Academic year 2020-2021: ISL's response to COVID-19.

A warm welcome to all our community members!

We hope you have all had a lovely summer break and are ready for the 2020-2021 school year. Last Wednesday, it was wonderful to welcome all students on campus. We had the very little ones come and discover their new classrooms in the Early Childhood. Then, primary students met their new classmates and teachers, as well as all our secondary students who showed up energized for a new year, and looking great with their masks!

Of course, due to the current situation the start of the year has been different in comparison to the past ones – however – we as a school have tried our very best to create a safe learning environment for all students, teachers and staff members! You will notice that around school several things have changed for our students, staff members and visitors. Find out more below:

  • Primary students may wear a mask if they wish to do so, all secondary students have to wear masks including in their classrooms.
  • Students must wash their hands frequently.
  • A social distance must be respected when possible.
  • Staff members should wear a mask when the social distance cannot be guaranteed.
  • Visitors can only enter the building if they have a set appointment. Please note that visitors need to make sure to register themselves and pick up a badge at the reception. All visitors should wear a mask.

We have placed the official rules and guidelines around the school buildings to remind our community of the important rules they should follow. We prefer for students to wash their hands with water and soap, however automatic sanitizers are available around campus. Some classrooms also have signs of how to correctly enter and start the lesson. Have a look at how our younger students should enter their French Classroom.

We have tried to make the changes at school as clear as possible, especially for our primary school students by displaying pictures and by showing them a welcome back video, with our famous Wolfie. Learn more about the changes and regulations for primary students by watching the video below.

Primary Welcome Back Video

More information on ISLs COVID-19 policies and guidelines can be found on our website. We very much look forward to sharing lots of exciting content with you this academic year, here on our blog and on our Social Media channels.

Next blog post…

Make sure to keep an eye out for our next blog post which will focus on the articles and podcasts produced by Liam Printer, Spanish teacher at ISL. In various media forms he discusses the impact of COVID-19 on schools and teaching.