 2020-May 2021

The ISW Cultural and Language School was established in 1992.  We believe that ‘a language binds a culture’ and we have a home base at our India Center Center in Shrewsbury, for our children who are the future of the Indian Community.  Language and Culture are intertwined and we provide  a safe place to learn, ask questions and participate in arts, music, activities and yoga.

 The school will meet online for now every Saturday & Sunday morning from September to May. We currently have 17 classes in 5 different languages (Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati,Tamil, Telugu) for all age groups, including beginning Hindi for teenagers and adults for Hindi .

 ISW Cultural and Language School would like to thank the volunteer teachers for adapting to the online instruction since March 2020, and to the parents for helping us continue our mission of teaching languages. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us, especially in our day to day lives, both emotionally and financially. Keeping in mind all these considerations we would to share our plans for the upcoming academic year  


Online Open House on September 20th, 2020 attended by parents, teachers and students
Online First Semester School starts on September 26th, 2020 Early signup by September 12, will get free textbooks. 
Online or in person (TBD) Second Semester School starts on January  24th, 2021 Second set of fees due.
Annual Day Program  on May 23, 2021  attended by teachers, students and families


Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil and Marathi held on Sunday School Fees: 

We are offering a split semester payment option this year given the uncertainty of 2021.  Keeping in mind that the current fees are nominal due to support from the community for providing the India Center, we can also offer  a 10% discount for the first online semester of 18 sessions. Example: 10% off half the regular $220 fee, so it will be 10% x $110 = $100.  For the second semester, we will incur additional expenses to ensure clean and sanitized premises when we have in person classes/events and the new building is ready. The fees will be $110, payable in January 2021 if we have in person, or $100 if all classes school stays online .  

 We will offer online yoga, thanks to Alka and culture classes on alternate Sundays, the new schedule to be published soon. 

 

Telugu held on Saturday School Fees:  There is no change in the fees, and they will continue online for both semesters, plus participate on online yoga and  culture classes on Sundays

 

Note that ISW offers free tuition if needed, due to financial hardship, contact us if you want additional information.

By the end of December 2020, we will review the issue again and do a survey, keeping in mind the safety of the volunteer teachers & kids.   

Our registration for September 2020 is now open.

 https://iswonline.org/page-18063.


We wish you all to be safe and healthy, and looking forward to seeing you virtually.


Ruchi Chauhan 508-439-7607
Shiamin Melville 508-353-4316   

Contact: School@iswonline.org 


We were fortunate to have 10 classes offered each week by our ISW MASTI volunteers.  With 125 students registered, it was a boon for the families and well appreciated.  Thank you to
Shivangi Das Gupta, Arnav Mishra, Tanvi Gahlot, Abhiram Singh, Safalta Shukla, Mohini Gera, Aryan Berube, Mansi Gera, and Sumer Shinde.  

Also watch for a new online tutor/students matching option offered on an individual basis for Math, Science, English, mentoring etc to be made available, starting Fall 2020, stay tuned.


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