[UPDATED with VIDEO]: Preparing for Semester Start, January 11: Grades 7 – 12 School on Campus

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    Dear SSIS Parents, 

    Happy New Year! We hope that you have enjoyed the winter break. We are excited to begin our second semester next Tuesday, January 11. 

    Before the winter break, we were very fortunate to pilot the return-to-campus program. We appreciate the constructive feedback we received. 

    As we successfully piloted the program and passed inspection, we are delighted to share that all students in grades 7 – 12 are welcome to campus next week. 

    School on Campus for Grades 7 – 12

    As we begin to welcome more students back to physical school, we are so pleased that 100% of our on-campus faculty and staff are fully vaccinated, and half already have their booster shots. 

    Before students in grades 7 – 12 will be allowed to start the second semester on campus, they must submit a Student Health and Travel Questionnaire. Please keep an eye out for it in your email.

    Naturally, we understand that specific circumstances may prevent some students from attending school on campus. Otherwise, however, we expect to see all students in grades 7 – 12 on campus next week. We will run concurrent learning for students who cannot attend in-person school, and all parents will receive further details from their divisional principal.

    Return to Campus Q & A Session, (G7-12) Thursday, January 6, 6:30 pm

    To ensure that parents of students in grades 7 – 12 fully understand our health and safety measures and protocols and can have all of their questions answered, we will host a Return to Campus Q & A on Zoom this Thursday, January 6, at 6:30 pm. 

    You will find the answers to some questions in these videos about our health and safety protocols. We also encourage you to consult our reopening campus web page, which addresses logistical matters of getting ready for physical school.

    Please see the presentation slides, here.

    Virtual School for Students in EC – G6

    Parents of students in EC – G6, please rest assured that teaching and learning will continue uninterrupted for your children in Virtual School, starting Tuesday, January 11 at 8:00 am. 

    We are currently awaiting information about the return to physical school for students in EC – G6. And we continue to work closely with the government authorities DOET and CDC D7, exploring options for getting children aged 5 – 11 vaccinated. We will keep you up to date on any new developments.

    I wish all of our families a very healthy and happy remainder of the winter holiday, and I very much look forward to welcoming grades 7-12 students as they come through the turnstiles next Tuesday!

     

    All good wishes,

    Dr. Catriona Moran

    Head of School