A Letter from the President
Date: September 3, 2020
From: Zoilo C. Nieto., President and Founder
Dear Agents, Students, Staff and Faculty members,
As expected, with our experience and vision we made it through these tough times! Also, as expected , we have risen again stronger. All of our schools have safely reopened!
I am excited to announce that August 24th we were welcome back to our facilities and begin a new era of Zoni Language Centers 2020-21. Everything might look very different, but we are doing our best to bring it to normalcy, that includes our academic and extra-curricular experience for of all our students. Thank you for your understanding during the course of action as we keep adjusting and responding to the authorities’ ever-changing reopening guidelines.
I want to take this opportunity to thank our administrative team, tech support and custodial staff who has been working non-stop and getting our buildings ready for reopening. I also acknowledge the great number of teachers who helped us work through the challenges we have faced in developing instructional best practices in the new required model. It was a great collaborative experience.
Our teachers were aware that the reopening was to ensure we complied with United States requirements. The USCIS latest changes to international students allowed F1 students to continue attending online and for new F1 status granted after March 9, 2020 are required to attend in-person instruction criteria, as well as also following requests from the community wanting in-person classes. In consequence, Zoni has taken prudent steps to ensure proper reporting to SEVP regulations as per their Broadcast Message: Follow-up: ICE continues March Guidance for Fall School Term dated July 24, 2020. Amazingly, Zoni teachers are doing everything possible to ensure all of our students are having fun with this new learning model.
Now that we have a successful reopening, it is important for everyone to realize that the Zoni’s instructional model is a new frontier in education. Even though Zoni has core institutional teachers, one of the best faculty members in all the language organizations, it might take a few days to experiment and develop more effective instructional and assessment practices to face the new world reality. Therefore, despite their great knowledge and experience in methodology and in person instruction, we continue to train the faculty and staff this week to adapt in this new constant changing learning models that may be here to stay forever.
We have talented and knowledgeable staff, and I have confidence that they will work through the many issues that will certainly arise as they have built a brand-new approach from all governmental and social impositions. Administratively, our curricular and instructional experts have been aggressively working on approaches for months and at all levels . The institution have been acquiring additional support in technology, like advance computer systems, cameras, microphones and speakers.
Like always, the best way is to support our teachers and staff engage in this new life process and therefore, I ask you to join me to thank them for their unconditional services to you during these unprecedented times.
Thank you and if you have any questions or suggestions please contact us at our help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoilo C Nieto
President and Founder
CORONAVIRUS HEALTH AND TRAVEL UPDATE 3/5
Date: March 5, 2020
From: Zoilo C. Nieto., President and Founder
We remind all members of our Zoni community that there are everyday preventative actions they can take to help limit the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 and flu.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Avoid close contact with people who appear to have a respiratory infection
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
At Zoni Language Centers we are reinforcing and doubling the efforts in cleaning and maintenance of its facilities across campuses to maintain hygienic environment. If you see something that requires more cleaning, please report to your manager. Please also notice that spraying in the air may be toxic for some people. This culture of self responsibility should always be promoted at Zoni as just the regular flu killed 61,000 people last year and many did not even noticed this.