At American Standard International School (ASIS) we are following all instructions and rules regarding the possible re-opening of school. At this moment, the government has indicated that may be in February on a very limited basis initially. Still, we are taking this as good news and are excited to welcome our student back to ASIS. To ensure our parents understand what to expect at school we are sharing the government mandated guidelines that we will be following.
Recently, you should have received an indemnity form from your child’s teacher that should be completed before your child will be permitted on our campus. Secondly, if your child displays any of these COVID symptoms do not send them to school.
- Fever or chills
- Nasal congestion or runny nose
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle or body aches
- Poor appetite or poor feeding, especially in babies under 1 year old
They will not be admitted on our campus if they arrive with these or any other infectious symptom. You can also our indemnity download, the form from here. Let’s keep each other safe and healthy.
Health and Hygiene are critical parts of staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has recommended the following:
- Ensure continuous maintenance and monitoring of cleanliness and hygienic conditions in and around school premises
- School campus should be cleaned daily and a daily record of areas cleaned may be maintained.
- Water, sanitation and waste management facilities may be ensured along with compliance of environmental cleaning and decontamination procedures.
- Frequent cleaning and sanitization of commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs and latches etc., inside and outside the classrooms may be carried out.
- Disinfecting all teaching learning material such as learning materials, teaching aid, sports materials, swings, desks, chairs, computers, printers, laptops, tablets etc. focusing particularly on frequently touched surfaces/object.
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer may be placed at prominent places like reception and entrance of the school.
- Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of washrooms during the school hours may be ensured.
- Mandatory hand washing for all students and staff at regular intervals as per the planned protocol following physical/social distancing norms may be ensured. Hand washing time should be a minimum of 40 seconds
- Sanitization may be done before school and after the students leave classroom and school premises
- Students should always cough and/or sneeze into their elbow.
Enforcing Physical Social Distancing at Schools
Physical distancing is important to establish classroom ground rules in accordance with the procedures established by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education. Following are the recommended measures:
- Maintain a distance of at least 1 metre ( 3 feet) between students present during classes
- Increase desk spacing (at least 1 metre or 3 feet between desks), stagger recesses/breaks and lunch breaks
- Students must need to wear a musk at all time during school hours
- Limit the mixing of classes for school and after-school activities.
- For example, students in a class will stay in one classroom throughout the day, while teachers move between classrooms; or classes could use different entrances, if available, or establish an order for each class to enter and leave the building/classroom
- Stagger the school day to vary the start and end times and avoid having all the students and teachers together at once
- Advise against crowding during school pick-up or day care, and if possible avoid pick up by older family or community members (i.e. grandparents). Arrange school pick up/drop off times differently (according to age group) to decrease any large gatherings of children at a given time
- Use signs, ground markings, tape, barriers and other means to maintain 1 metre or 3 feet distance in queues around entrances
- Discuss how to manage physical education and sports lessons
- Encourage students not to gather and socialize in big groups upon leaving school grounds.
- School preparations and what to do if one of your students displays any of the symptoms
- Designate a specific area in the school (i.e. near the entrance) as a waiting room where children can wait. If there are school nurses available, it is recommended that they are designated staff in this waiting area. If students feel ill and/or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, they should wait in the designated room to be picked up by their parents/caregiver. Afterwards, the room should be cleaned, disinfected and sanitized
- Provide the sick student with a medical mask if available
- Consider daily screening for body temperature, and history of fever or feeling feverish in the previous 24 hours, on entry into the building for all staff, students and visitors to identify persons who are sick
- Ensure a procedure for separating sick students and staff from those who are well – without creating stigma – and a process for informing parents, and consulting with health care providers/ health authorities wherever possible
- Encourage all student to stay home and self-isolate should they feel ill
- Share procedures with parents and students ahead of time.
As a school we are implement the guidelines to keep your child healthy, we can not do this without your help. Begin teaching your child to wear a mask and wash hands frequently.
Should you have questions, contact us at school. Phone: +8802 222296917 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.