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Head of School Message: Quarantine policy update and travel precautions

March 23, 2020

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尊敬的家长:

中国抗击病毒不断取得重大进展,防疫工作卓有成效。我很高兴地告诉大家,目前为止,我校学生、家长和教职员工均没有报告感染。真诚地希望大家继续保持健康、快乐。

我校一直与政府密切合作监测疫情,教育局尚未通知复课日期。学校一边等待官方消息,一边积极为重新开放校园做好准备。

如果您目前不在深圳,请关注世界各地越来越多的旅行限制。不仅如此,飞往深圳或其他地方的航班也很有限。在这封邮件发出时,所有进入广东省的人员必须接受为期14天的居家或集中隔离医学观察。请知悉,如果校园能在近期重新开放,任何学生、家长、教师或工作人员在没有通过隔离期之前,都不允许进入校园。

建议您在购买机票时,及时了解出发城市(或国家)和目的地的最新旅行和检疫政策。规定每天都在变化,因此强烈建议您在出发前一天再次确认。作为一个社区,我们希望确保自己不断更新,以最大限度地减少意外。

学校一旦收到教育局的复课许可,会尽快通知各位。从收到官方通知到复课开始,我们尽力给大家预留三个星期的周转时间。

如果您有任何问题、疑虑或反馈,欢迎联系学校领导团队。

谨致问候,

David Swanson

校长

Dear Parents,

The containment of the virus in China appears to be promising as we continue to see more considerable progress in combatting COVID-19. I am happy to share that currently, none of our students, parents, teachers, or staff have reported that they have contracted the virus. I sincerely hope that everyone continues to remain healthy and happy going forward.


As we continue to monitor the situation and work closely with the local authorities, the Education Bureau has not provided a date on which we can re-open our campus. We continue to await an announcement from them in this regard and work proactively to prepare our campus.


If you are not currently in Shenzhen, please be aware that travel around the world is becoming more and more restricted. Also, there are very few flights available to Shenzhen or elsewhere. At the time of this email, all individuals entering Guangdong province must undergo a self-imposed or government-imposed quarantine of 14 days. If ISNS is to re-open anytime soon, please be advised that no students, parents, teachers, or staff will be allowed to enter the campus without having undergone this quarantine period.


We recommend that when you purchase flights, stay updated on the latest travel and quarantine policies of your departing city/country and arrival destination. We highly recommend checking these policies the day before your departure as policies are changing daily. As a community, we want to ensure that we keep ourselves updated to minimize any surprises.


We will alert our community as quickly as possible once we get the "green light" from the government to re-open our campus. Please expect a three-week turnaround time between the time we receive the message from the government and the re-opening date.


Please contact any of the ISNS leadership team if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback.


Best wishes,

David Swanson

Head of School