"مصر ليست دولة تاريخية مصر جاءت أولا ثم جاء التاريخ" Naguib Mahfouz
The Egyptian culture of our home country is deeply rooted within its people. While we celebrate diversity every day, we decided to celebrate Egypt, our wonderful host country for the past 75 years, yearly with CAC Egypt Day.
As most of our student body is composed of students from different backgrounds, it is imperative for us to remind ourselves to embed our host country’s culture and respect it. The event was arranged and managed by our Arabic Egypt Culture team, who did a great job of allowing our ES students to put on a great performance, while still practicing mitigation precaution.
While our parents are still unable to join us in celebrating on campus due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are looking forward to having them back with us in the future. Our community was able to watch the event as it was streamed online. We would like to extend a warm thank you to our host country, Egypt.
The school is located on an eleven-acres campus. Instruction takes place in multiple buildings as well as outdoor spaces including two playing fields, playgrounds, an all-weather track, a heated swimming pool, and a multipurpose basketball/volleyball court. The school has an air quality monitoring system, which monitors the air quality on an hourly basis. Students are asked to stay indoors or play outdoors accordingly.
ES learning spaces are spacious, light, airy, and filled with examples of work that they aspire to do. Classrooms are fully equipped with state of the art equipment as well as home-like furniture so the students have the best space and environment to learn, play, build relationships with one another and have fun! Each classroom has a maximum capacity of 18 - 20 students.
We have our own Elementary School Library in this building as well, where classes and reading activities are held on a daily basis. We also have these very cozy and inviting reading spots for the students to encourage them to come in and do some reading.
Another amazing learning space is the MAD Lab. MAD stands for Make and Design. These classrooms are fully equipped with the necessary tools for our students’ learning and growth, where our ES students shoot a daily “News section” in this lab every morning.
In addition, we have a beautiful Seating / outdoor area where students can enjoy the sun and play outside. We also have a beautiful Wellness Garden so the students can read, play, eat and enjoy their breaks together. We strongly believe that the environment in which the learning happens, has a significant impact on a child’s learning.
The Middle School building has been home to our MS students for years and years. Our spacious MS classrooms are especially designed to accommodate our “Wellness” ideology for our MS students. While technologically ready with the needed equipment for the best teaching experience, the classroom’s main purpose remains the same; making the students feel at home so that they can develop their personalities at this very critical age in the child's development.
In addition we have our Design and Technology lab in the MS building, with very good resources and equipment such as 3D printers and laser cutters.
Below, we have the Art room which boasts a beautiful display of our students’ artwork. Often the teacher will play music during class to encourage the students to become more comfortable and to be inspired to create wonderful art pieces.In addition our MS building has an auditorium, which is mainly used for gatherings and school - related events.
Our HS building, which is currently undergoing renovations, also features state of the art Science and Technology and Design Labs, for our High-School students to provide them with the optimal learning environment and resources.
If you or you child went to CAC or know someone who did, you are probably aware of the importance that Athletics have in our CAC philosophy. We have an impressive building so that our eagles have the proper space and environment to practice all kinds of sports. The building has 1 weight room, an ES gym, and an MS /HS gym, along with a basement gym. In addition there is a PE classroom, a Dance / Fitness Studio, and a heated all-year swimming pool.
CAC has recently renovated its theatre, to accommodate up to 550 people. In this theatre, our plays are performed, using advanced props, and equipment. We host lots of fun activities in this theatre, as well as seminars and workshops.
CAC follows a strict and precise mitigation protocol to avoid the spread of Covid-19 virus around the school. These precautions include temperature checks at the gate, hand sanitizing at all times, and the requirement of everyone on campus to wear a mask at all times. In addition to these steps, there is a very strict and detailed contact tracing protocol, that is overseen by the health office.
The contact tracing entails that the health office get in touch with the confirmed Covid-19 case, and see who were their close contacts at the last days they were at the school. These contacts are also informed by phone. Depending on the proximity of each other, some contacts are asked to stay at home. This includes all contacts’; students, faculty staff and CAC community.
Inside the classrooms, all desks are 2 meters apart and students must keep their masks on covering the face and nose at all times, ensuring a safe learning environment. CAC’s resident Doctor is approved by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and follows all FDA recommendations and procedures.
CAC applies a strict sanitizing procedure across the campus and facilities. Classrooms are consistently sanitized after the day ends when the students leave. Benches, tables and all seating areas, are sanitized several times a day, after each break. In addition, our Pre-K classrooms are sanitized after each class.
CAC also regularly provides updates about any confirmed cases within the CAC community.
For more information about out protocol please visit: https://www.cacegypt.org/PDF/CACCOVID-19OperationManualV22021.pdf