From Sunday 3 October 2021, as per the “KHDA Back to School Protocols for Face-to-Face learning at Dubai Private Schools for 2021-22 Academic Year”, all teaching and learning at Dubai private schools will be face-to-face only. 

From Sunday 3 October 2021

  • Students who are absent for any reason during term time, including with COVID-19 related symptoms will not have access to distance learning. The normal (pre-COVID) JAS infection control policy should be adhered to during this period of illness and students must be  24/48hr symptom-free before they can return to school.


Distance learning will only be available to:

  • a student who tests positive for COVID-19 or is identified as a Close Contact of a  COVID-19 positive case. 

  • students restricted from school due to class / year group closures as per the current DHA guidelines. 

  • students in exceptional circumstances. eg: medical emergencies. Parents must seek approval from the school in advance. 

Note: Please be aware that students will not be able to access live lessons from home or receive feedback from their teachers on Seesaw / Google Classroom unless they have met at least one of the criteria above, and their parents have communicated this correctly with the school. 

For queries relating to distance learning, please use the relevant email address below:


FS1 to Year 2: ks1recep@jebelalischool.org

Year 3 to 6:  ks2recep@jebelalischool.org

Secondary: secondaryacademic@jebelalischool.org



- Students will have a daily timetable that aligns closely with the face-to-face version. 

- Please click the link to access all Distance Learning Timetables

- Students must register in the morning through Google Meet.

- Students must wear their school uniform whilst learning from home. 

- Instructions and learning input will be given live via Google Meet or via prepared teacher instruction on Seesaw. Weblinks to the lessons will be posted onto Seesaw for students and parents to access. 

- Students will complete the required tasks set by the teacher and submit their work on Seesaw.

- Written and verbal feedback will be given by the teacher as quickly as possible through Seesaw.


- Students will follow their daily timetable lesson by lesson.

- Students must wear their school uniform whilst learning from home.

- Timetables will be the same as the face-to-face version so students will receive 7 lessons per day based on their own timetable. 

- Students will use Google Classroom as their learning platform.

- Students new to JAS Secondary will receive the joining information/instructions for use of Google Classroom.

- All teaching materials and tasks will be placed on the students' Google Classroom area for that subject. 

- This work will be supported by the teacher on a live basis via Google Meet during that lesson.

- Students will submit work via Google Classroom and receive feedback via this method. This will be the same for face-to-face learners.